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Musubi and Spam Bento

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Everyday Lunches | 0 comments

After a weird pick of “musubi and ham sandwich” me and Baby Girl end up making her a musubi and spam bento.

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Shiso Onigiri Bento

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in 2013 Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Vegetarian | 3 comments

An almost vegetarian bento with purple shiso onigiri and fresh fruits and veggies.

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Jack-O-Lantern Snack Musubis

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Features, Snack Bentos | 2 comments

With Halloween coming up and Buddy showing an extreme interest in all things Halloween, I decided to make them some snack onigiri for school today.

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Video: How to Make an Airplane Onigiri

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Tutorials | 1 comment

Watch a video tutorial on how to make a two-color airplane onigiri.

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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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Kindergarten Picnic Lunch

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Picnic | 0 comments

When Buddy has a parent luncheon, I made more furikake chicken along with musubis for a delicious picnic bento.

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Mini Teri Beef Bento for Buddy

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Just for Kids, Kids | 2 comments

Buddy gets a little bento with onigiri, strips of teri beef, and fruits and veggies but then wreaks havoc on the box after lunch.

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Review: Zojirushi Umami Rice Cooker, Part 2

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Products, Reviews | 8 comments

Read Part 2 of my review on Zojirushi’s brand new Micom Rice Cooker with Umami Setting and Fuzzy Logic Technology. Part 2 covers brown and wild rice.

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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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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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