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First 2013 Bento

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in 2013 Bentos, Blog, Classic, Shrimp | 12 comments

See my first bento of 2013 and find out what my weight loss plans for the year are!

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Hamburger Goulash Bento

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Beef, Bento, life, Shrimp | 14 comments

Prepare for some serious venting as a plumber goes and ruins a perfectly good day for me and Mr. Pikko. Today's lunch is leftover hamburger goulash.

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There’s a Bunny in My Stir Fry!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Bento, Shrimp | 11 comments

I forgot to put a bunny into my bento yesterday for Chinese New Year, but today one hopped into my stir fry bento! See the new addition to our family!

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Stuffed Eggplant Bento

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Bento, leftovers, life, Shrimp | 9 comments

Today's bento has leftover Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp and Basil with some yummy Gen-ji-mai rice and fresh fruits for dessert. Find out why I hate chickens so much.

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Garlic Basil Shrimp Bento

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Bento, Kids, Shrimp | 6 comments

Bento #2 on Weight Watchers, this time with some simple pan fried shrimp with garlic, basil, and lemon juice. Read more to see how many points it is!

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Salmon and Tempura Bento

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Bento, Fish, Japanese, Kids, leftovers, Shrimp | 4 comments

See a super fast traditional-looking bento lunch made in just three minutes using leftover salmon and leftover shrimp and vegetable tempura! Yum!!!

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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 | 51 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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Review: Red Riding Hood Bento Box

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Contests, Details, Products, Reviews, Shrimp | 108 comments

Read my review of a Little Red Riding Hood bento box from Kir de Vries and enter to win one yourself by looking at their site and telling me which one you like!

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Tamagoyaki Chicks Bento

Posted by on Mar 25, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Bento Hoodlums, Charaben, Easter, Shrimp | 16 comments

To keep the Easter bento theme going, I bust out an "old" but unused tamagoyaki mold that helped me shape my slices of omelet into cute little chicks!

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Rooster Bento

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Bento Hoodlums, Easter, Shrimp | 14 comments

I have one more spring themed charaben to make from the Piece Talk templates of an old Scrapbooks Etc. magazine and cock-a-doodle-doo, it's a rooster bento!

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