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Bunny & Bear Charaben

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Bento, Charaben, Pork | 11 comments

See a preview of a lunch that will appear in one of next month’s Hawaii Marukai newsletters, Irrashai. Keep your eyes on the lookout for the May 25th issue for my first one!

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Review: Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook 2nd Course

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Bento, Charaben, Cookbooks, Reviews, Sandwich | 4 comments

Read my review of Susan Yuen’s Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook Second Course, More Fun Lunches for Kids. See photos inside and a bento made from one of the recipes!

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Bite My Shiny Metal Bento (494)

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Bento Box, Blog, Charaben, Chicken, Kids | 12 comments

My entry in the Kawaii Bento Club I Love Robots Contest is a Bender charaben, the snide and rude robot from Futurama. The deadline to enter this contest is May 14!

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Jack Shepherd Bento

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Beef, Bento Box, Charaben, LOST Bentos | 13 comments

According to Sayid, Jack will be the one… See Luigi Jack in a nori cutout with some delicious bbq beef leftover from Mother’s Day dinner! Also, a Baby Girl lunch update!

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Kitty Cat Croissanwich (492)

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Charaben | 26 comments

See a cute kitty cat croissanwich that I made at the last minute for lunch!

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Tango No Sekku Bento

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Bento Hoodlums, Charaben, Chicken, Childrens Day | 22 comments

Today is Tango No Sekku, or Boy’s Day! See the kamaboko carp that I made for lunch today and hear what Buddy’s reaction to the lunch was. The Bento Hoodlums return!

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Teri-Q Salmon Bento & Giveaway

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Bento, Charaben, Chicken, Contests, Details, Fish | 46 comments

Win a bottle of my Aunty Joy’s famous teriyaki sauce, now called Teri-Q and sold by her company Taste of Joy Hawaii. Comment with a little story about your favorite aunty!

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Three Little Pigs Bento from Yum-Yum

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Blog, Charaben, Chicken, How-To, Videos, Yum-Yum Bento Box | 27 comments

Watch a video of me making a Three Little Pigs Bento from Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches. I appreciate any feedback you may have for me!

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Egg Sandwich a la Desmond

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Bento Hoodlums, Blog, Charaben, LOST Bentos, Sandwich, Vegetarian | 9 comments

Tonight marks the return of Desmond after an astounding NINE week absence from LOST. To celebrate, I’ve made a Desmond sandwich bento from The Constant.

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Easter Somen Salad Bento

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Bento Hoodlums, Charaben, Easter, Fish, Japanese, Kids, Videos | 25 comments

Similar to the bird’s nest bento I made in January, this nest is filled with tiny decorated quail eggs. Watch a video showing how I make a somen salad Easter themed!

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