Category: Asian

Bacon Bento Box

Bacon Bento Box

OK, I’ll admit it. I’d had WAY too much coffee that day. And my energy level was through the roof. So rather than wake my honey from a deep slumber, I went into the kitchen, foraged through the fridge, freezer and the pantry, and came up with this dish. And FYI, when I took it to work for lunch the next day, I was definitely the talk of the break room! Good thing there were 5 more portions in the fridge at home! Inside the bento box (which was deep deep inside a cupboard in a long forgotten, dust covered section) is: A Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Bacon Bao Bun, Crispy Tamari Rice w/Avocado & Toasted Pepitas, Field Green Salad w/Cucumber, Cherry Tomato & Ginger Scallion Relish, and Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookies

Chicken coconut curry

Chicken coconut curry

While experimenting after watching chopped and bite club I came up with this through trial and error.

Spicy Beef Bulgogi with Daikon Carrot Pickle

Spicy Beef Bulgogi with Daikon Carrot Pickle

Bulgogi is always good, but this one is lovely because it is both beef and spicy! The pickle is also an excellent entry level “kimchi.” It’s easy, mild, and versatile. I keep it around for this, snacking, and banh mi sandwiches.

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

This dish is Japanese inspired fusion dish which uses white miso which I buy at the Asian grocery. I make this often because its very quick to make and very easy clean-up for those days when my schedule is hectic. I serve it with roasted asparagus (roasted same time as the salmon) and either mashed potatoes or rice. The salmon come out moist and flavorful with an unexpected umami flavor. The entire meal take less than 30 minutes to prepare and it is delicious and very healthy .