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 […]


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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Bento #3: Rushed Bento

This morning, about an hour before Chris usually leaves, I asked what time he was headed into the office. “About now,” he replied. Suddenly my plans of edamame, gyoza, and more heart shaped rice flew out the window. “It’s ok, you can pack a lunch tomorrow,” he said. NONSENSE! I jumped to my feet and, […]


Lunch #2: Un-bento

Chris stayed home today, so I didn't pack him a lunch. I still made him one, I just served it on a plate instead of cuddling it natural viagra pills all up in a box. In what I'm sure is an affront to all japanese cooking, I made something that can best be described as […]



If you’ve been reading our humble local paper, the New buy cialis and viagra online York Times, you know that bento lunches are gaining popularity among yuppies. For the uninitiated, bento lunches are densely packed lunches that generally feature smaller portions of many things. Bento is most widely known in the US for super cute […]

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Diet and Exercise Work. Film at 11.

As some of you may remember, at the beginning of May I realized I needed to do something about my diet / exercise levels as I crossed into the “overweight” BMI. While it’s true that BMI isn’t terribly accurate as it doesn’t account for your body fat vs muscle, I think it is fair to […]