Wednesday, January 2, 2013

eating lighter bento

Hello friends and Happy New Year!
Are you also feeling the urge to return to a lighter way of eating after recent, indulgent holiday repasts? In that spirit, today's bento was simple and refreshing, with wild salmon. garden greens, yellow tomatoes, a kiwi "cherry blossom" and the tiniest carrots I've ever seen, plucked from the garden. I'm seeing that that growing our own veggies is a fantastic way to get tiny, bento-able specimens!
In the little ceramic container, a delicious dressing Jamison made for dressing our New Year's Eve salad. It combines olive oil, balsamic vinegar, orange marmalade and black was wonderful over arugula salad and today, over my salmon.
Tiny carrots, "Atomic Red" variety
Sweet pea seedling and shadow
Kitchen still lives, highlighting the bright bounty of the current citrus season...
Wishing all a creative and joyful 2013!


Blorgie said...

The seedling shadow!! Strangley is suggests both newness and something primitive old. Both good metaphors for the new year. May yours be grand!

Bentobird said...

Lovely and poetic comments Ms. Blorgie, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Those red carrots are gorgeous! Here in the dead of Canadian winter, this post is a sight for.. cold.. eyes. :) Thanks for sharing another wonderful bento, Jenn!

Bentobird said...

Megg, my hat is off to you for braving the Canadian winter!! Looking forward to following your cultural and culinary adventures in the new year, friend :)