octobre rose bento

11 10 2010

october is breast cancer awareness month.  like those of my fellow bento bloggers, my life has been touched by this disease, and so i was moved by bento blog’s invitation to participate in a “pink october” awareness-raising project. check out the lovely themed bentos by jenn of bentobird, susan of hawai`i’s bento box cookbook, lia of my bentolicious, debra of hapa bento, and chantale of skinny mini kiki. did you participate? if so, please add a link in the comments!

my “octobre rose” bento is simple — two pale pink onigiri (the rice is mixed with ume vinegar powder, and each one is stuffed with an umeboshi) topped with breast cancer ribbons (made from the outer layer of a kamaboko log), a stamed broccoli floret and purple potato flower, two pieces of veggie tamagoyaki, two pea pods, a vegetarian chicken nugget with a cheese heart, and a two-tone tomato pick with a pink flag.

i should note that the ribbons were inspired by pikko’s cool egg sheet ribbons from her breast cancer awareness bento last year. thanks for the bento-spiration (as always) pikko!


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11 10 2010
Debra

A very sweet bento Megan. Thanks for the mention. So glad that I’m able to participate alongside other caring bentoists like yourself.

11 10 2010
gamene

thanks for your comment debra! you are very welcome for the link, and i am honored to be in such good company too!

11 10 2010
sheri

So lovely and sweet. A beautiful contribution! Here’s mine: http://happylittlebento.blogspot.com/2010/10/pink-ribbon-bento.html

11 10 2010
gamene

oops, so sorry i didn’t link yours sheri! must have gone up after/while i was compiling the other links. yours is sweet too🙂

11 10 2010
Lia Chen

So lovely! I like that you use pink part of kamaboko to make those bright pink ribbons, very stand out. Thanks for mentioning Megan! Glad to see everyone’s Pink October creation (^.^)

11 10 2010
gamene

i love seeing all the pink bentos too — so nice for everyone to put their creativity to a good cause. kamaboko was the first thing i thought of, the pink on it is SO bright!!

11 10 2010
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11 10 2010
Emily Ng

Sweet and lovely bento! Love the purple flower and the pink ribbons. Here’s mine:
http://emilynpf.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/pink-ribbon-angel/

11 10 2010
gamene

thanks emily! i love your sweet little angel, and this looks like a yummy lunch too!

12 10 2010
karaimame

Lovely bento, the pink ribbons are so cute! kamaboko and pink vinegar powder are almost “nonexistent” here ^_^
I´ll be soon posting my contribution =)

12 10 2010
gamene

can’t wait to see yours karaimame – let me go check my google reader🙂 and i have a hard time finding the pink vinegar powder, i’m down to my last packet, uh oh!

12 10 2010
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12 10 2010
julybentos

A beautiful participation for “octobre rose” bento! I participe too here http://www.lesbentosdejuly.fr/article-bento-rose-pour-la-bonne-cause-58748284.html

13 10 2010
gamene

yours is beautiful july! what a great cause, makes me so happy to see everyone’s participation!

12 10 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

So delicate, vivid and cheerful–such perfect pink ribbons and I love the pink flag flying crisply atop the cute bright tomatoes! Thanks for the mention🙂

13 10 2010
gamene

my pleasure jenn! as always i am so thrilled to have such creative bento pals whose work so inspires me!

12 10 2010
ChantaleP

I absolutely love your ‘skinny’ long bentos and this one is just so pretty! I will one day try the onigiri like yours but for now, will admire yours (and wish I were eating it too, hehe). Am so sorry to hear you’ve also been touched by cancer.. it’s a horrible disease and one I hope will be eradicated in the near future.

Thank you SO much for the link mention!

13 10 2010
gamene

thanks so much chantale! you can do onigiri like this easy peasy, just use saran wrap! but your bento are already adorable, no need to change a thing :o)

12 10 2010
Heather

Gorgeous! I love the purple potato flower, very cute! My contribution is here…
http://www.ohayobento.com/files/4f70ccefeb5e0488c9304ff15bdd3040-90.html

13 10 2010
gamene

yours is great heather! so much fun seeing everyone’s interpretations on the theme!

12 10 2010
Lyndsey

Oh I love it1 Everyone has such beautiful Pink Bentos! So creative and thoughtful!

13 10 2010
gamene

thanks lyndsey! such an honor to be part of such a nice project🙂

12 10 2010
Sonoma Bento

Fantastic pink ribbon bento, and great idea using the kamaboko for the ribbons. I made a ThinkPink bento as well: http://sonomabento.blogspot.com/2010/10/think-pink-bento.html

13 10 2010
gamene

yours looks delicious michelle! i am wishing you and your mom much health and strength.

12 10 2010
Mrs. P

I planned on making one myself, and last night I was thinking about using kamaboko as the ribbon too! I’ll have work on my bento tonight. =)

13 10 2010
13 10 2010
gamene

cute teeny tiny ribbon! looks delicious too😀

13 10 2010
13 10 2010
tatabonita

The making of this bento sounds so simple but it comes very pretty and sweet, Megan😀. Undoubtedly a beautiful contribution for the Pink October Event😀

13 10 2010
gamene

thanks ta! it wanted to keep it simple, this is about the message, not some kind of advanced bento skill set, you know?

16 10 2010
Pipaw

Hi Megan!

This bento is really beautiful! As usual your colors are stunning!
I am late so I don’t think this will be an official contribution but I wanted to do it anyway:

Bento 22 octobre rose

18 10 2010
gamene

thank you pauline! i love those delicate roses in yours! still counts in my book😉

23 10 2010
mostlybadfly

Wow this is simply beautiful. I love the purple flower and the ribbons on the rice. This is such nice attention to detail. It looks very pleasing to the eye with nice color, but still features the foods and makes them look very appetizing. Thanks so much for sharing this, it looks great🙂.

20 11 2010
Rio

a very nice bento with a very meaningful meaning to all women in the world. october 11 is my birthday and every pink bento created on this day by amazing bento makers such as Lia Chen and you, i call them a pink bento for rio. hahaha! really, it’s such an amazing job. all of you guys who contributed to this wonderful project! keep it up!😀

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