Sunday, 22 May 2011

No.90 Eight Vegan Bento Ideas

Hello! As I have mentioned before, I am vegan and my husband and children are vegetarian. I will sometimes make vegetarian bento for my children, but because my bento are frequently constructed from family meal leftovers and I cook vegan meals, they have plenty of vegan bento.

I have so many bento photographs I haven't blogged yet, I decided I'd use a small collection of them to put together this vegan bento meal idea post. Enjoy! 

Thai curry and basmati rice


Thai style curry base made from orange peppers, onions, coriander, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime, coconut milk, potato and pak choi. The curry has been blended with some basmati rice and served with a fruit salad of red plums and kiwi.

Samosas and vegan coleslaw


Three mini samosas with a fine coleslaw made with shredded white cabbage, onion, carrot and Mayola mayonnaise substitute. Tomato wedges and cucumber slices on the side and a fruit layer of yellow plums, kiwi and satsuma.

 Spicy vegetable cous cous


Spicy vegetable cous cous with radish and cucumber slices. The cous cous has been cooked with carrot, onion and courgette and flavoured with masala curry powder and white pepper.

Pasta with chilli tomato sauce


Egg-free pasta with a tomato based sauce with bird's eye chilli, black pepper, onion and basil. Radishes and cucumber in the salad layer.

Quinoa tabbouleh 


Quinoa tabbouleh made with cucumber, tomato, chives, white pepper and lemon juice. Green grapes and strawberries in the fruit layer.

Vegan bolognese


Home made vegan bolognese made with vegan mince substitute, onions, chopped tomatoes, bird's eye chillis, basil and white pepper. Served with egg-free pasta and a fruit salad of satsuma and green grapes.

Simple salad cous cous


A simple salad of lemon juice seasoned cous cous topped with tomato, spring onion and radish slices.

Vegan lasagne


Vegan lasagne made with layers of the bolognese recipe mentioned above, egg free lasagne strips and a bechamel sauce made with rice milk, soya butter and plain flour and well seasoned with white pepper. A well seasoned white sauce shouldn't need any cheese substitute to be tasty!

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