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Bento (No.86)



This contains simple sandwiches (with deli Ham and salad in), carrot sticks, cereal bar, unsalted nuts and raisins (in the orange lidded pot), cucumber, satsuma, cheeky jelly worms, and grapes tucked down the side.

Sorry about the lighting on this one! I made it for a night shift (the bfs) and the flash makes it look all superimposed!

How do you deal with lighting issues for blog/web photos?

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Bento (No. 83)

Nice and healthy bento for a warm (almost) summer day.


This bento contains ham salad sandwiches on seedy bread, quorn chicken style nuggets tucked down the side, a multitude of fresh fruit, unsalted nuts (in the pot) and a cereal bar.

I know this glorious weather is not going to last but pretty please van we have dry weather for june?

I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far!

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Bento (No.66)

Ive been better at this regular blogging so far!!

In this bento, my lucky other half had: tomato pasta with ham (in the smaller round pot), malt loaf (in the foil), cheese and pepper quesadilla slices, cucumber, mixed unsalted nuts and raisins, satsuma, sweets and cherry tomatoes and red pepper slices.
The guy definitely eats well!!

I know other countries refer to pepper as capsicum, but does it get confusing while reading blog? Sometimes I have to stop and think!

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Bento (No.59)


Fast Food Bento πŸ˜‰ hehe, not really!!


What we have here is vegetable pizza bread πŸ™‚ (seeded bread with sliced roasted vegetables on top, with a little bit of tomato puree and cheese);

Lunchable style crackers with cheese and ham to put on them;

Cashew nuts, cherry tomatoes and egg mayonaise πŸ˜€

Lots of protein and vegetables!!

How’s September going for everyone??

Mine is going great, because…guess what? …I’ve got a job!! πŸ˜€ I start on the 30th! I should be posting more frequently from now on, as I can organise myself a bit better with consistent working hours πŸ™‚

Yay, Happy!!

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Bento No.37

Last night was amazing! I know it says on my About page that I am a Software Tester/Trainee Programmer, but I also have another job.

Have you ever been in a situation where you loved doing something so much you couldn’t give it up? (not including food!!)

Well I didn’t give up my Youth Work job when I started doing Software Testing. I still plan and run live music events and workshops almost every month, work some evenings at various youth centres and do lots of paperwork for the events.

So…last night was amazing. I helped run the first live music ‘set-up’ event for a new project (The-Project in Tunbridge Wells [UK] if any reader lives near there). Firstly, all the young people and staff were amazing, it went brilliantly; secondly, all the musicians were fantastic; and thirdly…I may have had a stage invasion planned during my brothers acoustic set (he’s both an acoustic guitarist and lead singer of a metal band). I have always wanted to sing but the only instrument I learned to play was the drums (I used to be in a metal band too, haha!), which doesn’t really go with singing! So my lovely brother let me sing with him πŸ˜€ and it was AMAZING!

Phew, self praise over with, here’s my bento!
IMG00239Again, it’s not mine! Mine really don’t look appetising as of late, how terrible! This is the bf’s one. It contains a BLT, on homemade white bread, mixed nuts and raisins, sausages, cherry tomatoes, grapes, red pepper, cucumber and cheese and ham roll-ups. I think this is one of the prettier one’s I’ve made. There’s more colours to this one πŸ™‚ the bf still eats everything I give him though, regardless of what it looks like!

Do you think you should strive to increase the range of colours (natural) in your food at mealtimes?

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Protein Balls

The other day, I posted a Bento that contained one of my newest creations!!Β Protein balls πŸ™‚

I have seen quite a few recipes around the interweb, most of which sound yummy, but I fancied just making it up as I go along, it’s much more fun that way.


So for people who enjoy reading other peoples experiments and would want to make similar yummy protein ball thingies, here are the ingredients I used:

– Dates

– Raisins

– Unsalted Peanuts

– Peanut Butter

– Milled Flax Seed

– Oats (any type)

All I did was put the dates in a blender (with the chopper attachment) and ‘blended’ them until they were diced finely. Then I added all the dry ingredients to the same blender (excluding the peanut butter), blended again. Then a slowly added peanut butter and continued blending until I got the correct consistency for making into balls.

Not very precise measurements (sorry again!) but they were so good!

After making them into fairly small balls, I kept them in a sealed container in the fridge and they’ve lasted over a week. I try to ration them out because they are so yummy and would be eaten so quickly if I didn’t!

I might add protein powder to them next time as it’s usually the Bf who eats them before or after the gym πŸ™‚

What creations have you made lately?

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