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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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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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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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Yakiudon Bento (482)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Bento Hoodlums, Kids, Pork | 13 comments

I finally got the Nikyoro bread bento box from J-List, take a look at what I packed in it and what I thought about it! Find out how it measures up size-wise!

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Easter Bunny Bento Videos

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Easter, How-To, Kids, Videos | 42 comments

Watch my first bento tutorial videos as I show you how to make a cute Easter Bunny charaben and then show how I make the lunch. Feedback wanted!

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Happy Girl’s Day!!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Charaben, Childrens Day, Kids, Pork | 20 comments

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, making today Girl’s Day! See the bento I make to honor girls of four different nationalities in food form and find out how I did it!

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The Three Obentos!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Beef, Bento, Foodbuzz, Kids, Shrimp, Turkey | 12 comments

With so much going on in my life behind the scenes, there’s almost no time for blogging about bentos, so this post has a whopping three lunches to show off!

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Four Sammies Bento (365)

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in Bento, Kids, Pork, Products, Sandwich | 4 comments

Read my review of a sandwich cutter sponsored by From Japan with Love. This cutter is designed to create four different sandwiches with just one slice of bread!

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Hold the bento for the Zebras! (301)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 in Beef, Bento, bentorial, Charaben | 6 comments

These two little zebras didn’t make into Noah’s Bento, so they’re hoping that the Ark Bento waits for them to catch up to everyone else! See a bentorial for them!

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