News and links

First, a few administrative details. I’ve moved a few things around on my website – links to other food blogs and websites can be found on a page of it’s own, accessible from the sidebar or from a link at the top of any web page. I added a few new links in there, so I encourage you to have a look and see if there’s anything that’s new to you. Also, if you have a look at the sidebar, you can also now sign up for e-mail updates.

Okay, enough blabbing. Let’s get to the news and links.

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bento box and carrot salad

I made myself a little bento box for lunch using a Lock & Lock container that came with little dividers and a couple of silicone muffin cups. I actually bought this container in Hong Kong last year because I couldn’t find them here at all, but now I see them in the stores all the time. From left to right is a portion of gallo pinto (recipe posted yesterday), a quick carrot salad (recipe below), dried cranberries and some Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal.

bento box

bento box

Quick carrot salad

Ingredients
1 carrot, shaved with a peeler or shredded with a grater
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
dash of white pepper (black would be okay too)

Directions
Shaving a carrot with a peeler with give you more delicate pieces but grating would work just as well. Mix all ingredients together.

In hind sight I think I should have used fish sauce or maybe some black vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Ah well, something to try for next time!

News and links – freebie edition

Want some food freebies? The pulled pork givewaway got me thinking about free things that you can pick up and I’ve collected a few food related ones for you here. Please note that most are for Canadian addresses only!