Today's bento was inspired by the lilting tropical flavors of the Tiny Bento blog and equally yummy Tiny Skillet cooking blog, where Lyndsey amazes me with the international scope of her cooking adventures and the aromatic array of spices featured in her bentos and delicious family meals. Bright images of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Florida coast also illuminate the Tiny Bento blog...it feels like a mini-vacation to visit!
Inspired by spiced ocean breezes from Lyndsey's kitchen, this bento includes rice with coconut milk, coconut flakes and a golden tint of turmeric. Fish cooked in Greek yogurt, scallions and mushrooms rests on farm tomato slices (picked green on Saturday and now ripening to a soft orange).
Fresh basil and ripe peach and sweet cherries round out this summery lunch. A cute green froggie peers out just below some nasturtium leaves (or lily pads!)
Enjoy the rest of the week and stay safe, all those in Hurricane Irene's path...