Butterfly bento, originally uploaded by Bento Business.

I bought this cool nest of storage boxes in Paperchase a while ago and had to try them out. I also picked up a load of butterfly food cutters, and as my parsley on the windowsill is flowering like mad I thought I’d make a garden bento. I think I used too much bright orange cheese in this one though!

Here we have cheese, ham and nori spiral rolls, tomberry skewers, hamburger and cheese patties, rice and ham and cheese cut-outs.

Although this mushroom storage box is not really a bento, I think it shows off really well that you can use anything to house a bento lunch. I really like round containers, too. And single tier bentos are much easier to design and pack. Yeah, I’m lazy…