- white rice onigiri - fried sweet potato caramelized with sweet soy sauce n crushed peanuts - fried mini sausages (shaped into tako (octopus) n kani (crab)) - fresh lemon wedge - raw lettuce - raw carrot slices - raw green sprouts seasoned with olive oil, salt n white pepper - green apple bunny slices - Hershey's chocolate almond drops
- onigiri with home-baked anchovy flakes n sesame seeds - baked mini chicken wieners (i had fun cutting them into octopus n crabs ) - cherry tomatoes (home grown) - mixed veggie salad - boiled carrot+corn+peas with mayo n white pepper - canned pineapple cubes with sprinkles - Arabic dates (dried) - pickled young mango
Since I have Veteran's day off tomorrow I wouldn't get to make a bento meal so I decided to compromise and turn the bento snack that I usually make today and make it into more of a bento meal. I've put a few things in that I haven't tried before and some old favorites that I haven't had in a while. This bento contains:
Top Layer: 2 Onigiri: Shisho (left) and Ebi (right) Furikake Leeche Jelly with Little Spoon Bunny Container with Ketchup Bottle with Wasabi Shoyu
Bottom Layer: Apple Bunny 3 Fried Shrimp Pice of Nama Chikuwa (fish cake) Cut in Half and Stuffed With Cucumber Strips Blueberries Sprinkled with Sugar Green Tea Mochi
I was trying to make more Tofu Nuggets, but the tofu I got, even though it said firm, wasn't as firm as the last brand I bought. The mix ended up being extremely creamy an were a huge pain to make into patties so I got creative and made Tofu-Miso-Edamame Gyoza! They were so delicious! They literally tasted like cream cheese/bad for you/you're gonna regret this laster goodness, but they're really healthy for you! I think I'm gonna try my hand at making my own version of crab ragoon after this! This bento contains:
Top Tier: Tofu-Miso-Edamame Gyoza Pan Steamed Japanese Sweet Potato
What you see here is slightly smoked and fried salmon on a bed of fresh field salad, accompanied by cherry tomatoes, steamed carrots and fried tofu. And what I also see, is that my pear looks suspiciously white in this picture.
I got the fried tofu recipe from the lovely Thanks again! ^^ 14.03.2012
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
Because ANYTHING can be made into a bento, my friends. Anything.
Top tier has mashed potatoes, carrots, lettuce, and gravy. Bottom tier has green bean casserole, stuffing (molded in an onigirl mold), turkey, and cranberries. Pretty traditional, ne? Mashed potatoes and stuffing were homemade. I cheated on the green bean casserole and used canned green beans. >.> Oh, and the little cup thingy on the side has apple juice with cranberries in it. They float. ^-^