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Mashed Yams with Coconut 4

Posted on November 08, 2011 by Debra

Here’s the recipe for my Mashed Yams with Coconut  that was featured for October’s #twittersweetpotatoparty.

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Meatless Monday 6

Posted on August 30, 2011 by Debra

I know it’s not Monday, but “Meatless Tuesday” just doesn’t quite have that same ring. :)

Yesterday was our monthly #twitterfoodparty with the theme of lemons, limes or yuzu so I took advantage of this late summer flavor for today’s vegetarian bento lunch.

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Mock Medallions 8

Posted on April 10, 2011 by Debra

Okay first off, Saba Man says these look like sausages.  This was not my intention.  I wanted them to look like medallions.

What do you say?

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Mock Meat Jun Recipe 10

Posted on March 03, 2011 by Debra

Here’s a meat-lover’s recipe that I adapted for Meatless Monday!

But first, a little background…

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Salt and Pepper Tofu Recipe 11

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Debra

I don’t usually like to cook or eat fried foods but for Salt and Pepper Tofu… I make a delicious exception.

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Savory Caramelized Sweet Potatoes 15

Posted on January 06, 2011 by Debra

I love sweet potatoes!  And it doesn’t matter how they’re fixed.  Baked, mashed or french-fried… they’re oh so yummy.  But whenever I have extra time I like to eat them like this…caramelized.

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How to Make Ham Blossoms 9

Posted on January 02, 2011 by Debra

Ham blossoms!  A simple way to dress-up a bento lunch without special tools.  All you need is a  knife!

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Furikake Tuna Burger Recipe 6

Posted on December 22, 2010 by Debra

At last!  The recipe. 

But before you take a peek… a warning that the instructions for Furikake Tuna Burgers only looks daunting.  Three stages! What the heck?  Isn’t bento making supposed to be easy?

No worries. 

I assure you it’s very quick to prepare and the outcome is delicious.  I promise.

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Inarizushi with Carrots and Konbu 1

Posted on November 01, 2010 by Debra

We’re having another #twitterfoodparty today…a special one to celebrate National Sushi Day!  Really!

Today’s the day to celebrate eating sushi!

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Leaf Impressions for Your Bento 14

Posted on October 24, 2010 by Debra

The skies are grayer, the winds are wetter and the bentos put on their autumn best!  I like to add “leaves” to my bentos during this time of year.

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Amber Cup Squash 11

Posted on October 24, 2010 by Debra

Doesn’t this look like a pumpkin?  Amazingly this Amber Cup or Ambercup squash is only about six inches across, easy to prepare and tastes oh so delicious!

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Kongbap-Delicious Mix of Rice and Beans 19

Posted on October 03, 2010 by Debra

You may of noticed that lately I’ve been packing our bentos with kongbap.  A Korean mixture of rice (brown or white) along with beans and grains.   Read the rest of this entry →

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