I’m not sure if this salad was a good idea or not. The dressing is made from apple juice that was mixed with lemon juice, olive oil and black pepper. The veggies were celery, crispy lettuce and Japanese pickled seaweed salad called “chuka wakame.”
The plate is for breakfast. The jars are lunch and early dinner before gym class.
I’m more than a bit embarrassed by this post because without rice, sushi doesn’t look as good. As for the taste, it’s normal and to me, it was fine. 🙂
A simple white fish on top of some spinach with some seaweed-soybean flakes mixed in-between. Tasted pretty good but that could be because the flakes were sweetened with rock sugar. It’s the vegetarian version for chicken / pork floss.
I think what I’ll do the next time is not to cut the sushi into small pieces when I make it again without rice but just leave it long. Then all I need to do is eat it.
The red thermos set arrived last Friday and I can tell you it’s small. Granny was shocked to see it so small and kept saying that it won’t be enough for me. Hee hee!
Well, it’s not too bad, I think. I use the top container for a small serving of salad for breakfast. Then lunch was stir-fried somen noodles with spinach, chai sim, carrots, onions, garlic and some home-made fish balls (no flour in them). Seasoned with 1 teaspoon of Lea & Perrins sauce and 1 teaspoon of Mirin sauce.
Granny said that it smelled nice so looks like my cooking is getting better. Only thing was that there were no taste to it.
Well, last week’s break was a nice one and tomorrow’s bento is here.
The top salad bowl is for breakfast. The miso and mushroom soup and the noodle tub is for lunch. With the noodles, I have mangkuang and salmon (pricey as anything).
I had new cutters. 🙂
The faces were cut using the red cutter in the picture above (left). Bought them from Bentomarket.com. And yes, it’s just as expensive in Japan or US as the pricetag you see there.
One thing I realised about using those cutters is that sometimes the vegetables will crack a bit. The cooked carrots actually did crack a bit although I think it was probably due to it being too thick a slice. Need to cut it smaller. Those smilie faces will go a long way in decorating salads though. Hee hee hee!
Making faces with food. Does that count as playing with food?
See the things I do to keep myself occupied away from playing an online game?
I was ready to stop when one of the quail eggs I did kind of cracked a bit when I started doing the dino eggs. But didn’t look too bad so moved ahead. See the nest of dino eggs amidst the jungle foliage (broccoli) against a starry night?
OK, I’m cracked up. 🙁
Was trying to do a checkered board but it’s harder than I thought it would be. Haha! The terrine from the other day wasn’t browned enough to give the effect. Anyway, hid it with some of the carrots where I stuff the egg yolk circles in. Waste not, want not, even if it’s itty bitty little scraps of food.
Mackerel poached with 1/2 teaspoon of tomyam paste and water and some garlic. Then made the smiley face. The moustache was leftover chai sim in the fridge.
The fish is sitting on a bed of cucumbers. I need to beef up my intake of vegetables and I still got the feeling it wasn’t quite enough.
Haven’t quite mastered the way of the artist but I can’t do much atm since I’m going to be away soon. So can’t stock up on any food else Granny nags me for buying too much and poor her has to eat it. Hee hee!