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Ikebana International Bento Demonstration

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Charaben, Classic, Fish, Japanese, Just for Kids, Pork | 12 comments

After eating a delicious bento lunch from Natsunoya Tea House, I did a bento demonstration for the nice ladies of International Ikebana Honolulu Chapter 56.

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Devoid of Inspiration Bento

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Bento, Kids, life, Pork | 19 comments

After unfortunately falling asleep early with the kids, I woke up with a blank bento brain and ended up just making a lunch without any real center attraction.

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Rib Salad Bento and Announcements

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Bento, Blog News, Contests, Kids, leftovers, Pork, Winners | 6 comments

I’ve got a rather unusual lunch today: rib salad with baked beans and corn on the side! Read about who won my latest giveaway and learn about my new blog.

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Dinner with POM Wonderful

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Pork, Products, Reviews, Videos | 9 comments

A recap of my pomegranate dinner party, as part of the POM Wonderful Dinner Party contest. Watch a video on how to de-seed a pomegranate under water!

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Breakfast Bentos

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Bento, Breakfast, leftovers, Pork | 5 comments

See two breakfast bentos I made for Baby Girl and Baby J during a summer fun sleepover and hear what new addition in my home makes life easy.

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Bento, Irasshai, and Book Signings!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Blog, Events, Everyday Lunches, Pork, Yum-Yum Bento Box | 21 comments

Some yummy pot roast pork leftovers becomes a simple bento lunch. See my Marukai Irasshai Bento Tips and find out my book signing schedule for Yum-Yum!

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Sandwich Bento (508)

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Bento, Foodbuzz, Pork, Products, Sandwich | 2 comments

Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker Program sends out Nature’s Pride buns. See the ham sandwich I made with their 100% Whole Wheat Bakery Buns with mango cubes!

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Yum-Yum Bento Box (500)

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Beef, Blog, Charaben, Pork, Shrimp, Yum-Yum Bento Box | 52 comments

For my 500th bento celebration, I make a copy of the cover of my cookbook, Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches, now on sale!

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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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May Day Bento (486)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Bento Hoodlums, Fish, Pork | 12 comments

With May Day coming up on Saturday, it’s time to pay tribute to this special Hawaiian holiday with a bento with a fish sausage lei in it! Plus, see a bento for Mr. Pikko.

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