Posts Tagged ‘hummus’

Bento #22

Last night I posted a recipe for Asian Style Cabbage & Noodles. It was something that I threw together with some vegetables I had on hand and thought it turned out really well. But now it’s time for the whole bento. I didn’t have my bento supplies with me, so I had to use the arrangement of the foods to make it appealing and I think it works.

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Of course you can see the asian noodles and cabbage, then on the left we have a half of pita tore into bite sized chunks with some hummus, and some sliced strawberries and kiwi with raw unsalted pumpkin seeds.

I never knew pumpkin seeds were so healthy until recently. My friend did the Master Cleanse and wanted some pumpkin seeds for when she was done so I checked out the health benefits. Two of major things pumpkin seeds have in them is zinc and magnesium. In 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds you get 92% of your daily magnesium. They taste somewhat like a sunflower seed but larger. Personally I prefer the taste of almonds or walnuts, but they’re a nice snack and aren’t as expensive as nuts.

I also entered this bento in a competition, click here to check it out.

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Middle Easter Falafel Dinner – Grape Leaves with Rice Review

Last night Jason and I went to Ali Baba’s International Market and got a few items for dinner tonight. One of the great things about Ali Baba’s is their homemade pitas. They are so soft and delicious. So we thought some falafel would be great for our dinner. Fortunately for us, they also make hummus. We found a few interesting products including

It says on the can that its ready to serve, so I just laid them out on a plate. There was a slice of lemon on the bottom of all the stacked pieces, but I threw that part away.

They looked pretty good. Rice covered in grape leaves with oil and lemon juice basically. I was still kind of wary of trying one, but I had to do it.

They were good! My boyfriend and room mate tried them next and both liked them, even more than me I think. I give them a 5 out of 10.

After that I served our falafel with pitas, hummus, and some veggies. The whole dinner turned out to be really good. I have been wary of making falafel w/ pitas since I went to Paris. There Jason and I went to a restaurant that served the best falafel pitas and french fries. I want to go back just to have more! One day I will master their recipe, but for now simple boxed falafel mix will do for me.

Bento #14

I made this bento for my lunch on Monday, but I’ve been busy and haven’t got to post it until now. I have a bento made already for tomorrow, but I shall post that in the morning.

For this I found some old onion and potato pierogies in the freezer that needed to be eaten. So I boiled some water and threw 4 in and some edamame. I really like snacking on the edamame, I was crazy for never buying some before. While the pierogies and edamame were cooking, I cut up a carrot and some apple and put some hummus and ketchup in the bento.

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I didn’t warm this bento up when I ate it for lunch. The pierogies were okay cold, but they would have been better re-warmed. Everything else was great room temperature though.

Bento #13

I made lunch for my friend/coworker and I on Saturday. We normally have lunch provided but I think it would be nice to have a yummy bento instead. They’re a little different because my friend doesn’t like many foods.
First here’s hers
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It has green beans, edamame, carrots, hummus w/ sesame seeds on top, and sliced apple.

And here’s mine
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It has a little more because my friend was also going to eat a sandwich. It leftovers from the cool noodle salad I made, edamame, apple, carrots, hummus, and green beans. The little container on top has some dried fruit that we shared.