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Bento No.49

Quick post for a fantastic Bento (if I do say so myself). Had this wonderful gem yesterday and I was ecstatic the whole of the day because of it. I’m not sure whether it’s the colours, or the range of foods in it, or that I managed to fit that much food in a small bento box!

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In this tightly packed sistema box, (starting from top left) I had beetroot, sushi rice with Β sushi vinegar and furikake on a bed of lettuce, mixed salad with lettuce, pepper, olives, mange-tout, carrots and baby sweetcorn, crunchy cheese rounds (microwaved cheese crispy things), pancake muffin topped with grapes (cut into tulip shapes), cherry tomato and carrots.

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How pretty does that look?? πŸ˜€

What super colourful meals have you made recently?

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Bento No.48

What a cheery Friday today. Over here, the weather is mild, I had an amazing lunch, and I’m going to be doing something even more amazing this weekend (more on that on Monday!)

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The main in my bento today was amazing! I said yesterdayΒ that I was going to make myself some sushi rice for today, and make it I did! I mixed it with rice vinegar, a little salt and sugar and sprinkled it with store bought furikake. The rest of the bento is filled with leftover roasted vegetables (in a cool stripe pattern!). The leftover vegetables were sweet potato, green peppers (capsicum for you guys and girls across the pond), yellow and red peppers and courgette (zucchini).Yummy!

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For snacks I had cherry tomatoes, a satsuma, grapes and a couple of Fox’s Crunch Creams (so good!!). I snacked on these throughout the afternoon.

Oooh, have you noticed?? This bento is in a new bento box!!! I got it the other week but have been trying out different ways of packing it before showing it off to you guys and girls. I bought a 2 pack of the Sistema sandwich boxes when they were on offer for Β£2.50 at my local supermarket (below is a picture of a paxk of three in slightly different colours). The colours that I got were purple with orange clips and pink with blue clips πŸ™‚ They are quite small but perfect for the size of lunch I eat. I will look into doing a bigger review for these soon.

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And, as todays Friday, here’s anΒ awfulΒ bonus picture. As I had made sushi rice the night before, I fancied having a japanese breakfast this morning! I had sushi rice, sprinkled with furikake, sushi ginger, vegetables, mackerel in tomato sauce, nori, and soy sauce. It was so yummy!!

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What is your favourite style of breakfast? Western, Asian or Continental?

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Bento No.45

 

 

I have a horrible cold today 😦 so I have only eaten one boiled egg and a little yoghurt 😦 It was meant to be a fast day anyway, although I will eat if my body tells me to.

To make me feel better, I will post one of my bentos from last week πŸ™‚

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The main side of this bento (made in a Sistema Lunch Cube), had chicken dim sum (not homemade!), steamed broccoli (with sesame seeds), mushrooms (with kewpie mayo), cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and soy sauce.

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And in the other side there was sliced pear (excuse the bruising, I eat them however they look),chicken slices, satsuma, nest cake and a little pot of sweets.

There, that’s made me feel better (pulls ill face). At least you guys and girls get to see a bento post regardless of my woes.

I really do need to work on my photos though!!

Do you use a camera or your phone to take blog/food photos? I can never be bothered to get the camera out! Bad me!

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Bento with bonus dinner! (No.33)

I had a little request from the Bf the other day. I wasn’t going to be home for dinner, but he said he really wanted to have some of my lovely home-cooked food that night for his dinner. As he was so nice about it, and because I had leftovers from the night before, he got a bonus dinner with his lunch bento!!

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Firstly, in his lunchtime bento, he had one round of cheese, tomato chutney and salad sandwiches (on mixed grain bread), half a round of marmite sandwiches, a silicon cup of cherry tomatoes and smoked cheese, carrot sticks and mange tout.

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Close up! ^^^

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To accompany that, he also had: Christmas tree pretzels (I know it’s February!), a protein ball (recipe to follow), a peanut butter shortbread cookie under the protein ball (again, recipe to follow), grapes, satsuma and a pot of mixed nuts and raisins.

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To extend the spoiling, the bf had the above for dinner: ramen noodles with stir fry. The stir fry had carrots, sweet potato, courgette, onion and bacon in, and the sauce for it was made with soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame seeds πŸ™‚ There was also fresh fruit for his pudding πŸ™‚ so healthy I know!

I’m starting to plan my first charaben (kyaraben), but I have no clue what to do for it! Any ideas anyone?

