May 17, 2013

Crafty Food: Easy Bento Box Butterflies and Rice


I love finding news ways to combine crafting with cooking!
This simple and healthy snack  gets a touch of creative whimsy
from toasted seaweed and a craft punch!


Rice balls made with half white and half brown rice are a popular snack and lunchbox item at my house.  We've all become fans of the snack packs of toasted seaweed that have popped up in stores like Trader Joes and Costco.    



So, for lunch the other day, I decided to combine the two -- using my butterfly punch from Martha Stewart Crafts to make delicate seaweed butterflies with which to embellish the rice balls. 

 

My family loved them.  The girls are excited to have them in their school lunches.  I think they'd be a lovely addition to a tea party or as a kid-friendly finger-food for a potluck. 


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18 comments:

  1. That is flipping awesome! You are a genius

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  2. I love these! We used to eat the seaweed like potato chips when we lived in Korea. Never thought to punch them!!!!!!! Diana

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  3. OMG!! These are way too cute!

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  4. You really should think about e-mailing Martha and show her this adorable idea. Her staff would love it. I did the same thing years ago with a recipe I developed and she had me on her show. This is just too cute.

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  5. I LOVE this idea! We are in China right now, and this would be a BIG hit here. If only I had my butterfly punch... I totally agree with Karen. We want to see you on Martha! This idea is very cool.

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  6. Pure genius! I'm going to feature these on DETAILS for sure!!!! I suspect this will go viral on Pinterest! Wow!

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  7. I love seaweed! Super creative idea! I second Carolyn... I smell viral for this post!

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  8. Genius! My daughter would love these...she loves seaweed...and food shapes.

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  9. These are adorable! I love the idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is the best sushi I've ever seen!

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  11. BRILLIANT! What a fun idea... this is the prettiest rice balls I have ever seen!

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  12. They are absolutely beautiful, a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

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  13. You are SO creative, Jenn! You constantly amaze me. :)
    This was an ingenious idea and make the rice balls look gourmet!

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  14. Hi Jenn, Brilliant! & Yummy looking! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  15. Oh my word adorable! What a fantastic idea!

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  16. You never cease to amaze me ... this is just way too cute!

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  17. Ahhh so cute! My girls would get such a kick out of this!

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