potatoes

Guy Does Bento no. 5: Meatloaf and potatoes

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The Guy comes up with a manly meat-and-potatoes bento with not a rice grain in sight. continue reading...

Bento no. 70: Even Kale Can Become A Christmas Bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 460 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5-10 minutes in the morning (from leftovers of dinner the night before: see recipe for timing of kale dish) continue reading...

Potato Oyaki and Sweet Potato and Carrot Oyaki

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Here is a reiteration of the popular Potato Oyaki filled with meat soboro, plus a variation oyaki using sweet potatoes and carrot, filled with ham and cheese - using Thanksgiving feast leftovers or not! continue reading...

Bento no. 61: Chicken Wing Spread For the Bento Non-Believer

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Bento Contents:

  • 6 oven baked chicken wings sections (recipe below), 320 calories
  • 1/2 cup yogurt and cheese dipping sauce (recipe below), 140 calories
  • Oven baked sweet potato chips from 1 medium sweet potato, 200 calories
  • Carrot sticks, celery sticks, broccoli, 40 calories

Total calories (approx): 690 (how calories are calculated) Note this is a ‘large’ portion.

Time needed: 15-20 minutes in the morning

Type: Chicken, for the bento novice

This is presented as an idea for a bento that doesn’t look like a bento, for people with hearty appetites who can’t get their heads around the smallness of a bento box and how it could possibly ‘be enough’. It’s supposed to ressemble a buffalo chicken wing meal, but has cut down on the fat and calories of a real buffalo chicken spread considerably. continue reading...

Bento no. 27: Spicy and cool vegan bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 380 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 15 minutes in the morning, less if you make the kidney beans ahead

Type: Fushion, vegan, gluten-free continue reading...

Bento filler: Vegan Japanese potato salad

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It’s time to get back my bento mojo! Here’s a vegan version of Japanese potato salad, that is a great bento side dish, or the main carb in a salad bento. continue reading...