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Bento Lunch – Mashed Potato “Sushi”

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On Tuesday, I once again needed lunches for the kids and I (see Bento #67 and #68) since the kids were headed to Mango’s Place for a few hours and I’d be working via wifi from Caribou Coffee.

bento-lunch-mashed-potato-sushi-02Since I needed something that I could mostly eat with my fingers, I had to figure out a way to transform the leftover mashed potatoes and roast beef from Monday night into something bento worthy.

Since I’d already had fun with mashed potatoes in egg molds, I figured I might try putting them in onigiri molds as well. Then I realized that with the help of some baby spinach, I could probably make “sushi” out of them. Sure enough, it worked. (Mashed Potato “Sushi” tutorial here.) Continue Reading →

11. July 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Easy shopping guide for air fryers

An air fryer is a recommended option for healthy cooking, using the Rapid Air Technology to evenly cook the food in a short time with up to 80% less fat. It is becoming popular these days thanks to various benefits it offers. Choosing the right product for using is not a simple decision because it depends on quite a number of factors.

You can start with the hot air fryer review (from experts, journalists or online users) first and also look at options from the most famous brands in the market. To further help you decide what product is right for you, here is a concise but handy guide for your reference:

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03. April 2016 by Lunch Bento
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Natural Leaf Bento Sets

This is by far my favorite bento set I’ve had available up to now, so I want all of you to buy lots so I can save up to get one for me! :)

The double-tiered set has ample room for all of your favorite foods, and plenty of space to fill with adventurous new things as well. The green, white, and yellow leaf designs are reminiscent of the colors of the green and white sets and yellow and white sets I used to have available, and those went fast! I love the colors – fresh and bright and full of life, naturally! “Natural Leaf: I love natural blessing” reads the top of the bento box and the bag, and I don’t know of anybody who doesn’t want natural blessing.

This matching set has everything you need to start packing and toting your first bentos to work, school, or anyplace else that you need a fun, healthy lunch! Or let it be a springboard for all you seasoned bento-ers out there to showcase your stuff in this adorable new leafy set.

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25. July 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Bento Tip – Mashed Potato “Sushi”

If you liked the mashed potato “sushi” from bento box, here are the step by step instructions for making them. (You can click on any picture to get a larger shot)

Step One

mashed-potato-sushi-01You’ll need about two tablespoons of mashed potatoes, the filling of your choice (I’m using roast beef) and either one large spinach leaf or two smaller, but reasonably flat spinach leaves.

Step Two

mashed-potato-sushi-02Spread the mashed potatoes out on your cutting board so they are about a quarter inch thick. Place your filling along the center of the potatoes, making sure it doesn’t hang off of either end. To note, I think if I made these again, I’d include some of the carrot or onions that I’d made with the roast to give it a slightly richer flavor. Continue Reading →

11. July 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Bento – The Spudmobile!

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Having been schooled by Alton Brown, I’m not a fan of unitaskers. I have limited kitchen space, so I like to make sure that the things I buy can be used for more than one function. Now with Bento, that doesn’t always work…but I had to try.

You might recall that I finally scored some egg molds (Thanks Abigail!) Continue Reading →

24. June 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Blue Chrysanthemum Bento Sets for Sale

I’ve gotten so many emails from people saying they received their pink chrysanthemum sets and they love them, so here’s even more to get excited about!

Enjoy a taste of Japan in this beautiful complete bento lunchbox set. Blossoming with chrysanthemums in shades of blue and other pastels and set against a backdrop of dramatic black, the array of elegant flowers on this set are very similar to the national symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family.

Blue Chrysanthemum Bento Sets for Sale 1Your complete set includes:

One single-tiered snap-top bento box able to hold up to 480 ml. The snap-top is great for keeping liquidy food inside, but does not seal completely, so always keep upright. Continue Reading →

21. June 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Blue and Yellow Banana Putifresh Bento Set for Sale

This fruits-luscious blue and yellow banana bento set, full of fun brightness, is sure to get some smiles of happiness! The top reads “putifresh lube sheep. Happy fruits is very delicious. I will eat this and will become fortunate all together!”

Blue and Yellow Banana Putifresh Bento Set for Sale 1Your complete set includes:

One single-tiered yellow bento with snap-top lid for keeping liquidy contents inside (it doesn’t seal completely, though, so always keep upright). Can hold up to 480 ml. If you’re going to microwave it, make sure to take the lid off first, and don’t heat up any oily foods in it.

One double-tiered yellow bento with snap-top lid for safety (it doesn’t seal completely, though, so always keep upright). The top tier can hold up to 300 ml, and the bottom can hold up to 260 ml. Follow the microwave directions above, and make sure to take off both lids first. Continue Reading →

01. June 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Pink Chrysanthemum Bento Sets for Sale

Enjoy a taste of Japan in this beautiful complete bento lunchbox set. Blossoming with chrysanthemums in shades of pink and other pastels and set against a backdrop of dramatic black, the array of elegant flowers on this set are very similar to the national symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family.

Pink Chrysanthemum Bento Sets for Sale 1Your set includes:

One single-tiered snap-top bento box able to hold up to 480 ml. The snap-top is great for keeping liquidy food inside, but does not seal completely, so always keep upright. When microwaving, remove the lid and do not heat up oily foods in it.

One double-tiered bento. The bottom tier can hold up to 250 ml, while the top tier can handle up to 330 ml. When microwaving, remove the internal and external lids. Only use to warm, not cook, food. Continue Reading →

31. May 2007 by Lunch Bento
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Rinda Rabbit Bento Sets for Sale

rinda-rabbit-bento-sets-for-sale-01A bright and quirky complete lunchbox set with these words: “Clickety Click. My name is Rinda. Favorite food is the white cake and the sweet cherrys. Verry nice.” Sounds yummy to me! (Simply click on any image for a larger view.) Continue Reading →

26. May 2007 by Lunch Bento
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