Kabocha salad, a bento lunch box classic

A colorful alternative to potato salad. This version is very crunchy and the taste of Summer kabocha is incredibly fruity and sweet.

The base is kabocha pumpkin, steamed and mashed.

With a sour seasoning.

Cucumber and nagaimo (raw yam) as garnish. I cut cubes and added to the mix. Let half a day in the fridge.

Serve chilled. It can be stored 2 or 3 days in the fridge, so you get the carotene loaded side dish for a few meals or as a lunch box item.

Couscous curry

A hot plant-based lunch. Ready in a few minutes, as usual. Veggies from the West and the East prepared in Indian curry.

Very fine couscous with a few goji berries. A stir-fry of veggies : green peas, Brussels sprouts, yama-imo potato. Flavored with garlic, whole Indian spices, paprika and tomato sauce.

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From red unagi to green vinegar. Summer food rainbow. (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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