Category Archives: Bento

Bento #21

A while ago I found a pack of mini wraps in the supermarket but never got around to add them to a lunch. Today I had nothing else left so I remembered them and made mini wraps.

Wraps filled with grated carrot, spring onion, coriander, sweet chili sauce and chicken, apple slices, raisins, almonds and a home made dried fruit cookie.

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Bento #20

Bulgur salad with olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and cilantro, fried chicken, mini yoghurt, kiwi, carrot sticks and pistachios.

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Bento #19

I have been away for my sisters wedding for two weeks so I couldn’t pack any lunches for the man. He has survived alright although his diet mainly consisted of bread and ham. Todays lunch is full of good things (and vegan!), unfortunately it is not really a low calorie meal, as the curry is made with quite a bit of oil, cashew nuts and coconut milk. To make up for that I packed a very healthy snack and no cookie.

Red pepper slices, almonds, pomegranate seeds, leftover curry with butternut squash, chickpeas and cashew nuts, baby corn.

How to deseed a pomegranate

When I lived in the UK I used to buy those little packs of pomegranate seeds to put them in my cereal or snack them. Unfortunately you can’t get those pre deseeded packs here so whenever I bought a pomegranate I made a big mess, half of the seeds got broken and all that white stuff was still stuck to them. By the time I was finished deseeding my desire for pomegranate had usually vanished so I ended up throwing most of it out. Yesterday I found a life changing youtube video explaining how to deseed a pomegranate.

The trick is to do it under water in a big bowl. Cut off the top and slice along the sides. Now place the pomegranate in a bowl of water. Carefully pull off the skin and push out all the seeds with your fingers. All the white membrane should swim at the water surface, the seeds will all collect at the bottom of the bowl so after removing the membrane with a straining spoon you are left with perfect pomegranate seeds.

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Bento #18

Leftover one pan chicken couscous (I used bulgur, because I couldn’t find any couscous) with a slice of lemon, fresh coriander and some yoghurt, carrot and coriander salad, apple slices and almonds.

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Bento #17

The new lock&lock box is there! Fried veggie Maultaschen, spinach, carrot and coriander salad, plum tomatoes, brownie, almonds, kiwi. The box eater is on his second day without cigarettes, so I hope the almonds will help. I also filled the little bottle that came with the box with orange juice.

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Bento #16

Maultaschen, iceberg lettuce, cucumber salad with sesame seeds, brownie, almonds and a peach.

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Bento #15

Rice with Mirin, corn on the cob, broccoli, plum tomatoes, apple slices, banana and walnut loaf.

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Bento #14

In todays lunch box I used some almond and tomato pesto I had frozen from another day. Pasta alla trapanese with fresh tomatoes, basil (plus flowers), rocket, peach and kiwi salad with raspberry sugar, almonds and two almond cookies (to stick with the topic).

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Bento #13

Pasta salad with feta cheese, olives and tomatoes on rocket leaves, homemade hummus with sundried tomatoes, cucumber and carrot sticks and for dessert wild peach and dried coconut.

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Bento #12

Carrot salad with red onions and parsley, fried smoked tofu, fried yellow courgette, green beans with sesame seeds, mini brownie and almonds, apple slices and blueberries.

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