Well, it looks like I'm still getting back into the bento groove...
Tomorrow's lunch is pan-grilled chicken tenderloins, a couple mushroom ravioli, and sauteed zucchini, with fresh raspberries and blackberries for dessert.
There's definitely not enough color or contrast in the main box :P
Most of my bento tools are still packed up in boxes (and are unlikely to be seen any time soon since we're moving when our lease is up due to our ridiculously loud upstairs neighbor--I think all but the essentials are just going to stay in the boxes), so I'm going to have to think more about color for decoration.
Hello all, and yes, I know, It's been a while...But I'm back...at least as regularly as I have ever been;) Since I last posted I've moved to a new city and started a new job. It's been a busy few months
I had a birthday recently, and a friend gifted me what has to be the next big thing in the dessert world. Cakee Bites.
That was (verbatim) my first thought as I bit into a red-velvet Cakee Bite. They're not just mini-mini-cupcakes or cupcake balls or donut holes. They're dense and rich and best slightly cool. They're a whole new thing. And the perfect size for a bento box.
Unfortunately, mine didn't last long enough to make it into a bento, so no in-situ pics. This time, at least.
Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and the first weeks of the new year have been treating you right. My trip to Hawaii was great! We went scuba diving, hiking, and got to see Humpback whales. I'll post some food-related photos from the cruise in a few days or so.
Of course, I at waaay too much, so I'm trying very hard to be super healthy now that I'm home. I've been enjoying a lot of fish, but then I looked up the mercury content of what I had been eating--and discovered I had eaten the monthly recommended limit in three days.
Some days I feel like you can't win with food. Fish has mercury, soy can disrupt your hormone balance, meat is bad for your arteries, fruits and veggies are contaminated with pesticides....
Right now, Mr. Toro is in Kuwait (poor thing had to jump on a plane the day after we got back home), so today's lunch is mine. I made some chicken-mushroom lettuce wraps. They were super easy and turned out really tasty, even if they don't look terribly pretty.
Per serving: 4 oz. chicken breast ~1 cup crimini mushrooms 1 can water chestnuts ~1/2 cup cabbage
Cut all ingredients into a small dice. Cook until chicken is done and mushrooms have lost most of their water. Add in 1/4 cup dry sherry or sake or rice wine and 2T soy sauce and stir fry until mostly dry. Serve in lettuce leaves (I used romaine). You can serve with your choice of sauces as well--soya, thai peanut, and garlic chili would all be good.