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Monday, January 11, 2010

Roasted Veggie Bento Two


Here's my second entry for hapa bento's B.O.M.B. contest this month! This bento contains roasted sweet potatoes, radicchio, and from hapa's amazing recipes, sweet miso roast chicken and roasted baby bok choy. On the sweet side: bananas roasted with honey and a blood orange wedge. Debra's bok choy recipe includes a honey-sesame oil-salt dip that combined with the tender but slightly bitter bok choy made this dish off-the-charts yummy!

I found these leaping bunny chopsticks at Lotte Plaza this weekend:

Along with these juicy blood oranges:



30 comments:

Lil'chan said...

Oh my, your bento looks great! And I love your new chopsticks ^-^ They are so cute! Love Asian bunnies. ;) and such delicious blood oranges, oh! Delicious =)

bentobird said...

Hi Lil'chan!
Aw, many thanks! These bunnies kind of leapt into my heart :)

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

oh my god the colors are so great!! *__* It looks so delicious and I'm in love with your beautiful chopsticks! <3 <3

bentobird said...

Hi Token,
Your comment made me smile--thanks! So glad you liked this bento...and the cute bunnies :)

Lia Chen said...

Yay, delicious bento! You've got color matching for the bento box and cute chopsticks too. So nice to see your blood oranges, very rare here and difficult to find. Great pictures, love it (^.^)

bentobird said...

Hi Lia!
Your comments are so very nice! Yes--the color was a pretty exact match. Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

babykins said...

I love picture of leaping bunny,too! Have some bunny items. This bento also is delicious!!

bentobird said...

Hi babykins,
Would love to see your bunny collection as part of your beautiful bentos! I highly recommend these recipes--hubby and I ate a couple of pounds of baby bok choy with dinner this way and loved it!

sherimiya said...

All I can say is Bee-U-T-FUL!!!!
I really really love the sweepingly natural look of this bento, and the dark red of the blood orange is stunning. WHen I first peeling mine, I got a shock because I forgot they were the blood ones! You take such lovely shots. What is your camera?

hapabento said...

Roasted bananas!!! I'm gonna do it too. :)

Lovely presentation as always. Beautiful interpretation of "roasties". (word borrowed from sherimiya)

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya!
Don't blood oranges have a kind of vibrant majesty? We were thrilled to find them at an excellent price at Lotte this weekend. For a while, Trader Joe's carried the MOST amazing organic blood orange juice from Sicily in these beautiful glass bottles.
It became our favorite mixer ever...until like many a TJ's product we'd fallen in love with, it left their shelves. For a short while we spent silly amounts buying it by the case from an online distributor!
So glad you liked these photos, thank you! I used a Nikon E430.

bentobird said...

Hi there hapabento!
Oh yes, do roast up some beautiful bananas! They are like 10 times as good this way! And thank you for your lovely comments, fantastic recipes and seasonal, savory cooking inspiration!

tatabonita said...

Hemmm.... another yummy bento from Bentobird :D. Btw, I love your new chopsticks, so cute!

bentobird said...

Hi Tata!!
How are you? Thanks for your sweet comments, glad you like the bunnies :)

Angi said...

I've passed the Happy 101 award for you. Please come on by and pick it up!

Angi

susanyuen said...

Yum, beautiful bento! The miso chicken looks wonderful and I love how the blood orange looks. :D

sherimiya said...

Hi!
I know you already got the award but I love your blog so I'm giving to you again!
-Sheri

http://happylittlebento.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-blog-award.html

bentobird said...

Hi Angi,
Thank you very much! Have a lovely weekend :)

bentobird said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! I feel so lucky to learn great new recipes from this bento community :)

bentobird said...

hi sherimiya,
Aw, you are so kind! Thank you dear. I look forward to reflecting on a happiness list on a mini-vacation starting this weekend! Wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

Lexi said...

Hi Bentobird - I've also passed the award to you, I love your writing and your bentos :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi!
Your award and comment are so thoughtful, many thanks!! Wishing you a cozy, happy weekend with fun cooking adventures :)

Kashmirkat said...

I've passed the Happy 101 award for you. Please come on by and pick it up! http://anamericaninbento.blogspot.com/

Another one - lol

bentobird said...

Thank you Kashmirkat--so kind of you! Love reading your fun and interesting bento blog :)

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

Hey, cutie! I have an Blog-Award for you!
pls come and pick it up :D
http://bento-lunch-blog.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-award-tagged-d.html ^_^

Lia Chen said...

Jenn, I would like to give you the 'I Love Your Blog' award. Please pick it up here.

bentobird said...

Hi Token!
You're the best--thank you! Honored to receive this award from such an awesome bentoist:)

bentobird said...

Hi Lia,
You are such a sweet bento friend, thank you!!
And thanks for the inspiration of your bento art!

tatabonita said...

Hi Jenn, I pass an award for you at my blog :D. Pick it up at:

http://bonitofood.blogspot.com/2010/01/korean-bulgogi.html

bentobird said...

Dear Tata,
THANK YOU, my dear! I am so touched that you shared this award with me :)