flower piggy bento

28 03 2010

so nice to be back home with the boyfriend and doggy, catching up on my DVR, and back to bento, too!  miami was great (the conference was academically stimulating and i networked up the wazoo!), but like they say, there’s no place like home.

tomorrow’s lunch is a tofu piggy, dyed in 2 drops of red food coloring and water, and then pan fried with salt, pepper, sesame oil and garlic powder.   i fried up all the scraps from cutting the piggy, too, and those are buried underneath the rice.  this piggy is sniffing a takuwan and red pepper flower with parsley leaves.

my fruit and veggie section, separated by lettuce baran, has takuwan, asparagus, broccoli (with a cheese butterfly), grape tomatoes, pea pods, flower-cut carrots, and two blackberry-and-kumquat skewers.

looking forward to catching up on all the bento blog and flickr entries i missed last week!


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23 responses

28 03 2010
Susan Yuen

Awww, I love your pink piggy!!! He looks like he’s enjoying the scent of the flower! Glad you had fun in Miami and those mojitos sure looked good!!! :D

28 03 2010
sheri

That piggy is waayy too happy for Monday bento! Veru cute and colorful, and I like the way the kumquat-blackberries look like nice, cold, tropical drink…I think I’m on vacay mode now; Spring Break after all! Welcome back!

28 03 2010
gamene

thanks susan and sheri! the mojitos were killer, wished you ladies could have joined me ;-)
yay for spring break bentos! why not pretend i’m at the beach while lunching at my desk?

28 03 2010
Marisa

Glad to see you made it home safe and that the conference went well. Your bento looks delicous. So simple and colorful. Love the piggy.

28 03 2010
hapabento

Welome back Megan! Nice to be home huh? I like that you’re back for selfish reasons of course… your awesome bentos! :P

Love your piggy. Was she rooting around for truffles and found your cute takuan flower instead?

29 03 2010
gamene

thanks marisa and debra! yup, glad to be back! glad you gals like this piggy… i’ll take truffles over takuwan any day, but hey, we work with what we’ve got, right? ;-D

29 03 2010
Lia Chen

So nice to see your bento again. Welcome back Megan!! The upper section for this bento looks fabulous! I thought the cute piggy is ham then ups … I have been tricked hehehe :)

29 03 2010
gamene

thanks lia! haha, yay, i fooled you! i was hoping it would look like spam or ham!

29 03 2010
Angeleyes

The pink piggy is so cute! I have a similar cutter and still can’t think of a way to use it! After seeing yours, I think I’ll do something with it soon!

29 03 2010
gamene

yay, glad to give you an idea angeleyes! this would work well with meat too, obviously… and i had the cutter for ages before i used it, too!

29 03 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Cuuute! Welcome back gamene, you’ve brought a gift for us in the form of this sweet piggy bento! Love the content expression on your piggy, and the blackberry-kumquat skewers are all kinds of awesome!

29 03 2010
gamene

thanks jenn — your positive feedback is all kinds of awesome, too :-)

29 03 2010
gnoegnoe

I totally agree: there’s no place like HOME! And your piggy seems to think so too: looking really happy. Awesome tofu pig — could have fooled me… It really isn’t spam?

29 03 2010
gamene

nope, not spam! glad i achieved that spam-like look though! ;-)
thanks for your comment gnoegnoe!

29 03 2010
Karina

This is so cute – Welcome home – glad you had a great time. I love the kumquat skewers – they look like mini pineapples.

29 03 2010
Lil'chan

Aw, cute piggy! Welcome back! Hope you’ve had a nice week ^-^

29 03 2010
gamene

thanks karina and lil’chan! glad to be back, and so glad you like this bento :-)

29 03 2010
Lexi

The piggy looks so cheerful, he’s reflecting your home happiness :) Lovely bento, and it’s making me want to munch asparagus too – hurry up spring!

30 03 2010
gamene

thanks lexi – i agree, hurry up :D

29 03 2010
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30 03 2010
Ingrid

What a sweet piglet ! And it has the cutest flower tatoo on its bum :-) I also love your blackberry/kumquat skewers. I have been looking for blackberries for weeks now … without any success unfortunately.

Glad to have you back :-)

30 03 2010
Carolyn Jung

Almost too cute to eat! But I would welcome a lunch like that, as I bet anyone of any age would. ;)

30 03 2010
gamene

thanks for your sweet comments, ingrid and carolyn!

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