bentochallenge

Spring Bento Challenge?

Just wanting to see if anyone is interested in doing a Spring themed Bento?
This forum looked a little dusty so I thought I would ask.

How would the challenge work?

Use local spring produce available in your area. Explore your local markets, farms, and stores and see what they have in season. Experiemnt. Try a fruit or veggie you've never seen before.

How long do you have?
Until the End of April, Beginning of May

What about posting a picture of my Bento?
Please Do! It's not required (though a recipe including the new fruit or veggie you found would be nice) continue reading...

Keep track of your bento lunch savings in April

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During Frugal Bento Month, I have a simple challenge for you. That is to keep track of how much you save by making and bringing your own lunch instead of buying lunch.

Note that if you’re already making bentos almost daily and you have a good grip on your spending, you may not see the benefits. But if you’re just thinking about making bentos or just starting out, or if you have no idea how much you might be saving, it’s somewhere to start. Or perhaps you can use it to convince your spouse/boy/girlfriend or family about the benefits of bentos. continue reading...

April is Frugal Bento Month on Just Bento

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April is National Financial Awareness Month* in the U.S. And, let’s face it, a lot of us are anxious to some degree about the state of the economy, no matter where we live. So in keeping with this, we’re going to have a Frugal Bento theme for April here on Just Bento, and a Frugal Food theme on Just Hungry. continue reading...

Bento Challenge Week 5: My Report

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My thoughts on the fifth and final week of the Get Started Bento Challenge. continue reading...

Get Started Bento Challenge: Week 5

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Welcome to the 5th and final week of the Getting Started Bento Challenge!

Where did the time go? For me, the Challenge weeks have just flown by!

Since this is the last week, the focus is on: Putting it all together, and moving forward. continue reading...

Bento Challenge Week 4: My Report

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My Week 4 was quite interesting and relevatory for me. More below… continue reading...

A Not-Traditionally-Japanese bento idea

Monday - Wednesday for the hubs

(Photo courtesy of juanknowsspanish)

In keeping with this week’s Challenge topic, here is a great idea for a bento-that-is-not-a-bento from the flickr pool. continue reading...

Get Started Bento Challenge: Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of the 5 week Getting Started Bento Challenge! This week’s focus is: Making bentos for others. continue reading...