Joined: 7 Jan 2009
User offline. Last seen 9 years 34 weeks ago.

Hi everyone, Joanna here from Southern Alabama. The military drags us all over the globe. We are not at all into all the hooah gung- ho stuff. Hubby just loves to fly his choppers and medevac, so here we are. Our daughter and I tag along for the ride. I originally hail from the Netherlands and used to live there and in Germany before I met my husband. Pretty much all my life I have been fascinated by Japanese culture.Despite having had the fortune to travel a lot of the world and see many beautiful places I have not yet been to Japan. I learned about bento when I was searching the web for school lunch recipes for my then picky eater kiddo. It was love at first sight. Bento combines healthy food, portion control and aesthetics and dare I say even spirituality, because you have to be conscious about the food you put into the box and nourish your body with. I am a self professed foodaholic. I hate doing the laundry, but I can stand in the kitchen and chop and stir for hours at end. Cooking is near instant gratification, which is perfect for a gal with no patience like me. Because of my patience issues, my bentos are hardly masterpieces, but I try to still make them visually pleasing. I am totally jealous of the people that can create those beautiful kyaraben bentos.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Bento-ing from: somewhere › France
Joined: 24 Jan 2007
User offline. Last seen 6 weeks 4 days ago.
Re: Konichiwa

Hi SobaMama, and welcome! I don't like doing the laundry either - well, it's more the folding and putting away I dont like!


The Big Onigiri.

- Wherever you go, there you are. -

Joined: 7 Jan 2009
User offline. Last seen 9 years 34 weeks ago.
Re: Konichiwa

Thanks for the warm welcome maki! Knowing you are somewhat of a globetrotter/expat yourself I know your understand the joys and woes these wild relocations bring on, lol. Really more joy mostly though. I love your website and I am totally looking forward to the bento challenge.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

New forum activity since your last visit

TitleAuthorAnswersLast Postsort icon
Sesame salad dressing Supertaster95 years 2 weeks ago
Authentic paella? maki105 years 3 weeks ago
IMPORTANT: If you have a blog on JustBento... maki25 years 6 weeks ago
Shiso - uses for this herb Loretta05 years 8 weeks ago
Fuki (Japanese Butterbur) Tsukemono Recipes kumo55 years 8 weeks ago