American-ized Bentos

charkat1
Bento-ing from: Temecula › California › USA
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Ok...nobody laugh...this is my first post here. I realize I'm not the typical bento person...but I like to make my lunches nice and compact, so this fit. I am an omnivore, and I do a lot of "roll-up" sandwiches when I can't think of anything else. I've been a member of WeightWatchers off and on for years (in the "on" mode presently) and I use this as a way to help control what I eat during the day.

Here are a few of my recent ones...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/photo.php?pid=2921321&id=5345...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/photo.php?pid=2921322&id=5345...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/photo.php?pid=2921323&id=5345...

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pii_bii
Bento-ing from: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Re: American-ized Bentos

'Nobody laugh'?! You're kidding, right? These look great! I think it's great that you have embraced the way of bento, even if, as you say in an 'Americanised way'. I think they look yummy, and I hope you continue. Bento-ing can be really rewarding.

And...there's always room for more great pics in the Flickr Just Bento pool, so please post some there of your future exploits in bento, if you can.

Keep it up, and keep up the healthy eating and welcome to the forum. :) x

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: American-ized Bentos

Yes, please post your photos to Flickr - only those of us with Facebook accounts can see those. And they look fine to me.

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avlor
Bento-ing from: Sioux Falls › South Dakota › USA
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Re: American-ized Bentos

Won't laugh promise! In fact several of my son's "bento lunches" during the school year look suspiciously similar to the first one and very Americanized. ;)

Argh - now I'm hungry after looking at your delicious looking bento photos!

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Jiza
Bento-ing from: Madrid › Spain
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Re: American-ized Bentos

Your bentos look yummy *o*
Well my bentos look more "occidental" than "japanese" o_o mine are more "spanish" but you get the thing ;)
I think it's a cool thing to fusion, specially if you live in an area with expensive japanese stores.
Well in my case I try not to make sandwiches because i feel kind of silly making sandwiches for a bento when I can just wrap them in film. I just try to make the same dishes I'd make if I were to have lunch in my home.
Nowadays I have lunch at home, that's why I don't cook bentos anymore.

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Stephanie
Bento-ing from: San Lorenzo › California › USA
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Re: American-ized Bentos

I actually like making a sandwich every now and then for a bento (like I will be doing all week, since the hubs got a little excited about packing and packed all my kitchen tools). I used to hate bringing sandwiches for lunch because they would always get mashed and yucky in my bag, but with a bento it keeps everything in place and unswished. I also don't feel bad about cutting down on my plastic bag use.

vamullen
Bento-ing from: Richmond › Virginia › USA
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Re: American-ized Bentos

GAH! Those look so tasty ;_; And, actually resemble quite a few of my bentos ^^;

bronwyncarlisle
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Bento-ing from: Dunedin › New Zealand
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Re: American-ized Bentos

I agree. One of the more satisfying things about having bento lunches is the lack of rubbish you generate. I rarely have sandwiches these days because I'm cutting down on bread, but before I started bento-ing I made a plastic lined cloth wrapper for them, with a velcro fastening. I found the pattern somewhere on the web.

AriesPanda
Bento-ing from: › Pennsylvania › USA
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Re: American-ized Bentos

What kind of box did you use in the first picture, and where did you get it? It looks like a great starter box (I am very new to Bento and currently without boxes).

charkat1 wrote:

Here are a few of my recent ones...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/photo.php?pid=2921321&id=5345...

Thank you.

maki
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Bento-ing from: somewhere › France
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Re: American-ized Bentos

ArlesPanda,that's a Lock & Lock box with two inserts. Lock & Lock is very popular as an inexpensive bento box.

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Jiza
Bento-ing from: Madrid › Spain
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Re: American-ized Bentos

hey... could you post the recipe for the spicy surimi? :D

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