Wednesday, 4 May 2011
No.89 'Little Flower Fruit Kebab' bento
Hello! Apologies for not blogging about my bento recently. It doesn't mean I've taken a break from bento, because I've still been producing them regularly, it was jut the blogging bit that wasn't getting done. I've been making a lot of simple but nutritious 'leftovers' bentos, so my next post may feature a whole lot of these bentos together as another of my 'numerous vegetarian bento ideas' posts.
I've just realised that the photo for tonight's bento is very dark. I hope that isn't too awful. Here I've used some of my home-made spicy vegetable cous cous. The vegetable and spice combination in it is finely diced and olive oil fried courgette, white onion, chive, carrot, turmeric and white pepper. Along with the cous cous is a little bunch of sharp tasting baby salad leaves and a cherry tomato. In the other side I've put a small portion of coleslaw and some chopped green grapes and strawberries. Some of which I've skewered on a crepe paper flower toothpick decoration.
Now here's where I have a top tip for you. Don't just look out for food skewers and cookie cutters on your travels for use with bento, also look out for jazzy cocktail decorations like this one. It came in a large pack of crepe paper flower and fruit decorated toothpicks and they are going to be super-lovely for Spring/Summer bento and picnics. They cost me only 49 pence in a shop called Home Bargains. Can you believe that? 49 pence. I really wish I'd bought more.
If you'd like, take a look at the two new cake creations I'm going to be adding shortly to my 'Cake' page on here. That's it for now! Good night readers.