Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to Sonoma Bento!

In this blog, I will share my ideas for creating beautiful, healthy bento box lunches, and ways to use ingredients from your local farmers market. You may also see a few posts about finger nail art, since I use most anything as a canvas for creativity. For the first post, I'm combining all three!
This bento contains a tunafish sandwich in a pita bread, carrots, radishes, broccoli, onigiri rice balls with slices of cucumber, greens from the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market and a local egg. The egg is from one of my coworkers who's daughter raises a few chickens. So cute!

And here are sushi roll nails I made to match my bento box lunch!

Recipe for Tunafish Pita Bread Sandwiches

1 can solid albacore tuna in water, drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons wasabi paste (depending on your taste)
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
salt and pepper to taste
pita rounds

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Spread tunafish mixture on pita breads. Cut into halves and serve. Makes enough for 3 sandwiches.


  1. Your nails are awesome!

    Lovely blog... looking forward to seeing more :)

  2. Thanks Angi! I've got a fun nail design planned for this weekend, but unfortunately I keep breaking my nails during work, so we'll see if they are in good enough shape for this weekend. :)