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Another Soboro Bento for Buddy

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Everyday Lunches, Japanese, Just for Kids, Pork | 0 comments

I make another soboro bento for Buddy, this time using pork and adding some chopped imitation crab for the third color to go along with the green box.

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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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Okinawan Shoyu Pork Bento

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Pork | 0 comments

Leftover shoyu pork goes into a quick bento long with rice and pickled veggies.

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Mini Teri Beef Bento for Buddy

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Just for Kids, Kids | 2 comments

Buddy gets a little bento with onigiri, strips of teri beef, and fruits and veggies but then wreaks havoc on the box after lunch.

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Pork Cutlet Bento

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Classic, Pork | 2 comments

Pack a pork cutlet bento really fast with ready made pickles stored in your fridge!

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Paprika Chicken Bento & Buddy’s Fame

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, Kids | 8 comments

Buddy’s in a pretty awesome commercial in Japan and I’ve got a quick paprika chicken bento to show you guys as well!

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Chicken Soboro Bento

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Classic, Japanese | 3 comments

This classic bento has chicken soboro, sweet scrambled eggs, and bright green sugar snap peas on top of a layer of hot rice. Mmmm!

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Steak Bento and a School Lunch Experience

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Beef, Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Italian, Pasta | 0 comments

A quick steak bento comes out of a Labor Day party and we try out the school lunch for Baby Girl’s 2nd grade picnic.

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Butter Yaki Bento

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Everyday Lunches | 2 comments

Butter yaki is one of the most delicious vegetable heavy dishes I make at home and so I packed whatever I had left for lunch today.

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