Monday, June 9, 2008

For the love of food...

Today I had left overs to work with, and I wanted to see how I could make food look good, just with food. With the exception of one little container, I tried to make an attractive looking lunch, by mixing the colors, the textures, and even the size of the foods I put in there.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out! I used my red Donburi box because I like how there's a "bowl tier" and a "flat tier". It inspires me for some reason!

Here's the bottom tier:

In this tier, I have rather plain couscous in which I dug a space to put a plastic/paper cup that I filled with leftover chicken and vegetable dish. Don't ask me for the recipe, my husband made it up as he went, it was very spicy, but delicious. To add a pop of color, I diced some avocado on top of the chicken dish.

Here's the top tier:

In there I have a large silicone cup filled with diced strawberry to which I added a container of Greek yogurt. Around that I have halved, sliced cucumber, sprinkled with diced avocado. The idea was to have colors complement each others. The silicone cup and the yogurt container are both yellow which I think adds to the effect!

That's my little bento adventure for today. I'm planning on a different box tomorrow, but I sure am starting to really love this one!

Happy bento everybody!

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