sandwiches

Two approaches to katsu sando, plus more Japanese sandwiches

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About the katsu sando, a very Japanese sandwich, and other sandwiches from Japan. continue reading...

Bento no. 79: Low-carb gluten-free sandwich bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 650 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 30 minutes (if ‘bread’ is made in the morning, less time if you make it in advance and just assemble the sandwich in the morning)

Type: Low carb, gluten-free, alternative sandwiches continue reading...

Great Bento Ideas: Simple and clever Halloween bentos by a really cool mom

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Hallowe’en seems to inspire bento artists around the world like almost no other holiday. If you’re planning on a special spooky bento for someone special, now is the time to start gathering ideas. Here are two great very simple, cute and clever sandwich based Hallowe’en bentos by Tiffany, aka Cool Mom From Vancouver. continue reading...

Bento no. 74: 5-minute, no stash, beginner bento

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Bento contents:

  • 1 large slice boiled ham, 100 calories
  • 1 slice proscuitto, 80 calories
  • 1 small piece cheese (gouda), 80 calories
  • 2 small whole grain rolls, 160 calories
  • About 8 grapes, 30 calories
  • 1 Tbs. mustard (in small red container)
  • Mixed salad greens, 10 calories

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

Time needed: 5 minutes in the morning

Type: Not Japanese, sandwich, nothing made in advance continue reading...

Thank you (I think), Lord Sandwich

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Today, November 3rd, is the birthday of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was either an inveterate gambler or a very hard worker; either way, he did not want to step away from his desk or the card table to take the time to eat. So he supposedly commanded his manservant to bring him some sliced meat between 2 slices of bread. Thus, according to legend, the sandwich was invented. continue reading...

Bento no. 48: Salted chicken and carrot kinpira sandwich bento

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Bento contents:

  • 2 slices of bread, 85 cal each - 170 cal
  • Pan-fried salty chicken, 2 small chicken thighs totalling 70g (2.5oz) with skin, 150 cal
  • About 1/3-1/2 cup carrot kinpira, 50 cal
  • Lettuce and cherry tomatoes, 5 cal
  • 1/3 cucumber with dill, 10 cal
  • 1/2 Tbs. mayonnaise (in apple shaped container), 50 cal

Total calories (approx): 435 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5-10 minutes in the morning continue reading...

Experimenting with frozen tuna salad, plus a tuna sushi rice sandwich

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Few things are as easy to make or as tasty for lunch than a simple tuna salad sandwich. It’s one of my favorite things to make when I’m too busy or occupied for more involved cooking. But porting around tuna salad when the weather is warm can be a bit of a problem.

I’ve been experimenting with freezing tuna salad in different ways, or rather stages of development as it were, as well as different tuna salad mixes. continue reading...

Bento no. 24: Rustic bread, vegetables and fruit

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Bento contents:

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread with dried cranberries and walnuts (approx. 240cal)
  • Brebis cheese, about 60 g / 2 oz (approx. 100cal)
  • Sweet pepper and onion confit, 3/4 cup (approx. 90 cal)
  • Cut up mango and orange, 3/4 cup (approx. 50 cal)

Total calories (approx): 470 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5-10 minutes in the morning

Type: Bread based, vegetarian (uses cheese) continue reading...