Hi! Is anyone out there in blog land? I've come back recently from an absence... just got hungry for some cute healthy lunches-- and was craving rice!
While I don't want to change the direction of my blog completely-- I still want to post bentos-- I have been thinking if there's anything else I can add here.
So, is there anything else you'd like to see? Any topics, ideas you'd like to hear about? Highlight recipes that could be used in a bento?
After looking at more bento blogs over the weekend, I've found that more than half don't fit the expression I'm going for. While I have nothing against sandwiches, most are geared toward children and thus don't contain some of the most important aspects of bento (to me): visually pleasing and healthy. While shaped sandwiches can be visually different-- and pleasing-- they don't fit into that Japanese aesthetic in the same way. They also tend to be heavier on fruits vs. vegetables (sometimes those are missing), and can also contain pre-packaged foods that I try to avoid; that's why I'm packing bento in the first place.
I'm not criticizing those who do make bento in the above fashion-- there are legitimate reasons for these differences-- that's just not my bent.
So, is there anyone else out there who creates bentos like mine?