Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Moroccan Yumminess


Arrrgh!  No matter where I positioned the butterfly or what angle the photo was from, this butterfly just looked awkward to me.  It's still a nice butterfly and A-chan liked it a lot, so why am I worrying about it?!  I shouldn't, right?  Today I made myself a bento too.  It was yummy!  Have you ever been to a Moroccan restaurant?  If you haven't, drop everything and go now.  Yes, I mean it - now!  Both of our bentos have leftovers from the Moroccan feast that I cooked the other night.  Not only is Moroccan food delicious it makes a ton of leftovers which just tickles pink the freezer stash lover in me.

In A-chan's bento:  Garlic and Basil couscous, Moroccan chickpeas, carrot butterfly, strawberries, steamed broccoli, carrot hearts, veggie hotdog flowers with green pea centers, and a container of feta cheese.


In my bento: Garlic and basil couscous, Moroccan vegetable stew, pan seared tofu and a perilla leaf.

The sweet Julie Moore got me thinking about couscous recently, making me realize how long it had been since I'd made Moroccan food.  I am grateful - I love this stuff! Go have a peek at the post I just made with the couscous, stew and tofu recipes.

Unfortunately A-chan does not share my relish in Moroccan cuisine and totally refused to eat the Vegetable stew.  That's why her bento has only the chickpeas, each one individually picked out of the stew to go into her bento.  Yep, that's how much I love my girl :)


10 comments:

megan said...

that butterfly is so lovely and lacy... and these moroccan flavors so appealing. well done!

sheri fujihara chen said...

No I haven't had Moroccan food before, but looking at this stew, I am positive I will love it! Both bento looks absolutely delicious!

berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

Beautiful Lunches... even the picked through stew looked scrumptious! Yep sometimes we mommys have to do what we gotta do!

Bentobliss / Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

Totally agree on the Moroccan cuisine : like their pastries, their dishes are fingerlicking good. The butterfly looks lovely, not awkward at all. Oh, and I love the box you used for yourself. :o)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Megan!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Sheri! You should try a Moroccan restaurant - they are so much fun plus the food is incredible.

Natakiya said...

Lol, thank you Berrygirl! Mommy power! :D

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Ingrid! Ooooh, the pastries...yum! I love that bento box. It is reserved for my use, lol :)

hellokitt9 said...

That is so yummy looking that it is making me crave Moroccan food!!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Hellokitt9! I'm very happy that Moroccan food works well in bentos :)