Tofu and Rice (122)

Instant miso soup, tofu fritters with broccoli, carrots, and rice, and a fruit tier with lychee, strawberry, and kiwi.

My schedule seems to be a little off this week. I normally had been posting in the mornings but lately I have been forgetful and/or running behind in the morning so I have been posting late in the day. I will try to be more consistent though right now I’m not sure whether that means early or late postings will become the norm. I will continue to do my best to post each weekday so all of you “lurkers” can still have something to drool over. 😛

Today’s drool is brought to you courtesy of the tofu fritter and miso soup bento.

I love this bento dish because it allows me to make my two-tier bento and still have the bowl lid in which to carry (and later make) an instant soup.

This soup is an instant miso which comes with a flavor packet as well as a seaweed and seasoning packet. I’ve had it a few times and really enjoy the flavor of the broth as well as the convenience.

In the main tier I have some tofu fritters cooked until crispy in a pan with garlic, butter, and pepper. With this I have some steamed broccoli and carrots as well as white rice. All is topped with sesame seeds and bulldog sauce. Yum!!!

For the fruit tier I have a large strawberry as well as a lychee and some kiwi slices.

Published in: on June 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Teriyaki Tofu Bento (106)

Top Tier: Champagne Mango, Red Grapes, Blackberries, Kiwi, Little Debbie Petite Yellow Cake. Bottom Tier: Crispy Teriyaki Tofu, Baby Carrots, Teriyaki Noodles, Red Onion, Zucchini and Yellow Squash.

I am so excited to tell you that I have found more flavors of Little Debbie Petite cakes!

I first tried these petite treats late last year when Little Debbie introduced the Petite Red Velvet cakes. Since then they have been in many bentos and I have had a lot of people ask me about them. I’ve always told people how much I like the cakes though I was disappointed that they were only available in one flavor… Until now.

I am happy to report that Little Debbie has introduced four new flavors: Chocolate, Spice, Strawberry, and Yellow.

I have found two of these new flavors locally (and am on the hunt for others) and have one in today’s bento. If you haven’t tried them yet, they are perfect for bentos. Small in size, low in calories, and big on deliciousness! Yum!!

Though I’m most excited about the Petite there is a nice balance of other items in today’s ideal meal as well. 🙂

The main course is crispy tofu with onions, zucchini, and yellow squash all cooked in a teriyaki sauce. Alongside the tofu I have teriyaki noodles and on the top tier is the fabulous Little Debbie Petite Cake as well as a variety of fresh fruit.

The writer of this blog is in no way affiliated with Little Debbie or McKee Foods and has not received compensation for the above comments regarding Little Debbie Petite cakes.

Published in: on May 26, 2010 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Crispy Tofu & Veggies (89)

Top Tier: Kiwi, Red Grapes, & Mini Babybel Cheese. Bottom Tier: Crispy Garlic Tofu, Sauteed Carrot, Onion & Zucchini on a Bed of Steamed Rice.

As of last Friday I was a little sad about our family’s possible move. We had the moving company in Friday to give us an estimate, held a garage sale on Saturday, and went to the new place to decide how we would decorate, paint, etc. All of this really helped me feel good about everything and we are officially moving to our new condo this weekend! 🙂

We did have a busy weekend in preparation for the move and every day this week I have tasks scheduled so I definitely want to keep up my energy with use of healthy bento lunches.

Today’s bento is crispy tofu with carrots, red onion, and zucchini sauteed in garlic and butter. This is served over a bed of steamed rice to make up the lower tier.

To finish off this ideal meal I have added some fresh red grapes, kiwi fruit, and cheese.

Five days till we move!

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment