Friday, September 25, 2009

Gaara Bento!

Here is the Gaara bento that I mentioned at AWA! It didn't turn out as well as I had envisioned so I will try again sometime to do a better job.

I used a gourd shaped rice mould to make the fried rice onigiri and cut strips of nori for the designs. There are fried tofu sticks on the left side with a small container of korean bbq sauce to dip them in. Steamed broccoli, cheese sticks and soy turkey fill in the gaps. Gaara's clothes are nori and soy turkey, his face was the white part of morningstar farms soy bacon, His hair was the red part of the soy bacon. Eyes from nori and white soy bacon part.

I skipped the symbol on his forehead this time - one of the things I want to fix next time :) He has a fantastic glare I think, though!

The small bottle was originally from a set of sugar sprinkles for cookie decorating. As soon as it was empty I snatched it straight into my bento tool set.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pink Rice Bentos

Pink rice flower-shaped rice ball (made using a flower shaped rice mould) with an apple center, steamed broccoli, one tiny carrot flower, 3 mini potato pierogies (steamed and then shallow-fried in butter), a lovely strawberry and 3 spears of baby corn.

The adult version with pink rice triangle onigiri (again with rice mould) wrapped in mamenori, carrot and apple hearts, steamed broccoli, 3 mini potato pierogies (steamed and then shallow fried in butter).

AWA update


This is just a quick note to everyone who attended the bento panels at AWA this year - thank you soooooo much for coming, I enjoy doing the panels immensely! I'm sorry that my friend Dee wasn't able to join me for them this year, and hope that she can next year. (You're awesome, Dee - I missed you this year!!)

I'm working on uploading the step by step presentations, but have run into the snag of not knowing how to do that. So I'm learning and should be able to have them up soon! Please be patient with me :)


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heavy on the peas Bentos

Green peas, carrot circles, mac'n'cheese with apple eyebrows, soy hot dog rounds with black olives and 1/2 mochi for each ear.
Jasmine rice covered with stripes of sesame carrots, green peas and sweet yellow corn. On the side are cherry tomato halves, black olives and cheese cubes with a koala pick.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hello Kitty Rice Ball

I love my HK rice ball kit!! It's just so neat! And fun. My daughter likes to play with it in her toy kitchen. In this bento: Hello kitty rice ball with apple bow, heart shaped pb sandwich, flower pb sandwich with pink sprinkles, broccoli, sesame carrots, veggie gyoza, black olives, carrot butterflies, 1 apple slice, hello kitty soy sauce bottle.

A snack bento for a healthy bite on the run: green grapes, apple bunnies and two hello kitty candies.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Xtra Simple Bentos

White rice with green peas and tomato flower, apple bunny, sesame carrots, blueberries, sweet pickle and pretzel sticks.

Apple slices, blueberries, vegetarian dumpling, Jasmine rice, green peas, tomato flower, sesame carrots and cucumber bamboo leaves.