Thursday, April 03, 2008

April 3rd Bento

Today, rather than do a meat dish and a carb, I did two foods with both meat and carbs, plus some carb-y veggies, so I think it balanced out well.

Today we had the chicken teriyaki sushi I made last night, some home made pork and cabbage gyoza, a boiled quail egg, lotus root with red pepper, asparagus, a little broccoli, snow peas, blood orange, grapes, half a Babybel, strawberries, blueberries and a little cake. There's a blue flower bottle of rice vinegar/soy sauce mix and a monkey filled with wasabi.

To cook the lotus root, first I peeled it and sliced into half moons, and diced a strip of red pepper. in a small frying pan, I boiled 4 Tbsp of water and 2 tsp of white vinegar, and then added the veggies. Cover and let it boil for three minutes, drain the liquid. It turned out crunchy and yummy, not starchy at all.