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Lunch Box 442: Breaking bread


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Broken bread Got some more new stuff here! I just made naan - East Indian flatbread - for the first time, and quite liked it, so here's a bit of that, torn into chunks and buttered up. Below that is some omelet with turkey bacon and mushrooms. Continuing counterclockwise, we find zucchini & onion stir-fry, baked eggplant slices, and purple imo-yokan. Imo-yokan is a jellied sweet potato dessert, and making it is so much work that I rarely do it, but once I got the idea of making it with purple sweet potatoes I couldn't resist.

I had planned to pack some roe in with this meal. I found a good recipe for broiled roe in The Joy of Cooking - and if you can't trust those recipes, what can you trust? - and gave it a go. And... well, the taste wasn't bad, but the look and the texture... I'm sorry, but it was too much for me. I threw it out and whipped up an omelet as a replacement. Most new recipes I try turn out well, but if you don't have a few failures you aren't taking enough risks!

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