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.