Another yummy BentoBox meal!!

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Bento, bentobox, my bento, monbento, a whole new world opened itself to me when we decided to buy two lunchboxes from a company in France called Monbento!

A few years ago, when I was in Chinatown in London I ate a dish called a Bentobox; not knowing that this is such a wellknown term in foodie-land!

The word bento originally is the word for a Japanese lunch. You can buy a Bento in a shop, but lots of people make them at home and tske them to work. A traditional Bento consists of rice, fish/meat and vegetables. In Japan it is normal that people spend a lot of time making their Bento. There is even competition between parents to make their children the best looking bento!!

In general rules for a Bento are:
It has to packed with healthy ingredients;
3 parts carbs;
2 parts vegetables and/or fruit;
1 part protein

But when it comes to making my lunch or dinner to take to work, I usually go with what is in the fridge and let my imagination do the job! Baring in mind that I try to eat clean and healthy products…

Below some examples of the Bento’s I have made.

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Lightly grilled tuna – Japanese Style – Recipe

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Once in a while, on a saturday night, I use fresh, raw tuna and salmon to make sushi or sashimi, to eat as a very healthy but yet SO delicous snack.

Last weekend I bought a beautiful piece of tuna, but decided to put it on the grill for a minute or two. Just to bake the edges, the inside of the fish would still be quite raw.

The result – three words – in.cre.dible. Yummie.

I used soysauce, mirin, rice wine vinegar and honey to make a sauce, layed the pieces of tuna in the sauce and after that i rolled the tuna in the sesame seeds.

Put each side of the pieces of tuna on a hot grill for no more than 30 seconds, and…. Done!

You can use the sauce mentioned above as a dip, and combine this with wasabi to give it a kick!

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