after several months out of the kitchen, i am preparing myself for
a great culinary challenge: the bento box.
step 1: buy a bento box.
i'm experimenting with bento theory. trying on different recipes for size.
i've got the general bento math down to this equation:
1/2 seasoned rice
1/6 green veggie side dish
but what recipes to use? obviously meat, eggs, bread, and sugar--ingredients
that were historically absent from the obento but have made their debut in recent years,
are off the menu.
when i lived in japan, my host mother cooked absolutely dazzling obento.
the box was tiny, the food was filling, and somehow i STILL lost 10 pounds
and was briefly able to find clothing in japan that fit.
yesterday's experimentations were:
assorted mushroom teriyaki with shredded scallion garnish.
sweet and savory nappa with tomatoes*
macrobiotic mild kimchi
sesame marinated bean sprouts