Showing posts with label Bento. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bento. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Bento #15 -Christmas Themed Bento

Christmas is on the way & everywhere it is very festive. So I thought of preparing a Bento with Christmas theme.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Bento #14-Halloween Bento

It is Halloween time.Therefore this bento is themed as a Halloween Bento.
This orange slice with green grape head represents a pumpkin.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Bento #13 - Flowers Bento

Orange is the themed colour for this bento & I arranged few orange slices as a Flower.Red & green grapes represent the plant.Main dish is a Fried rice with mixed vegetables.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Bento #12 - Fish Bento

This bento is themed as Fish. But there is no fish or non-veg food in this bento meal. This is a completely vegan meal.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Bento #11-Happy Anniversary BBN

Bento Blog Network is celebrating their Blog Anniversary & this Bento box is to wish them a Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Carrot Flowers-memories from last year

Today when I was checking some archieved posts,I found these carrot flowers posts & thought of reposting them.It is about 1 year I have posted them & I guess re-posting would be great for those who have missed them.

Making carrot flowers are so simple.These flowers can be used for many types simple of food garnishing.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bento # 10 - Turtles & Penguins in a Bento

These days I don’t do much cooking. Even though I cook, I don’t get enough time for a photograph. Anyway I captured this as a quick bento to participate with Bento Blog Network weekly event. It is exciting to participate with those weekly linky parties. I always find new blogs & ideas by participating with those parties. And there are few parties I always like to join with.

This week’s theme is ‘Reptiles’, however the only adorable reptile I could think of in a bento box is a ‘turtle’. :)

This turtle is of orange, grapes & carrots on a slice of bread.

However I added some grape penguins too.

Grape penguins are easier to make. I have seen many posts using cream cheese & olive to make these penguins as an appetizer. Similarly I used some cheese strip inside a grape & used a tooth pick to connect grapes as a penguin.
Beak & eyes are from carrot pieces.

 Turtle Bento is ready!!

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Bento # 9 - Bento with Love

I prepared this Bento for my Hubby’s Birthday. Last February 8 was his Birthday & I cooked Milk Rice for breakfast which is a ceremonial dish in Sri Lanka. Milk Rice is more similar to rice onigiri. Therefore I used heart shaped cookie cutters to cut Milk rice. Carrot & cheese slices also shaped using a smaller cookie cutter.

In this Bento I have used,
Heart shaped Milk rice pieces-(Check here for Milk Rice recipe)
Carrot slices
Cheese slices

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Sharing with the event 'Just for Fun'  as the main dish of this Bento Box is Milk Rice which includes only Rice,salt & coconut milk as ingredients.

Valentines Fest-Served with Love

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bento # 8 - Orange Themed Quick Bento

After the December holidays, I couldn’t make any bento box.I couldn’t find time for some detailed bento, but here is a quick idea to arrange meal box without much time consuming.

This Bento breakfast includes,

A Sandwich
Fried sausage, sliced & inserted into toothpicks & topped with carrot slices
Few carrot slices arranged as a flower on top of sandwich
Few grapes
Also few colorful candies

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Friday, 16 December 2011

Bento # 7 - Bento with Bread Baskets

Today bento is with bread baskets. I found it is a good alternative for sandwiches, just for a change.

This bento includes,
-A Bread Basket
-Few grapes

Check here for the recipe of Bread Baskets.

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Friday, 9 December 2011

Bento #6- Birthday themed Bento

Today Bento is with the theme –Happy Birthday. I started to prepare Bento after  inspired with Bento Blog Network’s weekly event. The theme for the next week is ‘Happy Birthday’ & this theme is special for me too. Reason is few days ago Food Corner Facebook page celebrated 1st birthday. Happy Birthday Food Corner!!!

Anyway in this Bento, I haven’t used any special food. They are everyday food. But I used silicone cupcake covers to pack food thinking they are birthday cupcakes.
These birthday food cupcakes include,
1) Egg chick – Hardboiled egg decorated with carrot eyes & beek, tomato hat & stay in a lettuce nest.
2) Few grapes
3) Plain white rice, cucumber slices & topped with a grape
4) Boiled chick peas topped with a grape.
5) Tooth picks inserted red cherry tomatoes to represent the balloons.

It didn’t take much time to prepare this. But I enjoyed it a lot.

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Bento #5 - Angry Birds

This week theme for bento at Bento Network is ‘Angry Birds’.
I was not sure how to make them as they have many details to show. :)
When I searched online, I saw many ‘Angry Birds’ bento, and they were really beautiful. But I knew I cannot make them with such details. They are really looking like ‘Angry Birds’ & I loved all those posts.
Anyway finally I could decide on my own ‘Angry Birds’ bento & I could do it within 10 minutes.
I am not sure whether they look as angry birds. Specially red angry bird is too round in shape.

For the red angry bird- Water melon cut as a round, grapes & carrot strips, piece of cabbage
White angry bird (round face) – Half of a hardboiled egg, grapes & carrot strips
Triangular face angry bird- A cheese wedge with carrot & grapes slices

To complete this meal, some plain rice & grapes were added
What do you think? Do they look like angry birds? :)

This recipe was featured at Very Good Recipes as best bento
Screen capture as of 08/10/2012

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Bento #4 - Christmas themed Bento

Here is my new Bento for this week & it is of Christmas theme.
First I added plain white rice as a thin layer.

Then it consists of,
Snowman made from hardboiled egg, eyes are from a ham & I used a straw to cut them
Gingerbread man made out of a chicken picnic ham & using a cooking cutter
Christmas themed stockings made from a cooked chicken sausage & decorated with some cheese
Reindeer from cooked sausage
Some carrot slices
I have added some lettuce, but they are nearly white in colour, so cannot see clearly in photos.
A piece of tomato

To decorate it more, I wanted to use some picks. And here is a tutorial on how to make beautiful picks at home.
Anyway I didn’t use stickers as in tutorial. They are beautiful, but I am not sure how they react with warm food & after closing the box.
Therefore I tried to use edible & colourful picks. So they are some colorful candy inserted into tooth pics. And I found some Christmas themed candy.To highlight the theme Christmas; I used a santa shaped candy inserted in a small pick.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bento #3 - Flower bed with Egg Sheets

This is my 3rd Bento & it is tried with Egg sheets.
Here is a tutorial of how to make egg sheets. I followed it, but may be my method is  slightly different from the tutorial.
I whisked an egg together with 1 tspn corn flour .I have a small circular shaped non-stick pan which I mostly use for egg omlette.I just applied some oil on it.
Then I strained the egg mixture on to the pan.
Cooked the egg in a very low flame.
After it is cooked, turned the egg sheet to the other side & switch off the flame. The heat of the pan was enough to cook the  other side of the egg sheet.

Cookie cutters were helpful for me to make these flowers.

For the bento box, I used white rice, but I make it as a very thin layer inside the meal box.
Using carrots, egg sheet flowers, pomegranate seeds, spring onion leaves, some kind of lettuce & also a piece of rectangle shaped egg sheet were used to decorate the box as a flower bed.

Few pieces of water melon & grapes were used in another small box.

Featured as Best bento on Very Good Recipes
(Below is screen capture as at 30 / 09/2012)

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