Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

I ran into this list on another blog I was reading and thought it was interesting. The original list is here The Ombivore's Hundred

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns and I wish I could still eat them!
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper and I don't recommend it!
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects- I probably have without knowing it.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi- I have a jar in my cabinet which should come out this week in lunches.
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
2. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare I think that domestic rabbit probably is close enough.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse in Italy, I realized what I was eating after I started eating it.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

I made it through the week- barely, as I really needed to go grocery shopping and didn't make it to the store until Thursday night. I think I'm going to prep some stuff this weekend for next week. As I'm getting busyier at school I am going to need to pack more. Today after I finished my bento I also ate an entire doughnut!

I'm also discovering that it's not easy to take pictures of bentos when it's dark and I'm not fully awake.

Wednesday's meal- click on picture for info on the contents
bento 8-27-08

Thursday's meal- click on picture for more info-
bento 8-28-08

Friday's meal- same as above, click on the picture for more info-
Bento 8-29-08

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008

Today's bento isn't the best shot. I took the picture before work, and it just wouldn't focus in the dark. (or maybe I couldn't focus since I wasn't totally awake.) I took a lunch to school yesterday, but it was just a frozen pack of mac and cheese, so nothing worth documenting in a photo.

Bento 8-26-08

This is a Clickety Click rabbit onigiri container, so what better than to try my hand at some onigiri. I considered a few different fillings, but finally decided on a favorite sandwich filling of olives and mayonnaise, and it worked out well. I have three mini onigiri in the freezer still, these are both hand formed, so the shape is far from perfect. I tucked some Korean nori underneath to wrap them in while I was eating them.

The bottom level holds red bell pepper, a quartered mushroom, a little silicone cup of edamame, a fishy of soy for the edamame, and hidden under the pepper is a babybell cheese.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Made it through an entire week!

Bento 08/22/08

Homemade spring rolls with tomato, rice, imitation crab, and cilantro. Bean sprouts with furikake (I meant to put the bean sprouts in the spring rolls), Carob Spirulina "hunks o energy," prunes, hazelnut pocky, Sate sauce for the spring rolls and sesame orange dressing for the sprouts.

Thursday's lunch

Not the most attractive lunch, but balanced and it served it's purpose well.
Bento 8/21/08
Shrimp potstickers with some plum sauce I canned last year (in the blue container), sugar snap peas, rice with furikake, cheese and two little prepackaged mochi. (I find that the prepackaged ones taste more like flavored and filled marshmallows. But then I like sweet, so they're fine for me.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

lunch for Wednesday

bento for 8/20/08
Potato salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, garlic and myzithra cheese. Fresh tomato, edamame and hazelnut pocky on the side.

August 19, 2008

Bento 8/19/2008

Rice with furikake, cheese, mochi, blanched bean sprouts with cilantro and sesame seeds, a homemade sesame seed dressing for the sprouts, sugar snap peas, a scrambled egg and blueberry pocky.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My second Bento

School starts tomorrow, so no more excuses about not bringing lunch. Next week I won't even have time to stop to pick something up most days. Here is tomorrow's lunch.
Bento #2
Homemade spring rolls (cellophane noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, imitation crab and bell pepper) with peanut satay sauce, cherry tomatoes, macadamia nut mochi, cheese and blueberry pocky.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Bento

Nothing too exciting- homemade tobiko sushi, Fresh veggies, grapes, a jelly, some cola taffy candy, a hard boiled egg shaped like a fish and a little bottle of balsamic vinegar to eat on the veggies and egg. It's packed in a 650ml "Leaflet Tight" box.

My first Bento