this is my entry for mademoiselle.m’s “passion bento” contest. there are still 2 days to enter; why not join the international fun and put together a bento reflecting the things (or people, places, etc.) about which you are passionate?
this bento reflects my passions of art (including the art of bento-making itself!) and nature.
the above composition is made from a black-and-brown rice blend, purple potato (with white cheese, yellow cheese, and sesame seeds), basil leaves (from the plant on my windowsill), shredded takuwan, baby pear tomatoes, a kiwi berry, two raspberries, steamed broccolini (i used only the stems, which are tender and less woody than regular broccoli, and very tasty), vegetarian meatballs, and sweet potato. the forbidden rice is layered on top of my favorite spicy stewed korean tofu.
i originally saw the three-petaled violet idea at akinoichigo’s blog, and decided to put my own spin on it. this is another thing i’m passionate about — i feel so grateful to be part of this supportive community where everyone shares ideas and inspiration, and where this type of adaptation is encouraged!