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Category Archives: Bento/Lunch Box

Soboro Bento Box
テンペそぼろ弁当

Today it is well known that Japanese people eat with chopsticks. But did you know that they “cook” with chopsticks, too? For cooking we use larger sized chopsticks like these. I do cook with tongs and wooden spoons, but my go-to cooking utensil is still my old chopsticks that my mom got for me. I […]

Portobello Philly Sandwich
きのこフィリーサンドイッチ

Philly or cheese steak sandwich was never on top of my list, but it was one of Terry’s favorite sandwiches. So I thought it would be fun to make it with portobello mushrooms. You don’t want to be skimpy with mushrooms. Then sauteed onion and green peppers go on top of the mushrooms. And here […]

Spinach Muffins with Crunchy Onion Topping
かりかり玉ねぎトッピングほうれん草マフィン

Muffin-making happens in my kitchen on the weekend. I had beautiful spinach, and I knew that was going to turn my muffins to green deliciousness. Love the color! They were topped off with crunchy crispy onion. And they were ready to go into the oven. Finally out of the oven, and they looked absolutely perfect! […]

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich
テンペサンドイッチ

The first time I tried tempeh I didn’t like it. The second and the third time I didn’t like it either. So I stopped trying. I didn’t think I would ever try tempeh again, and I didn’t eat it for several years. Then a few months ago Terry had BBQ Tempeh Picnic Sandwich at Mendocino […]

Quad-Color Bento
四色弁当

Yes, it’s okay to make your bento pretty. To make a bento like this you place rice at the bottom and add different colored food on top. This is a popular way to make a bento in Japan. It’s typically called a tri-color bento because you usually have three different colors, but then I realized […]

Tofu Patty Bento
紫蘇豆腐ハンバーグ弁当

I continue to make bento for lunch on the weekend. The star of this bento was shiso (Japanese basil) tofu patties. It’s not that hard to make these, but they taste so good! You can certainly use these to make tofu burgers too, if you want. But this time they were served in this bento […]

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