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Friday, March 11, 2011

aleppo pepper carrots bento


Hi, folks! Today's lunch features a little toasted roll filled with scrambled eggs, pesto-yogurt sauce and scallions alongside baby spinach, asparagus and carrots roasted with a dusting of aromatic Aleppo pepper, a unique spice shared by a super bento pal. I made a large batch of the peppered roasted carrots and cannot stop munching on them!


 The sweets section includes raspberries, blackberries, a vanilla mini cupcake and a skewer with yummy Meltyblend chocolates (thanks, bento buddy!) and more raspberries...


Sending thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the terrible natural disaster in Japan, and the hope that friends in Asia and on the West Coast remain safe and well. Please visit the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami donation site.

20 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

Beautiful bento, Jenn! Roasted carrots are so delicious. And have you heard anything from babykins of Soul Soup Soap? I am worried about her.

Bentobird said...

Hello and thanks for your nice comments Sonoma Bento :D

Yes, I am, too. I've emailed babykins and will let you know when I hear back...

Edible Art said...

this looks so elegant!
very pretty~, i love your picks. !

Bentobird said...

Hi Stephanie, so nice of you! have a wonderful weekend with plenty of culinary inspiration and fun :D

Lyndsey said...

I hope our friends are okay!

Jenn your bentos always take me away somewhere else. Can I come and live with you? The colors are so vibrant, and the aleppo pepper looks so good. I love trying all kinds of spices. I made a few bentos this week, but they look so sloppy and thrown together I don't think I can post them. I was excited because my sister bought me a bento and some cute picks for Christmas...which I just got when she was down in Feb visiting Florida. I also bought a Hello Kitty one when my daughter and I were in Tampa and they had a Sanrio store there!

Thanks for brightening my day, and have a nice weekend! Prayers for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami victims.

Bentobird said...

Dear Lyndsey, I love reading your warm & thoughtful comments, they feel like true visits! It would be so fun if we could hang out and cook and bento irl :D

I'm excited to see your new bento stuffs--you know how obsessed I am with cool and cute picks! Did you guys enjoy exploring the Sanrio shop?

Thank you for sharing your prayers here...such massive loss and calamity, my heart just aches.

Megg said...

This bento really is a ray of sunshine for me after all the horrible news all day. Thanks!

P.S. I'm sure you've probably heard by now too, but Babykins emailed me back and she is well and safe.

Edible Art said...

ive got an award for you, i hope you can drop by my blog and pick it up & see the little message i wrote for you as well~~ (:

Bentobird said...

Hi there Megg, so glad you enjoyed this one and thank you so much for sharing this update about Babykins!

Bentobird said...

That is so sweet of you, Stephanie!--looking forward to picking up the award :D Lovely to be your foodie-blog friend! have a good weekend...

Robin said...

Thanks you Jenn for including your thoughts for our friends in Japan. It is hard to imagine ordinary life when such devastation is happening a world away. We had significant damage to our harbor when the waves hit Santa Cruz, CA and were lucky to have hours of tsunami warnings to prevent human injuries. Today the coastal warnings are lifted and the warm spring sunshine surrounds us. It is unreal.

Your lovely spirit shines in all you do. Take care.

Cooking Gallery said...

Your photos are always so stunningly colourful. Love it :)!!

Bentobird said...

Dear Robin, thanks for sharing your thoughts and reflections...and for your friendship. Be well!

Bentobird said...

Hi there CG! Thank you, I hope you are enjoying a fun and colorful weekend!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Stunning in its sunshine-y cheerfulness. Your bento lifts us up when our hearts feel so low, giving us strength to help where we can, and provide support in prayer. Thank you.

Bentobird said...

Dear Sheri, thank you for your visit and kind words...hope we can all find ways to be of help and care as this awful event continues to unfold. Very best wishes to you and yours, my friend.

megan said...

this looks beautiful *and* delicious. you have such a skillful hand with unusual spices and special ingredients. and that little kitty pick in the cupcake is sooooo cute! :-)

Bentobird said...

hi megan! thank you ^^ glad you liked the kitty pick :D!
chilly here today but lots of green emerging...

tofugirl said...

Please send me your dessert section. Hehehe. (I'm catching up on my blog reading...and these cheerful lunches are exactly what I need to see.)

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol, sure thing!! Thanks for coming by :D
Lovely weekend here, hope in NYC as well!