Quinoa guacamole and salmon (Bento #240)



It was supposed to be a gorgeous quinoa salad with chunks of fresh firm avocado, tomatillos, tomatoes, lime, and papaya. But, my avocado was a lot riper than I thought, so instead it’s a quinoa guacamole! :) I pretended to Hubs that I did it on purpose, tee hee hee.

Along with the quinoa we had pan seared mojo salmon and mushroom couscous. I filled out the leftovers with the usual fixings of fruit and fresh vegees.

Stinker was very happy we had salmon last night, lol. I told you, spoiled kitten!

Happy Bento-ing!
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Mochiko mahi-mahi (Bento #138)



Do you see it? Do you see it? I finally have pickled plums again! My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Notice something else? I actually managed to make a bento before the sun went down. Ahhh the beauty of natural light filtered through the trees makes me wish every bento was made during the day.

So what’s in it? Rice with a pickled plum and plum flavored sesame seeds, mochiko mahi-mahi on a bed of shredded cabbage, sauteed summer squash, seaweed salad, and fruit.

The mahi-mahi was wonderful. I mixed a ton of nanami togarashi (Japanese 7 flavor chili pepper) in the mochiko (glutinous rice flour) with a little bit of salt and garlic powder. All I did was sprinkle some salt on the fish pieces, dredge them in the flour mixture and pan fry them. The mochiko gave them a really light crispy but chewy texture with a little bit of heat at the end. Delish!

I can’t wait for the weekend to get here! My mom and I are going up to North Florida to visit family. What this means is that my weekend will be filled with Pollyanna, rummy, awesome food, and maybe, just maybe if I’m really lucky, some of my Aunt Bonnie’s famous Bear Cake! Mmmmmm!

Happy Bento-ing!
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