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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Red Salmon Heart Bento

Red is the name of the game in hapa bento's B.O.M.B. event this month--honoring Valentine's Day and heart health awareness! This bento features a heart-shaped salmon cake made with red salmon, red onions, and red peppers, seasoned with fresh ginger, garam masala, pureed tomato-red chili vegetable
curry and red cayenne pepper. The mini red pepper holds mango-ginger chutney; enokis, heart-shaped cukes, snow peas and baby romaine round things out.

The sweets sidecar contains pineapple, nectarine slices, blackberries and a mocha brownie topped with guava-chocolate candies.

This rose bouquet has been a highlight of my week so far! Each bloom is an intensely scented globe of peach, gold, and pink:
More warm colors, reminders of sweet sunny days ahead:
 
Thanks again, Debra, for hosting this event--I'm looking forward to more red bento menus this month!

19 comments:

babykins said...

I love red color, the salmon cake is full of red things! Plus beautiful warm red roses and fruits. These photos have my heart warm red.
Lovely and healthful bento, *clap*!

babykins said...

I love Rirakkuma!

bentobird said...

Hi babykins!
I'm so glad you liked these warm-toned pictures! I also love Rilakkuma--so unique and cute!! Do you collect any items in this "family"?

sherimiya said...

I love this post! Can look at those roses forever. My favorite flowers...esp the scented ones..and I love the heirloom ones that seem to overbloom with myriad petals upon petals! I am sooo ready for my bushes to come out of dormancy...
Your bento is superb as well, and the stuffed pepper is charming :) I bet the salmon heart cake was delish! Lovely, lovely.

Lia Chen said...

Beautiful red!! Healthy bento yes ... love to see the roses and pear pictures on this post. Can't wait to see another red creation from you :)

tatabonita said...

Hohoho, your red bento presentation makes me want to get a new red bento box :D. Your salmon cake sounds so good btw and those roses --> ROCK!!! :D

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

oh really great colors! I love the red-tones in the photo, nice idea with the roses, too. They are so beautiful!!! <3 And I want that mocha brownie so bad! :D

susanyuen said...

Beautiful bento! :D You always have a wonderful way of presenting your food! That mocha brownie is calling my name!

Lexi said...

lovely as always! Plus WOW to those roses - gorgeous!

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya,
*Smiling* from your wonderful comments! Roses are just the essence of beauty--it's wonderful that you live in a climate so well-suited for growing them! Can't wait to see some pictures come spring:)
Enjoyed munching on the chutney-pepper with the salmon--interesting textures and I do love chutney! Have a day as sweet as your bentos, Sheri!

bentobird said...

Hi Lia!
Kind and encouraging comments as always, thank you dear! Given your great gift for color, I eagerly await your brilliant red bentos in February!

bentobird said...

Hi Tata!
Red really lights up one's lunch! I'd love to see which red bento you'd select for your cute creations. Here--please take a rose or two...or three!

bentobird said...

Hi Token!
Thanks for your lovely comments! Do you love mocha flavors, too? Great, let's share!!

bentobird said...

Hi Susan!
So nice to hear, as I love your presentations as well! I have more brownies to share--wish we could pass bento treats over the net, tee hee!

bentobird said...

Thanks Lexi--you are so nice!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Beautiful, those mushrooms are great decoration :)

bentobird said...

Hi Margot and thanks for your visit and kind comments! I love enoki mushrooms :)

gnoegnoe said...

I'm not really a sweet tooth but the moccha brownie with candies (I thought they were blueberries) looks SO cute!

What did you do with the enokii-take? You didn't eat them just like that, did you?

bentobird said...

Hi there gnoegnoe :)
Thanks for visiting! Haha, yes--the enoki were yummy in between bites of salmon-cake and the chutney pepper!