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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

first of march bento

Hi bento pals! So it's finally March, and I'm elated to feel that spring is practically here. Jamison and some friendly cats who live nearby enjoying the sunshine:
Today's bento features Persian flavors: in the upper right section, beef and cabbage with dark green khoresh gormeh sabzi: a tart-savory blend of parsley, spinach, mint, cilantro, lemon, leek, garlic. I used the Sadaf brand version, picked up on a recent Persian market visit and blended it with leftover beef and veggies. Saffron and Tumeric's recipe for this dish looks wonderful...must try soon.

Steamed and buttery asparagus, an artichoke bottom filled with smoky baba ganoush, red grapefruit and plump green grapes also for lunch. I made this decorative pick with a turquoise colored bead and toothpick:

Hello almost spring!

24 comments:

Edible Art said...

love the spring colors!
ahhhhhhhh cant wait for spring (: !
Happy March 1st !

Bentobird said...

Hi Stephanie! Aw, glad you liked this and YES spring is on the way :D

karaimame said...

I loved the turquoise pick! It is just like a little sky in your bento :)
Oh.. baba ganoush is so good...
YAY for March! ^__^

Cooking Gallery said...

Beautiful colours! I am glad that it's also getting sunnier here in Germany. The gloomy weather was always so depressing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful bento :)!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lily, very cool and poetic comment re the pick, I love it--made me see this bento in a new light!

Bentobird said...

Hi CG! Thanks! Such a good feeling when the sun returns...let's both enjoy :D!

Lia Chen said...

Lovely colors in your bento! Can't wait to see your spring bento with all the spring pictures that I bet will be so fabulous :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia, so sweet your comments, thanks my friend! Can't wait for spring flowers and the farmer's market to return...

sheri fujihara chen said...

Artichoke with baba ganoush is so sweetly delightful! And I'm reminded how much I love ruby grapefruit too. Love your sunny bento!

Mayu said...

Your bento is absolutely beautiful! First I thought there is a peach filled with cream in your bento, but it is artichoke with baba ganoush! I've never seen such a beautiful baba ganoush! Yum!

Debra said...

Hi Jenn! As always...your unique and specialized bento box lunches are a tour of the world!

Beautiful. Nuff said.

Margot said...

Beautiful, as always :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri, thanks! It was a piquant and lively combo, the baba g and artichoke. So nice to have you visit, happy midweek!

Bentobird said...

Wow Mayu, thanks so much! It was one of those little bento experiments that happen spur of the moment...so glad you liked :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Debra! Thank you! Is the sun peeking out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest?

Bentobird said...

Hello Margot, how are things? Thanks and have an excellent day!!

Susan Yuen said...

You are so clever!!! The bead pick is gorgeous! Beautiful and delicious bento as always. :)

Bentobird said...

Hiya Susan! I've been inspired by cool picks I've seen in your bentos, thanks!!

Robin said...

Beautiful sunny colors and exotic musings fill this lovely bento. Love seeing a bit of sunshine and sweet kitty visits. We're having rain and freezes so the spring flowers are still a ways off which makes me enjoy your photos all the more. Nice entry to March!

Bentobird said...

Hello Robin! You write so charmingly--I love the phrase "exotic musings"! March is traditionally a fitful progress towards warmer, sweeter spring days...I'm trying to keep in mind that though we'll have only 40 as a high tomorrow, those ardent bulbs are emerging :D

Azita said...

Wow! This is a stunning and delicious bento with lovely colors and flavors! Your khoresh ghormeh sabzi and baba ganoush look very good! Love the turquoise color bead! Thanks so much for the link!
I must give this a try soon! Happy Spring!

Bentobird said...

Hi Azita, many thanks!! Lovely to have you visit. Your latest post was so inspiring...Happy Spring!

Emily Ng said...

oh..your bento always so beautiful and colorful, Jenn. This one is great for welcoming spring. :)
Jenn, I have stop blogging on the wordpress site, and hosted to a new site:

http://www.icteduc.com/emily/

Please change your link to this new address. Thanks so much!! ^^

Bentobird said...

Hi Emily! Aw, thanks so much for your nice comments...and for updating me on your new address!