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Welcome to the Bentolunch Livejournal community! If you are new to the group, please take a few moments to look at this group's posting guidelines. Briefly:
  • All entries must present bento boxes that were prepared by or for the person posting. Occasional questions posts are also permitted, but they must be directly bento-related.
  • Please keep one representative photo of your lunch outside the cut and any other pictures behind a cut. If you show multiple lunches in one post, one picture of each lunch can be outside the cut.
  • Photos of closed or empty bento boxes, multiple pictures of the same lunch, and recipes must be behind a cut.
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    There are also tags for general use, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, recipes, and so on. A complete list is in the posting guidelines.
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15th-Jan-2014 12:17 pm - Kumamon Bento
alice
Picnic with Kumamon (くまモン):





Website: nekoblog.ch
13th-Jul-2013 02:08 am - Fetuttccine all’uovo con spinaci
я
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Pasta (Fetuttccine all’uovo con spinaci), mini carrots, sausages with cheese, kamaboko, cheese.
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9th-Jul-2013 01:44 pm(no subject)
Robin

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Meatballs, mushrooms, carrots, red pepper, and lotus root were cooked in mirin and sweetened soy sauce. The tamagoyaki sandwiches are from this recipe: Tamagoyaki Sandwich
- really tasty!
4th-Jul-2013 11:27 pm - mr. bento
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I took out my Mr. Bento, which I have not used in a couple of years, and I have discovered that it is missing pieces! Understandable, as I have moved a few times, but darn. Has anyone got a Mr. Bento around that they don't use, or pieces from old Mr. Bentos? I have written to the company, but I would be willing to buy some of the inner containers, the sporks, or outside bags from people.
12th-Feb-2013 12:06 am - bento#32 plus new boxes!!
hedgehog :P
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Sorry for the horrid picture! My cell is usually better than this.

On the left (bottom tier): brown rice; lemon pepper chicken; baked zucchini fries; ranch
On the right (top tier): my best ever attempt at apple bunnies; ham, provolone, and spinach pinwheels; Babybel; a few candies; some cashews and almonds because I couldn't justify filling that whole space with candy xD

This, to me, screamed for some baby carrots where the candy and nuts are. Too bad we were out. :/



You wouldn't know it, but the box is actually a deep purple. It also came with another white piece that latches onto the other, so you could cover the larger part (where my rice is) and/or add something thin to your lunch while keeping it separate.The lid has latches on either side that clip onto the bottom tier to hold everything together. My other new box is the same style, but it's only one tier.

Both boxes came from My Bento Meal. They had a Groupon a short while ago where you could get two boxes for $18! Not an amazing deal, but still pretty good. They are larger than the children's ones I already had and seem to be durable and good quality so far, so I will consider it a good purchase.
23rd-Jan-2013 03:31 pm - Chicken&Tortellini Bento
я
Bento: Pear, chicken with cheese&carrot, green peas, tortellini with ricotta&spinach and carrots

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22nd-Jan-2013 09:53 am - Catching up on recent Bentos
Couple
This is the one that went to school with my daughter today. I looked at lots of pictures of Bento before going grocery shopping last night!


My parents went to Japan and brought this new box for my daughter and some accessories back for me as Christmas gifts. The box is actually large enough for me but my daughter seems to have a large appetite so I think it'll be okay. I was disappointed recently when I stopped into the store I'd found the box my daughter has been using that they only seem to have picnic sized ones now.

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21st-Jan-2013 12:15 pm - Panda Onigiri Bento
sugoi, hello kitty, kawaii, kakkoii, rilakkuma
Panda Onigiri

Very simple to make even without the kit :)

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12th-Jan-2013 12:55 pm - New Year's Bento
alice
New Year's Bento:




In Japan, soba (buckwheat noodles) symbolize longevity and are traditionally eaten on New Year‘s eve. I’m nine days too late but I thought it was time again so I combined the soba with stir-fried gobō (burdock root.. I LOVE this vegetable!) and carrots in mirin and soy sauce and it turned out delicious.
Website: nekoblog.ch
Millie bento
Monday: Rice ball with nori decoration. Tamagoyaki. Broccoli. Cucumber. Mandarin. Blackberry. Third-grader has a tomato.

