?

Log in

bite_my_bento [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
bite_my_bento

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Cthulhu Chili with Polenta [Mar. 1st, 2008|11:13 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , , , , , , , ]
[mood |gigglygiggly]

That's right, Cthulhu Chili! Packed with tentacley goodness!

You know you're curious!Collapse )

Yes, I am an H.P. Lovecraft fan...
link1 bit my bento!|Eat Me!

Tofu Beet Teriyaki [Mar. 1st, 2008|09:37 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , , , , , , , ]
[mood |bouncybouncy]

This was particularly yummy!

And easy to make...Collapse )
linkEat Me!

My Vodka Valentine! [Feb. 15th, 2008|11:32 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , , , , ]
[Current Location |80203]
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |"Bad Case of Loving You" - Robert Palmer]

I had planned to go out on Valentine's Day and have fun in some local establishment, but wound up staying home with an ear infection. Instead of meeting new people, I soaked in a nice hot bubble bath and made myself a wunnerful pasta with homemade vodka sauce!


The sauce was just made up on the fly...Collapse )

Once I was done making dinner, I opened up a can of apricot nectar and put my gourmet creation on some fine china. Then I ate it on the plastic tub I'm using for a table. Isn't moving grand? One day, I'll have furniture!
linkEat Me!

Now We're Cooking With Gas! [Feb. 15th, 2008|11:09 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , ]
[Current Location |80203]
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |"Listen To Your Heart" - Roxette]

No, really! So I've managed to move to Denver. I didn't eat for two days because I was on the road and so eager to get the driving done. I subsisted on coffee, water, grape juice, and a single bag of Chex Mix. That's no way to live!

So the day after I arrived in Denver, I went to Wild Oats and purchased some food. Oh, it felt so good to eat home cooking again!

This was just simple brown rice, sauteéd before cooking with some sliced ginger and garlic and then steamed with vegetable bullion along with baby carrots and brussels sprouts. The tofu was baked with some Annie's Naturals papaya poppy seed dressing while the rest of the meal was steaming. The rice was a bit chewier than I'm used to, but rice is harder to cook at this altitude. I do attempt pre-soaking for a good while before activating the steamer. I find that helps quite a bit with the thicker grains.

Next post: I ♥ My Valentine Pasta!
linkEat Me!

Bulgur and Chappati [Aug. 16th, 2007|09:11 pm]
bite_my_bento
[mood |fullfull]

So I went to the little international market (mostly geared toward Indians) in search of flour. I discovered a flour that knocked my socks off and I don't think I'll ever go back! It says whole wheat flour, but it's ground so fine that it resembles cake flour. It mixes like a dream! Most flour I've worked with has left my fingers feeling all gummy or gritty. This just feels like silk. Durum atta, they call it. I call it the flour I'm using from now on (well, maybe I'll use others for special stuff!).

Now the food!Collapse )
linkEat Me!

Mediterranean Stir-fry [Aug. 12th, 2007|08:39 pm]
bite_my_bento
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |"Over" - The Birthday Massacre]

In church this morning, I caught a whiff of Chinese food. Specifically, it was mushrooms in garlic sauce. Not sure quite where it came from. The service was going on, no one had ordered delivery in the congregation, and I was off by myself on the side. Still, the smell made me crave mushrooms. I thought it was time for a stir-fry, but since I had made some falafel last night that I hadn't eaten, I thought I should give it a Mediterranean twist.

Falafel, hummus, and pita... Oh my!Collapse )

I love experimenting with styles and spices. You never know what might turn out yummy. Don't be afraid to experiment in your kitchen. It's one of the last places that it's okay to be a mad scientist.
linkEat Me!

Squash Stir Fry! [Aug. 9th, 2007|10:32 pm]
bite_my_bento
[mood |fullfull]
[music |"Blue" - The Birthday Massacre]

I was supposed to be going out for dinner with my mom and an old friend, but his plane got delayed by 16 hours and that's been postponed. Instead, I made a little stir-fry that I thought I'd share.

Comfort food, Joy styleCollapse )
linkEat Me!

Remember the Pasta? [Aug. 9th, 2007|01:20 pm]
bite_my_bento
[mood |fullfull]

Remember the other half of the pasta dough from the other day? Well, I got a rolling pin since then and decided it was time to attempt fettuccine. It still wound up a little thick, but I kinda liked it that way. It felt more substantial. The sauce isn't anything exciting, just some Newman's Own Fra Diavolo. I like it spicy. I just wanted to show off my pasta making skills. Someday, I might splurge and get a pasta maker. Until then, I have to settle for flat noodles because I haven't figured out how to do anything else. That's fine. I like them. They's yummy.
linkEat Me!

Twice Baked Zucchini and Baby Eggplant Papparedelle [Aug. 7th, 2007|09:08 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ]
[mood |fullfull]

This was something I did on a whim. I had the ingredients lying around and thought I'd just throw them all together. First, I'll get into the twice baked zucchini.

The magic 8-ball says, eat again later!Collapse )

And that was dinner!
linkEat Me!

I'm Back! [Aug. 3rd, 2007|10:13 pm]
bite_my_bento
[Tags|, , , , , , , , , , , , , ]
[music |Vegan Freak Radio episode 77]

So I know it's been a long time. My Hello Kitty camera refuses to take pictures and so I couldn't do anything until recently when I got a new camera phone. I discovered that this phone will send pictures to my email, which thrills me to no end because now I can get back to my precious food pr0n! Of course, I now live across the street from where I live, so I don't really pack a lunch much anymore. However, I will be moving to another city at the end of January and will once again be packing my lunch. I will also be getting more bento containers because I lurves them and they's pretty.

So enough of the rambling, I want to brag about my food! I should have shown off my lunch today, but I didn't take pics. Bad me! I had ravioli stuffed with spaghetti squash, mushrooms, diced onion, and some kind of spinach-esque green leaf. I added a dash of miso to make it a little more creamy inside the whole wheat ravioli. It wasn't easy to get the dough thin enough without a rolling pin.

So this is a piece of beauty here.So this is stuffed peppers. I'm not sure what all is in the stuffing because I made it days ago and just threw things in. I know there's rice and fresh purple hull peas. That was what I started with. I think there's some tahini and miso with a quick splash of olive oil. Then I diced up some garlic, ginger, and onion. I put it in a baggie and threw it in the fridge earlier this week. So I took it out after sauteeing some spinach, mushrooms, tvp, and yellow cherry tomatoes and mixed it all together. I had a red bell pepper, an orangey-red one, and a purple one. Stuffed them all and put them in a bowl. Put the whole thing in at 350 and got all excited in anticipation. When it came time to take it out, I let it cool while making the cheez sauce recipe.


And here it is on a plate! What you see next to it is some hummus made with green chana (chickpeas) and some khakhara, which is an Indian wafer-style bread. It's very thin and flaky and went surprisingly well with this hearty and chunky hummus. I usually put lemon juice in my hummus, but since it was green, I added the juice of half a fresh lime.

I'm having such a great time with fresh veggies. I'm absolutely in love with the Farmer's Market. Support your local farmers, folks! They work hard and their food is usually cheaper than you'll find in any corporate store. Not to mention that money stays within the local economy, feeding the farmer's family and not lining some faceless stockholder's pocket.

The next blog will be behind a cut. This one wasn't because I just wanted to announce that I was back for anyone who might be paying attention.

Let's hear it for food pr0n!
linkEat Me!

navigation
[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]