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Bento 33 – Zen Garden

I am really happy with how this bento turned out. I think it’s reminiscent of a zen garden. I used fresh green beans and red potatoes for the main part of this bento – it is the part that reminds me most of a zen garden. The green beans are like the sand and the potatoes like the large boulders. Then there’s some tomato and vermicelli noodles with a fresh basil leaf. For dessert I placed some peach slices on top of a pile of pineapple.

This bento has been entered in a competition on Not Exactly Bento


Bento 31- Pierogi Lunch

Because my bento yesterday was a little light, I was in the mood for something heavier, something more “homestyle”. When my Mom made steamed greens, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner, it left me with great leftovers for my bento. I added the greens and corn to my bento, but instead of the mashed potatoes I made some potato pierogis that needed to be eaten and some gravy. Then for a sweet snack I put some soy yogurt and mixed nuts/dried fruit.


Now I can’t wait till lunch comes along so I can eat!

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Bento 30 – Spring Rolls

I made a bunch of spring rolls for dinner so I would have leftovers for my bento today plus more. I recently got into making spring rolls, I used to have trouble rolling them, but I think I’ve got it down now. I made a peanut sauce for some tofu veggie lettuce wraps I made the night before, so we used the rest of that with dinner/bento.

Without further adieu, here’s the bento

There’s the spring rolls on the right with some of the peanut sauce in little piggy sauce containers. I added a little bit more of cilantro and green onion to snack on with the spring rolls too.
I sliced up a pear and put in some cherry tomatoes. The other weird looking stuff is some dried spiced tofu… I got it at Tim’s Oriental Market. It was on sale for 39 cents (because it was expired) but I bought it anyway and tried it out. It tastes somewhat like tofu jerkey, not as chewy though. I’m hoping I don’t get sick from it, but it was so cheap I couldn’t resist.

In other news, one of the pictures I submitted to onabentofrenzy’s site was shortlisted! I am so excited that my bentos are actually good looking and I’m not just a crazy person with this site, hehe. There will be a poll on the site soon to choose the winner, so we’ll see how it goes!

Bento #25- Sneaky Tomato

Last night when I was making this bento, I thought some of the little homegrown tomatoes we had looked kind of like faces. So I made one into a cute little face.
This bento also has some leftovers from dinner, the au gratin potatoes, brussel sprouts, and avocado. I found out that brussel sprouts are really good with avocado. Try it out sometime! I also added a little hot sauce to the avocado to add some extra flavor for dipping the vegetables in.
I also added some green apple, strawberries, mixed nuts/dried fruit, and baby carrots and tomatoes.


I entered this into a competition also. Click here to check it out.

Bento #22

Last night I posted a recipe for Asian Style Cabbage & Noodles. It was something that I threw together with some vegetables I had on hand and thought it turned out really well. But now it’s time for the whole bento. I didn’t have my bento supplies with me, so I had to use the arrangement of the foods to make it appealing and I think it works.


Of course you can see the asian noodles and cabbage, then on the left we have a half of pita tore into bite sized chunks with some hummus, and some sliced strawberries and kiwi with raw unsalted pumpkin seeds.

I never knew pumpkin seeds were so healthy until recently. My friend did the Master Cleanse and wanted some pumpkin seeds for when she was done so I checked out the health benefits. Two of major things pumpkin seeds have in them is zinc and magnesium. In 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds you get 92% of your daily magnesium. They taste somewhat like a sunflower seed but larger. Personally I prefer the taste of almonds or walnuts, but they’re a nice snack and aren’t as expensive as nuts.

I also entered this bento in a competition, click here to check it out.