About Me

Hi! My name is Kat. Currently working in IT but aspiring to be a foodie and artist.

I started bento-ing when I began reading about it online, and became fascinated with how enjoyable you could make a lunch. I love sushi and the majority of Japanese and asian cuisine. I started this blog in August 2013 after my gallbladder operation, and decided it was in everyones (my family’s) best interest that I take pictures of all of their lunches!

This blog will be an outlet for creative lunches (bentos), cooking ventures, advice (where possible) and the occasional snippet into my life.

 

If you want to ask me a question about a recipe/bento, please feel free to comment on the posts/here. DISCLAIMER: I am not a foodie professional but love to help!

If you would like to contact me direct, drop me an email on klf74@hotmail.co.uk

Happy reading!!

Kat x

34 thoughts on “About Me

  1. kiisu23 says:

    Nice to meet a fellow bento-maker πŸ™‚

  2. laurelstein27 says:

    Hey Kat! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! xoxo πŸ™‚ check it out here: https://bentoamour.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/the-sunshine-award/

  3. Hello Kat, I found your blog very beautiful and I am nominating you for beautiful blogger award. I believe participation is an optional but in the case if you are interested, pls check
    http://rabbitcancook.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/beautiful-blogger-award/
    Let’s spread more love for bento πŸ™‚ Cheers

  4. […] sushisushibento Β is a lover of Japanese food, sushi, sashimi, noodles, she will have miso paste with anything!! To her the most perfect place to have dinner is either at Yo Sushi, or at home, when she cook her very own sushi dishes. Of course, that means she have to make bentos! Everyday, some not quite as inventive as others […]

  5. Please find my nomination for your blog on SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARDS. Please see the rules as follow http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-awards/

    Happy Blogging

  6. Hahaha! You liked my post about a detox diet so I wandered over to see your blog. I’m hungry!!! After my 21 days are over, I’m trying some of your recipes. Yummy!

    • Thanks! I’m on the Intermittent Fasting ‘diet’ at the moment, so for 2 days a week, I can’t eat all my yummy recipes! The things we do for our health! Good luck with your detox.

  7. nicolaforde says:

    Sounds like a great and interesting blog! Look forward to reading more. πŸ™‚

  8. Lady Yoga says:

    Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog and liking my post. I like your blog as well. And I’ve done intermittent fasting before. How is it going for you?

    • Thank you for the follow! I’m on a fasting day today, and today seems like the first difficult one. I feel quite groggy and not 100%, did you find feeling a bit ill made you not want to do it? Most of the time it’s great though, and it’s really helped me find a happy medium with types of food that prevent bloating and help energise me for the gym. How did the intermittent fasting go for you?

      • Lady Yoga says:

        My intermittent fasting kind of happened by accident. My job keeps me occupied almost the entire time I’m there. Plus, I have ADD and take medication for it, which has the side effect of deadening my appetite. I thought it might be unhealthy to do but then I ran across info about IF and discovered that I’d really been doing it all along. So because of all that I never really felt sick. It sounds like you are doing a slightly different version of what I do unless I’m reading it wrong. On my IF, I have about a 4-6 hour eating window. Eating this way does really change the way that you look at food…I think in a good way. It’s definitely not for everyone but I think I’ve benefited from it. Best of luck with yours. Just know that the ill times won’t last forever; hopefully that helps you get through it.

  9. I’m a novice when it comes to sushi; I’ve only recently developed an affection for what is called here the Alaska roll–smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese. 3 of my other 4 family members, however, love it! I’m hoping to find out how to make at home. I’ll be back, and thanks for “liking” my post on saving money while grocery shopping.

    • Thanks for coming over and commenting! You will soon be a complete convert to sushi. Once you have the taste, there is no stopping it! I love saving money where possible. Last week I went to two restaurants and in both I used either a coupon or a discount ‘phrase,’ bonus! Perhaps eating out less might save more money though!

  10. Liz says:

    Thanks for stopping by foodforfun’s marshmallow throw-down:-) As someone who develops recipes for a living, I’ll tell you that you can’t get a patent on a recipe:-( Intellectual property and all that. So you could consider it copyrighted when you put it out there. Legally, a person would have to make three “significant” changes to make it their own. Though I’ve never heard about any recipe court battles–lol. TMI, maybe but you asked;-) I like your style and photos. Fun place you have here.

