Saturday, 19 October 2013

Corpse Bride Bento

Have you watched Tim Burton's Corpse Bride before? The character I am sharing today is Emily, the corpse bride. :)

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Emily is made from rice, nori, egg sheet and charcoal noodles. I added some black sesame paste eye shadow for her but it was not obvious in the photo. -_- I've to confess I was not really happy with how it turned out, I know it does not really resembles Emily but I don't have time to modify. I guess that means I will probably remake her again in future.

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I made some carrot quinoa fritters, seen at the side of the plate. I've been hooked on adding quinoa to my salads these few months. I wanted to introduce it into my boys' meals, so I thought making it into fritters would be more easily accepted by them. :) I will share the recipe at the end of the post.

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This is another version of Emily, with flowers. The words on the fritters were added on digitally, I had wanted to add the words using cheese, but forgot.

QUINOA FRITTERS RECIPE

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded carrots
2/3 cup quinoa
1 egg
Bunch of basil, chopped finely
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Method:
  1. Cook quinoa in 1 cup water. Bring to boil, then simmer till all the water is absorbed.
  2. Whisk egg, toss in salt and black pepper. Add in carrots, quinoa, basil and stir to combine. 
  3. Add in flour slowly till the mixture will stick together. You can use less than 1/2 cup if the mixture sticks, or add a little more if the mixture can't.
  4. Heat up pan with a little oil. Shape mixture into flat patties and pan fry them.

Note:
  • You can also add in other veggies, like broccoli. 
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