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A very Japanese bento featuring stewed herring

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Here is a bento assembled mainly with leftovers and stocked items from my mother’s Japanese kitchen. continue reading...

Bento no. 79: Low-carb gluten-free sandwich bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 650 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 30 minutes (if ‘bread’ is made in the morning, less time if you make it in advance and just assemble the sandwich in the morning)

Type: Low carb, gluten-free, alternative sandwiches continue reading...

Great Bento Ideas: Simple and clever Halloween bentos by a really cool mom

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Hallowe’en seems to inspire bento artists around the world like almost no other holiday. If you’re planning on a special spooky bento for someone special, now is the time to start gathering ideas. Here are two great very simple, cute and clever sandwich based Hallowe’en bentos by Tiffany, aka Cool Mom From Vancouver. continue reading...

Great Bento Ideas: Colorful Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Bentos by Cocyte

Bento Petits Farcis

This week’s Great Bento Ideas are by Cocyte, who makes beautiful bentos in Bordeaux, France - a country that could be considered the mecca of bento-ing in Europe. continue reading...

Bento no. 78: Vegan low-carb, low calorie, 'zen' bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 250 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 30 minutes (if all components are made in the morning, much less time if you make things in advance)

Type: Japanese, low carb, low calorie, vegan, “zen”! continue reading...

Great Bento Idea: Paul Klee bento by Reiko

I picked this week’s Great Bento Idea just because it’s beautiful and different. It’s edible bento art! continue reading...

Bento no. 77: 3-part stash and leftovers bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 490 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5 to 10 minutes to pack in the morning

Type: Not really Japanese, made from stash and leftovers continue reading...

Great Bento Ideas: Pretty and Vegetarian

09.15.10 Lunch

This week’s Great Bento Ideas are all vegetarian! continue reading...