I tried out a new backdrop and lighting for today's photo. And look -- a real bento box instead of Lock & Lock! I have really gravitated toward Lock & Lock this year, so my other bento boxes have been a bit neglected.
At my work complex, they have a small farmer's market every Thursday. I hadn't bought anything until yesterday -- these baby squash and zucchini were too tempting to pass up. I steamed them whole last night (for about 8 minutes), then plunged them in ice water, drained and dried them off, and stored them in the fridge. So it was easy to throw together a bento this morning. The rest of the lunch contains: Carrot flowers, spicy basil leaves, sweet basil leaves, a chopped up tomato, and cucumbers.
It's all vegetables, though--not very filling! I had to have a supplimental snack in the afternoon.