The bento has two compartments, one for soup that has a watertight lid and one that you can place on top of that to take some side dishes. As you can see the 2nd compartment isn't too big, since I could hardly fit in two broccoli muffins. This bento comes as a set and also part of it is a fitting bag and chopsticks. But I was in a hurry that morning before school, so I forgot to take a proper picture of the whole set. The bento did hold up very nicely and the soup was still warm when it was lunchtime, so I am very pleased about my new bento set. If you are interested to get one of your own, I bought mine on e-bay. You can click here to go to the seller and to see many great pictures of this set.
I also have a recipe for you of the soup I made. I really wanted to make pumpkin soup because the pumkins are in season again but I added sweet potatoes as well :)
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup (serves 4)
- 500 gr pumpkin
- 500 gr sweet potatoes
- 500 ml vegetable stock
- 300ml coconut milk
- juice of 1 lime
Peel the sweet potatoes. Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and cut both pumpkin and sweet potato in pieces. Toss the veggies in a large pan and add the vegetable stock. Let it boil for about 40 minutes until the veggies are soft. Mash the vegetables with a hand held blender until you have a smooth texture. Add the coconut milk to make it more creamy. Let the soup simmer for a bit and lastly add the lime juice for a sweet and sour taste.
The post is part of weekend cooking. Please go check out what others have made this weekend as well.