Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love the Salad Rolls!



Jan's bento today has: fresh veggie-tofu salad rolls, carrots and broccoli, a few rounds of roasted golden yam with cheese stars in between them, spinach and lettuce lining the bento box, and skewers of fresh shrimp. Kitty holds spicy peanut sauce, and another little container of wasabi mayonnaise is included for the shrimp. In top of the furoshiki I added a clementine and a mini-Snickers bar.

When I first was learning to cook, I followed recipes slavishly. I was even one of those fools who would go out and buy the specific brand of baking soda recommended by the baking soda company who were presenting the recipe, in a magazine say. I was so literal!

Now I finally have the courage to change things around and sometimes it doesn't work, but it is much more fun. These salad rolls are a little wacky:



I used soba noodles instead of rice noodles, because soba is better for Jan's diabetes. I had no mung bean sprouts so that (actually my favorite ingredient!) is absent. I used a food processor to shred the veggies, which resulted in too finely chopped cabbage tending to fall out of the roll unless you exercise extreme care. I added radishes for color and spice. And I cut little tofu planks to lay along inside each roll. But they taste wonderful!! I tested them thoroughly last night. *-*

9 comments:

  1. They look amazingly delicious! ^-^

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  2. Thanks Lily!! They were pretty yum, a bit messy though! My computer keyboard has cabbage now.

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  3. Great salad rolls! I never thought of using soba, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Looking good!!!

    BTW - if you need any bento boxes or accessories, email me and let me know as I am closing out my bento business and need to get it out of here! I am pretty much getting rid of stuff at cost!!!

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  5. Susan: Yes they were tasty! By the way I'm giving copies of your wonderful cookbook as gifts this Christmas with a bento box - to seduce more people into bento!

    Avie: Wassup? I will write message in your blog comments...

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  6. The salad rolls look yummy! Great bento :)

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  7. Hi, Flying Lily... Very first time visiting your blog yet so happy to find another bento lover :D. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Hemmm... the salad rolls look so fresh, yummy, and healthy of course :D. Beautiful bento btw :))

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  8. Thanks so much!!! Hope you and your family are having a great holiday season. *hugs*

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