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Rotisserie Chicken Bento

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Bento, Kids, life | 8 comments

Back to school soon! We’re buying school supplies and trying to get them into bed earlier than usual to prep for school routine. It will be Buddy’s first day in kindergarten soon!

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Mochiko Chicken Bento from Honolulu Weekly

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Bento, Features | 1 comment

See the bento that I made for the article that appears in this week’s edition of the Honolulu Weekly, which contains some delicious mochiko chicken and fresh veggies!

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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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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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Asian Food Grocer Winners

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Bento | 4 comments

I’ve got a yummy curry bento with some fresh sugar snap peas I grew myself for lunch and announce the winners of the Asian Food Grocer giveaway!

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Teriyaki Chicken Bento (584)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Bento, Chicken, Japanese | 8 comments

A beautiful cedar bento box that I reviewed two years ago is now double the price! I use one of the tiers to pack a teriyaki chicken bento with a reminder that Japan still needs help!

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Review: Umami Micom Rice Cooker by Zojirushi, Part 1

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Products, Reviews | 41 comments

Read Part 1 of my review on Zojirushi’s brand new Micom Rice Cooker with Umami Setting and Fuzzy Logic Technology. Part 1 covers basic rice and features.

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Review: Skip Hop’s Bento Mealtime Kit

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Products, Reviews | 12 comments

Read my product review of Skip Hop’s Bento Mealtime Kit, a six-box bento set with an insulated lunch bag and ice pack. Find out if it’s worth buying!

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Filet Mignon Bento

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Kids, leftovers | 11 comments

With some extra delicious leftovers from my Valentine’s Day dinner, I pack the most decadent bento I’ve ever made in the last four years! Om nom nom!

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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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