My goals for today's bento were:
- Make fancy sushi
- Find natural ways to colour the rice
I think it turned out pretty well!
I made some swirly sushi (Another one from the book, Sushi for Parties). I coloured the yellow rice with tumeric and the purple rice with some beefsteak plant furikake. The other section was a light green, but you can't really tell from the photo. It was done by boiling and mashing edamame and mixing that with the rice.
I decided to do a diagonal theme, so starting in the bottom left corner and working up we have a salad made by mixing avocado, honey, edamame and small strips of lettuce (this is my favorite, I had been craving avocado all week!), a couple of home made pork gyoza with rice vinegar/soy sauce dipping sauce and a couple of snow peas. Then there is some broccoli and the sushi, strips of lamb steak that BF was kind enough to barbecue for me last night (so delcious!), asparagus tips and a mini BabyBel (it was supposed to be a heart shaped egg, but it turned out wonky, so BF had the egg for breakfast and I threw in the Babybel because it was about the same size). There are a couple of carrot and nori flowers.
For fruit, we have kiwi hearts, half of a fig (today I learned that I like figs!), strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries. Lastly, there's a truffle for dessert.