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bento backlog

Here are our bento from the last few days....

Last Friday, 1/30, we had the rest of the tuna-tofu-miso miniburgers, along with leftover quinoa that had been stirfried with soy sauce, sesame oil, onions and red peppers (top tier), and the rest of the broccoli stalk and carrot kinpira, a hardboiled egg, and sweet chili sauce (bottom tier). continue reading...

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Thursday's bento

Today's bento features two delicious Just Bento recipes! It has tuna-tofu-miso miniburgers, broccoli stalk kinpira (with added carrot) and rice sprinkled with yukari. Oh, and a little container of sweet chili sauce in which to dip the miniburgers. continue reading...

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Currytime!

Today's bento contains leftovers from last night's dinner; I made Maki's recipe for curried kidney beans and vegetables, adding a sweet potato that was in danger of shriveling up if I didn't use it. I also threw in extra garlic and cayenne at my husband's request, as he is fighting off a cold and it is said that garlic and spice is good for that sort of ailment. Plus, we just love things extra hot and spicy, so it was quite delicious! continue reading...

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Week 3 begins...

How fitting that the focus for week 3 of the Bento Challenge, saving money, should coincide with the realization that I hardly had any money left to feed myself and my husband for the rest of the week. So, I sat down with the weekly meal planner, determined to stretch my dollars by using as many on-hand items as possible, planning for leftovers, and repurposing bits of food that I might normally let go to waste (I'm looking at you, broccoli stalks...formerly destined for the trash, now on deck for kinpira! continue reading...