Mini meatballs bento

I spent a lot of time cooking bulk amounts of food yesterday,  so I have lots of stuff for bentos!! This was my lunch today. 
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From left to right we have; quinoa salad,  containing, broccoli, sweetcorn, pepper and tomatoes. Honey sweetened, roasted butternut squash and brussel sprouts, mini turkey meatballs,  and red and green grapes. It was very yummy,  but I feel like this bento box isn’t quite large enough for my appetite. 

Lazy bentos and Christmas cookies

Is it really a bento if all you’ve done is chucked leftovers or a salad in a box? Well as you’ve probably noticed, thats what the majority of my bentos have been recently.  So my bento resolution for the new year ( I know I’m rather early) shall be to make more creative bentos. But in the meantime here are some more lazy ones!

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Today’s lunch,  of leftover Chinese. Sweet and sour chicken and plain chow mein.

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Quinoa salad,  containing asparagus, picolo cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn and pepper.  This made quite a few lunches!

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Last two aren’t bentos,  this is what I’ve had for breakfast a lot recently! Breakfast burritos,  don’t ask me how I rolled this one up, I can only put it down to a miracle! It has turkey bacon,  herby scrambled eggs, avocado and cheddar cheese on a white and wheat wrap. Absolutely delicious.  I was sad when I ran out of Turkey bacon and wraps. And finally,  my awful snapchat picture of toffee and pecan cookies I made as Christmas gifts. 

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Happy holidays everyone!!

Tuna Steak and Quinoa Salad Bento

Tuna Steak and Quinoa Salad Bento

I love love looooove tuna steak. It’s the main way I’ll eat my tuna (so far at least). I cannot stand it canned, and sashimi style, actually it tastes beautiful, but I think the sliminess takes some getting used to, and it definitely makes me feel a tad queasy. I’ll have tuna steak with pretty much anything. This was sort of a leftover lunch, as I’d cooked a bunch of it the night before, but ate the tuna with sweet potato wedges instead. Here, my salad contains, the wonderfully versatile quinoa, orange and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, kale and spinach. It was filling and refreshing! I definitely need to keep cooking like this!
On a completely different note, I moved this weekend! Wooo, everything is still a mess, but now that I’m in my own place I’ll be experimenting a lot more with cooking, so expect more posts!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Another quinoa salad bento

Another quinoa salad bento

Very quick, thrown together bento of quinoa salad and roasted sweet and new potatoes. This time around the quinoa salad contains; sweetcorn, cucumber, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onion. This salad, was much better than the last one I posted about… could have used a little more onion, and it’s a tad on the bland side, however I do prefer mine to be that way so I can make a dressing, but I didn’t pack one this time. I simply sliced new potatoes and a sweet potato and roasted them in olive oil. Tasty and filling.

Quinoa (failed) bento

Recently I’ve been experimenting with quinoa, I use the term experimenting loosely as so far I’ve only made two dishes and they’ve both been similar. I’m finding it to be a pleasant textured, versatile grain. I first made a quinoa salad, (which regrettably I forgot to take a picture of, which is a same because it looked pretty) it contained cherry tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, asparagus, butternut squash and feta cheese. It was utterly delicious and healthy to boot! Huzzah. So imagine my surprise when I made one similar and it tasted vile, I had to chuck it, couldn’t force it down. This one contained; yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, avocado and black eyed peas. I think it was the peas that ruined it, but oh well, you win some and you lose some. I packed the bento without trying my new dish ( learnt my lesson there!), and took it to work today, everything else was fine.

 

 

SAM_0833 Bottom tier (on right): Quinoa Salad

Top tier (on left): Blueberries, sliced strawberries, ham and cheese roll ups and a sauce pot containing simple olive oil dressing for salad.

First time I used that sauce pot, it’s really for a thicker sauce, but it held just fine.

I’ve been experimenting with my camera, I quite like this shot! Maybe a photography course would come in handy!
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