Monday, August 22, 2011

BENTO: Leftover chorizo madness

Hi! Today's bento was very simple, as I just didn't feel up to cooking this weekend. I had made a fresh salmon filet on top of pasta, collard greens, and chorizo mixed with kidney beans. It was freaking delicious!

So of course I ate all of the plate, but had PLENTY of leftovers for bento fodder. I keep a container in my fridge of various leftovers to throw into bento during the week:

It really helps to have that on the mornings that I'm just too tired to throw anything together. Also makes for fast dinner!

So anyway, enough of the non-bento!

This one was easy to throw together last night. There's leftover chorizo with kidney beans over collard greens and pasta on the left. On the right, there's sliced kiwi, strawberries, apples, cucumber and some quickly fried red potato slices! There's so much green in this bento it reminded me of my friend Renee, whose favorite color is green!

Hope you enjoyed & everyone has a great start to the week =)


  1. Hi Mande! The chorizo and kidney beans looks so yummy! I make bentos on a regular basis and I like to use leftovers too! :D

  2. Thanks Bento Cat! I love the flavor combo of the two. It was delicious!
    Leftovers are amazing for bento. Since I cook for one I tend to get frustrated with the amount of leftovers, but they make for great fodder.


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