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Mountain Day Japan Bento Lunches

This year on August 11, Japan has a new national holiday. Mountain Day (山の日) is a day to appreciate mountains. Growing up I spent a lot of time in the Adirondack Mountains since my family has a summer home there. … Continue reading

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Tanabata Star Festival Lunch

I enjoy celebrating the Japanese festival Tanabata. My neighbor (and Japanese student) and I made this Tanabata themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Brownie with star shaped powdered sugar (sprinkled sugar in a star shaped stencil) Bottom Left: Stars and … Continue reading

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3 Easter Lunches

This year I have 3 easy Easter themed lunches featuring a sandwich, pasta, and cheese & crackers. This lunch was simple to make but I was very happy with the results. So cute!! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Peanut butter sandwich on … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa. I made this fun lunch for myself but my … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Bento Lunch

Tuesday February 9 is Mardi Gras this year. For those of you who do not know, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is the day before some Christians fast for Lent. Traditionally people celebrate and eat rich and fattening foods. This … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day

In honor of Groundhog Day I made this simple food art on a plate. Mashed potatoes brushed with a little soy sauce, lentil eye Lentils cooked in vegetable broth Cooked broccoli Note: My mashed potatoes were somewhat firm and I … Continue reading

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Tanabata Bento Lunch

In celebration of the Japanese holiday Tanabata, I made this lunch. Last year I hosted a Tanabata Dinner Party for my niece, nephews and my husbands young cousins. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star … Continue reading

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