Bento in 'Bama!

c-helle
Bento-ing from: Birmingham › Alabama › USA
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Hi, everybody! C'helle, here, from Alabama. I recently found Just Bento thoroughly intrigued! I have loved Japanese food for a long time (I credit my daughter's health to the wakame, nori, and miso paste I used liberally during my pregnancy with her).
I've been fascinated by Bento for a long time, but until my son started school this year, I was too intimidated to try anything. So glad I found Just Bento... I've learned a ton in the week since I first stumbled upon it. This is just a superb blog!

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

Hi and welcome - it is good isn't it? Maki does a great job, it's all so practical and sensible.

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Bronwyn

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c-helle
Bento-ing from: Birmingham › Alabama › USA
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

Hi, Bronwyn! Thanks for the welcome. You are right; the instructions here are so easy to follow. I actually made my first Onigiri last night, and I can't wait to try more. This is a treasure trove!

c-helle
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

I just saw your blog, btw; very impressive! Great presentation.

maki
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

Hi c-helle and welcome! Wakame, nori and miso are really good for you (the seaweed is full of minerals and miso has protein, good flora and so on). I really should eat more myself ^_^;

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c-helle
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

Thank you for the welcome, Maki!
I can't sing the praises of those foods enough! I was wondering... do you use gobo root at all? I really like it, but I only know one way to make it!

maki
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

I love gobō, but unfortunately it's very hard for me to get here, and it seems to be hard for a lot of people to get too. So I haven't posted many recipes for it. It's one of my favorite vegetables though!

c-helle
Bento-ing from: Birmingham › Alabama › USA
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Re: Bento in 'Bama!

It is hard to find! There is only one Asian market in Birmingham that stocks it--which is one of the reasons I am loyal to that store. That it can be found in B'ham at all is astounding!

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