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Okinawan Sweet Pork Bento, Take 2!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in 2012 Bentos, Blog, Classic, Japanese, Pork, Recipes | 7 comments

I try the Okinawan style pork recipe again, adapting it for bento. This recipe is for a full dinner entree, I wouldn't make this just for bentos!

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Low Budget Bentos: Furikake Chicken for Three

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, Just for Kids, Recipes | 4 comments

Get the recipe for furikake fried chicken and learn how I spent just $5 to make bentos for myself and my two kids.

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Furikake Salmon Bento

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Classic, Fish, Recipes | 3 comments

Find out how to make a quick salmon bento by lightly flavoring the fish with furikake and then pan frying it in olive oil!

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How to Make Severed Hot Dog Fingers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Halloween, How-To, Pork, Recipes | 10 comments

Find out how you can make these terribly disgusting hot dog fingers. Great for Halloween bentos!

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How to Make Kamaboko Carp

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Charaben, Childrens Day, Features, How-To, Kids, Recipes, Themes, Tutorials | 6 comments

Got a little boy celebrating Boy's Day today? Make him some cute flying carp for lunch or dinner to help bring some festivity to the meal! Happy Boy's Day 2011!

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Coloring Peeled Eggs for Bento

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in How-To, Recipes, Tips | 4 comments

Not sure how to get brightly colored, peeled eggs for your bento? It's easier than you might think, with just a few drops of food coloring and water being all you need!

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Bento Recipe: Pork Shiso Rolls

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Features, Japanese, Recipes | 16 comments

Read a step-by-step photo tutorial of how I made those pretty pork rolls for the picnic lunch for Baby Girl from last month. Shiso leaves add a really tasty punch!

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Tuna Patties Bento

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Classic, Fish, Recipes | 16 comments

This is my first day back on Weight Watchers in 2011 and I've cooked up some delicious tuna patties for today's lunch and packed it with colorful veggies and pickles!

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Basil Daisies Spaghetti Bento

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Italian, Kids, leftovers, Pasta, Recipes | 11 comments

See a quick addition to spaghetti in the form of cheese to make my lunch a little bit more cheerful with minimal effort. Also, a recipe for fresh garlic bread.

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Have you seen my minestrone? I lost it!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Italian, LOST, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian | 3 comments

LOST is a rerun this week, which is a total bummer for us LOSTies. Continuing with my LOST Finale Viewing Party food series, I present to you LOST Minestrone!

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