froggie garden snack bento

19 04 2010

tomorrow i have a lunch meeting at work, so i only need a little snack bento.  this box combines two objectives:  a garden theme for hapa bento’s contest with japanistic, and a froggie theme to inaugurate the kawaii new box i received from a dear bento friend (thank you so much, you-know-who!).  plus, a lush and damp garden always has froggies hiding in it, so i think the frogs really are perfectly appropriate for the garden contest.

my frogs are made of cucumber (cut with a small veggie cutter shaped like a teddy bear head — just use the ears for eyes!), with cheese-and-sesame-seed eyes and vegetarian ham mouths.  the middle froggie is looking surprised, tee hee!

the rest of the box has my usual rice layered over tofu, then a layer of sliced takuwan, and then some double-cut carrot and purple potato flowers topped with white soy paper punched flowers.  to accent this garden, i added two grape tomatoes, and a bunch of pea pods to simulate the leafy area in which the flowers and tomatoes are growing.


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29 responses

19 04 2010
Susan Yuen

Aww, so pretty! I love the little guy in the middle! He looks like he did something he shouldn’t have. :) Very cute bento box too!

19 04 2010
gamene

thanks susan! i think he is just surprised that he’s about to be eaten, haha :-)

19 04 2010
sheri

Cutiepies! They really do reflect the ones on the lid, how approriate! Another sweet bento from gamene :)

19 04 2010
gamene

thanks sheri! the ones on the lid have wider heads, but you gotta work with the cutters you have ;-)

20 04 2010
Lia Chen

Cute froggies! They look so happy in your beautiful garden. You always make a great bento for contest so we can enjoy it so much … love this froggie box :)

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks lia! i’m not sure that middle one’s happy, i think he knows what’s coming!!

20 04 2010
tatabonita

Aww aww aww, love those little froggies so much Megan. Again I ask you, can I pet those little cutties? hehehehe :D. Lovely bento Megan, good luck with the contest :D

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks tata, of course you can pet them, any time, haha! thanks for visiting and for your good luck wishes!

20 04 2010
KidsDreamWork

Such a lovely garden bento! Love the colour contrast of the bento so much especially the layered flowers! Cute little froggy too! The wide smiling one look exactly like the one on the lid, so cute! :)

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks kidsdreamwork, i was trying to make them look like the lid, yay!

20 04 2010
Asfora

Gorgeous Froggies bento! Where are their legs? Have you eaten them already? :o)

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks asfora, haha, they’re hiding so you can’t see their legs… easier for me to not have to make them!

20 04 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Love it!!! Happiest froggies popping up from a bright floral garden to sing! Big smile….great work!

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks jenn, so glad you like this one, i thought it was fun too!

20 04 2010
Jenn

Oh wow what cute little froggies! They look very happy sitting in their garden! Amazing job!

20 04 2010
gamene

thanks jenn!

20 04 2010
sushisushi

kermit bento! It’s a new trend!

20 04 2010
gamene

i love bento trends – ribbit! thanks for your comment sushisushi!

21 04 2010
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21 04 2010
Chanteuse Designs

You so scored with this one!! Pixar should be calling you!!!

Thanks for the always inspiring goodies.

Kathleen

21 04 2010
gamene

thanks for your sweet comment kathleen!

21 04 2010
Lyndsey

How cute is that? It just seems to pop out at you with a burst of color!

21 04 2010
gamene

thanks lyndsey! :o)

22 04 2010
Pipaw

Love it, colors are amazing!
The frogs seem to be singing so they remind me of the song “love is all”!
Your bento gave me a big smile so thanks for that

22 04 2010
gamene

thanks a million pipaw, making someone smile is the best thing i can do!

26 04 2010
Ingrid

Hehe, this bento actually made me smile. Love your little green critters, and your flower cut-outs are perfect as usual (and in a nice colour combo as well). Well done.

26 04 2010
gamene

yay, smiles is what i was going for! thanks :-)

27 04 2010
iat9z

Very nice! I like how green and springy it is — really cool use of lettuce (to say nothing about how the frogs and the flowers are perfectly balanced).

27 04 2010
gamene

thanks iat9z!

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