Friday, February 5, 2010

Panda Valentine

This little panda bento is packed with a peanut butter sandwich topped with honey roasted nuts, and you also see honey roasted nuts around the outside of the sandwich. I also drizzled a tiny bit of honey on the inside of the sandwich, for flavor. I packed a heart shaped shortbread cookie on top of the sandwich. and in the other compartment I added organic blueberries and mint lacha- Indian shoe string "fries" with an amazing flavor. You can find mint lacha snacks at Amzon if you are so inclined. This bento is held together by a band that goes around the panda's forehead (this bento, too, can be found on Amazon). My daughter likes this bento because it is very small, and she has a lot of other stuff in her backpack.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hummus, sweet red pepper and olive roll up

These roll ups are simply Lavosh bread spread thickly with hummus, leaving about an inch and a half at the top for the "seal". I put organic baby lettuce, chopped red pepper, and chopped black olives in the middle. In the "Lunchbot" tin there is a baby salad, and a silicone cup of black olives. I put a lettuce leaf on top of that, and added a layer of orange sections.

In the Vivo Bento (which is more like a tiffin container, really)- you see another arrangement of the rollups. The black olives make a nice center, don't they? In the blue half of the bento you see orange sections, deglet noor dates, and honey roasted peanuts.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

This is lavosh bread spread with a blue cheese pecan dip, sprinkled with pecans, and mixed with organic baby lettuce. I get the dip at Trader Joes- but any dip would do. I rolled and sliced the bread (note the area not covered by nuts which will provide the seal to the sandwich), then added couscous salad and organic deglet noor dates on the bottom layer, then I put a leaf "lid" on the silicone cups, and put fresh organic mandarin slices on top- I moved a few of the slices so you could see how well the leaf can conform to the area you need to cover.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1

It's Feb 1 so it must be time for heart shaped sandwiches, and cake.

I made one sandwich of peanut butter, and one with cherry jam. The cake is lemon cake with the zest of lemons and our home grown mandarins. It 's glazed with lemon and mandarin juice, mixed with organic powdered sugar.

In the cup you see pink grapefruit slices.

Here is the amazing mix I use for my lemon cake: