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Thursday, July 7, 2011

eggplant love bento


This post is a thank you to hubby Jamison for making a DELISH stuffed eggplant entree for our dinner this evening, featuring these wonderful round farmer's market eggplants:



To make the wonderful dish you see above, Jamison combined ground organic beef, garlic, orange-infused olive oil, Parmesan cheese, oregano and the eggplants with creativity and love. The small bit of eggplant that I remembered not to devour tonight has hopped into this yellow bento box (a San Francisco find) with some purple pepper, a yummy cucumber onion salad (also made by J.), edible nasturtium leaves and flowers and some cherries.

Happy Friday, friends!



14 comments:

tofugirl said...

Don't you just love short weeks? I am very excited that it's almost the weekend. I love those round eggplants, they are so cute :D Can't wait to read up on your vacation! (I'm so behind!)

Anncoo said...

I love the picture of the pretty egg plants, my favorite purple color :)

sheri fujihara chen said...

Nothing more gorgeous than those deep purple eggplants! That stuffed eggplant bento looks delish too :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol, yes indeed! I can only find these cute eggplants at the farmer's market, when baked they have a custard-y texture and no bitterness, yum! Happy weekend, buddy :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Ann! I love purple, too...thanks for visiting!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri, glad you liked this, yay for purple, indigo, wisteria, lavender, violet everything...hope you'll have an excellent weekend in the lovely Bay Area!

Robin said...

How pretty the sunny yellow bento contrasts with the royal purple eggplant and eye catching nasturtium blossoms.

Sweet kitty wondering what's up for this weekend!?

Happy Friday to you Jenn.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Haha, loved your description of kitty's weekend musings. When I snapped thispic he was in a catmint-induced haze. He's a big boy who lives across the street and has a very striking face reminicent of a dramatic Asian scroll painting...

Happy Friday, happy weekend, hope you have some fun and relaxing plans in store my friend!

Lyndsey said...

Hi Jenn,
How nice of you to have a special thank you post to Jamison and how nice of him to make this lovely eggplant dish! They are gorgeous, I wouldn't of been able to resist them. Beautiful bento, and I like the bright colors as always!

Love the expression on "your" kitty's face. When "our" kitty sees us outside he runs right over to us then will walk right by us and then lay down and roll...so we have to come over to him and pet him even though you know that's why he came running over in the first place. So funny...these borrowed cats of ours. :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey dear! Thanks! can you believe the vibrant purple color and cute shape of these? Irresistible.

This is yet another "borrowed" kitty...Puck only recently warmed up enough to let me pet him. He's a stunning cat and really sweet underneath his aloof persona! We are cat-sitting for neighbors this weekend, taking care of Sophie, the sweetest tabby ever and her surly and unpredictable brother George...

Hope you are having a super Saturday, my friend!

melonpan said...

Your bentos are beautiful. wow i getting hungry.
i love your pictures^^

Bentobird said...

hello melonpan, thanks for coming by with your nice comments! cool blog you have, very creative :D!

Jennifer Gildred MA ATR said...

Jenn,
Hi there, you! I'm so glad I stopped in to check out your bento posts. It is so great to keep posted this way. I really get a feel for your inner world through your photographs and descriptions. Your photography is so amazing, especially the one taken of the golden gate bridge. Wow. That one is breathtaking, Jenn! It was nice to feel a part of your journeys through Japan town, too. When you're out here next, I'd love to go with you two to Japan town-because I love it so there, and because you have a special eye for all things bento and beautiful:-) Lastly, I want to mention how delicious Jamison's eggplants look, both uncooked and cooked! Deborah Little Bear was talking about eggplant recipes the other day, and I can only imagine how tickled she would be to get this recipe from J. Me, too!! Thinking of you and what your life back in DC is like-- and missing you guys verrrrry much. Also- I love your kitty!!! So sweet... Hope your Sunday is a sweet one. Hug to you and J.

Bentobird said...

Hello dear JG, just coming across this lovely comment now, what a treat! Will send you an email...
Hugs!