Category Archives: bento

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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Doing Jade’s Bento

A lot of things were going on today.  There was the dentist, the veterinarian, the pharmacy, the market, the fishmonger, the supermarket, M. Parret and a rebellious gas grill.  I won’t bore you with the details but amid all this to-ing and … Continue reading

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