Once I saw the new set of cutters Kristie at Beneficial Bento got for her birthday, I HAD to have them! Only they're impossible to find! Argh! After a TON of sifting through pages of useless listings, I finally found the dragon vegetable cutter on eBay. Whew!
(Check out Kristie's etsy shop, full of cloth napkins, little candy wrapper coin purses (they sell out FAST!) and special lunch and bento placemat-to-lunch-bags!)
|Hummus, leftover GF pizza, organic salad w/tomatoes, carrots, Chiogga and golden beets,|
raisins, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, dressing
The organic farm I get our weekly produce share from sometimes has monstrously large carrots. I happened to have a particular behemoth that was perfect for this dragon cutter! I had some golden beet coin "scraps" with flower cut-outs that helped make the carrot dragon stand out better, and it looks more Chinese-y that way too. Woot!
The pizza was a gluten-free offering at The Rock. I tried my own concoction of toppings, and it was a fail (spinach, ham, tomatoes, and garlic butter sauce. Too bland.) So I figured I'd use the leftovers instead of chips, for hummus or something. No. Still not tasty. Even the baby wouldn't eat it. Waaah! But I'm a big girl, and I choked mine down.
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