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Thursday, August 25, 2011

"tiny bento" inspired bento




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...






10 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Oh my Jenn you are the best! This is so sweet of you and just in time for my birthday tomorrow! Thank you so much! The bento is gorgeous, and is something I would love it's right up my ally! Your writing is just as colorful as your bentos.

This is such a treat for me, I have not been on line much, just because I've been so busy getting the clinic all set up and running for the new school year. Lots of paperwork and schedules for meds and treatments to get straight. So this really made me smile, and made my day in this busy week!

Bentobird said...

Hi there Lyndsey! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope its a great one and will include tasty, relaxed celebration with loved ones! I'm so glad this post made you smile :D

It's so fun being bento and cooking buddies with you.

sheri fujihara chen said...

I love the warm hues and flavors in your bento. Love Lyndsey's Tiny Bento too! Feels so tropical and breezy. Wonderful!

Lia Chen said...

Can you pack me one too Jenn? Too beautiful!!

Bentobird said...

Thanks Sheri dear! Happy weekend!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia! Sure thing and thank you! I've so enjoyed your delicate and cute bento art this week, it really sweetens my day...

Robin said...

What a wonderful thing to be inspired by a friend and their creativity. Happy tiny bento! Such lovely flavors and quirky little frog.

A Happy Birthday to Lyndsey too. Hope you are all staying dry this weekend.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, thanks for your sweet comments!

We are snug and dry as the rain comes down outside, possibly with more wind and intensity as the night wears on...Jamison is about to take one of his beautiful roast chickens from the oven, all is well!

OhayoBento said...

Oooh I love the Tiny Bento too! These colors look just like a Florida sunset, gorgeous!

Bentobird said...

Thanks Heather!!