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Kid Made Eyeball Lunch

My 9 year old nephew made this lunch for himself. He used bagels leftover from breakfast to make sandwiches. I think that he had fun using these eyeball picks to add character to each course. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Sandwiches: Assorted homemade … Continue reading

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Eight Easter Lunches

I love working with a theme. Here are 8 Easter themed bento lunches. I included many common symbols of Easter: eggs, lamb, chicks, basket, cross, and bunnies. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Easter Egg Rice (Nishiki rice packed with plastic wrap … Continue reading

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Easter Themed Dinner and Ribbon Egg Decorating

My niece (15 years old) and I have a tradition of decorating eggs for Easter. Each time we focus on a different technique while keeping with our initial color scheme of blue and white. This year we decided to decorate … Continue reading

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Okayama Travel and Bento Lunch

This is the second article in my series of travel photos and bentos inspired by my trip to Japan. My Mom and I stayed at the Hilton in Osaka and took the Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Okayama for a day … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Travel and Bento Lunch

In March my Mom and I returned from a 2 week trip to Japan. My plan is to make bento and share travel photos and memories. I am not yet sure how many articles will be in this series but … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself with Van’s Natural Foods

I was so excited when Van’s sent me some products to try. It was such a treat to try these. Of course you can eat these products by themselves right out of the packages but I came up with a … Continue reading

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Snail Bread Bento Lunch

In my never-ending quest to shape cute things out of bread, I created this simple snail. I used a basic french bread dough and added some cinnamon to the piece I used for the body. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Salad: Lettuce with … Continue reading

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7 Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I like any excuse to make cute themed food. I am particularly excited about St. Patrick’s Day food because of my Irish heritage. Here are 7 ideas for Irish themed lunches all presented in EasyLunchBoxes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Shamrock: Homemade bagel … Continue reading

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Hinamatsuri Bento

I will be in Japan for Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) this year. I made this in advance for my 15 year old niece. She helped place the black sesame seeds on the radish flowers and said that she prefers my more … Continue reading

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Knights Arsenal Bento

I made this lunch for my 9 year old nephew. He is interested and very knowledgeable about ancient weapons such as a Mace. He helped me add the spikes (almond slivers) to the baked bread. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Fruit: Strawberry shield … Continue reading

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In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb

It has become my tradition to make something lamb and lion themed to celebrate the arrival of March. This year when I happened upon these very cute Mini Sheep Shepherd’s Pies from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, I knew … Continue reading

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Valentine Bento Hop

In celebration of Valentine’s Day I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends on a Valentine themed bento blog hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to see what the other bento bloggers made. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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