Kabocha Miso Vinagrette

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I went into Tokyo today and had planned on bringing my lunch. When I realized how much stuff I had to take to daycare for my son, I gave up on the idea. That is the reason for the bento box presentation. Beautiful, isn’t it? I threw the dressing together in a minute. Salad dressings are all about personal taste so I’ll just give you the ingredients list and you can find your ideal mix. Just put everything in a jar and give it a shake.

In the mix: kabocha puree, miso, cider vinegar, sugar, water and salad oil

In the salad: lettuce, zucchini, carrot and red peppers

Lettuce wraps twice in one day

I had lettuce wraps twice today. I tried Gina’s method of trimming the spine for optimum rolling of leafy greens. For lunch I made miso hummus and wrapped it up in romaine lettuce with mango. The tomatoes on top looked amazing but were a bit of letdown.

For dinner I was too lazy to trim the spines so I folded them in half horizontally.  More like a lettuce boat.  What you see is hiyamugi noodles (soumen would be just as great) and beef fried in yakiniku sauce.