Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bento Smurf

Oh yes I did. My buddy Carina asked me to do this bento a while ago, and I had some leftover blue rice from my 50th bento post, so today's the day, Carina! It's Bento Smurf, who I think is related somehow to Handy Smurf. :)

In this bento: grapes from De'Santis, steamed broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes from French Garden, a turkey patty (hidden under Bento Smurf), Chocorooms, blue rice onigiri in the shape of a smurf and decorated with cheese and nori seaweed details. I stuck on his nose and ear with a skewer of spaghetti.

These are Chocorooms which I found at Daiso, but I have since seen them at many asian markets. They are pretty tasty!

I had a lot of fun making this bento, and also had time to head to the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market to get more bento ingredients. Here's a video of the market in action, and a few shots of the food I bought.

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I absolutely loved this father/daughter band at the market. They were doing a bunch of killer tunes on accordion and drums. Who would have thought that combo would make a great band??

I am very excited to let you know about an interview I did with Sheri of Happy Little Bento! The interview is all about bentos and will air this Monday, August 23rd at about 5:30pm PST. You can listen to the interview locally on KSRO 1350 AM, or if you are out of the area, tune in online at ksro.com. Just click on the Listen Live link (upper right corner) on Monday afternoon. Thanks bento friends, and a HUGE thank you to Sheri for talking with me and helping to spread the bento love.

Don't forget to enter my 50th Bento Post Giveaway!

28 comments:

  1. Oh my how cute is that? I have collected a few of the little smurf figures. Maybe I should try to sell them! Ha! I love the whole bento and am looking forward to hearing your interview. How exciting and fun!!

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  2. I feel a theme coming on. You could do a series of Smurf characters. So adorable. I'm crushing on the blue rice.

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  3. Hi Lyndsey! When I was little, my friend had tons of the little plastic Smurf figurines. His mom hated them cause she was always stepping on them. But I bet they would go for a pretty penny these days! I hope you like our interview! :)

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  4. Thanks Slushygirl! I am tempted to do a Smurfette, but I need to master egg sheets before I give that a try. :)

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  5. Blue rice = Smurf all right! He's perfect, haha! I was just at my farmers market as well. It's really the weekly highlight of my grocery-shopping; I love it so much. Thanks so much for the interview -- it was such a cool experience and I am always happy to spread the bento love! Hope it goes over well! 

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  6. Hi sheri! Yeah, I call the farmers market my happy place. :) You sounded really great in the interview, and in fact as I listened back to it, there were hardly ANY uhs or ums. I know people will love it. :) I can send you a copy on CD, too.

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  7. Oh WOW!!!!! Sonoma, that was a really cool Smurf bento!!!! I want one too!!!!

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  8. that is just too cute!! I am trying to figure out how to do Bento's at school, my girls would love them!

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  9. Hi Angeleyes! Thanks! It was fun to make. :)

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  10. Hi Chef Dennis! Thanks for checking out my blog. There are tons of great bento blogs with advice on how to make bentos. I suggest doing some research and be sure to take a look at justbento.com for some great all around bento info. Any food can be bento food. :)

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  11. OMG that is AWESOME!!!!!! Love the smurf and love the mushrooms! What a great idea! I might do something like this when the movie comes out! Lil P would like that! :)

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  12. Ha ha! So glad you like it! I had to put the mushrooms in since Smurfs live in a mushroom village. I have some misgivings about the upcoming Smurf movie, but I'll probably go see it. :)

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  13. Oh...such a cute Smurf..You are great, I love the bento so much...hmmm...look yummy yummy too. ^.^
    The Chocorooms are cute. I should try to find it too here. :)

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  14. Thanks Emily! You can probably find the Chocorooms. They are made by Meiji. :)

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  15. Bravo!! This Smurf bento is really Smart. I have nearly forgot this cute character, it was one of my favourite childhood cartoon....

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  16. Oh dear, such a lovely Smurf! Smurf is one of my childhood favourite character too! :)

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  17. I hold my breath for a few seconds before i said, "A SMURF!!!" I should try someday to make a blue onigiri too...this smurf definitely the cute one :-D

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  18. This bento is really 'smurf'! My childhood favorite comic book and now my kids love it too. The blue onigiri just 'smurf', love it (^.^)

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  19. Hihi!!

    Wow! I've been offline for a while and what beautiful and cute bentos you have been churning out!!

    I love this smurf onigiri - it's so real and so 3D!! Wonderful and the blue is spot-on!

    Amazing bento!

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  20. Thanks Vanessa! I have fond memories of Smurfs too.

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  21. Hi Kids Dream Work! I loved watching the Smurfs when I was little. It will be interesting to see if this new Smurf movie will make them popular again.

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  22. Thanks Journal Mommy Yenny! I am so glad you could recognize him right away. :) I felt a lot of pressure to get him right, and I think it turned out pretty good. :)

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  23. Hi Lia! I saw a few Stroumpf (Smurf) comic books when I was in France and I read them along with Astrix and Obelix books. It was a fun way to practice French. :)

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  24. Thanks tona-mama! Glad to see you back! I really appreciate your nice compliment. :)

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  25. Awesome fun blue smurf--the color is just great, SB! Looking forward to hearing your interview with Sheri--so cool! And the video was a treat...farmer's markets are a bentoists best friend!

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  26. Thanks bentobird! I think this little Bento Smurf did turn out pretty good. Isn't that father/daughter band in the video hilarious? So talented! I have posted the interview with Sheri in my Caprese Skewer blog entry. Hope you like it!

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  27. Oh my gosh that Smurf is too cute!!! Fantastic job! :)

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  28. Ha ha! Thanks Susan. I had that one on my list for a while, so the leftover blue rice was the perfect excuse to try it. :)

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