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Oyako Donburi Bento and Weight Progress

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in 2013 Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, Japanese | 2 comments

See an oyako donburi bento from January and hear how much weight I've lost for the year so far.

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Rice-free Chicken Karaage Bento

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in 2013 Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, Japanese | 4 comments

See a small chicken karaage bento without rice and a cute little panda hopping around!

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Okinawan Sweet Pork Bento, Take 2!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in 2012 Bentos, Blog, Classic, Japanese, Pork, Recipes | 8 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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My New Favorite Onigiri: Yukari

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Japanese | 6 comments

Yukari seasoned onigiri takes over as my favorite onigiri type! Yum yum!

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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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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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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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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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Teriyaki Chicken Bento (584)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Bento, Chicken, Japanese | 8 comments

A beautiful cedar bento box that I reviewed two years ago is now double the price! I use one of the tiers to pack a teriyaki chicken bento with a reminder that Japan still needs help!

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First Grade Picnic Party Bento

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bento, Features, Japanese, Kids, Picnic, Pork | 8 comments

Baby Girl's school was having a first grade kite flying/family picnic activity, so I made a bento for us to eat after we'd made her kite and then we took the kite out for a try.

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