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{June 25, 2010}   Antipasta Bento Redux



Antipasta Bento Redux

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Antipasta Bento Redux – salami and pepperoni, almonds, cherries, one lonely little pickled mushroom, roasted yellow bell peppers, cheese, cucumber slices and melon. A little bear pick tucked in there for cuteness.



{June 24, 2010}   Panchan Bento



Panchan Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Korean panchan bento.

From left to right: bean sprouts, cucumber, rice, kimchi (homemade!), bulogi beef, korean melon.

Sadly my box tipped in my lunch bag and everthing got scrambled together. We’ll see how THAT tastes at lunch time. 😦



{June 23, 2010}   Fishy Leftovers



Fishy Leftovers

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Bah! I’m not taking very good photos this week. At least lunch is yummy.

The last of the octopus salad, carrots and yellow squash, marinatesd mushrooms.

Kamaboko (fish cake), snap peas, grapes.

There is a small container of Green Goddess dressing to dip the veggies in. Chocolate chip cookies for dessert.






There’s Something Fishy About This Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Marinated mushrooms, cherries and octopus salad (chopped octopus, red onions, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice). The butterfly is kamoboko (fish cake) with carrot and nori detail. Basmati rice and krab fill the box. Side car of mangoes, grapes and blueberries to be mixed with vanilla yogurt.



{June 18, 2010}   Big Colorful Bento



Big Colorful Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Big bento today. I’ll have the fruit for breakfast. I realized at 10:30 last night that not only did I not have lunch for today, all my smaller boxes were dirty. Doh!

From the top left – onigiri balls stuffed with spicy tuna (leftovers from the other day’s sushi), snap peas, carrot slices, green apple dices, carrot-ginger soup with chive garnish.

On the bottom: lentil salad with green onion and roasted yellow and red bell pepper, grapes, cherries, strawberries and mangos, marinated broccoli stems.



{June 17, 2010}   Birdy Bento



Birdy Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

An attempt at a cutsie (kawaii) bento. Nest is arugula-almond pesto spaghetti and grape tomatoes. Broccoli and mushrooms for a “tree”. Bird is made of purple cabbage. Mushroom branch. Apple slices and rice under the bird. The orange thing at the bottom is jelled carrot-ginger soup on a nest of lettuce.



{June 16, 2010}   Spicy Tuna Maki Rolls Bento



Spicy Tuna Maki Rolls Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

On the left is marinated vegetable salad and watermelon. The maki rolls are spicy tuna (tuna, mayo and rooster sauce) and cucumber, grape tomatoes and carrots.



{June 15, 2010}   Quickie Bento



Quickie Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Quickie bento. Canteloupe and watermelon, grape tomatoes, chicken patty. Salad with cucumber flowers.



{June 14, 2010}   Salads Bento



Salads Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

Variety of salads bento! Green salad, pasta-kasha salad, fruit, marinated chickpea and vegetable salad. This is lunch and snack for today.



{June 14, 2010}   Picnic Bento



Picnic Bento

Originally uploaded by dicentragirl

I took the kidling to the Edmonds waterfront yesterday to see the tall ships and to poke around under the pier. There were extra low tides, so you could walk under the ferry terminal. We saw purple star fish and sea anemones. Neat! We also had a little picnic.

This box is HUGE. Top is a marinated chickpea and vegetable salad, cherries and watermelon. Bottom is rice with bonito teriyaki furikaki and veggies.



et cetera