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Keep Cool Bento Box Review 7

Posted on July 05, 2011 by Debra

I have a new bento box— compliments of our friends from JaponMania!  They asked me to review their new “Keep Cool Palette” boxes and I of course I agreed.  As a bento-nerd, I love talking about anything that has to do with bento boxes, bento-gear and bento shopping!  Bring it on.

The  first thing you probably noticed is that I did a charaben or kyaraben.   I know, right?  It’s not my usual approach for packing lunches… I’ll tell you more about this along with a special JaponMania discount later in this post.

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Yakisoba Bento 8

Posted on December 16, 2010 by Debra

Woot!  Introducing a new bento box.  Two-tiered stainless steel!   I loves this box.

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Holiday Bento Wish List 5

Posted on November 28, 2010 by Debra

These are the bento boxes that I wish to received this year… I know that Santa reads my blog, so I’m hoping he’ll recognize the hint. :)

I desire each one for different reasons.   Yes, bento making is my obsession, but what’s the harm except losing kitchen space to some of the most beautiful and the cutest lunch boxes you’ve ever seen.

Click on each image to read more about each.

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Road Trip to Sequim 13

Posted on August 22, 2010 by Debra


Bought some rainbow chard for the first time!


Not a bento post but I did use the chard in this bundle (far right) for two bentos here and here!  Arriving at this farmers market was  serendipitous; what a nice way to stumble upon fresh produce!  

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Back-To-School Bento #1 30

Posted on August 02, 2010 by Debra


Here’s the first of our series of  back-to-school bento lunches!  But before we jump into the foods and fillers there are some guidelines that may be helpful for those who are new to packing bento box lunches. There’s also a special surprise!

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Farmers Market 15

Posted on July 27, 2010 by Debra

Summer in Seattle is the most spectacular of all events.  Growing up in Hawaii where everyday is a summer’s day, I took the warm sunshine for granted.  But now…

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A Day in Seattle 12

Posted on July 15, 2010 by Debra

Don’t let these dreary skies fool you!  An hour after this shot…it would be a glorious day!

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“Yum-Yum Bento Box” Cookbook Review 11

Posted on July 08, 2010 by Debra

In the bento world, the summer of 2010 will be marked as the season of cute bento cookbooks!  And I love CUTE!  But…I have to admit that I pulled out the  thesaurus to write this post otherwise every other word would be “cute“.

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Pre-Order “The Just Bento Cookbook” 4

Posted on June 06, 2010 by Debra

The long awaited cookbook by Makiko Itoh, The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go  is now available for pre-order on Amazon! 

Maki’s blogs Just Hungry and Just Bento have been my inspiration for starting my own bento lifestyle.   And for anyone who feels they can’t prepare authentic and delicious Japanese cuisine, Maki’s no-nonsense approach to cooking removes any doubts.   If her book is anything like her blogs we will all be in bento heaven!

Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches Comments Off

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Debra

It looks like you can get the new Yum-Yum Bento Box cookbook at Amazon Books now!

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Bento Box for Baby? 23

Posted on March 21, 2010 by Debra

While I was out and about yesterday, I unexpectedly found this cute box in the infants section of the Nordstrom RACK!  

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Shopping at Daiso and MailArt 19

Posted on January 25, 2010 by Debra

 I stopped by the Alderwood Mall’s Daiso store to check on their current supplies.  But it’s not the supplies that you may be thinking of… Read the rest of this entry →

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