I meant to post this (or anything at all) a few days ago, but I’ve been swamped at work and haven’t even had time to post bento pics as of late. :/
I’m surfing around at the moment looking at bento odds and ends that are awesome but I can’t afford them, and checking out some recipes online for new ways to dress up somewhat boring dishes. Everyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for glazes and sauces, especially tropical flavors like the ones you find over at Nature Isle (which has a lot of gorgeous vegan and gluten free products, for those of you who prefer vegan or have to put up with Celiac disease) and the nutjob combinations I cook up myself, lol.
I actually have a real thing about BBQ sauce. I doubt anyone who doesn’t work in the food industry is quite as obsessed with it as I am, but that’s because when I can afford meat it’s always the cheapest cuts or ground meat that’s reduced for quick sale because it’s old. Because of this I’ve become a champ at disguising the flavor of old or inexpensive meat with the likes of a delicious BBQ sauce, vegan salad dressings or a great glaze. No one else can seem to tell how truly bad the cut of meat was before I started, either – I don’t know if that’s something to brag about, though!
Of course BBQ sauce is good for more than just meat, just like salad dressings and glazes can be used outside of their conventional dishes. BBQ sauce is great on a baked potato (do not overdo this, a little goes a long way!), on scrambled eggs (once again – go light!), or water it down a little (you can thin it out with rice vinegar if you want to keep a bold taste) and use it as a dipping sauce for a great veggie gyoza.
All in all, a good sauce or dressing is worth it’s weight in gold when you realize how much you can do with it!
Mirrored from Hanamachi Lights: Bento & Food.