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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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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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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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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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Two Home Lunches

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Just for Kids | 2 comments

Baby Girl had a field trip, so I made the kids spam musubis at her request and packed them in a bag that Grandma J gave her.

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Tonkatsu Bento #4,524

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Japanese, Kids, Pork | 8 comments

My umpteenth tonkatsu bento has three little onigiri and some fresh produce from our garden. Can you guess which of these things we grew ourselves?

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Faux Four-Leaf Clover Bento

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches | 10 comments

I packed some leftovers from one of Ming Tsai’s recipes from his new cookbook and you won’t believe how long the title of this dish is! I’ve included a radish four leaf clover!

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Taco Rice Bento (572)

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Everyday Lunches | 14 comments

After trying the famous Okinawan dish Taco Rice for dinner last night, I packed a yummy bento lunch with the leftovers for a Turkey Taco Rice Bento!

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