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.

Ta-da!

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

2 comments:

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

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  2. ahahahaha! thanks, veronica ;)

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