Friday, May 6, 2011

Bento Meals: 5/6/11

As my previous post mentioned, I am trying to rekindle my interest in eating by cooking foods I tended to enjoy making (and consuming) at my previous apartment.  So... without further ado...

Dinner:  Bibimbap
Poached egg
Seasoned gochujang
Aehobak Namul (recipe: Click Here)
Seasoned ground beef (leftover bland burrito meat w/ bulgogi flavoring added... turned out very well)
Seasoned and sauted veggies (separately: carrots, onions, cucumbers)
White rice 

Bento:  Bibimbap Lunch
Leftover seasoned beef
Leftover Aehobak Namul
Leftover seasoned gochujang
Shredded cabbage and carrots
White rice

Bento:  Cucumber NaengGuk Breakfast
For base cucumber naengguk recipe:  Click Here

Bento Meals: 5/5/11

It's been a while, yet again, since I've posted my bento meals here.  Many apologies.  We moved in March, so a lot was and still is packed in boxes.  We had to find our cameras and are still missing the wires for one of them (our better one, at the time).  I did take a few pictures of meals over the past month or two, both bento meals and cute foods.  I hope to share them soon.

However, I finally broke down and bought a nice DSL camera.  I'm totally and completely in love with it!  Finally, I can start getting the types of photos I want!  I tend to have a strong love for macro images, so it's nice hanging a camera that can really handle them to the level I desire.

Anyways, here are the first bento images I took with this camera.  It was a rush job, just before work, taking just enough time to wipe down the counter.  :-p

Banana LaYogurt
2 gluten free burrito halves (my son's leftovers)
Layered - refried beans, burrito meat, raw onion bits, mexican cheese blend, sour cream, and "sweet & hot" peppers

Hummus (Tribe 40 Spice)
Celery sticks
"Baby" carrots

I'm really trying to get back into bentoing, if for no other reason than to make sure I eat enough at work.  Since my move, I would grab a cup of coffee and maybe a string cheese.  I may or may not take a lunch, and if I took one, I may not eat one.  I did grab some hummus and a bag of 'baby' carrots to be my lunch for a week, but that didn't settle well for every day as it hurt my stomach.  I also had packets of oatmeal that I also picked up.  Some days, I would just have tiny pickles with GF crackers and peanut butter.  These aren't the worst things to eat, but definitely not the best especially when it was all I'd have for a full day at the office.  Combine that with several cups of coffee... just not good.  Usually, I'd end up noshing on anything I could the moment I'd get home, my husband making me a pre-dinner omlette a number of times because he's sweet and loving.

Today's full meal plans (yes, I'm counting the yogurt as a full breakfast!) was one of the few I've had at the office for about 2 months!  And it's actually pretty nice.  Granted, there's an awful lot of protein, but that's fine.

I do want to lose weight, but not by starving my body.  Nutrition is very important right now because I'm nursing my daughter and she's just barely starting on pureed foods, so most of her nutrition is coming from me.  I hope that a number of my physical ailments will subside by doing this (like the migraines and nausea) while also helping with my grumpiness and melancholy.  What is sad, though, is that I've lost interest in food in general.  To alleviate this, I am trying to really start cooking again.  I haven't done more than just roasting and such since the move... so I bought supplies to start making simple Korean banchans (side dishes) and I'll go from there.