Still going easy on the bento cooking -- and furikake salmon requires all of two steps: slather with kewpie, sprinkle with furikake, and fry! Okay, I guess that's 3 steps. But still, very quick and easy. I lay a few pieces of the salmon on some green lettuce, then tucked in a piece of steamed broccoli and a tiny cup of enoki mushrooms sauteed in shoyu and garlic. I added some raw carrot flower garnishes for color as well. As for the fruit, it looks like they're all dark red ones today: strawberry, black grapes and red plum. Even though this box is undivided, I keep the flavors separate with silicon cups and fresh lettuce "baran". These little forks are from my mom's flatware set. She gave them to me since they are so cute, easy for kids to handle and perfect for bento. Don't you agree?
I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 13yo (8th grader) son & my 10yo (4th grader) daughter every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!