Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Mexican Chicken Wrap bento

The boys love their chicken wraps. This time for more variety, I made ala Mexican style, with guacamole in it. (recipe as below).

Mexican Chicken Wrap 

For chicken
2 Chicken tigh/breast, cut into big chunky pieces then marinade them with soy sauce and lemon for 10 minutes. Before frying, dip in corn flour until covered all part of the chicken, then deep fried the chicken pieces until turn into brown.

For guacamole
2 avocados, diced
½ small red onion, finely diced
1 lime, juice only
A large handful of coriander, roughly chopped
½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, finely diced
Sea salt, to season

How to make it:
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mash to combine well. Add more lime juice or salt if you think it needs it.

Guacamole will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for about 2 days.

Inside the wrap : chicken, bbq sauce, grated carrot, guacamole, and cheese. Then wrap them with aluminium foil. It makes easier for the kids to hold.

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Mexican chicken wrap
2. Corn on the cob
3. Broccoli and cheese
4. Carrot sticks
5. Watermelon cuts for recess

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1.  Mexican chicken wrap
2. Corn on the cob
3. Kale leaf for baran
4. Carrot sticks
5. Fruit salad yogurt
6. Kiwi cuts for recess

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Back to School bento

My kids were so excited to be back to school again! My youngest son gave me an idea to make replica of me and himself at his lunchbox, while the eldest one just asked for leftover stuffed potato casserole from last night dinner that he enjoy so much. You may find the recipe here

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Stuffed potato casserole with cheese and carrot letters on top.
2. Breakfast cereal
3. Carved Granny Smith apple and strawberry

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Strawberry and cheese sandwich (with nori, carrot, and dumpling wrapper)
2. Hard boiled egg (with nori, carrot, and cheese)
3. Carved Granny Smith apple and strawberry

Bento tools I used for this post :


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Bento & co International competition 2014

I'm joining Bento & co International bento competition 2014. The theme was : “ Our Ingredients, Your Bento ”

Contestants should prepare a bento with the following ingredients :
Potato, tomato, carrot, broccoli, rice, eggs, chicken (or tofu for vegetarians), and one ingredient of your choice.

In my bento version, I put onigiri with nori, carved carrots, "flower" tomatoes, eggs, potato patties, all parts of broccoli (florets, leaves and stems), and chicken galantine.

Although I'm not winning this time, I'm happy that I'm able to participate and I congratulate all the winners. You can cast your vote for the 10 finalist in this link. Voting will end on Monday, July 14th.

Happy voting!