Category Archives: bento

Bento a la Carnivore

The problem with my kitchen is that, in the 80s, the owners of the house bought top of the line, fashionable, electric, black and stainless steel appliances to compliment their quality but dark, real wood, kitchen cabinets.  Over 30 years later, the … Continue reading

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Easy Bento Box Fillers

I think the best fillers I’ve ever tasted in bento boxes were Japanese; flavors and colors complimenting each other.  However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an attractive, appetizing box using whatever you normally eat or have on hand. … Continue reading

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Lapin au Fenouil

Thinking that my blue Le Creuset casserole was feeling neglected, I trawled the freezers for inspiration.   Believe it or not, I’m almost out of meat!  That’s okay, I’m going to Sens at the end of the week :)  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken and Zucchini

It seems that every time I go into one of the refrigerator freezers to find something interesting to cook, I have to move aside 1 or 2 packages of commissary skinless chicken breasts.  I don’t understand why my husband constantly … Continue reading

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My Husband’s Lunch

As you might know, I absolutely adore the blog My Dad’s Lunch, a playful look at mid-day dining and nutrition. Everyday I make my husband a bento box to take to work using a combination of leftovers and items made … Continue reading

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Salmon and Marinated Shrimp Salad for Bento

Good news!  My husband just got promoted to the Foreign Service equivalent of a 2 star General!  So proud of him.  Of course I’ve always known he was superior :)  Jade and I will finally join the officer and gentleman … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

A noisette of lamb is the filet mignon portion.  Racing through the store, trying to find something for my train bento tomorrow, I lucked up on some lamb noisettes.  They are very nice :)  I also grabbed some marinated shrimp, … Continue reading

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