May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

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The contest is now closed. Thank you so much every one who entered! The voting and selection process will be announced soon.

The April theme didn’t really go too well, and it’s my fault (see why here.) But it’s a new month! After much consideration, the monthly theme/contest for May will be: Vegetarian bentos. May is a great time for spring and early summer produce throughout most of the Northern hemisphere, so I think it’s a great time to get creative with our vegetables. Southern hemisphere bentoists can jump in with cold weather vegetables.

Even if you aren’t a vegetarian all the time, it’s never a bad idea to eat more vegetables. I’m not a vegetarian myself but I try to make at least 40-50% of my bentos meat-free. The main goal is that by the end of this month, we’ll have lots of ideas and recipes for vegetarian bentos from the community!

Contest rules

  • This contest is open to anyone in the world!
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian bentos and recipes only. This means: No meat, poultry, fish, or oils and sauces that contain any animal fat or extracts (lard, suet, beef or chicken stock) or fish extract etc. (e.g. fish sauce, traditional dashi). Eggs, dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, butter) are ok. All vegetables and fruit are ok too of course! (See this definition of lacto-ovo vegetarian.)
  • Enter complete vegetarian bentos with a photo of the bento, OR individual bento friendly (holds up well until lunchtime, and tastes good at room temperature) vegetarian recipes, also with a photo.
  • For recipe entries: Only your own recipes please, not ones copied from books or other sites.
  • For complete bentos: Please describe each item in your bento clearly. You can include items made from other people’s recipes, but please attribute them. (Example: “For this mini-quiche I followed (url of original recipe).”)
  • You can enter as many times as you like.
  • You can post your entries on your own blog, in the forums here (e.g you can post your recipes in the Bento Recipes Cookbook), or in the Just Bento Flickr pool.
  • You must reply to this post with the URL for your entry blog post, forum post or Flickr photo page. A link back to this post would be helpful too, as well as a sentence in your post or title clearly saying that it’s an entry for this contest.
  • Your entry/comment must be posted on or before 23:59 CET on May 31, 2009.
  • Entries will be judged by the Just Bento community by secret ballot. The winner will be announced in mid-June 2009.

The prizes

fromjapanwithloveadpic.jpgOne lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the online store of newest sponsor, From Japan With Love.

If you’ve ever perused the From Japan With Love site, you know that Sofia has a knack for choosing the most adorable bento products and other goodies from Japan. Here’s your chance to fulfill your kawaii-loving urges!

So…good luck everyone!



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dawn
Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Great contest, Maki - I'm looking forward to seeing some new veggie bento ideas. I've posted my first bento of the month over on my (otherwise rarely used) blog: http://arjedre.blogspot.com/2009/05/todays-bbq-lunch.html The quinoa salad is one of my favorite spring dishes - it's just cooked quinoa tossed with chopped red/green peppers, tomatoes, green onions, cucumber, mint, and parsley and then tossed with a lemon vinaigrette.

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I'm thinking that as a moderator I should be disqualified from entering this contest - but I'm posting a bento anyway. I had great fun trying to scrape up something out of not very much. I got back from Australia on Friday night, stopped to get some milk on my way home, and haven't left the house since. No veges available, nothing fresh at all. If it wasn't for this contest I'd have just thought "bugger it" and bought my lunch.

So here is a scraping the bottom of the barrel vegetarian bento: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34000296@N05/3495644087

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Miss_Artemis
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I love this idea! ^__^
I'm even considering transitioning a little too.
Here's my first bento of the month.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37580532@N02/3498817048/
I can't wait to make more and see everyone else's creations.

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MitarashiDango
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Unfortunately, I'm unable to take part because I have to use up the dried ebi and chirimenjako that have been sitting in my freezer for almost 1.5 yrs!! I brought them over from my hometown and it would be a waste to throw them away..

However, I will hop in if I could use them up before the end of the contest ^^

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hapa bento
Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I am a pescatarian, but want to give vegetarianism a serious try. This contest will support my transition. I can 't wait to get started.

Syl
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

My fiance is actually ten times better in the kitchen than I am, and the bentos he makes us always look much more appetizing. On this day, he made a spicy egg salad, paired it with marinated carrot sticks (using that bottled vinegary sauce we find in the supermarkets over here), and finished the meal with gomashio-sprinkled rice: http://www.somewherethesunisrising.com/2009/01/tip-scales.html

p.s. He packs Korean nori with each box, so that he can make his own onigiri. We use it more than Japanese variety because it's salty and a little oily, so we enjoy the added flavor. It was off to the side of the bento, so here it is in a photo by itself: http://www.somewherethesunisrising.com/2009/01/sarang-hae-yo.html

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moonshae
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

This is why I should check the forums when I'm not at work... I just made about 6 portions of sticky rice with chinese sausage. Oh well. The Boy can eat them or they can languish in the freezer a little longer than expected!

