Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Cilantro & Scallion Tamago - 281 calorie Bento

Well, this was a strange tamago indeed. I chopped up some cilantro stems and scallions and mixed it in with egg whites and Bijol for color. Bijol is a hispanic brand for powdered annato - used for coloring. It gives a range of color depending on how much powder you use. If you put alot, you'll get a fiery orange, if you use a small dusting, you get pale yellow - you get the picture.

So, here I am making my Tamago and I don't know what happened, but I decided to take a mini plastic cup and cut rounds out of the tamago, instead of leaving it in the traditional shape. I liked the results - even of not traditional. I've done the same thing with pancakes in the past. Very 'pick-up-able'.
The Blistered Tomatoes are very easy. You'll need:
Grape Tomatoes, Herbs de Provence, Oil Spray, Salt
Spray a non-stick pan with oil (olive oil preferably), add the rest of the ingredients and crank up the heat. Swirl the pan around so the tomatoes get evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. Keep swirling around until until the tomatoes start to get blistered. Shouldn't take more than 3-4 minutes at the most from beginning to end.

Bento content :
  • Cilantro & Scallion Tamago (76)
  • Strawberries (12)
  • Mini Savory Thins from Trader Joe's (69)
  • Blistered Grape Tomatoes with Herbs de Provence (28)
  • Mini Babybel Light (50)
  • Hershey Kissables (46)

Total Bento : 281 calories

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