Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Bento Box Snapshot: Another Week of Pareve (and a recipe!)

Making pareve (parve, parv, or whatever you call it) Bento Box Snapshots have been quite exciting to eat. I have enjoyed thinking outside the box (heh.) with my creations, and the combination of flavors I created every day.

As I’m rather behind in posts, I’m simply going to post the photos with their descriptions below, along with a dried fruit and seed bar recipe I think you will enjoy as much as I did.

BBS 1: Sliced veggies (not shown) with ricotta cheese and hummus, and short-grain brown rice with sun-dried tomato slivers, toasted sesame seeds, and a dash of Living Intention's Salad Booster.

BBS 2: Cucumber sushi, raw veggies, and refried beans.

BBS 3: Vegan quinoa salad (not shown), baby zucchini and sugar snap peas drizzled with tahini, Parmesan cheese wedges, and homemade dried fruit-seed bites (recipe below). 

BBS 4: Cold noodle salad dressed in coconut oil and lemon juice, more raw veggies, and my  homemade dried fruit-seed bites (yes, it's that good).

Many of the kids at the camp are allergic to nuts, so I thought I’d give “nut-free” a go. It’s definitely a pareve sort of food, and it’s vegan and grain-free too! 

From this...
... to bite-sized delicious energy!
Nut-free Cinnamon Raisin Sesame Bites

30 g Pepitas, raw and unsalted
66 g Sunflower seeds, raw and unsalted
27 g Hulled sesame seeds
40 g (5) Dried Black Mission figs
75 g (6) Medjool dates, pits removed
45 g (6) Prunes
50 g Thompson raisins
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of Sea salt

Place all of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until it starts forming into a ball (it should be fairly combined, but clumps of individual ingredients are encouraged).
Lay the mixture in a small, square baking pan lined with parchment paper, and lay another sheet of parchment paper on top.
With another pan of the same size, press down into the mixture to flatten it out.
Continue folding and pressing until you have reached the desired size and thickness of the bar.
Remove the large “bar” from the pan and place it onto a cutting board, where you will cut it into the desired number of bars (or bites, as I did).
It makes 5 – 10 servings, depending on if you want a bite-sized snack or a meal great for on the go.

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