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Mashed Yams with Coconut 4

Posted on November 08, 2011 by Debra

Here’s the recipe for my Mashed Yams with Coconut  that was featured for October’s #twittersweetpotatoparty.

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Halloween Kitty Bento 6

Posted on October 31, 2011 by Debra

It’s a special Meatless Monday Bento!  Today is Halloween as well as the last Monday of the month!

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Meatless Monday 6

Posted on August 30, 2011 by Debra

I know it’s not Monday, but “Meatless Tuesday” just doesn’t quite have that same ring. :)

Yesterday was our monthly #twitterfoodparty with the theme of lemons, limes or yuzu so I took advantage of this late summer flavor for today’s vegetarian bento lunch.

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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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Kouya Dofu Nuggets Recipe 6

Posted on May 30, 2011 by Debra


Today was our May #twitterfoodparty and the theme was tofu!  A perfect pick for Meatless Monday too!

Yes, these are as crispy and delicious as they appear and they take no time at all to prepare.

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Lup Cheong Sausage Bento 13

Posted on February 01, 2011 by Debra

Every last Monday of the month, our twitter food-gang tweets out photos of a dish featuring the agreed-upon theme.   A #twitterfoodparty!

There are no hard rules and we participate for the pure joy of it.  Everyone is invited for our own purely selfish reasons… we want to see what you’re eating!

I was so excited about this month’s theme, hot-dogs, that I actually posted two dishes.   And I ended up packing the same for Saba Man’s lunch.

His bento is filled with lup cheong, a Chinese pork sausage—my choice for the hot-dog theme. Very oily, very fragrant, and very delicious!

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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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Inarizushi with Carrots and Konbu 1

Posted on November 01, 2010 by Debra

We’re having another #twitterfoodparty today…a special one to celebrate National Sushi Day!  Really!

Today’s the day to celebrate eating sushi!

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Cake Noodle with Fried Tofu 6

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Debra

It’s #twitterfoodparty Monday!  Every last Monday of the month some twitter foodie friends share a photo of the that month’s theme.  October is pasta or noodles!

My  dish is “Cake Noodles with Tofu!”   Double-cooked chowmein noodles, lightly boiled, then fried into a cake, cut into squares and topped with a savory mix of fried tofu, carrots, onions, shoyu, and vegetarian hoisin sauce!

It’s crunchy-on-the-outside then soft-on-the-inside sensation is tantalizing and  I can’t stop eating it.

We are using the  hashtag #twitterpastaparty if you’d like to follow or contribute!  No pressure to do so but it’s a lot of fun!

My id on twitter is @hapabento

Won’t you join us?

Twitter Taco Party 11

Posted on September 27, 2010 by Debra

Tonight is a first of what I hope will be many more to come… #twitterfoodparty Monday!

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