My bento box of the day is a bit of a mix of all things I had in the fridge, which makes it a bit eclectic flavourwise. Luckily this bento has different compartments which keep the different items well separated.
Clockwise my box has :
* inari sushi with salmon eggs and a bit of gari (I love the sweet and savoury combo of these, but finding aburaage isn't always easy)
* a mix of raw veggies (cucumber/carrot swirl, tomatoes, radish, olives, cuke filled carrot)
* zucchini cake, with takuan/daikon triangles
* clementine and melon balls
* more melon balls and a cupcake of sweet potato/cocosmilk/coriander mash.
The second bento has a tortilla wrap covered with seasoned sour cream, smoked salmon, spring onions and iceberg salad; a baked sweet potato and and the same mix of veggies as in the top one.
As you can tell, nothing special today, so the only thing I have left to say, is to wish all my American friends and readers a
Like so many before me, I recently discovered bentos and the joy of bringing healthy and goodlooking lunches to the office. Besides having colleagues jealously looking at my pretty lunch, it also saves me from having to buy another one of those insipid sandwiches oozing with mayonnaise.
This new blog will try to document my hesitant steps into the wonderful world of bento.
So, come in, take a seat, grab a drink and ... bon appetit :o)
How to start ?
If you'd like to make bentos, but you don't know how to get started, Maki from Just bento hosted a Bento 101 course on her site. It's a fun way to get acquainted with bentos, what they are, how to pack them, etc. Check it out.