Saturday, March 27, 2010
I know, shame on me! I dropped off the face of the internet again. Spring has sprung and I have been so busy working on getting a garden together, visiting family, and spring cleaning. I have also added an hour of exercise into my routine so by the end of the night when I normally post im exhausted! My new carb low diet also leaves my bento lacking at the moment, but I promise I will post some up soon. Hope everyone is doing great!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
steamed cabbage, prunes, edamame, banana chips, and some broccoflower. Hope everyone is having a great day!
How to make a simply microwave steamer at home. This is perfect for making speedy bento, you don't have to wait for a pot of water or an electronic steamer to heat up. You also don't have to pay 3$ to order one offline and wait weeks to get it! The pictures are labeled 1-5 just follow along.
- You will need two medium sized plastic food storage containers and 1 lid.
- Cut along the side about 3/4s of the way down and then cut around.
- You should get something similiar to this.
- Cut/poke some vent holes in your newly cut container. This is going to be the platform.
- Fill your non cut container with abit of water, then insert your cut container open side down until it is sturdy. Place your veggies on top and sit the lid on do not seal it up just let it rest lightly on top.
- Place in mircowave and heat until desired tenderness of your veggie!
Make sure you use a microwave safe container. You can cut holes in the top aswell but letting it rest on top does just the same. I haven't tried it with rice, but im guessing it would probably work if anyone uses it for anything else let me know! Hope this helps out. I know it is usefull in my kitchen when i prepare bento for only myself. I can quickly steam up some veggies to throw in my box.