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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 #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 #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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Bento #11

Leftover mustard chicken, mushrooms, red pepper, plum tomatoes, green beans, kiwi and grapes.

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Bento #10


A rather simple one: pepper slices, potato rösti on iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices, cookie, almonds, dried coconut, apple and blueberries.

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Bento #9


A very simple and very healthy one. This is gonna be my lunch for my 6 hour train ride home. I am sure the manfriend would not be satisfied by this selection:

Mini cream cheese sandwiches, plum tomatoes, apple slices, carrot sticks and orange bits.

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Bento #8


We were a little late this morning so I had no time to make a picture of the man’s box, but I really liked the idea of a two coloured lunch so I made one for myself as well:

Leftover chili con carne, rice, cherries, dried coconut.

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Bento #6

Rice, spinach with garlic and sesame seeds, chicken (with honey marinade), iceberg lettuce and cherries.

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Bento #5

Fried courgette, tortellini with pesto, plum tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, pepper, blueberries, dried coconut, chocolate sticks and almonds.

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Bento #4

Fried Maultaschen, broccoli and plum tomatoes, peas, almonds and homemade biscotti, apple slices, kiwi and grapes.

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