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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

golden november bento


Today's bento reflects amber-golden tones from the vibrant and mild November we've enjoyed thus far. Lunch features a curried chicken salad, bright with healthful turmeric and studded with almonds, pistachios and apples.

Thin slices of bright rainbow chard stems and edible viola blossoms accent the salad along with a "ginkgo" of tart Granny Smith apple. For more autumnal golden flavor, pureed Kabocha squash with ginger and some golden beet flowers. Yummy pumpkin-spice bread topped with cream cheese, pumpkin butter and pistachio surrounded by a "mosaic" of candied ginger and papaya pieces for dessert....

Lunch companion: a little Japanese owl!

Golden kitty reflects autumnal beauty...

Warm afternoon light shining through amber-toned trees
Have a great Thursday, friends!



26 comments:

Robin said...

Golden Delicious!

bentobird said...

Hee! Thanks, Robin dear :D

Megg said...

Wow! This is one of my favorite to date (and that's sayin' something!). Such beautiful colors, and I'm a bit jealous of those fall trees as well (there's some here in Chicago, but in the city it's just not the same). Love the neko pix too! :)

bentobird said...

Hi Megg, what a fab comment, many thanks! As you know, I find your color-rich and creative bentos quite inspirational :D!

Lyndsey said...

The golden photos are stunning! I love your tiny lunch companion! Too cute. Your chicken salad sounds wonderful, I think I'll make that for my lunch tomorrow1 ;) The Swiss chard kept it's vibrant color...so pretty. I finally posted a new bento post, it's been awhile!

Funny we have an orange cat now hanging around our house and Neji feels like he's being invaded. The orange cat runs when we go outside to say hi!

Just a MOM (Lina) said...

Oh my!!! I love the color so much!! and that little Japanese owl is too cute ... love it!!!

Bobo said...

Love the colourful Chard stems..
It is a blessing to live in such a beautiful place..

sherimiya said...

Looks like Fall has fallen over there! We're still waiting over here....

Thanks for sharing your amber golden world with us :D

Sysyl said...

Wow! It's so colorful!The chicken salad looks delish...

Lia Chen said...

Edible flowers? So cool! Never ending WOW for each of your bento. Very cheerful colors for this bento. Love the tiny owl too ♥

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Ohhh, your new bento is a real beauty, thanks for the heads up! This golden kitty who lives near us is very friendly, loves attention...have a great day!

bentobird said...

Thank you thank you Lina, you are so nice!!

bentobird said...

Hi Bobo! Yes, the stems have such amazing colors, love them! Enjoy today :D!

bentobird said...

Hello Sheri, always delightful to have you visit :D!

bentobird said...

Thanks so much, Sysyl!

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, thanks! Greetings from me and Mr. Owl :D

KidsDreamWork said...

Your bento always never fail to surprise me! All I can say is 'wow' again and again when I look at the photo! :D

bentobird said...

Thanks indeed Ai Ping, your comment really brightened my morning!!

Fluteloop said...

Very beautiful. I live in a place where we don't see many autumnal colors, thanks for sharing!

bentobird said...

Lovely comment, thanks Fluteloop! Wishing you a fun weekend =^^=!

cherry bento said...

Lovely golden bento with a cute owl companion. The kitteh is heartwarming as well. I always come back to your site for inspiration.

Kaimono888 said...

Such a lovely and organized bento creation. You have such a cuddly kitty :)

Lexi said...

Ooh, that salad sounds amazing, healthy and glowing!

bentobird said...

Hi cherry bento, thanks dear! Your comments are an inspiring treat to read...flying off to your cheerful blog in a sec :D!

bentobird said...

Hi Kaimono888, thank you :)! I love how a bento box with compartments helps make for an "organized" presentation...I'll bet you had some great feasts this weekend ;))

bentobird said...

Hiya Lexi! Thanks!!