I'm looking forward to this challenge as I really need to shake up my bento habits and get some excitement into them again. Will have to start tomorrow though as today I have miso chicken

jesse
Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I am entering one too, although it's simple - it's vegan.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3503423588_bf4ba3dbec.jpg

astaver
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I was very happy with my bento lunch today, which was even vegan :) So I'm hereby entering it into the contest.

http://annesbento.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/bento-5-vegan-deliciousness/

I just started bento blogging, I'll try to keep it up :)

bonbon
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Thanks so much for hosting a vegetarian theme! My first entry is even vegan. I will try to post as many of my lunches as possible in an effort to smash any preconceived notions that vegetarian diets lack creativity or deliciousness. Here's my first entry: http://seesawfodder.blogspot.com/2009/05/competitive-lunching.html

Veg on bento troopers.

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sherimiya
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

hi maki,

here is my entry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35552506@N08/3512127776/

thanks for doing this!

Sophist Roland
Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

So far my most successful Bento (though I've only made 5: this week was a holiday week and I just discovered this site last week). All of my Japanese coworkers were impressed.

http://q55vuq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pS9bDFrZEHaeC1nvPj6Y-oTtZEfk9d-ynH...

It was an italian based theme, with a japanese twist (since my goal is cheap food in Japan).

I had a chrysanthemum, cabbage, and cucumber salad, with some black sesame seed decoration and a sesame seed dressing (in the little fish container).

Komachibu (used the panfried komachibu recipe on this site as an inspiration) flavored with fresh roasted garlic, basil and tomato sauce. I didn't get any of the browing effect, but they turned out quite tasty.

Then as my grain: spaghetti with olive oil, blanched mixed peppers, parmesan, basil and salt.

maki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

You all have until the end of the month to enter, so no hurry! Get through your sausages and stuff now, and think veggie bentos afterwards ^_^

dorayaki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

So are moderators eligible? I haven't bento-ed much in ages. It's too cold to be in my kitchen at 6 AM these days.

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http://undefeatedbykanji.blogspot.com/

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

It's too cold to be anywhere except bed these days. It's too cold to EAT bentos these days. I've been having soup.

maki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Yep, moderators are eligible! Only people not eligible are me (Maki) and, if she is lurking, Sofia of From Japan With Love (obviously)!

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Here is my entry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3521545050/?eOrig=3520719673

Pasta salad made with brown rice fusilli, olives and tomotoes with balsamic vinaigrette. Boiled egg completes that tier.
Top tier contains, organic roasted pizza rollups, mandarin orange, candied ginger, pizza crust and cheese wedge. Carrot sticks.

Thanks for the contest Maki!

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arjedre
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I finally got a camera to properly photograph my lunch efforts, so here's today's lunch in full color and focus: http://arjedre.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-veggie-lunch.html

I've got quinoa salad, yogurt with fruit and granola, baby carrots, and sauteed spinach with tomatoes. Hopefully it's enough to keep me going until 6:00pm.

Gegp2000
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Maki,

This contest is a great idea! My vegetarian bento is here:
http://bentosdegege.canalblog.com/archives/2009/05/11/13676919.html

My blog is in French :)
You can see in there:
- quinoa taboule with black olives, parsley and tomatoes
- potatoes and pickles salad
- radishes
- on the side: yogourt and mustard sauce for the potatoes. Yummy!!!

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Here's another entry from me.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3524818210/

Natto with green onion, shoyu and mustard. Brown rice musubi with furikake.
Bananas, strawberries and pickled pluots stuffed with candied ginger for desert.

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I do wish it was summer. Here's another entry.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34000296@N05/3527461916/

Sautéed Brussels sprouts and capers tossed in a bit of soy sauce and sesame oil, cherry tomatoes, tamagoyaki with Korean seasoned seaweed in it, a couple of baked falafels, pickled jalapeños, brown rice.

