Back to Bento

Now that I’m working full-time at an awesome startup downtown I’ve been packing bento lunches again. In addition to being better for me, it’s substantially cheaper than buying lunch in midtown. A wrap or salad at the “usual” place ends up being about $9. Even considering the fact that Chris works from home a few […]

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Bento is Back! Bento #11

It's been a while without bento. The main reason is that for the past two weeks, Chris has been working at home; no bento required. We've also both been running around like crazy. I still need to re-stock on bento supplies, but managed to make do with what was in the fridge this morning. Today […]

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Bento #10: Turkey Sandwich Maki

Today is another day for experimental foods. We have: Carrots Orange wedges Pita Laughing Cow cheese wedge Turkey sandwich maki (what?!) Once a week or so I make fresh rice and freeze it, and today was the day so I wanted to make use of the fresh rice on hand. Using Soy Wraps instead of […]

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Bento #9: Cheese and Crackers!

I’ve been slacking on the bento photos a bit. It’s been a hectic week and while very few of my bentos take more than 10 minutes, staying organized and waking up more than 30 minutes before I’m supposed to leave has been a bit of a challenge.  I’ve also skipped photographing bentos which were just more […]

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Bento #8: Chicken Wings Don't Fit in Small Boxes

Today I learned that chicken wings are hard to put in a small space. They're awkwardly shaped, unforgiving, and frankly provide a very low ratio of edible food to volume ratio. I really ought to have used a big square tupperware for today's lunch, but only realized that after I'd packed in everything else. But […]

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Bento #7: Quick Lunch

Mostly levftovers today, except for my attempt at some veggie stir fry with zucchini and mushrooms. Leftover pasta and meatballs in marinara sauce Carrots Spinach Half an orange Mushroom and Zucchini Stir Fry A bunch of people have said to me, "I could never find the time to pack a lunch every day, much less […]

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Bento #6 My First Maki

Today was my first attempt at making maki. I thought about documenting the process itself, but decided there are enough online instructions that no one needed to see me flail about trying to make maki. I think they came out pretty well. It took about an hour to put both our lunches together, most of […]

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End of Bento Week 2

I haven’t posted many bento photos this week because I only packed lunches two days, and canada viagra for sale didn’t have time to photograph today’s. I picked up a Benriner Japanese Mandolin Slicer at a Japanese market near here. It’s great for slicing veggies, but the blades are wicked sharp and the hand guard […]

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Goomba and Fire Flower Rice Molds

I took Friday off, and was sick Monday, but I think you'll agree the latest bentos were well viagra tablet weight worth the wait: Yes, it's rice balls in the shape of a goomba and a fire flower. Chris's lunch contains: Fire flower rice Baby spinach Orange half Leftover chicken and udon Red pepper slices […]

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Bento #4: Real (frozen) Japanese Food!

Today's lunch features some actual Japanese foods, purchased frozen from a local grocery store. It contains: Heart shaped rice balls Gyoza filled with pork, chicken, and veggies Edamame Half a banana 2 female viagra jelly Chips Ahoy cookies Baby spinach used as a divider Today was surprisingly one of the longer morning prep times, despite […]

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