MOAR bento box pictures.
I've been making lunches since last October twice a week, and I don't take pictures every time, so I'll eventually run out of images. I still have some more to put together though.
On some days I make sandwich instead, especially when I don't have enough ingredients or time.
There are staple ingredients for obento menu, mainly for the colors, but also for nutritious value... Carrots and sweet potatoes I like to have for its orange color, (and beta carotine...
) I sometimes use Japanese pumpkin for bright warm yellow. Broccoli is great to fill in little gap, also adds nice deep green. Edamame adds pretty bright green, too.
I try to stick with generally Japanese recipe and flavoring, but I also use other Asian ingredients/recipe.
The strange egg head in box #2 was an experiment, just boiled quail egg with black sesame pieces for eyes, tiny sliver of carrot for the mouth.
I'm not so good at making food look like things.