Fish and Horse Rice Lunches

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I made these lunches for my 18 year old niece and myself (she picked the fish lunch). Japanese plastic rice molds made it easy to shape the sticky rice. Also using basically the same ingredients in both lunches is convenient and quick.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Fish – (cooked Nishiki rice shaped using plastic rice mold), raw spinach eyes cut with a straw, sauteed baby zucchini and carrots in vegetable broth

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Blueberries and raspberries

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Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Horses – (cooked Nishiki rice shaped using plastic rice mold), soy sauce brushed on top, raw spinach eyes cut with a straw, sauteed baby zucchini and carrots in vegetable broth

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Grapes

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Caterpillar Lasagna

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I made this lasagna meal for my 15 year old nephew. I thought that it looked a little gross and I think he did also. It did not matter too much because with this method, when he heated it in the microwave the shapes disappeared. I put the sides in silicone cups for easy removal before heating.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade lasagna baked without mozzarella cheese on top, mozzarella cheese cut into caterpillars with a cookie cutter and added to cool lasagna

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Cherries

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Picnic Lunch

Cottage Cheese Potato Salad Lunch

I made lunches for a new companion and myself. His work is not far from mine so we met for lunch at a park along the Erie Canal. You can see both lunches in the last photo. I think it is funny since I told him to sit there and not eat yet so I could take a photo of both lunches. It is not the most natural photo but it makes me laugh. The lunches are basically the same but the fruit and nuts are different because I used up what I had left in my kitchen. It is natural for me to make food for the people in my life and it is special to have a new person to eat my meals.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, olive oil, feta, salt and pepper, spinach leaves (underneath), potato salad (instead of mayonnaise, this recipe uses a dressing that contains cottage cheese and milk)

Top Right: Walnuts, (the other lunch had cashews)

Bottom Right: Blueberries, (the other lunch had Rainier Cherries)

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Henpeck Park

picnic lunch with companion

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Mickey Lentil Salad Lunch

Mickey Lentil Salad Lunch

I cherish the important people in my life and it is my thing to make food for them. I made this lunch for my friend to show my appreciation for how good she was to me during rough times and anytime.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Lentil Feta Salad with Romaine

Top Right: Oats, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips – it was supposed to be energy balls but they did not ball and I did not love the recipe so I will not link to it here.

Bottom Right: Mickey shaped watermelon (cookie cutter)

Above the Box: Mickey Veggie Chips


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6 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

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Edited: The giveaway is now closed. I will notify the winner.

Unbelievable but it is my 6 year blogiversary! I am celebrating with a giveaway in appreciation for my readers. I have one large prize (all of the items in these photos will go to one person!) this year for a person with an United States of America address. A majority of these items were purchased in January when I was in Japan.

giveaway bento boses

Assorted bento boxes, egg molds, rice mold, and small mayo cup.

bento giveaway silicone cups

Assorted silicone cups and silicone baran (food divider).

giveaway bento picks

Assorted bento food picks.

giveaway cookie cutters

Assorted cookie cutters.

giveaway disney picks

Assorted Disney themed bento food picks.

How to Enter:

  1. Please submit a comment (if you have an U.S.A. address).
  2. Make sure that I have your email address with your comment.
  3. For an additional entry please subscribe to my blog by email (top right of the page between the header and the social media buttons) and tell me in your comment that you subscribed.

Important!! Please read the Terms and Conditions of this giveaway!
Prizes cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes. Winner will be randomly selected by a random number generator and notified by the email submitted with your comment. Entries that do not fulfill the mandatory requirements will be deleted. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. If you’ve chosen to subscribe by email for an additional entry, you must still be doing so at the time of the drawing or you will be disqualified, and I will draw again. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. This giveaway ends Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. (Edited: The giveaway is now closed.)

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Kermit the Frog Lunch

Kermit the Frog lunch

I made this fun lunch for myself.

Container: U Konserve

Contents: Kermit – cheese and broccoli mashed potatoes, cheese details with food coloring, edamame, pineapple, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe

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Elephant Rice

elephant rice lunch

I made this simple meal for myself. The elephant rice was easy to shape using this mold.

Container: Book Bento Box

Contents: Elephants (cooked Nishiki rice shaped using plastic rice mold), spinach details, carrots, broccoli, toasted sliced almonds

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