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Bento No.28

Very varied and colourful Bento today. This one is for the bf in a Sistema Lunch Cube.
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In the snack section, he has malt loaf (in silver foil), nutty cereal bites, hot chocolate cupcake (no icing), grapes and a small pot of mixed nuts and raisins.

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In the main half of the Lunch Cube, there is a silicon cupcake case of miso quinoa (so yummy-just cook the quinoa in miso soup), a cupcake case full of leftover firecracker rice, cheese cubes (with a pirate sword pick), ham rolls, and sliced cucumber.

I like that this lunch isn’t just one thing, it’s made up of so many different yummy, and healthy things. A varied lunch, for anyone, any age, makes for a tastier, more enjoyable lunch, as the colours and different tastes ensure that the recipient is never bored and eats it all up πŸ™‚

Looking at that lunch is making me hungry again!

Do you sometimes look in the fridge and end up having so many different parts to your lunch/dinner?

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Bento No.25

Another Sistema Lunch Cube for the bf again πŸ™‚ His Bentos are far easier to take photos of as they are quite reasonable portions.

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So we have grapes, satsuma, almonds and pretzels and a sweetie treat for the ‘side dishes.’

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And for the main, we have leftover Firecracker Rice πŸ™‚ it is so yummy!! I’ll post a recipe next. I also filled a small yellow pepper with the rice to add a bit of style to the dish πŸ˜› There are also chopped sugarsnap peas.

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Here’s it all together πŸ™‚ yummy yummy.

Have you got a favourite quick recipe you go to more often than others?

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Bento No.23

Fajitas!

Yummy yummy yummy yummy fajitas!

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So today, I had a fajita, filled with chicken and peppers, cooked in fajita spices, with sour cream, salsa and a little bit of grated cheese. There are a few almonds in the small blue pot.

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In the other half of the Sistema Lunch cube is sliced cucumber (with more sour cream and salsa to dip in the small green pot), satsuma, grapes, blueberry muffin and malt loaf.

A bit too much but I did space it out and eat slowly πŸ™‚

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Bento No.20

I rarely have sandwiches! This is a new one for me πŸ˜› Or is it? This is the bf’s bento, not mine.

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So what do we have? In the Sistema lunch cube, we have grapes, satsuma, christmas tree pretzels and malt loaf (wrapped in foil). Under the grapes are mixed nuts, and to separate the grapes and pretzels, we have a small bar of dairy milk. there is also a small toxic waste sweet in there too.

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For the main bit, he has spicy ham salad sandwiches (I snuck a bit of wasabi in there), cherry tomatoes and almonds (in the small pot). I think this may have been the first time I have used my new small pots in a bento! They are really handy and fit really well.

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I’m trying to get better at taking photos of my lunches, so here’s another angle (above).

I hope everyone is keeping safe (whatever temperature you may be experiencing). It is soooo chilly here!

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Bento No.17

I really love Bento πŸ˜€ It’s so cute and so easy to make healthy!

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For example, this Bento (above) has a nice mix of sunflower seeds, crackers, cherry tomatoes and grapes and malt loaf (in the foil) as snacks and side ‘dishes.’

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And the main part was a lovely mixed salad with shredded lettuce, radishes, cucumber, black olives and chickpeas πŸ™‚ No salad dressing, no need for it :D, so yummy on it’s own.

I just don’t know how people can only eat packaged stuff for lunch, it’s so simple to make Bento. Spread the bento love, teach someone you know how to make bento or a healthy recipe you know πŸ™‚

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Bento No.16

Holiday Season Leftovers πŸ™‚

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The main half contains Rivita crackers sandwiched with Marmite, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and grapes (notice the healthy eating? ;P). I love silicon cupcake cases, they are the best!

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In the other half, there was a cheese platter πŸ˜€ A mixture of leftover cheeses from the holiday season, with Ritz snack crackers and bacon cheddar crackers. Then we have a little pot of sunflower seeds, 2 muffin halves (one half choc fudge and one half carrot cake), mini pack of love hearts and buttered malt loaf (in the foil).

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Looks yummy doesn’t it? I love cheese, too too much πŸ˜›

Does anyone have any requests for anything that I can add to this blog? Such as Bento how to’s, more recipes, ideas for saving money on bentos?

I was thinking of maybe a Uni series, as I have a few friends that are at Uni and I bought a couple of them Sistema LunchCubes for Xmas πŸ˜€

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