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I have another entry. Not sure if this qualifies as some of the items are from leftovers that I did not cook myself. Let me know and I will remove this submission if I am breaking any rules.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3527880352/in/photostream/

Seasoned brown rice stirfry with tomato, olive and peas. Left over guacamole and pico de gallo with a corn tortilla.

moonshae
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

My first entry is not as exciting as I wanted, but I really lurve the prize on offer and so must enter to win! So here it is... the frugalist bento in some time!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25352100@N04/3527093861/

and it's friend, Frugal bento 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25352100@N04/3510040850/in/photostream/

goblinbox
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Here is my first entry into the contest:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goblinbox/3505091932/in/set-721576086617684...

A very simple rice & kinpira bento, with fun protein-rich side dishes and some of Spring's very first strawberries!

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My bentos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goblinbox/sets/72157608661768465/

hapabento
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Am I being obnoxious for submitting obento everyday?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3530182734/

Here's my lunch for tomorrow.

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I'm on a roll. Third entry, and it has little tiny brown rice onigiri in it. The cabbage is really just there to lift the eggs up so they don't rattle around, but I made a dressing with some sushi ginger juice in it to make it a bit more appetising. NOT an original idea - there's a sushi place not far from my work which makes a chicken and cabbage bento with a similar dressing. It would be an identical dressing if I could figure out what exactly they put in it apart from the ginger juice.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34000296@N05/3530154448/in/photostream/

I got 2kg of fresh salmon the other day and cured some of it in sugar, salt, lemon zest and dill, a la gravlax. I gave a little (and I mean little) bit of it to Yoshio (a Japanese guy with whom I work) to try. He took it home, and he and his wife liked it very much. Then they gave me a present of a couple of packets of bento cute things including two small onigiri moulds, one for cylindrical and one for triangular balls. Of course I needed to try them out, didn't I? I do wish there was some way of stopping him from giving me presents though, it makes you think twice about giving something little when you know you're going to get something larger back.

maki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I'm really enjoying seeing the entries so far! Keep them coming :)

sherimiya
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

hi maki,

I have another entry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35552506@N08/3530337618/

I didn't mean for it to be vegetarian, but then I realized it could be if I substituted the ham I was going to use with soy instead. In fact, I think it probably tasted better for it. :)

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Another entry, but this time it's a recipe.

And it may not be allowed, because one of its ingredients is something already made. Just delete this if it doesn't qualify.

http://justbento.com/forum/leftover-dhal-muffins-fritters-and-pancakes

And some of it is in a bento here.

moonshae
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Another entry from me, this one experimenting with gluten free flour to make the best sort of birthday cake - PANcake!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25352100@N04/3530959056/

Smalerie
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I'd like to submit my spiced chickpea recipe:

http://smalerie.com/?p=168

Thank you!

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dorayaki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I'm having trouble doing the tag thingies on Flikr, but here's a link to my efforts from yesterday :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorayaki01/3532035466/in/pool-56562987@N00/...

It's also on my blog (link below).

Adult bentos: brown rice with umeboshi, rocket salad with sunflower seeds, soy sauce, tamagoyaki (no recipe, just egg and a bit of sugar), fried renkon (soaked in beetroot juice to make it pink for my daughter, who still didn't eat it!), gold and green kiwifruit.

Kids' bentos: Okowa from Maki's recipe (vegan), dried apricots, cherry tomato (daughter only, son doesn't like them), rocket, sunflower seeds, renkon and tamagoyaki.

Does this count as one entry or four?

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

They're notes. just at the top left of your picture there are a bunch of little grey things, one of which is "add note". If you click on that a wee square with a text box comes up, you can drag it to where you want it and type in the text box. Then save.

And you don't need to use the comments boxes either - you should be able to click on an "edit" at the bottom of your pic and add a caption.

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Thanks!

Team Panda
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Here is our Daruma spring themed bento:
Food colored rice with cheese, radish and nori on top of rucola leafs. Apple slice for cloud and radish rose. Cucumber, radish and tomato salad, apple bunny and berries:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2344/3536382586_439c25050c.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2011/3535577293_6ef8b35982.jpg

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fuo.asuri
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Here's my first entry!! May has been busy for me, but it's finally starting to wind down enough that I've had time to fix up some bento :3 I hope to have a couple more to put up within this coming week :)

Hopefully they'll get a little better, too X3 Thank you!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37198067@N08/3529885844/

Alice
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I've not much time latley, so the best I've got so far is Stuck in a rut bento
The pasta is a simple mix of pesto and red pepper paste. The cheese is emental.
I did a nice humous and pepper bagel lunch the other day, but had mislayed my camera.

