Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lentil Curry Chicken Bento

MisterMan really liked this bento: it has lots of different flavors, which he likes, and lots of healthy stuff, which I like. I made lentil curry chicken in my slow-cooker, using chicken thighs and adding chopped spinach at the very end. The meat was so tender it fell apart. I also made bhindi (okra) masala, and packed them in the lower tier alongside millet quinoa rice with a radish decoration. [I was asked about my method for cutting the star radish, and I managed to take some process photos that I'll show you next time.] In the upper tier of this classic EcoLunchBox, I packed carrots, grapes and cara cara orange chunks beside a separate container of Greek yogurt topped with strawberries and wheat germ. The little oblong container comes with a stainless steel top to keep the contents secure, and both tiers latch together tightly. I really like the way this one came together, and do you see my cute Moomin cutlery? From my dear Finnish friend :D

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  1. Now how did you know I wanted curry? Looks delicious!

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    1. Cuz we're always in sync Heather :)
      Thanks!

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  2. your picture makes me hungry! and I'm looking forward to your radish tutorial :D

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    1. Thanks Kristie... and thanks for suggesting it :D

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  3. I'm always amazed at how your kids' tastes are so beyond my own!! This looks so delicious, I want to mix it all up and eat it. : ) The moomin cutlery is super cute!

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    1. Thanks Chantale... they can be convinced to eat most of what I'd like them to eat, with a few exceptions of course. But I'm pretty persistent so I think I can wear them down eventually. Muahaha!

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  4. Yummy curry! I love lentils... and with the addition of melt in mouth chicken = OMG!
    Yay! Tuto on the way!! Wish my girls would eat radish... no matter what shape I try (shroom, mouse...anything) they won't take it. Maybe if i show your tutorial they will dig in! ^_^
    Have a sweet weekend "ystäväni!"

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    1. Thank you dearie! Radishrooms are indeed the best! I suppose the girls would rather play with those though...
      I think of you every single time I use these utensils you know... and it puts a smile on my face every time!
      Happy weekend to you all too ystäväni!

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  5. I just love this vibrantly flavored bento--its like a beautiful quilt of pleasaing tastes and textures...happy weekend, Sheri!

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    1. Thank you sweet Bentobird! Wishing you a joyful weekend as well :D

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