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Bento #15 [December 19th, 2007 @ 11:23am]
It's been almost 7 months since I posted. But I'm back. It least for now.
Here's my new Monokuro Boo bento box:

Inside: brown rice, veggies with melted cheese and apple slices.
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[July 14th, 2007 @ 2:34pm]
Sorry for not updating this journal.
I was very busy and didn't have time. =/

I will post new entries soon. :)
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Bento #14 - Pirate Bento [May 22nd, 2007 @ 1:10pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I'm going to the premiere of the Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End tonight at midnight. A pirate themed bento seemed perfect for today. :)

Top tier: rice decorated with Pirate flag made out of nori

Bottom tier: Cpt. Jack Sparrow shaped onigiri, surrounded by golden corn coins and some green pea emeralds. Sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Secured with shell and fish toothpicks.

Side: strawberries, pine apple candy and strawberry truffle marshmallow.

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Bento #13 [April 18th, 2007 @ 4:28pm]
[ mood | content ]

Just a simple lunch for today...

Top tier: steamed veggies + Hello Panda and mushroom cookies

Bottom tier: roasted potato slices

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Bento #12 [April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:39am]
[ mood | creative ]

I have decided to experiment a bit and used polenta instead of rice for my onigiri molds. They were made in less than 5 minutes and turned out great, so I will be making more of these for sure. :)

Top tier: polenta bear, star and flower with steamed Brussels sprouts and carrots

Bottom tier: fat-free peach yogurt with peach slices

Side: ChocoRoll & Grape Jelly

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New Bento Box & Bento #11 [March 24th, 2007 @ 2:26pm]
[ mood | happy ]

A few days ago I received the new Ginshari San bento box (I love it!) and all kinds of bento accessories, including the cute bear chopsticks, various rice molds and tons of Japanese snacks.

Here's the new box and chopsticks:

And here's what's inside:

Top tier: 3 shaped onigiris (decorated with nori, carrot and black sesame seeds)

Bottom tier: steamed veggies, soy sauce in pickle shaped bottle, Lychee jelly and some Japanese candy


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Bento #10 [March 14th, 2007 @ 1:33pm]
[ mood | working ]

Just a bland looking snack bento today...
I'm at home studying and only need some snacks for in-between.

Top tier: a juicy plum and some crackers

Bottom Tier: banana-mandarin fruit mix with lemon juice, sprinkled with cinnamon

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[March 13th, 2007 @ 11:13am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been so busy lately that I didn't have much time for making bento lunches and when I did, I forgot to take a photo.

I'm waiting for a new Ginshari San Bento Box to arrive. It looks like this:

I'm also waiting to get these great accessories before I start posting again:

1) 4 shape cutters
2) heart, star, triangle, flower molds
3) bear chopsticks with case
4) bear, boy, girl molds
5) 2 strawberry, 1 apple, 1 cherry, 5 pickle sauce holders

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Bento #9 [March 3rd, 2007 @ 2:15pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

It's been a while since I've posted here. I didn't have much time, but hopefully things will get less hectic around here now. :)

I have to thank two of my friends for sending me bento accessories (such as cupcake containers and Hello Kitty cups) - thanks Aly & Megan! <3

Today's lunch:

Top tier: tomato and cucumber salad with cheese stars and cottage cheese with chive on the side + Hello Kitty cup full of yogurt dip for the salad.

Bottom Tier: 2 mini toasts, mini Babybel cheese, crispy cookies with sunflower seeds and raisins

Side: cupcake container, filled with random sweets

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Bento #8 [February 21st, 2007 @ 1:43pm]
I didn't have much time today, so here's a super quick 5 minute bento:

Top tier: big strawberry, 2 Merci chocolates, 1/2 orange

Bottom Tier: mushroom noodles with red pepper stars, sprinkled with chive

Side: Smarties

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Bento #7 [February 19th, 2007 @ 1:03pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Butterfly bento - really fun to make. ^___^

Top tier: piece of bread, topped with cheese butterfly + butterfly shaped smoked salmon and cheese sandwich + raspberry shaped bottle filled with yogurt salad dressing

Bottom Tier: grapes + mini toast + mini Babybel

Side: mixed salad with cottage cheese, sprinkled with chive + Kinder Happy Hippo

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Bento #6 [February 16th, 2007 @ 5:10pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Top tier: misc veggies in soy sauce, grilled zucchini, mixed fruits

Bottom tier: rice with nori butterflies

Side: Walkers Shortbread

I need to get another bento box...or two.
I would love to have more options to choose from when preparing my lunches.

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Bento #5 [February 15th, 2007 @ 12:47pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

Today's lunch:

Top tier: 4 heart and fish shaped crispy fish sticks on lettuce, star shaped Edam cheese

Bottom tier: red pepper bits + star shaped cucumber and star and moon shaped toast

Side: small mandarin fruit, Fruchtzwerge strawberry cottage cheese and two chocolate hearts.

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Bento #4 [February 13th, 2007 @ 6:12pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Snack bento:

Vanilla cream cookies, mint candies and vanilla pudding with chocolate sprinkles. ^__^

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Bento #3 [February 13th, 2007 @ 1:06pm]
[ mood | giggly ]

Just a simple and quick bento lunch for today. It took me about 6 minutes to prepare it. ^__^

Bottom tier:
- noodles with mushrooms, sprinkled with chive and decorated with red pepper in the shape of club and heart

Top tier:
- cheese and 3 mini toasts with red pepper decoration

Side: Rondessa chocolate sticks with milk filling

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New Bento boxes! [February 12th, 2007 @ 8:01pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I have found today a store where they're selling Hello Kitty items and I checked to see if they have any bento boxes. They had them, but only one kind. I decided to buy it.
When I came home, there was a package waiting for me with the notorious Lube Sheep Putifresh Bento. :)

So now I finally have some real bento boxes which I can use. Yay! :)

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Welcome to Bento Yumm! [February 10th, 2007 @ 6:08pm]
[ mood | creative ]

In this journal I will be posting my own bento lunches, along with pictures and ingredients.

I'm a beginner and I'm from a place where there aren't any Asian stores, so the ingredients won't be exactly traditional (and I'm still waiting for a real bento box to arrive).
I'm also a vegetarian, so there will be no meat in my bentos.

For a start I decided to post my first two bentos:


- star and moon shaped toast
- pickled champignon mushrooms & star shaped slice of tomato on lettuce
- mixed veggies in spicy tomato sauce and flower shaped cucumber
- 2 plain onigiris (a tiny bit misshaped, but I guess not too bad for a first-timer) '_'

STAR BENTO (2nd bento ever made by me)

- base = cooked rice, mixed with cooked onions, zucchini, sweet corn, tomatoes and tomato sauce
- decorations = star shaped carrot, sliced pickled champignons, sweet corn, strips of pickled cucumber

Both were really yummy! :P
Can't wait to make another one.

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