Touch of Nectar

{January 20, 2012}   That’s Nuts!

I made these for Project 365.  It is one of those super simple recipes that I am going to make over and over again.  It’s not even really a recipe.

Buy a can of spanish peanuts. You know, the red skinned ones that are uber salty… Now chop up an equal amount of candied ginger. I happened to find some on sale, but the bulk bins are your friend. 

Now mix the two together and put in an airtight container.  Eat by the handfuls.  This is salty, sweet and has a nice little bit of kickin spice from the ginger. Lovely.


{October 11, 2008}   Baby’s First Bento

The other day, while looking for new ideas for work lunches, I happened across several blogs about bento boxes. These have always sort of appealed to me. Small portions, lots of variety and very pretty. So I thought I’d try my own hand at it.  Using leftovers out of the fridge, lunch took me about 10 minutes to put together. Colorful and delicious!

Clockwise from the upper left: Mashed apricot-orange sweet potatoes (with a green cabbage leaf), honey mustard pork cubes, snap peas, pomegranate, marcona almonds. Boiled egg in the center.

Now I’m hooked! I bought a couple of “real” bento boxes and I think I’ll be making more of this sort of lunch from now on. I like the variety in food types and how I get to be creative with my food. Blame it on my toddler, I like to play with my food!! LOL.

et cetera