Monday, March 29, 2010

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So I decided to make an entry for the Spring 2010 Bento Contest at JustBento. It was a lot of fun to make. I'm sure the competition will be steep, but that's okay.

I tinted the rice with home-
made beet vinegar. Other
highlights include mini grape
tomatoes nestled inside some
steamed Brussels sprouts.

We have a birdhouse on our
garage that both the birds and
the squirrels have been checking out this week. Spring is definitely here despite the flood of rain!

Stuck inside during the wet
weather, I fed the kids a
"picnic" dinner indoors and
everyone enjoyed Maia's
first showing of Toy Story 2.
She seemed to enjoy seeing
"her" Jessie doll come to
life on screen.
Ryan's lunch: asparagus maki; avocado & cucumber maki; mini rice triangles; sesame tofu; apple bunnies.

Only one more day to go before my raw 40 days are up! I cheated again this weekend when my husband arrived home from the west coast and was hungry for a good dinner. I couldn't just watch him eat it alone...

friday:
7am- Raw Revolution chocolate coconut bar.
9am- 1 orange.
10:30am- sprouted chick peas w/lemon juice, scallion, olives, bell pepper.
12:30pm- honeydew melon.
3pm- apple slices w/almond butter.
8pm- pasta w/zucchini & olives

saturday:
7:30am- honeydew melon.
11:30am- 1 Raw Revolution chocolate coconut bar.
1:30pm- 1 orange; mixed nut.
3pm- 1 banana; handful of baby carrots.
8:30pm- pasta w/zucchini & olives. Yep, blew it when my husband got back!

sunday:
7:30am- tomato salad: tomato, onion, olives, olive oil, sprouted chick peas
9:30am- bowl of honeydew melon.
11am- small container of raisins, sliced almonds & date pieces.
1:30pm- 2 bananas w/almond butter, agave nectar & grated coconut.
4pm- leftovers from bento prep!
6pm- a pickle; Raw Revolution spirulina & cashew bar.

6 comments:

Courtney said...

OMG too cute!!

Susan Yuen said...

Fantastic Spring bentos!!! The birds are so sweet and the sushi looks wonderful too. I love how you arranged both bentos- so pretty!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Aww the birds are amazing! So cute!!!! I love seeing all of the wonderful spring bento popping up :D

Bento Box / Asfora said...

I love your bird house bento! "Not to put too fine a point on it, say I'm the only bee in your bonnet! Build a little bird house in your soul!" Its so gorgeous and cute and realistic!

Diana said...

Wow, I really love your bento contest entry, it gives a real spring feeling, wonderful !

veganf said...

Thanks for all the compliments! Not sure about some of the entries that made the Top 15 cut in the contest, but I voted for my fave regardless!