Made this on to see how well I could copy what I had done before, total lack of imagination today, really enjoyed my eggs though. Don't tend to eat boiled eggs just plain like that, I'd rather scoop them out of the shell into the bottom of a mug and mix them up with a smidgen of butter, salt and pepper (makes me feel like I'm four again).
Really glad the girls have started laying again, the eggs from the shop are never as good, even the expensive free r
Rice cooked with spices, a handfull of sweetcorn, a finely diced carrot and some juicy prawns, and a little tub of blueberries for dessert.
Using up leftovers again, half a small salmon fillet, the end of a pack of smoked salmon, half a sheet of nori and half a boiled egg on top of plain rice, easy does it :)
Got this little guy on sale from the paperchase in Belfast a while ago, just realised he hasn't been online yet to say hello.
Top tier holds green and red grapes and a few blueberries, in the bottom there's a layer of rice topped with smoked salmon, tonnes of prawns and some broccoli stalk fried with soy sauce.
Normally I use this box when I'm having a snack, as it's a little small for me, but I made this one for my friend who has a much smaller appetite. She wolfed it down.
WLF - Whats Left in the Fridge?
Using my brand new box today. It was my valentines present from The Giant (he knows me so well!) It has a large bottom section with a moveable divider, and a slimmer tier to hold the matching cutlery that came with it. Managed to squeeze a few treats in there too. I think the top middle one looks like a pineberry, I asked The Giant but he didn't even know what I was talking about, what do you think?
Managed to get a few blueberries and a bit of chocolate (also from valentines) into the top tier, in the next level we have baby carrots, dried fruit mix (cherry, cranberry, raisin), two chicken wing pieces (baked not fried), three fresh cherries and a nice big portion of fried rice with prawns, red chilli, baby corn, scallions and an egg from our girls out the back.
Not the healthiest of lunches but, damn was it good. Had to make do with what I could find in the kitchen, we really need to do a shop. Hopefully will get time tonight.
Today's lunches consisted of one bento and one sit-in lunch at home. When I'm having my lunch in the house I prefer to have it on a plate, mostly because I can heat it up and have a nice warm meal.
Above we have my lunch for today, as you can see its not a bento, it was however delicious. I decided to use up some of the tasty treats I had in the fridge, what better way to do that than chirashi sushi/chirashizushi? (not 100% sure which way would be best to write it)
First step was mixing the freshly steamed rice with a little salt, sugar and rice vinegar. Then I added all the tasty toppings, I used flaked salmon, cocktail prawns, peas and mangetout/snow peas.
The giant's bento really cheered him up today, I included some of his favourite foods. He has a bed of rice topped with nori, sliced boiled egg, baby carrots and ham slices quickly tossed in teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds.
Managed to eat all the strawberries yesterday evening, leaving none for today... Still managed to make a full lunch though, so we have peas, steamed rice, salmon grilled with shichimi togharashi, pickled onions and soy sauce mushrooms. Way too many peas, but of course I had no other veg to add, Maybe the next bento will be a little more colourful... Fingers crossed.
A bento! Two days in a row! Not possible, yet here we are...
Not so pretty lunch today. This was a plain but delicious bento. Rice with furikake (nori and sesame), carrots in sweet chilli and sesame glaze, and salmon fillet (grilled and topped with shichimi togharashi). Looks way too orange and white, should have added a little green for the Irish flag maybe :P But we make do with what we can find in the fridge, I plan to have something more colourful and interesting tomorrow, Fingers crossed, wish me luck.
Carrots In Sweet Chilli and Sesame Glaze
2 medium carrots
2T sweet chilli sauce
Splash of gluten-free soy sauce
2T sesame seeds (I used white but black would give a better colour contrast)
1t oil (for frying)
Slice the carrot (5mm approx) and add to oil in a frying pan over medium heat, give them a few minutes on each side then add the sesame seeds. Fry, stirring occasionally until the sesame seeds start to pop, add all other ingredients and a little water if needed, mix well and turn the heat up and stir frequently. Once the sauce has thickened turn the heat off and allow to cool before packing in your bento.