Hearty meatball and vegetable soup (that's almost a stew)

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The Guy (also known as Max) and I have a shared resolution this year: We Must Lose Weight And Get Fitter Or Else. He has high blood pressure, I have high or disturbingly fluctuating blood sugar. But we both have this basic problem, that we love to eat good food. And, especially during the day, we need our tummies comfortably filled or we get cranky.

One solution to this problem: soup for lunch! continue reading...

Getting a headstart on 2012 bento resolutions

Looking back a little on the eventful year that was 2011, and looking ahead. continue reading...

Christmas bentos bring good cheer to lunch

Bento #13: Santa Claus Onigiri

Some really cute yet easy to emulate Christmas themed bentos from the JustBento community. continue reading...

The Just Bento Cookbook: New edition giveaway!

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I’m giving away 2 signed copies of The Book! continue reading...

My sister does bentos: charaben (kyaraben) for a girl and boy

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Here are some bentos made by a typical busy Japanese mom - my sister Mayumi - for her two kids. continue reading...

Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Where I've been (again), plus a book status update! continue reading...

Bentos are a great way to sample the best restaurants in Japan

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A little taste of haute cuisine in a bento box. continue reading...