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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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