    • Thank you so much! Yes I know, it is a shame sometimes, but the best way to cheer yourself up with lack of patenting is to share it with everyone! Hope you continue to visit frequently πŸ™‚

  11. bhuwanchand says:

    Beautiful blog Kat, keep up the good work

    I have never tried sushi, but I love the concept of it :-). I have heard there are vegitarian options available for shushi, but does it tastes as good as the original sea-food based shushi?

    Just to share with you the kind of food that I love – http://bhuwanchand.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/the-world-of-flavors-my-favorite-food/

    I’ve been keep fast regularly, once a week, for about 20 years now, not by accident or religious reasons but just as a choice and in memory of my dad who used to keep the fast on every Tuesday for religious reasons.

    Best wishes

    Bhuwan

    • Thank you for the lovely comment! All the food on your blog looks so tasty! Sushi literally means just the rice part of the dishes (the word sushi means rice). I usually make vegetarian sushi, as the bf doesn’t really like seafood sushi, and it is just as yummy! I’ve recently done a post on cucumber maki actually (https://sushisushibento.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/sushi/).
      I’m looking to introduce fasting to my family as the health benefits of it are brilliant, regardless of the reason for fasting.
      Thanks again. Hope to see you often over here!

  12. Mila. says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post, Kat! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  13. mishwxl says:

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier! Nice to meet another Japan foodie. I don’t think I could survive without Japanese food, although making bentos might take some practice! But great blog. I’m hoping to make a successful okonomiyaki soon, so I look forward to seeing your version. (:

    • Thank you! Bentos are so enjoyable to make and do become easy quite quickly. I’m a bit scared of trying to make okonomiyaki as I don’t want it to go wrong! I’ve got kewpie mayo to go with it for when I do make it though, yummy πŸ™‚

  14. kuoki says:

    hi there…thank you for stopping and liking my post. Your bento pictures look really yummyy…

  15. Lois says:

    Nice to meet you! I enjoy your posts, but never thought to drop in here until now!
    I hope you had success on your 5:2 diet… it’s going really well for us!
    Love your blog – it’s inspirational!

    • Thank you!! I lost 1/2 a stone in a month on the 5:2 diet, which is a lot from my start weight, but I’ve gone off it for a bit, as running 5k’s on 500calories a day was not a good feeling :S I do want to start it up again as it was much easier to be mindful or what I was eating on the non-fast days. Have you been doing the 5:2 fast for long? And what type of foods do you have on fast days??

      • Lois says:

        We’ve been doing it since about April – or at least my husband has and I’ve been doing it about 2 months now. He has lost nearly 2 stone which is great because he did need to! He has found it really easy and convenient, and so have I now I’ve started.

        We’ve chosen days when we don’t do anything really active (just normal gardening, walking etc) but if something happens on the day we normally fast, then we just change the day – so if we ever in a mad moment ran 5k (impossible to imagine) we’d not fast that day but do it the day after.

        One of the secrets I’ve found for my husband is to make the food look as attractive as possible, so sprinkle with herbs, or slivers of red peppers etc – but you are so clever at making food look lovely you’ll have loads of ideas!!

        We shop really carefully to get the lowest calorie yoghurt, crisp-bread, etc and I buy him one of those calorie counted meals for the evening (he’s a secret junk food man) I make sure he has a proper, if small and beautiful, breakfast then give him a snack mid morning of half a thinly sliced apple for example, and a snack mid afternoon of similar. He needs to have a snack before bed because of his medication, so it’s usually a crisp-bread (Finn Crisp are good) and a Laughing Cow extra-light cheese triangle (20cals!) Oh and we just have green tea and black coffee – and as we drink loads of tea and coffee we must save loads of calories on milk!

        I’ve found that on non-fast days now he eats less, and is ‘hungry’ less and altogether he feels really fit and healthy, and looks good too!

        And like you… we’re much more mindful of food on non-fast days and I think we enjoy it more!

      • I love crispbreads! I haven’t had laughing cow cheese in ages, I think I’ll stock up on that. I would like to start it up again because I love trying to find meals to make that look and taste great for very few calories. I used to love having egg white and tomatoes for breakfast on fast days, so yummy! Fasting is really useful if you have digestion problems as it seems to reset it, its brilliant! Ok, I’ve now convinced myself I must start it again. Stay tuned for hungry blog posts! Haha!

      • Lois says:

        I’ll be watching out!

  16. Carrie Lynn says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog Kat and for giving one of my post a ‘like’. Your bento photos looks so delicious and healthy. They could be great subjects for sketching.

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