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Tiny Mandragora Bento

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Bento, Charaben, Features, FFXI, Fish | 17 comments

With some quail eggs sitting in the fridge, I come up with an FFXI-themed way to get rid of them. Watch out or they’ll Dream Flower you while you eat!

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Garlic Basil Shrimp Bento

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Bento, Kids, Shrimp | 6 comments

Bento #2 on Weight Watchers, this time with some simple pan fried shrimp with garlic, basil, and lemon juice. Read more to see how many points it is!

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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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Quick Karaage Bento

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in Bento, Chicken, Japanese | 4 comments

My Christmas Party Bento causes me some emotional strife, but still makes it into the CasaBento Christmas contest! Yay! See a quick karaage bento.

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Salmon and Tempura Bento

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Bento, Fish, Japanese, Kids, leftovers, Shrimp | 4 comments

See a super fast traditional-looking bento lunch made in just three minutes using leftover salmon and leftover shrimp and vegetable tempura! Yum!!!

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Teriyaki Chicken Bento (525)

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in Bento, Chicken, Japanese, Kids, leftovers | 4 comments

Teriyaki chicken is the main part of this four part bento lunch, but ahi poke and some delicious ume on rice also make up the other yummy portions!

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FFXI 8th Anniversary Bento

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Charaben, FFXI | 12 comments

Take a look at the bento I made as an entry in the Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary Fan Art Contest and also see a photo from our bento tweetup this past Saturday.

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Mac and Cheese Bento, Part Deux

Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in Bento, Chicken | 10 comments

For three days in a row, Baby Girl has requested Mac & Cheese bentos. Take a look at number two and see if you can spot any difference between them!

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Zojirushi Mini Bento Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Chicken, Contests, Details, Fish, Products, Reviews | 291 comments

Win one of Zojirushi’s gorgeous new mini bento sets, complete with a thermal jar, two side dishes, chopsticks, and a matching bag!

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Review: Hello Kitty Waffle Maker

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Bento, Chicken, Products, Reviews, Sandwich | 18 comments

Read my review of the Hello Kitty Waffle Iron that I bought from J-List. Does it work as pictured or is this just a gimmick item that doesn’t produce results?

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