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Lamb and hummus wrap lunches & egg slicer
Posted By Biggie On April 26, 2007 @ 9:02 pm In bento, equipment, for kids, lactose free, leftover remake, meat, sandwich or wrap | 17 Comments
Morning prep time: 7 minutes. In another minor Leftover Remake, I used grilled  Moroccan lamb left over from dinner a few nights ago, and put it into a wrap sandwich with homemade hummus, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cumin and flour tortillas. Grilled asparagus was left over from dinner as well, and a wrapped cheese, boiled quail eggs, and a strawberry round out Bug’s lunch. I tried some Taiwanese canned quail eggs (Dragonfly brand, packed in water) to see if they would be a fast substitute for freshly boiled quail eggs, but they were so bad that even Bug and his friend spit them out (they usually devour quail eggs). Very rubbery, unpleasant texture — it’s too bad, it would have been nice to have a quick stash of quail eggs.
Packing notes: Because Bug doesn’t like to eat large pieces of food with different textures in the same bite, I cut everything into smaller pieces for his wrap (below). I also covered the green container with  Glad Press’n Seal wrap to keep the blueberries from rolling everywhere during transport. A tiny fork was for the (rejected) eggs, and little plastic dividers kept the wraps away from the moist asparagus and cut strawberry.
Bug has a bad habit of taking huge bites of fruit and then nearly choking on them. Japanese cookbooks for children’s bentos recommend slicing strawberries halfway through with a sharp knife or  egg slicer to avoid this problem. I recently upgraded my egg slicer from a US$1 model because the wires loosened on the cheap one, making it difficult to neatly cut through anything (let alone mushrooms). I don’t anticipate having to replace this one any time soon — it’s a workhorse.
My lunch is the same, except the wrap fillings aren’t cut up and the strawberries are whole.
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 Moroccan lamb: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/03/06/moroccan-lamb-lunch/
 Glad Press’n Seal: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006M615A?ie=UTF8&tag=luinabo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=178
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 egg slicer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=egg%20slicer&tag=lunch-20&index=garden&
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 Need for speed: A mommy’s lunch manifesto: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/04/23/need-for-speed-a-mommys-lunch-manifesto/
 Food safety for packed lunches: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/05/08/food-safety-for-packed-lunches-updated/
 How to pack a bento lunch and use gap fillers: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/06/11/guide-to-bento-packing-and-gap-fillers/
 Choosing the right size bento box: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/03/07/guide-to-choosing-the-right-size-bento-box/
 Biggie’s list of top speed tips, tutorials and equipment reviews: http://lunchinabox.net/top-tips/
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