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National Skyscraper Day Lunch

Today is National Skyscraper Day so I made two different themed lunches. They may not look like skyscrapers but I made them for myself and they were enjoyable meals. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Polenta with black beans Top Right: Cashews … Continue reading

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Green Lunch

This was a simple but satisfying lunch that I made for myself. My inspiration was fresh asparagus from my mother-in-laws garden. This container was perfect to showcase it. Container: LunchBots Trio Top Left: Campanelle pasta with a little olive oil … 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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Tennis Bread Lunch

I wanted to use my tennis racquet pasta in a different way so I made this lunch. I used homemade French Bread dough to make tennis balls. The pasta racquets with peas makes a cute side dish. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left … Continue reading

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Pig Bread Lunch

Continuing in my series of shaped bread lunches… I made this simple but fun meal for my 9 year old nephew. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Green grapes Bottom Left: Brazil nuts Right Side: Bread pig (made with homemade french bread … 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Vegetable Medley with Rice Lunch

I love having leftovers for lunch. This one has a lot of food and should satisfy a bigger appetite. Container: ECO Lunchboxes Vegetable Medley: Basmati Rice and cashews with onion, green pepper, carrot, and cauliflower sauteed in a little olive … Continue reading

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Japanese Flag Lunch

Continuing in my series of flag themed lunches… I created this simple Japanese flag lunch. The radish in the salad are supposed to be little fans. This was simple but delicious. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Japanese Flag: Rice and cherry tomato Nuts: … Continue reading

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Avocado Salad Shells Lunch

For a long time I loved the idea of making a vegetarian salad in a pasta shell. I finally made one. I don’t use avocados very often but I enjoy them. They are delicious in this filling meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Flag of France Bento

My 14 year old niece and I made this flag themed lunch. As usual, she did a great job cutting and arranging the food for this meal. Container: Blue Box from Japan Top Tier: Mini Farfalle pasta with olive oil, … Continue reading

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Kokeshi Bento

Kokeshi are Japanese dolls traditionally made from wood. I was excited to win the Kokeshi Bento Box Giveaway hosted by Shirley of Bento Singapore. (see below for an image of this adorable bento box) Shirley is very talented and features … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood Bento

I was inspired by a reader suggestion to make a Little Red Riding Hood bento. I was not sure about how this turned out but my 14 year old niece loved it. Container: ECO Lunchboxes Background: Rice covered with raw … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Bento

I made this red, white, and blue lunch for my 14 year old niece. It is very rewarding to make themed meals for my niece and nephews since they enjoy them so much and show their appreciation. This meal was … Continue reading

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Tiny Seed Bento

I made this lunch in honor of Eric Carle’s birthday. I liked the idea of “The Tiny Seed” themed lunch but I had never read the book. I borrowed “The Tiny Seed” from the library to prepare. A majority of … Continue reading

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Eat Your Vegetables Day

Today is “Eat Your Vegetables Day“. I decided to eat and photograph vegetables as part of every meal and snack. I am a vegetarian but ate vegan all day in celebration of Eat Your Vegetables Day. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Fruit: Blackberries … Continue reading

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Snoopy Bento

As a child I was a fan of Snoopy. I have thought about making a Snoopy themed bento but it was not until I found this bento by RabbitCanCook, that I knew I had to use her Snoopy in a … Continue reading

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Old McDonald Sheep Bento

This week I am featuring nursery rhymes/songs with sheep/lambs. Old McDonald has a farm, Ee-i-ee-i-o, And on his farm he had a sheep, Ee-i-ee-i-o With a baa-baa here, And a baa-baa there, Here a baa, there a baa , Everywhere … Continue reading

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Tennis Bento

When I found Racchette pasta at Wegmans, I knew I had to make a tennis themed bento lunch. I made this lunch for my 14 year old niece. She ate it at school and heated the pasta with a microwave … Continue reading

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Lily of the Valley Bento

Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower. I love the shape and smell. I am also reminded of my Grandmother’s garden in the house she had when I was a kid. That house and garden holds magical memories for … Continue reading

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Matching Bento and Napkin

Awhile ago a reader suggested that I embroider a bento. I love my EasyLunchboxes so it was a natural choice to embroider it on a napkin. I enjoyed planning and creating this simple embroidered napkin with matching lunch. Container: EasyLunchboxes … Continue reading

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May Day Bento and Mini Photo Tutorial

In honor of May Day which is tomorrow, I made this flower basket themed bento. It was a delight to make and eat this cheerful bento. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Fruit Flowers: Watermelon with dried blueberry centers (attached with spaghetti – will … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring Bento Flowers

This bento was enjoyable to assemble. The colorful cucumber and melon make this rainy lunch cheerful. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Rain: Flour tortilla pieces with homemade apricot jam in the middle, rain drops drawn with Wilton food marker Umbrella: Peanut butter and … Continue reading

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Tortilla Puzzle Pieces Bento

This lunch ended up being very neutral and without a vegetable. I had planned to have salsa in this bento but when making the lunch I discovered that I did not have any. So I used hummus instead. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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7 Swans a Swimming Bento

Day 7 of my 12 days of Christmas bentos… Container: EasyLunchBoxes Fruit: Blueberries Swan: Rice (pumpernickel and carrot details) Vegetable: Sugar snap peas Protein: Wegmans Cashew Blend – Cashews, Almonds & Pecans Related Posts Partridge in a Pear Tree 2 … Continue reading

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