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Meatless Monday Bento 3

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Debra

This week’s Meatless Monday does not contain seitan!  I know, shocker of shocks eh?

Instead, I made burgers out of soy protein called TVP or Textured Vegetable Protein.   This product, at first, turned me off as it sounds like something that’s been very processed and artificial…but after checking the ingredients it’s really just soy flour.

But when  seasoned and shaped into mini-burgers, they’re fabulous!

The other meatless items are fried tofu, hapa-rice, yellow-carrot namul, pickled cucumbers, seasoned aburage (another type of fried tofu), snow peas and a cherry tomato!

Happy Monday everyone and have a fantastic week!

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A Bento for Sharing 18

Posted on August 21, 2010 by Debra

Saba Man fields comments and questions about his bentos daily so he asked me to pack an extra large bento so he could share it with co-workers.  I honored his kind gesture with this creation.

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Fried Chicken Bento 13

Posted on July 07, 2010 by Debra

Today’s featured bento is a quick one using fried chicken that was in my frozen food “bento-stash”.  What’s also quick about this prep…there’s no rice in today’s lunch!

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Vegan Sausage Rollups Bento 7

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Debra

   

I know that I’ve been seriously neglecting my daily posting of bento photos. And there’s a “stack” of them just waiting for me. Like a lot of you I’ve been busy with household chores and my recent obsession with outdoor repairs and yardwork.  

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How to Pack a Bento #1 29

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Debra

I’m starting another instructional bento series.   This first article demonstrates how to pack a 2 tier bento box lunch.

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Salmon Patty and Cucumber Bento 4

Posted on June 08, 2010 by Debra

Quick bento post featuring more “Costco-stash”…salmon patties.  Saba Man loves them!

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Saba Temarizushi Bento Box 10

Posted on April 21, 2010 by Debra

Saba Man has been a little “under the weather” so we’ve been sans bento box for almost a week!   Here’s one from the back of the bento photo vault.

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Speedy Bento Box 4 14

Posted on March 08, 2010 by Debra

 

Another speedy bento of  the series  that will only take you 15- 20  minutes to prepare using leftovers.

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Tofurkey and Hummus Bento Box 19

Posted on March 04, 2010 by Debra

Today’s featured bento demonstrates the use of  cucumbers  to separate your food items.

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Flower Power Bento Box 17

Posted on February 22, 2010 by Debra

Today I learned on Twitter that it was “National Cook a Sweet Potato Day” and that’s just what I did! 

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Ginger Soy Salmon Bento Box 3

Posted on February 21, 2010 by Debra

We are still working through our bento stash and that’s why another bento with salmon patties.  This time they’re grilled with a soy ginger flavor (thanks Megan) and wrapped with shiso leaves. 

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Vegan Valentine Bento Box 16

Posted on February 14, 2010 by Debra

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  We are celebrating with  a heart-healthy vegan bento box.

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