01 March 2012

Roasted Pear and Arugala Salad

I love packing my dinners for work.  The way I arrange them "to be assembled", I feel like a little Harajuku girl with her bento box.

Last night's dinner was a roasted pear and arugala salad and it was quite tasty.  I got the inspiration for it based on ingredients I already had on hand.  It looked just gorgeous, in my humble opinion but when I make it again--and I will make it again--I will make the dressing/pear basting liquid less sweet.  The recipe from which I derived my recipe called for apple cider/juice and that, mixed with the natural juices of the pear, just made it too sweet.  I'll probably keep the basting liquid recipe simpler next time too--just some balsamic vinegar (apple cider vinegar seems a little too obvious), lemon juice, olive oil, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon (and salt!).

My salad, pre-assembled, but ready to go!  My pear is in the foil, my pecans/cranberries are in the Glad container and my "dressing" is in the smaller container above.  I don't think I need to point out where the arugala is...

 Looking at this again, it still looks adorable to me and still looks like a bento box, although I don't think they have Gladware in Japan.


Look at those pears glisten.  Ahh, the fluorescent lights of my workplace.


  1. This is food porn lol Beautiful photos as always.

  2. ahahahaha! thanks, veronica ;)