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Chicken Sausage Bento 9

Posted on January 22, 2011 by Debra

More stainless steel you asked?  No problem.  Requesting  chicken?  Sure.

How about tomatoes? Got those too.

Rice?  Nah, this time it’s purple potatoes.

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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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Yakisoba and Karaage Bento 8

Posted on December 31, 2010 by Debra

This is the last bento of 2010!  Wow, can’t believe the year is over.  The line, “time flies when you’re having fun” never rang truer than with this blog.

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Omuyakisoba Bento 4

Posted on December 18, 2010 by Debra

The stainless steel and yakisoba love continues with this holiday themed bento.

This one is not new but it is a favorite and I suspect if we counted, this box would win as The Most Featured Bento Box on this blog!

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Quick Fried Rice Bento 24

Posted on November 04, 2010 by Debra

Making fried rice for Saba Man.  Ham, green onion, egg, and cold rice. 

Refrigerator-cold rice is important. 

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Sushi Rice and Fried Tofu Bento 13

Posted on November 03, 2010 by Debra

Whoa! Did I go a little bit overboard with the sushi rice!?  I froze  a bunch of it and still had enough for another bento!

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Ham Salad and Egg Soboro Bento 5

Posted on October 12, 2010 by Debra

This bento happened by accident.  Well, not the act of bentoing itself, but the ingredients.   The mishap is the ham-salad stuffed aburage!  What?!

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Project Pink Bento 13

Posted on October 08, 2010 by Debra


My friend Susan of  Hawai’i's Bento Box Cookbook said it best, “ everyones’ lives has been touched in some way by cancer.”

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Chicken, Rice and Ham Bento 10

Posted on October 02, 2010 by Debra

Does this bento lunch look familiar?

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Musubi and Eggplant Snack Bento 20

Posted on September 29, 2010 by Debra

I occasionally  receive emails  remarking on how small my bentos are for Saba Man…”does Saba Man eat little meals?”
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Ham Omelet and Long Bean Bento 9

Posted on September 25, 2010 by Debra

Chinese long beans are yummy!  And no need for special prep, peeling, or exotic seasoning!  Really.

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Sweet Miso Chicken Bento 22

Posted on September 23, 2010 by Debra

Here’s a bento filled with a hodge-podge of items from recent articles.

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