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New Years Bento by Demi-Plum New Years Bento by Demi-Plum
Happy New Year Everyone! I decided I wanted my first deviation of 2011 to be a New Years Bento. But not only did I want to pay homage to the American New Year's celebration, I also thought it would be proper to also celebrate the Chinese New Year!
In America Champagne and Strawberries are a classic New Year treat. And during the Chinese New Year money is given to children. This year is also the year of the Rabbit so I thought I should mention that in my bento. The contents of this bento:

American New Year Side:
Champagne - Colby Cheese
Strawberry - Home Made Chocolate Covered Strawberry (by myself)
2011 - Nori
Background - Rice with 3 Sesame (Kuro, Shiiro, Garlic!)

Chinese New Year Side:
Year of the Rabbit - Rice ball with Colby Ears, Crab and Nori Eyes, Black Sesame Eyelashes, Nori mouth and nose, Ketchup cheeks
New Years Money - Colby Cheese, Crab String
Peaches of Longevity - Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Leaves
Base - Spaghetti with Ketchup and Pesto, Broccoli with Butter

I recently decided to get a bento book with my Christmas money and, eager to try out some of their recipes, got inspired to make this bento. The book is called Yum-Yum Bento Box and gave me the instructions for the Rabbit and Spaghetti, which I of course doctored up to match what I wanted and needed. It's a great book and I hope to get more so I can do some really awesome bento in the future!

I hope everyone's new year is filled with good food and creativity! Good Luck in the Kitchen~!
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:iconnekopopo:
NekoPopo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I would probably cryogenic the whole thing and keep it forever rather than eating it :(
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that wouldn't be fun though! Besides you would get hungry sometime!
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Hanamikuji Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yah but ur good. :)
i know but they are good they are.
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very king ^w^
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Hanamikuji Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww, the rabbit so cute!
u should be in those cooking channels !O_o!
u should think about it! :iconawwwplz:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha >w< I don't think America has much interest overall in bento making. Especially when there are people who are so much better than myself
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SayuriMVRomei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured!:w00t:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! Again?! You are too kind to me!!!
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:iconarialove123:
Arialove123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Happy New Years!!!!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to you too sweetie!
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plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww I can't stop staring at your bunny!! So cute n inspiring! XDDD
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I made this thanks to Pikko from Yum-Yum Bento Box. She actually tweeted my bento, which I found out from a random viewer. I was so shocked and pleased. If you haven't guessed I don't have a twitter account
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plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Owhh twitter...I have a twitter account n I find it pretty lame n boring..shishishi :giggle:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I figured. I don't really want everyone to know what I'm doing every second of the day >.>
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plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sonotori~ =D
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:iconkacidee:
kACIDee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
That's adorable ^^
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Estarry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so delicious and cute. The sesame rice looks so good. I love rice. :drool:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You're very sweet
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Estarry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So are you. :heart:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww :hug:
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Estarry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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SweetestXPocky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Artist
is so pretty!!!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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SweetestXPocky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Artist
^_^ np
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AmberstarII Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Happy New Year!!!!!! Bento luuuuuuuuuuv ^^
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to you too~!
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:iconamberstarii:
AmberstarII Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^^ I hope the whole year is great~!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I ^w^
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AmberstarII Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yaaaaaaaaaayz~
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kikigirks409 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
kawaii is there any website where u can get a bento box? and they can tell u how to make stuff to put in it? please answer
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can buy bento boxes from many different sites. A few are: Jlist.com, amazon.com, and ebay.com.

If you want to learn about bento you should research it, it's not hard at all. A good blog is Lunchinabox.net. It's good for beginners. You can also learn how to make a simple bento from Cooking With Dog on youtube. There is an episode called bento in their videos.
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kikigirks409 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
thanks ur awesome!!
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww !w! :hug:
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kikigirks409 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
:hug:
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pirateluv Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
so kawaii ^_^ great job demi !!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Arigatou~! Thank you so much sweetie!
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Geisha-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   General Artist
I have that book and I love it. The designs are really cute.
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You do? You've never mentioned it before!
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:icongeisha-neko:
Geisha-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   General Artist
Haha, yeah. I haven't been able to try anything out of it yet. I suppose that's why I haven't said anything.
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh haha >w< I'm going to be doing a variation on their walrus bento today
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:icongeisha-neko:
Geisha-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   General Artist
Saw it. Pretty darn cute. ;)
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you >w<
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:icongeisha-neko:
Geisha-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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TokiCrafts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Aw the bunny is so cute >w< also the champagne looks amazing! you're so creative with food :D
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you >w< I'm not all that creative though. The people who make the books are creative! I wish I was as creative as they are!
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Pawkeshup Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Well, your creation impressed the author of the book! She tweeted it out, that's how I found this.

Very adorable, I wish I had the patience to do stuff like this.
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I didn't even know that! I feel so humbled now :blush: the authors are so amazing, I'm following their blogs, youtube, and facebook accounts. I wish I could be as good as them someday!

It does take a lot of planning and patience. But it's worth it in the end!
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Pawkeshup Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
She did indeed, here's a link to a screenshot of her personal Twitter feed:

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She always makes those Bento boxes look so nice. I have two sets the wife and I bought, we've never really done anything nice in them
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH my gosh! I'm so excited! I never thought that Pikko would ever comment, much less expose my work! I am so touched and humbled! This year is really getting off to a good start!

She really does! And she's so creative too, especially with using things as more than one animal. I have four bento boxes right now and I'm looking for my fifth. I get bento that are all different that way whatever I'm making will have a box that will fit in it. I'm now looking for a flat bento so I can really do some charaben.

You should really give bento making a try! It's a great way to watch what you eat and also helps you to eat healthier. I really started bento my first year of college and instead of gaining the "freshman 15" I actually lost a few lbs instead. Plus bento really helps to brighten up your day when it's not going so well.
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