gluten-free

Low carb gluten-free freeze dried tofu (kouya dofu) fried sandwich 'bread'

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How to make really low-carb, gluten-free sandwich ‘bread’ with fried freeze dried tofu. continue reading...

Great Bento Ideas: Colorful Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Bentos by Cocyte

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This week’s Great Bento Ideas are by Cocyte, who makes beautiful bentos in Bordeaux, France - a country that could be considered the mecca of bento-ing in Europe. continue reading...

Bento no. 78: Vegan low-carb, low calorie, 'zen' bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 250 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 30 minutes (if all components are made in the morning, much less time if you make things in advance)

Type: Japanese, low carb, low calorie, vegan, “zen”! continue reading...

Kinpira rice burger and how to keep the rice of the 'bun' together

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A quick and easy trick for keeping the ‘bun’ part of a rice burger from falling apart. continue reading...

Bento no. 73: Asparagus Salad and Quinoa Spring Bento

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Bento contents:

(1 cup = 240ml (US measurements))

Time needed: 25-30 minutes the night before; 10-15 minutes in the morning

Type: Not Japanese, alternative grains, gluten-free (note: please make sure the sausage you use is wheat-free if you are gluten intolerent.) continue reading...

Bento no. 70: Even Kale Can Become A Christmas Bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 460 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5-10 minutes in the morning (from leftovers of dinner the night before: see recipe for timing of kale dish) continue reading...

One-pan braised kale with bacon and new potatoes

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I have been trying to incorporate more dark leafy green vegetables into our meals lately, not only for health reasons, but for the taste too. Spinach and Swiss chard are standards for me, but lately I’ve been playing around a lot with the kale family and cavolo nero, a type of dark leafed, loose cabbage. Kale is a bit tough, so I like to blanch it before stir frying it, adding to soups, and so on. continue reading...