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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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Chicken, Noodles and Veggie Bento 3

Posted on February 04, 2011 by Debra

I love veggies.

I wish, I wish, that I had loved them when I was a kid. All those wasted meals, staring at a plate of glorious carrots, string beans, or bell peppers. Wishing that we had a family dog that would “clear my plate.”

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Butternut Squash and Greek Yogurt Parfait 3

Posted on January 11, 2011 by Debra

Definately not a bento but I want to share this awesome dessert that I created for our latest  #twitterfoodparty which took place yesterday on Twitter!

The theme was squash hence the hashtag was #twittersquashparty!  If you’re a tweeter go on and check out the other mouthwatering photos!

The next one is #twitterhotdogparty which sounds like a lot of fun don’t you think?   Won’t  join in with your own hot dog photo?

See you on Twitter!

Oh…this scrumptious looking treat is  a simple  pureed butternut squash with honey, mixed with plain Greek yogurt, then topped with cinamonon, sugar and a crisp kabocha squash chip!


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November B.O.M.B. Theme Announcement 7

Posted on November 18, 2010 by Debra

Thanks to all that submitted.   The selected B.O.M.B.  is here!

Recent posts have featured one of my favorite things to eat— squash!  I just love’em, don’t you?  Especially the winter squash types like ambercup, red kuri and of course pumpkin!

So let’s celebrate the Season of the Squash with a tribute…a theme.

With that, I declare November’s B.O.M.B. theme….Squash!

It doesn’t have to fancy or even autumn-like.  If  it’s zucchini you prefer, then go for it!  

Do you salivate at the site of simmered kabocha ?  Show us!

Be as creative as you’d like.

Just add your link and describe your bento in the comments.  I’ll post the photo for you.

If  you don’t have a photo hosting site, you can email them to me.  Just remember to leave a comment so I know where to place it.


The November B.O.M.B. guidelines are:

1. The B.O.M.B. Challenge starts now.

2. The last day to submit will be November 30,  2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

3. Your submission must be a  RECENT   ”Squash”  themed bento!

4. You can enter as often as you like. But please, only one link per comment.

5. The B.O.M.B. will be selected randomly so don’t be shy!  Share your reicpes too!

6. Have fun !

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 →

Chicken Adobo and Rice Bento 16

Posted on October 24, 2010 by Debra

Wow, it’s been a long time since the last bento box post!   But vacations are now over and we are all back to work.  To ease his way back to the grind…Saba Man will be taking a “comfort food” bento lunch of chicken adobo and rice.

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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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Chicken and Rice Bento 18

Posted on September 28, 2010 by Debra

Chicken and rice! It’s simple, it’s basic, it’s delicious!  Read the rest of this entry →

Speedy Bento Box 5 16

Posted on March 10, 2010 by Debra

At first glance this looks like another shoyu tuna bento… but it’s not!

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Roasted Vegetarian Bento Box 6

Posted on January 10, 2010 by Debra

The weekend brought no rest for me so this will be another short post.   Hope you are not  tired of  reading about roasting yet? Read the rest of this entry →

Tortellini Bento Box 6

Posted on January 03, 2010 by Debra


I must be in a “roasting” phase because today’s featured bento box contains broccolini that is prepared using the same  roasting recipe as yesterday’s roasted broccoli post .  This time I was able to add the parmesan so today’s veggie isn’t as naked.  The broccolini though is a bit daintier than the it’s robust cousin so it took no time at all turn crispy brown.   I caught it just in time before it started to burn. Read the rest of this entry →

Salmon Soboro Bento Box 3

Posted on December 28, 2009 by Debra

Today’s bento box features salmon soboro over rice, (yes it’s the White Rice) roasted delicata squash and shoyu wasabi boiled eggs. I almost always have a bento stash of salmon patties in the freezer. Either homemade or store bought. They are easy to reheat for immediate consumption and perfect for a bento box. For today’s lunch I crumbled one of the patties and made a soboro. 
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