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Bento Recipe: Pork Shiso Rolls

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Features, Japanese, Recipes | 17 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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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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Review: Happy Tiffin Bento Box

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Blog News, leftovers, Products, Reviews | 12 comments

Happy Tiffin sent me two of their stainless steel bento boxes to review. See what I think of their Oval Office bento box and see what I had for lunch today.

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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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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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Tiny Mandragora Bento

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Bento, Charaben, Features, FFXI, Fish | 17 comments

With some quail eggs sitting in the fridge, I come up with an FFXI-themed way to get rid of them. Watch out or they’ll Dream Flower you while you eat!

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Oyako Donbunny Bento (546)

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in Bento, Charaben, Chicken, Japanese, leftovers | 17 comments

I do so love a good pun, so instead of Oyako Donburi, I have some… Oyako Donbunny! Hahaha! Having used chicken thighs, this one is big in points.

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Tribute Bento for Avatar the Bunny

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in Bento, Charaben, Chicken | 11 comments

It’s the Year of the Rabbit, so expect this to be the first of many bunny themed bentos. Sadly, this first one is a tribute bento to a dearly departed pet…

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Lock & Lock Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Bento Box, Contests, Details, leftovers, Products, Reviews | 130 comments

Find out how you can win one of two sets of Lock & Lock two-tier bento box sets with matching zipper bag and chopsticks! Deadline December 10.

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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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