Monday, September 17, 2012

New begining...

Here I'm after a;most a year. I made no god bento during that time. It was a non bento period. I was never at home, always running and and eating just once a day. Since my life is back  to normal I decided I must start making bento again not for the healthier eating then at least for raving money since I spend almost twice on my lunch that I buy from shops. And it's not always tasty...

I thought that for the new beginning I need a new box. This time I need two new boxes. One for myself and another is for my partner :)

I already have a pink and a yellow bento boxes, but I miss a color of red so I decided to obtain this Bright Red Strawberry bento box.

On one site they say it's 820ml box, on other that it hold up to 620 ml.Well both numbers are good. And if it will be bigger that means more space for creativity :D

For my partner I chose this one, just in grey color. Of course he was asked if that kind of box would please him. He said "yes" and added "but no cute stuff on my food". I'll have to make more manly lunch for him, that means no cheese hearts, no little animals picks and so on. I think I can do that. And mine bento still will be cute and colorful :)

I also got some egg mold. A bunny and a fish :) 

And some silicon cup cake molds  - normal size and really small ones :D
so wait for new photos ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


How could I forget to post this one???
 Well, this is my attempt to make evil stuff. Radishes serves for this purpose quite well. I'm defiantly using them for Halloween bento :)
 Just look at their happy evil faces... sitting on a pile of fried meat.

And here is some sushi I made. It has omelet and salmon inside.

Beans day

This was a bean day. I bought some beans to prepare a sweet beans paste. It was my first attempt so I decided to use just a little of them for the paste and made backed beans from the rest of them. I also had a boiled egg in my bento as well as some honey and a soy sauce.

 The green leafs belong to basil. I grown them in my balcony. I can say it's my favorite herb. I adore the smell of it.

This is the sweet beans paste. You can find recipe here.

And this is simply backed beans, that were fried with cut sausages and a little bit of smoked bacon. I mixed it with honey while eating. I know it sounds strange. But it tasted really good. Salty and sweet can go a long very well ;)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mustard Urara and first bento in it

My mustard yellow Urara box has arrived. I'm so thrilled and happy. The size is perfect as well as color. It's such a deep mustard yellow. Urara boxes are the best. I defiantly  recommend them. They are not too colorful but not plane as well. They are stylish, simple and big enough for an adult. The plastic is really good quality and microwave OK.

 I made this bento at midnight when we came back from visiting friends. I got the box the same day and could not resist to use it :)

I use paper cups for cupcakes as dividers. I just throw them away after it. 

There also is a collection of blue Urara boxes.

...a triangle shaped box for onigiri lovers
But it can fit triangle sandwiches if you get tired of large portions of onigiri ;) Here's an example.

A square shaped box.
Photo from here.
All three shapes comes in red, blue and yellow color. And I'm thinking about ordering the onigiri and square boxes in the future ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's all veggies

I went for my old burger box since I find the pink one too small for work day of 9 hours :)

Everything fitted perfectly. Now that I have more bento boxes it will be easy to create nice looking bento.  Some food and portions goes perfectly with the pink one and others only fits burger box.

 Broccoli's are my favorite. I can eat a ton of them as well as cauliflowers;)

Bean sprouts cooked in butter. I added some cheese latter.

And soba noodles I like so much .

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I just can't get enough

I'm guilty for being not able to forget my red Urara box. Yes, I tried some other boxes but still felt frustration since they could not satisfy me. The burger was too round, it was flipping easy in a bag and what is more was a leaky one. The pink usagi and sakura box could be perfect if not the size. My usual portion of noodles would not fit in. And my lunch is the only food I have during my work from 10:30 till 20:00. So, eating too little at lunch means that I'll be super hungry and eat a lot at the evening witch is not a good thing.

This is the upper containers of both boxes. You can see the different in size.

 The red one is not only lager but deeper itself. Urara usagi box holds 580 ml while the pink sakura honoka box holds 510ml. And I really miss those 70ml.

Don't mind the meat in it :) I'm making some dried hog bites :P
Pics are not the best quality but you can see the difference.


Sooo... two days ago I said YES to a UME Mustard Yellow  Urara box!!!

:D :D :D
I picked the yellow one for its warm color. It's simple, it's just the right size and it's a traditional shaped box.
The firs love never dies they say:P
It should reach me in two weeks

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cherry tomatoes

Today we went to bazaar and bought two cherry tomatoes trees. Just like these :) 

These tomatoes will be perfect for bento. I always wanted to have them growing in my balcony :) 

They fit the box perfectly and keeps their shape and taste. I don't like the way sliced tomatoes drip their juices over other dishes. 
And look how lovely cherry tomatoes looks. 

I just need to transplant them into bigger pots and after few week I hope to have some results. 
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