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Grilled Beef & Chowder Bento

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Kids, life, Pork | 3 comments

The Pikko family suffers the loss of a pet at the hands of Max. Today’s bento is filled with leftover grilled beef and some comforting corn chowder on the side!

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Tomato Basil Penne Bento

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Bento, Italian, leftovers, Vegetarian | 13 comments

My sister-in-law gave me a great simple recipe to use up our excess grape tomatoes and it makes for a very fast, tasty, and easy bento lunch as well!

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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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Shamrock Bento

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Bento, St. Patrick's Day, Vegetarian | 15 comments

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and therefore it’s time to celebrate with a green bento! Read how I made these simple green shamrocks out of cheese and food coloring!

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Three Chicks Stew Bento

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Charaben, Easter, Kids | 13 comments

With little sleep to run on, this quick stew bento can still be made into a cute charaben with a slice of cheese, some carrot coins, and parsley. Quick and easy!

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Cheese Froggies Bento (466)

Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Charaben, Easter, Japanese, Vegetarian | 10 comments

I have to take a not-so-sick Buddy in with me to work for a couple of hours and so I pack up a matching charaben soup bento for him with a new thermal jar.

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Bento Superbowl

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Bento, Chicken, Sports | 3 comments

With a Saints bento for lunch yesterday, it’s only fair that I do a Colts bento, right? Read about how I made it and then vote for which bento you think would win the Bento Superbowl!

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Bento Central and Korean Leftovers

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Korean, leftovers | 19 comments

A bento “newspaper” called Bento Central is born. Take a look at a beautiful Hakoya bento box bought at J-List, filled with Korean takeout leftovers!

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Easy Japanese Cooking: Bento Love

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009 in Bento, Bento Love, Fish, Kids, Pork, Products | 12 comments

I’ve got three bentos to post today. One is from Friday that I was too embarrassed about to blog, but since I’m writing today...

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Chicken Pasta Bento (364)

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Bento, Chicken | 2 comments

I mentioned yesterday that Jenn and I created the You know you’re from Hilo if… page on Facebook. Today is the one week...

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