Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Sorry for the slow down, were entering a busy time of year for me at work - all the more because I'm getting ready to head to a new job in the next month or so - which will require me to get more regular with my bento - as there is no cafeteria in the building.

Nonetheless, tonight I made cornbread from scratch. Why did I never know how to do that before? Awesome! Also on view, leftover rotisserie chicken, stir fried vegetables in soy-maple-ness and cranberry sauce for the dude.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm glad I did that!

I didn't really feel like making lunch tonight, but now that its all locked and loaded to go, I'm glad I did. I should remember that on future days where I feel less than motivated. Features include turkey kolbassa (that's how it was spelt on the package) and hard boiled eggs.

Monday, July 21, 2008


I've been calling this spe-bento in my head all night. Cause I'm quite silly. Inside the shaker bear is some grated cheese. Can I just say, berry season is my favourite season of all the seasons? Totally.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


The one above is from last week, when I skipped dance class cause I was tired and decided to just enjoy an evening of bento making. I made a pasta salad and then went crazy with picks and lunch meats :)

Tonight I was inspired by the leftover rotisserie chicken, I took some onigiri out of the freezer and packed it up with some fried mushrooms, flower shaped cukes and all purpose awesome sauce.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bento Busy-ness

All the new stuff has got me working it Bento Style!

I found my crinkle cutting knife the other day, which made for cuter veggies. This little bit of potato salad was so good it was specifically noted by the man. The secret ingredient, like in most things that taste good, was green onion.

He's working overtime today, so I'm going to make him some of his favourite - scattered sushi. I finally got around to attempting Taco rice, as suggested by my friend Nakji, and if its half as good as it was for lunch today, its gonna be a good bento!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bento Station! Inspiration!

I got a package from my lovely wonderful friend who lives in Japan, Nakji of Tokaido Notebook. It is sooooo exciting and inspiring! I'm pumped to put it all to use. The first thing it made me do is get organized! Its officially enough stuff to need organization. I took the spice rack I received for Christmas and took all the little bits and it turned into this, which will soon be mounted on the wall.

Then I dumped all the larger bits (including a mini-steamer!) into a bin we had lying about.

Then I made bento! In brand new bento boxes! Assemble your own meatloaf sandwiches (on thin burger buns - which are like greek pitas). The little orange case is filled with Mayo (for me) and the yellow one with BBQ sauce (for him). The cases let you push the sauce through them in a fairly magical way (at least it seemed magical in the Japanese instructions).

Thanks lovely friend for sending more toys to play with, and for getting me hooked on bento in the first place! Lunch is soo much fresher and exciting now!

Monday, June 16, 2008


I saw these packages of fancy cold cuts at Loblaws on Friday and I knew exactly how to Bento them for optimal beauty. And, double bonus, they also tasted tasty! Yay!