Sunday, 17 August 2008

Eating my reds... and greens.

So I was back to work on Monday and had a lot of stuff to catch up with, hence no fancy cooking. Monday night I realized that I had green beans that were about to go bad, so I made the amazingly quick from Vegan Forum's South Indian Recipe thread :) I couldn't believe something without onions and garlic could be so good!


This week's bento: Mini Mr Bento with the most awesome chili I've ever had- I'm not particularly fond of chili and know I know why- it just didn't have sausage and pasta. Try Jade's recipe, it's grand (second post on this thread). The other containers have strawberries and red currant cake. I've been exploring some DIY sites lately and was pleased to find out both Craftster and Instructables have a bunch of vegan recipes and green living ideas. Yet another one with strawberries and currant cake, plus dates and mixed nuts and the Shepherd's Pie from one of the Irish foodie mags (must remember to post the recipe!)- what is it with Shepherd's pie that it doesn't photograph well at all? The blue strawberry has brown sauce. Somewhere along the line I remembered to switch from eating all those red things to getting my greens, so here's my leafy green bento with farfalle with capers and spinach, peas, cherry tomatoes and dates. Anyway, the recipe of the week came, as so often, from a Jamie Oliver book. It's cherry foccaccia, which is so easy I don't have to post a recipe really. It's a yeast dough, shaped into a flat bread with vanilla-sugarry cherries and margerine kneaded in and it's best right out of the oven for breakfast or as a dessert with ice cream. Today's cooked breakfast followed up close... I've talked about Germans and cooked breakfast before, anyhow, this morning I decided it's time for a nice hash, sausage and shroom breakfast.

It's Sunday after all! Still, isn't the best thing about summer the abundance of red food (tomatoes, berries...)?

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

EVERYTHING looks delicious - yum!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I'm with you! red food is great! (well, autumn with all the orange pumpkins is also pretty cool...)
I love your bentos! I'm sure everybody else is jealous of you at lunch ;-)

Urban Vegan said...

Looks like you got all your daily antioxidants in! I am really eyeing the cherry focaccia.

VeganCowGirl said...

Good call on the cherry focacia! wow! Totally impressive, and your bento box is uber cute!

Great blog

Theresa said...

Wow, that flat bread looks really amazing!

Nikki Douglas said...

Loving your bentos - I am so glad you do them and take photos!

Everything looks delicious, especially your German breakfast. Wow!

Mariana said...

Wow, all of that food looks so yummy! I'm definitely making the Indian green bean dish soon...it looks so delicious. Did you use fresh green beans?

Aimee said...

Hey, red poppy! Do you remember where you found that adorable oblong bento box? The one with the farfalle in this post? It's exactly what I am looking for! Looks like it has two levels?

pavotrouge said...

thanks for commenting!

@mariana: I used fresh green beans since they are everywhere for really cheap here at the moment.

@aimee: it's a regular two-tiered bento box that I got late last year from bentoyum.com when she was still selling stuff. It's very good quality compared to other, similar boxes, but I haven't seen it elsewhere :(

http://www.bentoyum.com/?page_id=2

Erin said...

The bentos look really good! The farfalle especially, yummy. And the cherry focaccia sounds really intriguing.