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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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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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Heart Bread Lunch

I like any excuse to make cute shaped bread. I made this meal with Valentine’s Day in mind. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Heart Bread: French bread dough, strawberry cream cheese (cream cheese with strawberry jam and strawberry hearts garnish) Heart Strawberries Red … Continue reading

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Olympics Bento Blog Hop

In celebration of Olympic athletes and their countries I made this flag themed meal. I am joining eight bento friends on a Winter Olympics themed hop. Please click on the button at the end of this post to see how … Continue reading

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14 Satisfying 400-Calorie Meals

Each of these meals are vegetarian or vegan and contain about 400 calories.  (The calories in these meals range from 347 calories to 450 calories.) I created this set to show that meatless, low calorie meals do not need to … Continue reading

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First Bento of 2014

Here is a simple but delicious bento. I used this decorative cutter set. Container: Blue Box from Japan Top Tier: Jasmine rice, red bell pepper, pepper jack cheese, red pepper flakes Bottom Tier: Kiwi, Goji berries, walnuts

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Top 13 Bento of 2013

I have a tradition of sharing my favorite bento from the year. This year I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends in a Top 13 of 2013 link party. Please use the button at the end of this post … Continue reading

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Wreath Bread Lunch

Just in time for the season I made this basic meal. There is something very satisfying about homemade bread with peanut butter and fruit for lunch. I deviated from including a vegetable (besides lettuce) and added two servings for fruit. … Continue reading

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Santa is Coming for a Bento Lunch Hop

I am happy to join my Bento Bloggers & Friends on this Santa Claus Is Coming To Lunch themed hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to continue through the rest of this Santa hop. Container: … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Play with Your Rice

I love crafting with food. Here are 21 suggestions for playing with rice. See the end of this post for a simple visual tutorial and information about the three types of molded rice featured here. 1. Having a celebration for … Continue reading

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Elf Lunch

Once again I was inspired by the weekly theme at the Bento Blog Network. This Elf themed meal can be a lunch or snack depending on the needs of the person eating it. My 15 year old niece helped me … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderlunch Bento Hop

Today I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends on this Winter Wonderlunch themed bento hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to continue through the rest of this 13 blog hop. This snowflake themed lunch … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Lunch

Sometimes I don’t know what inspired a particular theme. In this case, I know that I wanted to do another shaped bread. I also wanted to make a holiday themed lunch. Somehow I  came up with candy cane. Again, I … Continue reading

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Giraffe Lunch

When I put a call-out for shaped bread suggestions, a friend suggested that I make giraffe shaped bread. I was up for the challenge. When I told my Mom about it she suggested that I make a Mom and baby. … Continue reading

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Pyramids Lunch

My 9 year old nephew requested the theme of this lunch – Pyramids. He wanted the background to be tortillas to look like the desert. I broiled mozzeralla cheese on the tortilla chips and then transferred them to my EasyLunchboxes. … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Turkey Thanksgiving Lunch

As a vegetarian, the holiday of Thanksgiving does not thrill me. Some years my family has prepared ethnic vegetarian food instead of the traditional turkey. Usually my focus for cute Thanksgiving themed food is the cornucopia made out of bread. … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown and Lucy Bento

Today was Charles Schultz birthday. I was a fan of Peanuts when I was a child. When I found these cookie cutters at Michaels. I knew that I had to use them in a bento lunch. I placed hot cooked … Continue reading

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The Hundred Dresses Lunch

I first read The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes several years ago. My niece was part of a team that competed against other schools with book trivia. Each team was provided with a list of books to read. I read … Continue reading

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4 Hanukkah Lunches

I was not raised in the Jewish religion but growing up we celebrated Hanukkah every year. My Mom brought up my sister and I with an appreciation for other cultures. We had friends who were Jewish and we spent one … Continue reading

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Little Red Hen Bento

The idea for this lunch came about when I was visiting in my neighbor’s house. They have a collection of rooster figurines. It made me think about the story of the Little Red Hen. The Little Red Hen asks her … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Potato Lunch

A few months ago we attended a wedding with food stations. One of the stations had build your own potato skins. It was so much fun that it inspired this lunch. There are so many possibilities for this that I … Continue reading

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Florida Vacation Lunch

My husband and I will take our 9 year old nephew on a vacation to Florida. It will be his first time on an airplane. We will go to Disney World and Legoland. In celebration of our upcoming trip I … Continue reading

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Tortellini Lunch

For awhile now it has been on my list to make a cheese tortellini lunch. It was a cold week but for some reason I decided to make this cold meal. I tried a healthy tortellini pasta salad with lots … Continue reading

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Elephant Lunch

As my readers know, I love making cute food with homemade bread. These were so much fun to make and my husband seemed to enjoy eating them. What bread theme do you want me to make next? Container: EasyLunchBoxes Elephants: … Continue reading

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Days of the Week Lunches

I had a conversation with my 9 year old niece about my blog and things I wanted to make that I did not want to put on my blog. One thing I mentioned was a project to stitch a set … Continue reading

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Fleur-de-lis Bento

What is a fleur-de-lis? Why did I make a fleur-de-lis themed lunch? What: A fleur-de-lis is an artistic form of the lily or iris flowers. In French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily. It has been used for decoration … Continue reading

