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Bento 54

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This bento uses a lot of the vegetables from the CSA box I picked up. Baba ganoush made with the eggplant, spicy sweet potato greens, and grilled okra. Plus grapes, some salad with Cesar dressing, and celery to dip in the baba ganoush.

CSA Box 4

The last CSA box I picked up from Johnson’s Backyard Garden. It’s the last one I was scheduled for so I’m going to wait until we get back from our Las Vegas trip in a couple weeks to pick up my next one. There are so many veggies I don’t want to have them go bad while we’re away!

Bento 53

I’ve been really into salads lately. I found out that romaine lettuce is the best!

Salad: Romaine lettuce, carrot, red onion, cucumber. Spicy green bean pieces and Cesar dressing, finished off with a plum. I’ve had the spicy green beans forever and I don’t know why I never tried them in salad before, they really add a nice bite to an otherwise plain salad.

Bento 52

Grapes, celery and homemade baba ganoush! This was a great snack bento.

Chocolate Hemp Shake

I’ve been wanting to try out some hemp shake mix so I recently picked up this packet of shake mix.

I mixed it with 1 1/2 cups almond milk and 1 frozen banana and here’s the result.

I thought it was pretty good! Nice and thick and it had sort of a chocolate coffee flavor.

Raw Cashew “Cheese”

I recently made this raw cashew “cheese”. It turned out to be pretty good, but I’d recommend thinking of it more like a dip than a cheese. It was great on crackers and raw veggies! Recipe is from vegweb.com

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1/4 to 1 cup water
1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 dashes black pepper
2-3 cups spinach (optional, for spinach dip)

Place the cashews in a medium sized bowl. Fill water 2″ above cashews. Soak for two hours then drain. Place in a blender or food processor with some, not all, of the water and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth then scrape into a bowl and cover. Set in a cool place for 24 hours. The cheese will set and become firmer by the next day. Then it lasts about a week in the fridge.

CSA Box 3

 

Here’s the third box I got from Johnsons Backyard Garden! Lots of lovely peppers and squash plus amazing okra and many other great veggies!