- white rice with red preserved plum, salt, seaweed n sesame seed - chicken meatloaf slices (stir fried) wrapped around potato wedges with some oyster sauce n sesame seeds - colorful veggie crackers (fried) - raw Cameron green beansprouts - raw carrot slices - raw cherry tomatoes - raw Cameron zucchini slices - kiwi fruit - Mandarin orange - honey - colorful choco rice - colorful sugar coated jelly candies
Behold...I call it, 'sunrise paddy field' bento!! I even designed this on paper first: [link] before making it possible..lolz
This bento has: - chicken curry (first time making chicken curry, n it turned out quite good ) - tomato rice for the sky (first time making tomato rice too ) - white rice with selasih seed (like black sesame seed) and white sesame seed for the paddy field - seaweed - chicken egg for the sun (was planning on using quill egg, but couldn't find any yesterday...if it was quill egg, the sun will look smaller n cuter just like in the design i made) - veggies (carrot, cherry tomato, boiled snowpeas in pods, Cameron zucchini, grilled eggplant, rocket lettuce)
This is today's bento. Last night I made zucchini bread with a leftover zucchini my mother had so I brought some with me to work as a breakfast/snack. It turned out very good for my first try. I also added walnuts in to give it a yummy crunch. Anyway this bento contains:
Shrimp Fried Rice with Shiitake (Under Fish) 2 Fish Tenders Plum Blackberries and Raspberries Broccoli Cherry Tomato Scallions
Bento my roommate made for me a few months ago. It's an army of rabbits!!!
white rice pan-fried tofu 'fingers' barbecued yachaejeon (Korean vegetable pancake, with carrot, onion, cabbage) stir-fried broccoli, green bell pepper army of granny smith apple bunnies banana with cinnamon
onigiri (rice balls) covered in shiso (dried leaf seasoning, also called beefsteak plant- turns stuff purple!) omelet carrot flowers tomato mexican wedding cakes/russian teacakes (cookies made from butter, powdered sugar, ground pecans)
from Betty Crocker's cookbook: RUSSIAN TEACAKES (or Mexican wedding cakes) makes about 4 dozen cookies
ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 0.5 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2.25 cups all-purpose flour 0.25 teaspoons salt 0.25 cups finely chopped nuts (I use pecans)
steps: Heat oven to 400˚F. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, and vanilla. Work in flour, salt, and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.
Whew, it's been a while, eh? Work/House/Life just refuses to leave me alone so I can cook lately
TOP: rice, grilled burger, fried mochi with red bean, Panama golden frog (THANKS GOOGLE!) made of carved sweet potato and nori and brushed with a little water right before the picture for that lovely amphibian glow