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Oven Baked Chicken Bento (128)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2007 in Bento, Chicken, Shrimp | 0 comments

Done in just 20 minutes, this bento with fried rice and oven baked chicken was a nice change from time-consuming bentos. Fan Festival is just over a month away!

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Mapo Tofu Bento (127)

Posted by on Oct 9, 2007 in Bento, Pork | 5 comments

See a quick bento made from one of my favorite Grandma J dishes, mapo tofu. Find out what’s different about her version and hear what football cheers Baby Girl made up.

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Spare Ribs Bento (125)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2007 in Bento, Pork | 0 comments

My mother-in-law’s spare ribs are my favorite dish of hers, so against my better judgment, I took a ton of it for this bento and could barely fit the cover on top!

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Mochiko Chicken (114)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2007 in Chicken | 3 comments

As I mentioned yesterday, I had Mochiko Chicken marinating. I’m going crazy with too much to do, so I’m going to keep...

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Cheeseburger Macaroni Bento

Posted by on Sep 4, 2007 in Beef, Bento, Kids | 1 comment

A trip to the zoo sounds like tons of fun, until you factor in sweltering heat and wildly impatient toddlers. Find out how to stretch a quick Betty Crocker meal even further.

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Bento #100!!!!!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2007 in Bento, Charaben, Sushi | 18 comments

Inspired by a Japanese bento site, I make my 100th bento to a cute ocean theme with hot dog crabs and octopi, carrot fish, kamaboko starfish, and even furikake sand!

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Soot Ball Onigiri Bento

Posted by on Aug 28, 2007 in Bento, Charaben, Kids, Vegetarian | 6 comments

Miyazaki’s Spirited Away inspires many bento makers to do those adorable soot balls in food form. Find out how I cut out the eyes and what I put in the middle of these!

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3 Bento Day & Store

Posted by on Aug 17, 2007 in Bento, Sushi | 9 comments

Today is Admissions Day, the day that Hawaii became the 50th state. It’s also check-ins at UH Manoa which means that starting...

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