Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just Bento?

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 25 weeks ago.

Recently, I lost a lot of my favorite recipes on Just Bento and Just Hungry. Most of them were no longer on my favorites page anymore. Maki suggested using a bookmarking site to save the recipes I liked, and yesterday I finally joined one. I decided to go through all of Maki's posts on Just Bento to find my favorite recipes again, and also to see all the cool posts Maki had made before I joined. In the process, I came to fully appreciate just how much effort and detail Maki puts into her sites! I think that, because the internet makes it so easy to access any information one could want, it's easy to forget that someone actually puts a lot of time and work into many of the sites people love. I know I have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of Maki's work, so I was wondering about the enjoyment other people got from the site. So, please tell me, what is your favorite recipe or complete bento off of Just Bento? It could be one that Maki made or one by another member. If you can't decide, list several! Just Hungry recipes are OK, too. If you have an interesting story about how Just Bento or Just Hungry has made you happy, please share!

My favorite recipe on here is the curried kidney beans and vegetables recipe:

http://justbento.com/handbook/recipe-collection-mains/curried-kidney-bea...
It was the recipe I used in my first bento. I like it because it's super easy to make, tasty, and it uses ingredients that I always have in my fridge or pantry. It's easily customizable, not to mention vegetarian!

Another favorite recipe of mine is the cauliflower salad recipe submitted by bronwyncarlisle.
http://justbento.com/forum/cauliflower-salad
Although she says it's her friend's recipe, she still did everyone a favor by submitting it here! The ingredients sound pretty strange, but I tried it anyway because I trust everyone's food tastes on Just Bento. It was so amazing. Both my roommate and my boyfriend love it! The first time I made it for my boyfriend, we ha just moved into our new apartment, and we had hardly any cooking supplies. I managed to make it using only a rice cooker, a large mug, and a soup spoon. I served it to my boyfriend and told him it might not be great because I had to improvise so much, but he inhaled it!

So, anyway, please share your favorite recipes!
And thank you Maki for creating such wonderful websites, and putting so much time, energy, and love into them.

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Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 25 weeks ago.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

Anything?

Tab
Bento-ing from: › Finland
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
User offline. Last seen 3 years 51 weeks ago.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

Hello!
There are so many recipes that I haven't tested even half of them so I can only speak for the recipes I've tried! But one of my favorites is this vegan potato salad
http://www.justbento.com/handbook/recipes-sides-and-fillers/vegan-japane...
because I never thought you could use tofu instead / in addition to mayo. I like to make this salad from potatoes and whatever I have in the fridge and it's a great way to use that leftover tofu - it seems I'm never able to spend the whole pack at once! And it makes a good and very filling cold dish so it's very handy to eat almost anywhere.

Kyandasu, you're absolutely right - these sites are awesome and a great source of inspiration for food lovers :)

T

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 25 weeks ago.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

(Yay, a response! ^_^) It's amazing the different things you can use tofu for! Sometimes I'm a little skeptical, because I'm very picky with the tofu I like. Although I haven't tried this recipe, I really like potato salad, so I might try it! (I really like eggs, though, so I might add those back in.) And if I ever want to finally become vegan, it's a nice recipe to have on hand. It's definitely nice for using up food before it goes bad! (Which happens to me way too often.)

That's one of the things I love about this website. I'm a vegetarian (though not a very good one, sometimes), mostly for health reasons. Unlike many other food websites, on Just Bento it's easy to find healthy, tasty, and SIMPLE vegetarian recipes. Even the recipes that aren't vegetarian, many of them can be adjusted to be vegetarian.

anon.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

What bookmarking site did you use? I really need a place to organize my bookmarks :P

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 25 weeks ago.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

I used faves.com. I don't know how good it is compared to other ones. I just sort of picked one randomly. But it lets me put a tool on the toolbar of my internet window, so I can just push that button whenever I want to save a page. :)

bronwyncarlisle
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Bento-ing from: Dunedin › New Zealand
Joined: 12 Jan 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 24 weeks ago.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

Evernote is brilliant. Not just a bookmarking site, as well as that it's an application you keep on your computer(s) that bookmarks and clips the stuff you want to keep, so you can see it off-line as well. You can clip just a portion of a page if you want. It syncs across all the computers you have it installed on and has a little button for your browser too.

You can also use it to keep documents and sync them between computers.

I should add that there's a free and a paid version and you can upload more stuff with the paid version. I use the free one and it's always been well and truly enough for me. The only time I used more than half my monthly allowance was when I uploaded three pdf books.

http://www.evernote.com/

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Bronwyn

My blog is Food and Shoes

anon.
Re: Favorite complete bento or individual recipe from Just ...

Thanks so much for the tip, I'm amazed at how awesome Evernote is. Have now spent most of the day inputting things that I had saved all over the place :P

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