Girly skull or beetroot coloured rice

Bento content:
Beetroot coloured rice
-Nori
-Broccoli, carrot, Italian flat beans
stuffed parsley and lemon rolled chicken
-Lemon, fig, apricot, cherries, strawberry.

I like skulls, and usually I associate them with either a smile or a girly colour. Somehow it seems that this idea became quite popular. Well, I won’t change that because it became common!
This bento was full of taste and colour. I was really happy to eat it! (I’m the lucky one who eat it!)
The vegetables were all cooked with two tablespoons of soja. As I cooked in the same time the lemon slices the taste was truly awesome.
The colour of the rice was a red pink (it doesn’t properly come out here) so I’ll have to put less beetroot for a more pastel colour. In fact, I don’t really like beetroot. To say the truth, I don’t like beetroot except as bortch (the Polish beetroot soup) or now as a food colouring. Finally I think I just don’t like to eat beetroot in salads. Huhu..next time I’ll show you the blueberry coloured rice for those who are hopping to have “the most near to blue” coloured rice.

Again some burrito!

Bento content:
-Cereal bread with cheese
-Nigri sushi topped with carrot, lump fish eggs, guacamole
-Burrito stuffed with corn salad, radish, guacamole, smoked salmon,
-Kiwi, mandarin, pear, banana slices
-Fruit cake (home-made: a birthday present from my mum).

On the one hand, I was a bit upset about the general look of this bento. I really had thought about it, and finally it didn’t come out at all like I was hopping for. But, on the other hand, it was really tasty. So this is a good counterpart, isn’t it?
I really enjoyed to snack later in the afternoon with the fruit cake and the cheese sandwich. Finally, I cut my meals into little snacks spread throughout the day. So I can enjoy eating more often! Huhu…Thanks to bentos I wouldn’t be eating four meals per day, but only snacks…The power of portion-control.

Snack: raspberry and strawberry pie.

Snack bento content:
-Raspberry pie with strawberry topping
-Madarin, strawberry, apple and kiwi.

The recipe of the raspberry pie is easy but it seems that it isn’t the rule to add a beaten egg with a bit of milk isn’t the rule.
I really enjoy these kind of pies! The best is the apple and cinnamon pies…but I have to wait for tomorrow!

Bagels and crispy fruitsbag

Bento content:
-Bagels stuffed with cheese cream and salad
-Cereals with strawberries, dried fig and sultanas.

These bagels are home-made and a bit little. Well this was my first thought. In fact there were the perfect size to enter into the bento box special onigri. Yes, I know my meals are not specially Japanese. But, what I like is the variety not to fixed on one particular cuisine. These bagels were respectively made with cinnamon and sultanas, dried fig and sunflower seeds.
I had them also at breakfast with cream cheese (ours don’t have any salt) and strawberries. This is just a wonderful combination! You should definitely try!

Bento treat


Bento content:
-Courgette sticks with basil
-Turnip stick spiced with hot curry
-Ginger flavoured rice
-Two raw salmon flowers
-Carrot sticks with cinnamon spice
-Pepper flavoured mushrooms
-Broccoli tree.
All of these lying on a salad leaf.

The veggies were ceased with their spices in a hot pan for a few minutes. In case, I would be hungry before arriving home, I prepared a “snack” bento (it’ a 300ml box):
Bento content:
-Nutella stuffed vanilla rice ball
-Kiwi, mandarin,apple and pear slices.

It was really tasty. I enjoyed the vanilla rice stuffed with chocolate spread. The only thing which was weird is that the mandarin flavour was there too! Next time I should pack them apart or in a way they won’t touch other things.
I enjoy these snack bentos. It’s a little treat as I enjoy so much fruits and since I’m grumpy when hungry…I’d rather eat! Oh, it’s only for the sake of the others…

The true bento

Bento content:
-Salad flower with tomato centre and “vienerla” sausage centre
-Coral lens
-Grated carrot and cabbage
-Flower of fruits : pear, apple, mandarin, banana with chocolate spread.

This bento is for me the real spirit of bento. This bento is not my creation, but a present from Bisounours_51. A bento made with love for me. And what was the best is that the flower did hold in place through long trip to work. This day, I really understood the reason why some mums can be waking up so early to prepare a colourful and artistic bento for the smile of their kids. I can understand their pleasure. And the taste of your meal is so much better when it has been done lovingly. This incites me to do pretty bento to share. And now, I understand the pleasure my mom has when preparing us meals…it’s her way to say how much she cares about us. (My dad is really lucky as my mum cooks pretty well!)
I enjoyed the fruity tier the most: the crunchy and soft texture of the different fruits that were mixed. The chocolate spread gave a very delicate taste.
I’m such a lucky person! *Jealous?*