i have seen some beautiful naturally-colored rice this week (two great examples are sheri’s pink heart and mils’ love hearts), but — call me a cheater — this week i will be using good old fashioned food coloring to add some holiday spirit to my bentos.
tomorrow’s lunch has a winged heart onigiri (the strawberry fans look like wings to me — go with it!) seated on a bed of pomegranate seeds (with a tomato heart accent on the front) in the red section. the yellow section has baby yellow carrot sticks, kumquats, and takuwan flowers. the green section has two different kinds of veggie dumpling, with a few pea pods. finally, the blue section has purple potato “chips” (roasted in the oven) and purple carrot discs.
in the center hole is some dipping sauce for the dumplings, the container for which is topped with a cool valentine’s sticker a generous bento pal sent me. are you digging how i matched the food to the compartments? that was an idea shared by multiple participants in hapa bento’s last 4-compartment-box giveaway!
[as seen on love and trash]