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Oh! Bento: Rock Your Lunchbox Japanese Style eBook — It’s finally here!

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I started working on an eBook all about packing bentos a few years ago and then life got in the way, BIG TIME, with things like moving, building a house, and adopting a baby.  So the eBook was put on the backburner for a while.  But now, it is finally here!  Oh! Bento: Rock Your Lunchbox Japanese […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Onigiri Burrito + How To Bento It

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Have you had a sushi burrito (sushirrito) before?  I’ve been seen them pop up on menus more and more over the past few years.  I love them.  I think they’re fun!  An on-the-go sushi roll makes sense.  The other day I decided to whip one up, but was out of rice vinegar, so couldn’t make […]

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PROJECT BENTO: Repurposing Leftovers for Lunch

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Happy Hump Day Fuji friends!  It’s about this time of year when I start to feel like I’m n a rut when it comes to packing my kids’ school lunch bentos, or my work bentos.  My girls occasionally buy lunch at their school’s cafeteria (they have a baked potato bar that I am 100% on […]

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Fall Issue of Twist Travel Magazine—Bento Tips!

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Do you have any fun fall trips planned?  This fall I am mostly planning trips in my head.  We are in the middle of building a house and are down to the last few weeks, so leaving town isn’t a very good idea!  Whether you’ve got a trip planned or not, the fall issue of […]

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How to Make Stick Onigiri

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The new favorite form of onigiri (Japanese rice ball) at our house is stick onigiri.  It’s very popular in Japan right now too, and it’s no wonder, because it’s fun!  The onigiri is formed into a stick shape instead of a ball, triangle, etc.  The easiest technique is a bit different too.  It’s a bit […]

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Garden Noodles & Greek Dip & Parfaits, Oh My! Refresh Your Bento Routine

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How was your Labor Day weekend?  Our was wonderful!  We got back last night from our Idaho adventure and had so much fun that the girls were wishing this morning, while getting ready for school, that we were still in Idaho.  But all adventures must come to an end and back to the grind we […]

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Easter Bento — Happy Spring!!

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Spring is here!! Things are slowly warming up here in Utah. We had several days of temperatures in the 60s, but then it has snowed the past 2 days. Oh well, we’ll get there!

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Chickpea (Tuna-less) Salad Onigirazu

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A few months ago on Periscope someone asked me for meatless protein ideas to pack in school bentos. I threw out a couple of ideas for her, but have been thinking about it every since. A few weeks ago as I was falling asleep (or at least trying to fall asleep), the idea came to […]

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Tuna Avocado Basil (T.A.B.) Onigirazu — Picnicking with bentos

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The Fujilings have traded one addiction for another.  Squirrel and Bug have all but forsaken their love for onigiri and now only have eyes for another—onigirazu.  It’s true, and to be honest, I can’t blame them.

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Vegetable Yaki Udon for a Moon Viewing Bento

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Squirrel’s second grade class has been studying the moon for the past couple of weeks, and she’s been charting the moon’s changes each evening at home as an assignment for her Chinese class.

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