meatless monday

Vegetable pasta with grilled halloumi (Bento #361)


Have you ever had halloumi? It’s a Greek cheese that has a super high melting temperature. Because of the high melting point, you can grill or fry it without it losing shape, melting, or separating and getting oily. It tastes like salt, lol. The flavor is really mild, but it’s quite salty (at least the brand I have is super salty). I had wanted to try it for a long time and my awesome mom found some for me! Thanks mom!

In the bento: vegetable pasta (onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, corn, and zucchini) topped with halloumi that was grilled in a pan with a little olive oil, a side of raspberries and grapes, and slices of raw zucchini and yellow squash.

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

Happy Bento-ing!


The last bento of 2012 (Bento #314)


Well, this is it. My last bento for 2012! It has been a crazy year and I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store :)

For the last bento of the year, I really wanted to stick to the basics and my favorites. It’s packed with white rice, a pickled plum, carrots, sauteed portobello mushrooms, apples, broccoli, and snow peas.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe new year!

BTW, a little birdie may have told me that the New Year’s sale at the bento store is up and running... use code NEWYEAR13 to save 13% through 1/10/13 :)

Happy Bento-ing!


Taming the meat-a-saurus (Bento #311)


I have finally convinced my meat-a-saurus husband to go meat-free on Mondays. It’s only one day of the week, but it’s a step! This was our first meatless dinner (which was from last week): sauteed baby portobello mushrooms, spicy red lentils, purple potatoes, apple slices and a tomato. With the dinner, we had a full on salad but he only got a tomato with lunch.

Are you a meat eater? If so do you do meatless Mondays?

Happy Bento-ing!