Sonntag, 12. Februar 2012

Valentine's Day Bento

Sayuri from Japan, the Wonderland is organizing a Bento competition and invited me. There is also a nice prize, sponsored by Casabento.

picture by Sayuri
I almost forgot to prepare a bento because I have little time. But fortunately, the competition is so even today. This morning I made a quick bento. The task was not easy, because Sayuri had some conditions. The Bento should be the subject of Valentine's Day. The content should be healthy and balanced. The Bento should be prepared in about 30 minutes, I was at the time without cooking rice. It should also seasonal products are used. And finally there should be no expensive ingredients are used. I think I had taken everything.

In a bowl is a Onigiri Teddy with a heart of red pepper. The onigiri was filled with scrambled eggs. I had put the teddy bear on lettuce leaves. In addition I have placed in the heart-cup blood orange and a physalis. In the left corner a few grapes have found a place.

In the other dish I have a pasta salad made of heart-pasta. The salad was prepared very quickly. Cook pasta and marinated with a balsamic dressing with diced red onion and served with yellow and red peppers diced and purslane.
In the right corner is a sausage-heart. On the left side came a radish rose and my mandatory Bento-tomato. Also, I've wrapped a few sweets.

The radish-roses I have colored with red beet juice, and I found them very cute.

Prepare the rice as here. Making scrambled eggs and season with sake, soy sauce and pepper. Put some rice on a piece of plastic wrap and put some scrambled eggs on top. The balls form with help of the plastic wrap.

 The ears and paws forms on the same principle.
First, abdomen and head set on a bed of lettuce.

Use uncooked spaghetti to fix.

Punch the face of nori.


Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

Xmas Bento

I had prepared a Weihnachtsbento today and would like to show yet.

In the left bento dish is a Christmas tree from snow peas on a radish salad as a base. The tree is decorated with Christmas tree balls of red peppers and cheddar. In the left corner there is a Santa Claus boots made sausages with mayonnaise-edge.

In the right shell is on a salad bed a Snowman-onigiri with tuna filling decorated with nori, red pepper and carrot. Next to this are a tomato and two Physalis.

In both dishes, there are some gifts from carrots, red beets, turnips and meetballs and in the outer corners are holly made of cucumber and red beets.
Click here for the German version.

Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2011

Via Col Bento! A Bento Competition

First - sorry for my bad English.

This competition was launched to make Bentos known in Italy. Kitty's Kitchen and Semplicemente Pepe Rosa are the two blogs that have organized this competition. So now my review:

Asparagus pasta salad with antipasto

50 g Pasta
each 3 piece green and white Asparagus
Cherry Tomatoes
Mini Mozzarella
Parsley, Chives, Basil
Olive oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Pepper, Salt, Sugar

Peel the asparagus and cut into 2 cm pieces, then sprinkle with sugar and salt and bring about a hour. Then pour off the asparagus. The noodles cook according to instructions, let cool.
Peel and cut in cubes the scallion, mix it with oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a vinaigrette. Cut the tomatoes in half and add to the asparagus with the vinaigrette mix and add the noodles and mozzarella.

The main course was the salad in the lower bow. I decorated with parma ham and basil.

As a "starter" I packed up antipasti. On a bed of arugula were Valentinos (yellow mini-pumpkins) and cherry peppers are stuffed with cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and capers.

The "second gear" is a pickled egg (in red beet sauce) with Italian salami.

The "dessert" are fresh fruits. I have packed cherry, dragon fruit and kumquats.

The sweet highlight: strawbeery-pockies  verry delicious

Enjoy your meal.