pavo, do you just use fresh veggies and fruit and leftovers? I feel like sometimes I honestly don't have time! 15 minutes is nothing however... and I could easily fit that in. I generally take that long [if not a bit longer] to make my meal anyway.. hmmm....
Is there a thread somewhere [or an area in this thread] that talks about tips and such when making bentos? that'd be awesome.
looks scrumptious! how do you make the agave garlic eggplant?
I'm no expert on asian cooking, but this came out exactly like I wanted. I was going for a take on honey chicken. No exact recipe, unfortunately...didn't feel like writing it down
Heat a couple Tbs peanut oil and a splash of sesame oil in a wok. Add most of a sweet onion, sliced, and four japanese eggplant, halved then sliced. Cook until eggplant are soft, adding splashes of soy sauce and stirring. Clear a space in the middle of the wok and add 8 minced cloves of garlic. Let cook only a couple seconds then stir in. Do the same with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Have ready the sauce - a couple Tbs agave nectar, a tsp or two of hoisin, about 1/3 cup water, splash of rice wine vinegar and a Tbs cornstarch, whisked together. Pour in the sauce and cook until thickened, a couple minutes.
OMG! This is the first time I've really had a good look at this thread - I want a bento lunchbox and ALL the cute animal accessories and sauce pots
Pavotrouge, Corum says the depletion of our bank account will be totally YOUR responsibility!!!
First laptop lunch, for work today.
-Veggie mush (mixed stir-fried veg with tomato sauce)
-Homemade wholemeal bread
-Peanut butter and mixed nuts (for bread)
-Carrot sticks and hummous in the little tub.
How do you all find the time and effort to make nice looking lunches?
I thought since I'm working, I'll be making nice bentos every day and taking pics. But I just can't find the time or energy. I come at 11pm, sleep until 10am, and then I'm so lazy and tired in the mornings, I just don't want to make a nice lunch.
Hey ashley - no I didn't dry it myself - but you've just given me an idea! I bought it at the market....they had all sorts of dried fruits and a decent price. Next time I'm going to get some of the dried mango as well.