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Monday, October 11, 2010

project pink/octobre rose bento

Hi bento pals! This Project Pink bento was made in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the  special Octobre Rose event at the wonderful Bento Blog of Mademoiselle M. Given the importance of diet in cancer prevention, shown in recent discoveries about antioxidants and DNA-protective compounds in fruits, veggies, whole grains and fish, my bento includes some of the most potent anti-cancer whole foods...

Farmer's market kale, lightly steamed, is layered on top of a multigrain mixture including black and brown rice. Purple cabbage, vivid and refreshing, golden tomatoes, avocados and shrimp (in a light ginger dressing) lend their antioxidant properties and healthy fats. For dessert, raspberries, a favorite sweet berry full of health protective compounds.

I look forward to seeing all of the bentos being created around this theme--I've enjoyed seeing Lia's, Debra's and Emily's thus far, all beautiful!
Bento has encouraged me to prepare and enjoy ever more wholesome, vivid and seasonal foods (how awesome is it that the most rainbow colorful, fun to bento foods are the healthiest?) and I love the constant input of our bento community of creative cooks through the seasons, so rich in ideas and inspirations for healthy cooking--surely a proactive approach to wellness!

We are in full squash glory at the farmer's market now...I will be cooking up one of these spaghetti squash quite soon:


Have a great week, friends!

32 comments:

Susan Yuen said...

Gorgeous Project Pink bento!!! It's absolutely beautiful to look at. :)

bentobird said...

Thanks very much Susan! I loved yours as well :D!

Emily Ng said...

Awesome...love the raspberries. Perfect for the theme. :)
Thanks for mentioning mine in your post here.

bentobird said...

Hi Emily! Glad you liked this one and it was a treat to see your interpretation of this theme!

Lyndsey said...

Your bentos are always so well thought out. I have been having difficulty with my internet so I have some catching up to do. I found some lovely raspberries, that were not only large, but tasted so good! They are pretty to look at.

I am going to check out the other's now! Thanks!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, I'm flattered you think so! Hope your internet issues get fixed, its hard to be without it :) Mmmmm. those raspberries sound wonderful!

Kay Heritage said...

Ahhh...looking at a little garden of Eden! How beautiful!

Lia Chen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy to see your pink bento. Your bento styling looks so elegant and I love the ribbon. Thanks a lot for mentioning my pink bento in your post :)

Debra said...

Your Project Pink bento is divine! Splashes of pink in various hues can't be outdone! Fabulous.

megan said...

so vivid and elegant! and i would expect nothing less from you than a thoughtful exploration of cancer prevention foods... thank you as always for sharing such rich information and creative energy!

Anncoo said...

Love this pink bento. So beautiful to look at :)

sherimiya said...

Stunning and vibrant. Love the dahlias right now; aren't they out of this world?
Wonderful pink ribbon contribution!

bentobird said...

Hi Kay, aw--how nice! Thanks for the compliment!

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, thanks so much! Your pink omelet ribbon was amazing!

bentobird said...

Many thanks Debra! I love all shades of pink, esp bright ones...have a great Tuesday!

bentobird said...

*smiles* thank you megan dear!

bentobird said...

Hi Anncoo--how are things? Thanks for your visit and sweet comment :D

bentobird said...

hi sherimiya, thanks so much! you said it--dahlias are just heavenly right now, pretty much intoxicating in form and color, glad you are enjoying their autumnal splendor too!

julybentos said...

Lovely bento, the pink bento is so cute!

Lexi said...

Beautiful, and so tasty looking, punchy with healthy colour! Yum!

bentobird said...

Merci julybentos, lovely to have you visit!

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi! Healthy color ftw! I think I've told you this before but I love seeing your sweet icon =^^=!

Kaimono888 said...

A great theme for your bento! It's pinky sweet too^.~

tatabonita said...

Goodness! *slap my head*... It's REALLY gorgeous! You always put the best for your bento Jenn, this pink bento creates happiness on me :D

Mrs. P said...

Your bento is so beautiful!

bentobird said...

Hi Kaimono888 and thank you dear. Must see what new feasts are up at your blog (I'll need to have a snack first)!

bentobird said...

Hi Ta! Thanks! I think pink is a color of happiness for both of us :D!

bentobird said...

Thank you Mrs. P...happy bentoing!

OhayoBento said...

Wow, I truly love looking at your photos! This is an absolutely beautiful Project Pink bento!

bentobird said...

Hi Heather, touched by your lovely comment! Have a wonderful day!

cherry bento said...

I can almost taste the raspberries in your wonderful pink themed bento! Loving the 2 prawns nestled together like a yin/yang.

bentobird said...

Hi cherry bento! thank you for thoughtful kind comments like this! Hope your weekend will be relaxing and fun...