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Raika my little bat

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Finally a bento again!!

This is custom made mini bento box :D Love it!
In the little container with the orange lid is Italiano dressing and the container next to it has some mixed salad and a orange bellpeper filled with herb cream cheese ( thanks bodacioussylph for the idea!)
Bottom box:  Cucumber, tomato, hardboiled egg, Pasta farfalle, fried chickbreast.

7th-Dec-2012 02:33 pm - ???
Raika my little bat
Can someone explain why my post of my bento was under moderation? and I see someone else already posted her bento :( It's just bento nothing more!
6th-Dec-2012 04:39 pm - Hello Kitty Christmas Bento Plate
sugoi, hello kitty, kawaii, kakkoii, rilakkuma

These could be fit into a bento box but unfortunately we did not have any at the moment so we have to display this on two plates! Hope you guys still enjoy! :)

Hello Kitty Christmas Plate

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Millie bento
This week they had a truncated schedule because of parent/teacher conferences. The Kindergartener's "lunch" period was at 10:30; the third-graders, at 10:50. Dismissal was 11:45. Therefore, this week's bentos are all teensy, and I didn't bother too much about making them super balanced, since they had allllll afternoon to fill in any nutritional gaps.

Monday: Mini penne with marinara. Meatball. Broccoli. Mini bell pepper.

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penguin bento
Tuesday: 3rd grader has rice ball with nori decoration, carrots, tomato, grapes, mini bell pepper, cucumber. Kinder has baguette with cheese, grapes, cucumber, mini bell pepper.

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26th-Nov-2012 01:35 am - #31
hedgehog :P
bento31

Sorry for cell pic. I have no good excuse other than laziness and lack of time.

Bottom tier: brown rice; lemon pepper chicken sauteed in EVOO; sauteed yellow squash, zucchini, and white onion.
Top tier: a Babybel cheese; some blackberries; a Cutie orange; pomegranate arils.


This lunch was delicious, but I was shocked to discover that I was ravenous by the time I got home that evening! I should have taken a yogurt cup or something to have on one of my breaks.
18th-Nov-2012 08:30 am - Bento for 2 year old child
я
My 2 year old son goes to preschool in Japan, so every workday I cook bento for him . Here is one of them.

Meatballs, mashed potatoes with cheese, pea pods, crab meat sticks with cheese, yellow mango, carrots.

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16th-Nov-2012 10:57 pm - Another Lunch!
So I made another lunch for work. Also, another cell phone pic (that's off center yay!) because I cannot find my camera for the life of me.



Rice ball (brown and white rice mixed) with veggie "shrimp" (yes that exists) in the middle, broccoli, tomato, veggie "chicken" tenders, Walnuts, pomegranate arils, more broccoli, and some steamed veggies with a little cheese.


14th-Nov-2012 12:48 pm - Preschool bento
Kiddos
I usually hang out in this comm for the inspiration, but here's a pic of what went to preschool with my DD this morning. :) She usually has school lunch, but we do get a couple bento days a month. I doubled the usual amount since she always comes home ravenous- I don't expect her to eat it all. LOL

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13th-Nov-2012 04:53 pm - Two school lunches, one picnic bento
Couple
My daughter didn't want any cheese that day so I quickly cooked up the hot dog fish.


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penguin bento
Monday: Pita chips. Hummus in a mini-bell pepper cup. Cucumber. Carrots. Grapes.

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13th-Nov-2012 12:34 am - Quick bento for Hubby~
Zanarkand

Just a quick lunch for hubby. Broccoli (with green beans and sugar peas underneath), cherry tomatoes, chicken nuggets and noodles seasoned with 'peperoncino' spice. And a goofy nori face, because I felt like it. Ahahaha.
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