Sunday, 31 July 2011

Bento box: Froggy faces

It's Kermit The Frog! Or as my friend said when I asked him what he thought I had made this time, 'oh, that's obvious, it's Kermit The Toad'.

It's like that time when my other friend was reading the paper and asked 'what's a Wayne Rooney?'.

I love my friends :D


I would also like to thank everyone who's wished my luck with the internship - I'm halfway through! Hurrah, I made it! I've already started to dream about all the things I can buy after I finish (hello, Chanel bag...), but first I need to get the job offer. I want the job offer so bad!! 

But I also want a new cake pan. Hm... I think it's time to prioritise...


Anyhow, this box was sent to me from CasaBento, where I choose the Urura Cherry Bento Box, because it was cute and the biggest one I could find. Yet again, really surprised at the quality (yet again not just saying that!) and it's got three compartments to put more food, fruit, cutlery etc. in:

You can see that the one at the back, can stack on top to expand the box, or stack in the other way to make the box smaller (height wise). They're all really shiny too.

If you haven't checked out their website yet, then you should. It's been redone and it's even shiner than the box :)

Now, onto the bento! The frogs I tried to make from mushed peas and spinach, but it didn't stain green as well as I hoped. It's more like a scaly frog - but that's fine, right?

Also, for some crazy reason I didn't want the pea skins in there because I thought they would look ugly. So I went and de-skined a whole bowl of peas. It took FOREVER.

But anyway, the steps are:
1) Get a bowl of frozen peas.
2) Microwave them for about 4 minutes.
3) De-skin them if you want. I did this whilst listening to Glee, but you don't have to :)
4) MUSH THE PEAS BEFORE YOU MIX THEM WITH THE RICE. Otherwise the rice goes mushy like it did in the last photo :(
5) Do same with wilted spinach if you like.


1) Get an apple and cut a square shape from it, not too fat or bulky.
2) Score a grid on it.
3) Pop out random squares, then pop into your bento box!

Et voila, we have it, froggy facey fabulousness!

(I'm going to bring this into work tomorrow and see what the other bankers say. Tehee.)


p.s. I got the 'Cute Little Chef Award' from Kymberlee at Free Spirit Eater a while back, and I just wanted to thank her so much for it! I have to say if there is a word to describe this post, it's gotta be cute! Thanks so much for this award, please do check out the blog, it's an amazing collection of stories and recipes =)



Unfortunately I don't have time to pass it on yet, but I will do once I've finished this internship, but for now, if you want some facts from me, check out my last awards post picture for seven random facts.

36 comments:

  1. Haha...Kermit the Toad!? Miss Piggy would be inconsolable ;-). I do love your efforts at bento though, it's so colorful and yummy. Perhaps if you this box to work, your colleagues will be impressed with your creativity and dedication that you just might get that job offer? Well, one can only try...

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  2. I meant to say, 'bring this box to work'!

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  3. I love your little frog bento! If I took that to lunch at work everyone would be so jealous. :) Congratulations on reaching your halfway point with your internship- hope you get the bag you're wishing for, and good luck with the job offer!

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  4. wow, thanks for the tutorial. i bet i can do the apple part lol. :) your frogs are adorable and nutritious might i add :)

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  5. Cute froggies! Plus, I like the way you cut the apple! Congrats on the award!

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  6. What's a Wayne Rooney? :D LOL! Love the bento box... And the Kermit 'toads' are just too cute to eat... Can't believe you took all those peas out of their skins! Great job with that apple too! Love this post :D

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  7. Wow. That is just pure awesomeness in a little box. I can't get over the checkerboard apple! I would probably never have the stamina to make a bento box myself, but I absolutely love seeing other peoples' creations. Clever and oh-so-cute!

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  8. Ah wow this is awesome, i love benton boxes, i really want to have a go at making one but then id feel too bad eating it ahha!

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  9. OMG! They look SUPER cute! I used to have the same bento box back in school days (design is slightly different considering how old I am now). But my mom didn't make it so cute like this! :-)

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  10. I absolutely love your bento boxes! Ive been visiting an awesome sushi and bento bar in holburn! I'll have to give these bento boxes a go!!! hopefully theyl be a bit more successful than my attempts at sushi during the notts food festival last year!!! you are crazy talented :)

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  11. This is too cute! When it was time to pass on the cute little chef award your blog was the first that came to mind lol. I love your attention to detail it's totally worth the end result. Great job love the photos. Thanks for sharing! =]

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  12. So seriously cute!! Good luck with your internship. How are you finding London? Where have you been to eat? :)

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  13. This is so cute, my kids would love this! Wonderful tips and tutorial..and I am sure it took you forever to go through peas:))

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  14. Hi, Cute little bento. I haven't got a chance to create any bento.

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  15. WOW! You are so creative; you are always coming up with something spectacular. Love it.
    Rita

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  16. Xinmei,
    Thanks for stopping by my site! Yes, I have heard the reference to Julie & Julia and thank you so much for the compliment!
    I LOVE the "Kermit the Toads"!! So cute and the apple is awesome!

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  17. Your froggies are so cute! And thanks for the apple technique! I was wondering how it was done :)

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  18. Just adorable! I love the trick with the apple. And Kermit the Toad? Too funny!

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  19. Oh that is too cute!!! Not only is the box lovely, but you are so creative the way you made those adorable frogs out of rice and peas!

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  20. What a lovely bento box...look at the frogs...awesome! The apple? too good. That's really innovative, dear!

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  21. This is so yummy and cute! My kids would love to have a meal like this!!

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  22. Oh my goodness, these couldn't be cuter! I wonder if it could get my kids to eat them...they'd probably rather play with them!!!

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  23. Oh wow, that is the cutest thing. I wish I got lunch boxes like that when I was a little girl!
    *kisses* HH

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  24. Entertaining blog - thanks. I think your blog was pretty entertaining. Thanks!

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  25. Hai Dear

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  26. Amazing as always :) Keep up the good work with the baking and banking lol! Hopefully see you very soon love x

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  27. This is so cute! I'm sure the other bankers would be jealous of such a pretty lunch :)

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  28. Adorable and a brilliant aid to weight loss...who could ever eat him?

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  29. This is so cute! You are very creative :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed checking yours out!

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  30. so pretty! i can't believe you removed all the skins! you're nuts!

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  31. Awww, this would have to be the cutest bento box ever!

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  32. Absolutely darling! Too cute for words!!! Sylvieann :-)

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