Saturday, November 16, 2013

bento #158

Another soboro bento.  I often make up batches of  bento-type foods, or even make two or three bento at the same time.  But I learned that I do like soboro!

- ground beef and egg soboro with peas.  I tried to make rice flowers stick out a bit, but it was hard to give them definition
- sliced mushrooms and red pepper
- sweet potato, steamed with a little honey
- stir-fried kale

Friday, November 15, 2013

bento #157

I just realized I have several bentos I made a while ago but never posted.  Here we go!

Soboro bento!  I made a ground beef soboro, egg, and then some steamed peas for the green part

There's also stir-fried kale in the pink cup and red and yellow peppers.  Lots of veg here!

Monday, October 28, 2013

I created this image today and wanted to post it.

It's a combination of two books I've read recently-- 1000 Gifts by Anne Voskamp and Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard.

image taken from

Monday, September 30, 2013

bento #156

Another go at inari zushi-- these look cuter than the ones I made last week, little Rilakkumas.

- potato salad with corn
- yellow pepper
- hot dog "flowers"
- tamagoyaki
- spinach cooked with garlic and sesame chili oil
- Rilkakuma inari zushi and cherry tomatoes

all packed in my new Jiji bento with Jiji chopsticks!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

bento #155

I made matching bentos for when my friend came over; we've been watching Foyle's War, a British mystery show, so I thought these would be fun to eat while we watch.

Each bento contains, in the larger tier:
- kara-age
- onigiri with salmon furikake around it
- a piece of tamagoyaki
- an octodog
- spinach cooked with garlic and sesame chili oil

In the smaller tier:
- potato salad with corn and a cherry tomato
- yellow pepper slices
- raspberries and a jelly

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

bento #154

Got a little sandwich press and wanted to try it out... this bento was actually from a while ago, like when I had kabocha squash.  Cute tiny sandwiches make a nice snack but could never fill me up.

- rabbit, flower, and bear bologna and cheese sandwiches.  They don't show up as well on whole-grain bread
- okra
- kabocha squash
- grape skewer

Great snack!  There's also a little gummy hiding in the pink wrapper...

Monday, September 23, 2013

bento #153

Kara-age bento!  I'm borrowing a deep fryer from my parents, so I got to deep fry it this time.  I've also had fun making french fries, churros, and a few other things I don't normally make.

- kara-age with a cherry tomato
- potato salad with corn
- okra and a piece of tamagoyaki
- raspberries my friend Casey brought me
- onigiri with salmon furikake
- two octodogs (well, I think they had four and six legs each)
- jelly treat