The next one was a succesful attempt at feeding creature a vegetarian bento, but was unfortunatley not during may. It's almost definatley inellegable, but may be of interest to anyone trying to convince fussy eaters that meat isn't entirely neccesary. Pasta and pinaple bento The pasta sauce is onion, pepper, chilli, garlic, spinach, and olive oil. All of which he "doesn't eat" and yet he has only once failed to eat the pasta dish containing all of them. The origonal dish (stolen of a local italian resteraunt) did contain bacon, but bacon is seldom in the house. It also contained breadcrumbs, but their only good with hot pasta.

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

A very basic veggie fried rice lunch from last week that I'm too lazy to actually add to my blog...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38263071@N02/3542745999/
The vaguely flower-looking tomatoes are a HUGE step - I'm usually not so much with the bento art.

arjedre
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Today's lunch was a little more appetizing looking on account of the good cooking I did this weekend.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38263071@N02/3543554814/in/photostream/
(There are detailed pix in the photo stream as well to show the bottom tier)

Lunch is packed in a "Fit n' Fresh" box that has two tiers separated by an ice pack. It's great for larger lunches that need to stay chilled or for runny items since there are two lidded containers. The only thing I don't like about this box is that it's not collapsible in any way - even when it's empty it takes up the same amount of space in my bag.

arjedre
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Today's lunch consists of mini black bean and spinach quesadillas with salsa, a banana, some baby carrots, and a bit of yummy cheese.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38263071@N02/3547609158/

Thanks to everyone who's shared pictures of beautiful vegetarian food - I look forward to catching up every time I post.

bentotigress
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Here's my entry. Thanks for organizing this!

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I have 2 entries today both with vegetarian curry and chutney. These are both 1st attempts at these recipes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3544419731/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3544434421/

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

I've seen some really nice bentos in the competition, and I felt challenged to do something a bit more imaginative that the usual vegetarian stuff I do (which has always seemed to involve tofu!).

You can see my bento on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24810486@N04/3546149461/

I wanted to use some vegetables that are in season in Britain at the moment, and I chose broad beans (I love these) and beetroot (such a shot of colour). I also wanted to have a range of different tastes (sweet, spicy, bitter, salty) and textures (soft, crunchy, juicy). What with it being a vegetarian bento, I also wanted to have more than one kind of protein - I ended up with three! (Egg, tofu (yuba), and beans.)

So, the contents of my bento were:

soramame gohan (rice with broad beans)
kinshi tamago (egg shreds)
beetroot and bean korokke on Chinese leaf
stewed hijiki with carrot and shredded yuba
green beans with ginger
carrot and daikon
shrikand (Indian spiced and sweetened yogurt) with raspberries

The korokke recipe I invented myself - I'll post it in the bento recipe cookbook forum (http://justbento.com/forum/beetroot-and-bean-korokke-recipe). If it's not against the rules, I'd like to enter this for the contest too, on its own merits as a recipe!

dorayaki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Non-Japanese bento. This is different for me because I usually make more traditional, rice based bento, but I figure if I ate it in Japan, it's kind of Japanese anyway. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorayaki01/3547095568/in/pool-justbento

There are a couple more photos after that which are close ups of individual boxes, I'm entering the big picture in the hope that I get bonus points for making four bento in one morning after not quite enough sleep!

No recipes for this, all I did was boil the tofu and stir miso and water in with it. The potato salad was from the supermarket. I was going to add an egg but my husband was leaving for work, and I hate when he leaves without his bento!

dorayaki
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Just got home from creche, and the kids hardly touched their lunches. Oh well, I'll try again tomorrow!

goblinbox
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

This vegetarian bento was yummy and high-protein!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goblinbox/3548504327/

fuo.asuri
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

Hi Maki-san!! :)

Alrighty. I kinda got backed up so I have quite a few entries in this post :/
I hope that's okay... Please, if I need to remove them, just tell me so and I'll gladly comply.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37198067@N08/3549438077/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37198067@N08/3550205564/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37198067@N08/3550205308/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37198067@N08/3550205034/

Thank you! :) <3

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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

So many wonderful vegetarian entries from everyone. Here's my attemp:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapabento/3550504450/

sherimiya
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Re: May Theme: Vegetarian Bento Contest!

hi maki,
I have another entry:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35552506@N08/3552654053/

Another one I didn't set out to make vegetarian, but decided to add the sausage on the side for dinner, then omitted it in the bento.

Thanks,
Sheri

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