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Mahi Mahi Sandwich Bento 7

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Debra

I know what you’re thinking. Where’s the sandwich?

It’s actually deconstructed.

Garlic naan.

Butter-poached mahi mahi.



Saba Man could choose to assemble when ready to eat!

Which he did.  And he immediately text’d a message declaring that he should be called Mahimahi-Man for the day!  :)

He enjoyed it.

And he loved the squash, corn, bean and red cabbage salad.  There was enough vinaigrette to coat the lettuce leaves so he ate it all. The bento box was completely empty upon return!

Mahimahi-Man indeed.


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Corn Butter-Mochi and More 3

Posted on June 27, 2011 by Debra

Today is the last Monday of the month which means it’s more than a Meatless Monday occasion.

It’s #twitterfoodparty day and this month’s theme is corn!

I know, right?  So many options.  Corn is in everything!  Including this butter-mochi!

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Roasted Chicken and Squash Bento 16

Posted on November 16, 2010 by Debra

Mmm…roasted free range chicken and Red Kuri Squash, also roasted.

The top tier  fried black rice with peas and corn.  Now doesn’t that sound  interesting? Read the rest of this entry →

Sesame Seitan Bento 16

Posted on November 14, 2010 by Debra

Does this look like chicken?  Maybe teriyaki or barbecue styled?  Not even a little bit?

But lest you think that I’m trying to pull a fast-one,…Saba Man actually likes my wheat-meat (seitan) creations!

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Broiled Saba and Satsumaimo Bento 7

Posted on September 09, 2010 by Debra

Today’s bento is a sort of potpourri of foods!  A little of this, a little of that— equals a lot of flavor and a bit of a fragrance.

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More Leftovers for Bento 13

Posted on August 11, 2010 by Debra

A quick post for a speedy bento; assembled with various leftovers!

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Color Corn Snack Bento 10

Posted on January 15, 2010 by Debra

Today’s featured bento box besides more colored corn… contains kamaboko which means it’s a Saba Man bento.  But truth be told I hardly ever pack snack bentos for my own consumption.  I just toss fruits or carrot sticks in a bag and we’re done. 

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Saba, Roasted Eggplant, Corn Bento Box 20

Posted on January 14, 2010 by Debra

Today’s featured bento contains the roasted miso eggplantfrom the recipe a few days ago.   Also some saba…a surprise for Saba Man!   I hadn’t packed mackerel in a long while  and he began to wonder if I was going to change his nickname.

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