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Castle Lunch

My 9 year old nephew designed this lunch. He is interested in medieval times including knights, weapons and everything else that goes along with it. All I did for this lunch was make the knight helmet pick and follow his … Continue reading

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Election Day Lunch

Today is Election Day in the United States. It is not a Presidential election year but I feel that it is always important to vote. My husband is very busy with work this time of year. I made this quick … Continue reading

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4 Ways with Leftover Lasagna for Lunch

I like lasagna and enjoy eating leftovers for lunch. Here are four different leftover lasagna lunches. You can use any of these ideas for dinner and/or lunch. Three of these lunches include a different type of bread since it is … Continue reading

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Yahtzee Bento

Once again I was inspired by the weekly theme at the Bento Blog Network. The theme this week is games. I always enjoyed playing Yahtzee so it was a natural choice for this meal. Also, this week I had an … Continue reading

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Fall Back Standard Time Lunch

My husband came up with the idea of making a lunch for the change over to standard time. He also came up with the idea for the orange clock. All I did was put this together and add some lettering. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi Lunch

I love Wegmans grocery stores. My closest Wegmans is about 25 minutes from my house. I have another grocery store about 5 minutes from my house but I do a majority of my grocery shopping at Wegmans. This lunch is … Continue reading

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Halloween Pizza Lunch

My 11 year old niece and I made this Halloween themed lunch. It was fun to collaborate with her. It was her idea to carve the cherry tomatoes, it was my idea to add olives to the tomatoes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Boo Eek Halloween Lunch

I had fun with my Halloween cookie cutters for this lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Dairy & Fruit: Cottage cheese, peaches, cinnamon Vegetables: Pumpkin (carrot), green pepper Sandwiches: Spider and Eek are peanut butter sandwiches on pumpernickel bread, Boo is a peanut … Continue reading

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Frightful Fall Bento Hop

Today I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends on this Frightful Fall themed bento hop. Use the button at the end of this post to continue through the rest of this 14 blog hop. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Main Compartment: Large … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Lunch

With pumpkin shaped cookie cutters, this is a quick lunch to prepare. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Pumpkin Patch: Peanut butter and strawberry jam on wheat bread, pretzel sticks Vegetable: Pumpkins (cucumber) Fruit: Raspberries

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Lamb Bento

Recently I received my order of the Animal Palz Mini Sandwich Maker and Egg Press. It makes a lamb, bat, panda, and monkey. Of course for my first time using it I had to see how many different things I … Continue reading

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Flying Bats Bento

I had some leftover pumpernickel bread so I thought it would be perfect to make bat sandwiches. Container: Goodbyn Bynto Top Tier: Bat shaped pumpernickel sandwiches with peanut butter, icing eyes Middle Tier: Mozzarella cheese stick, pretzel sticks Bottom Tier: … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Lunch

My neighbor asked me if I was going to make a Columbus Day themed lunch. I was not planning on it but I liked the idea. So here it is. I made this for my husband with items I had … Continue reading

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Pasta Alla Norma Lunch

This was an tasty dinner turned into delicious leftovers for lunch. I love eggplant but my husband doesn’t so I had this for dinner with my parents when he was working. I put the fruit in a silicone cup so … Continue reading

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Peace for Niece

I made this lunch for my now 9 year old niece. It is her birthday today! This was a lunch at home and she ate the pasta warm. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Peace Pasta: Annie’s Homegrown Organic Peace Pasta with Parmesan, peace … Continue reading

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Vegetable Biryani Lunch

I love having leftovers for lunch! This dish made a pleasant dinner with my parents and a tasteful lunch for me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Main: Vegetable Biryani – I did not use the cumin seeds, used ground ginger, and added lime … Continue reading

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Maine Vacation Lunch

The last weekend in September I went with my parents to Maine for the weekend. We had wonderful weather! My parents like eating fish while in Maine. As a vegetarian that is not my interest but I love walking the … Continue reading

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Turn That Frown Upside Down

Today is World Smile Day. When I read about this day I immediately thought about a smile toast stamp that I had not yet used. I think that my vegetable smile may look a little creepy. This was an easy … Continue reading

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Robot Bento

This is the first time I used a Goodbyn Bynto container that I purchased at Target. It was also the first time I used my newly purchased robot cutters. My 9 year old nephew ate this on a day we … Continue reading

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Soccer Bento Lunch

I wanted to have cheese and crackers for lunch so I made this soccer themed bento for myself. It was easy to make but so much fun to draw the soccer ball on cheese! Container: ECO Lunchboxes Fruit: Apples with … Continue reading

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The Colors of Autumn Bento Lunches

To celebrate the season of fall, I made these three leaf themed bentos for myself. While I did enjoy the treat of having maple apple crisp for lunch (and my husband enjoyed eating the rest of it), the oak leaf … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Walnut Fettuccine Lunch

The green beans and fettuccine were from a dinner with my parents. It made an excellent leftovers for lunch meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Vegetable: Green Beans with Toasted Almond Gremolata Fruit: Green grapes Fettuccine: Blue Cheese Walnut Fettuccine with Toasted Breadcrumbs … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Cheddar Quesadilla Lunch

I made this lunch for my 11 year old nephew. It contains a lot of food so this would be suitable for a large appetite. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Quesadilla: Flour tortilla with black beans, cheddar, and some salsa – also served … Continue reading

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