As some of you know, I quickly became obsessed with making bento boxes after watching one too many anime where the food is just too cute to eat! Of course, I realized later that food looks much different in real life than in cartoon, but still, it is adorable.
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The best place for bento recipes that I've found is Just Bento.com. The brains behind it, Makiko Itoh, gives you healthy and tasty meal options that fit into lunch boxes, perfect for a busy day. She offers classic Japanese recipes as well as American-style, vegan, gluten-free food ideas and more.Definitely check out her site if you want to get started on bento-making yourself.
Shredded Vegetable Salad Image courtesy of Just Bento
Chana Dal with Fennel and Almonds Image courtesy of Just Bento
Chicken Karaage Bento Image courtesy of Just Bento.
Plastic Rice Ball Wrapping Image courtesy of Allthingsforsale
|Square Bento Box with 4 Compartments Image courtesy of Allthingsforsale|
|Hello Kitty Decorative Bento Cutter Set Image courtesy of Allthingsforsale|
And just cause I can, I'll load you up with some of my favourite bento feats to date.
My sister and I tackle our first onigiri! They turned out pretty cute!
This one's not in a box. Made it before I bought my boxes. But still, the effort counts, right?
My version of the soup from the movie Ponyo.
Another onigiri attempt.
Rice pigs in a mud bath of curry.
The ever popular omurice.