Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes (Bento Stash)

Egg Salad & Carrot Cake Cupcake Bento

Recent Creations

Chocolate whoopie pies with vodka caramel cream cheese filling; Molasses spice cookies; Chocolate Baker's Cake; Oatmeal raisin cookies; Blueberry and quince tart; Gingerbread houses; Homemade Truffles (Oreo, Fleur de Sel, and Hibiscus Tea) and peppermint bark; Gingerbread cookies; Chocolate chip cookies; Milk chocolate espresso cookies; Star Wars chocolates; Red velvet cupcake with cream de cacao caramel cream cheese frosting; Cinnamon rolls with strawberry/peach preserves, almonds/walnuts, white chocolate chips, raisins and a candied ginger cream cheese glaze; S'more cupcakes; Star Wars sugar cookies; Ratatouille; Mini pumpkin whoopie pies with candied ginger and cream cheese filling; Linzer Cookies; Macaroons; Pumpkin Muffins

Spring & Summer Bento 2010

Farmer’s Market Ratatouille

Chilled Chinese Noodle Salad (冷やし中華)

Citrus-and-Soy-Glazed Swordfish (梶木鮪の幽庵焼き)

Carte postale de la République Centrafricaine

Bento Roundup: End of January, Beginning of February

Carte Postale de France

Carte Postale du Maroc

First Bento of 2010

Last Bento of 2009

Carte Postale du Brésil

Unagi Maki, Inari, and Onigiri

Packing for Hypoglycemia/Type II Diabetes

Guest post for Just Bento

Carte Postale des Etats Unis

Postcard: USA

October Bento

Enoki Hijiki Relish

お月見弁当 Moon-Viewing Festival

Carte Postale du Japon

First October Bento

Mid-September Bento

Carte Postale d’Indonésie

Faralle Arcobaleno & Anpanman Quiz


Loafing Around Bentos

Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, Cupcake for Breakfast

Croque Monsieur

A Week of ‘Leftover’ Bento


Special Bento for My Little Sister

Miso-Marinated Fish, Pickled Radish Onigiri Bentos

Kung Pao Tofu, Broccoli Salad

Kung Pao Tofu and Tea Talk

Mini Turkey Sammies, Purple Potato Salad

Purple Potato Salad, Konnyaku no Miso ni

こんにゃくの味噌にお弁当 and Tea Talk

Konnyaku no Miso ni Bento

Comfort Food Bento and Tea Talk

貧乏人の雑貨お弁当 and Tea Talk

Poor Man's "Zakka" Bento

Konnyaku Stir-fry and Tea Talk

Pizza Bread, Grapes, and Tapioca

Totoro & Pizza Bread Bento (400th Post!)

Picnic-y Bento

July 3rd (2nd Work Bento)

Bento Purchases

Spicy Tofu Rice & Prawn Onigiri

Meadowlark Picnic Bento

Lox and Wrap Bentos

Pokemon Pasta, Prawn Onigiri, Potato Salad Bento

Home-made Mac & Cheese and Hummus

Jambalaya Pasta Mr. Bento

Spinach Fried Rice

Honey Chipotle Chicken Bento

New Bento Box from New Lotte!

Mango Chicken Salad, Asian Sesame Salad, and Orange Chicken Bentos

Carrot, Spinach, and Raisin Fried Rice

Psuedo-Chop Suey Bento

Mid-October Bento

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Bento

Curry Rice Pink Bento

Pork Chop Fried Rice & Chocolate Stars Bento


Simple Ocha-Zuke Bento

Harvest-y Noodle Bento

Takoyaki Pancakes and Nashi Bento

Nokorimono Bento

Tomato Creme Tortellini Bento

May’s Last Bentos

Christening the New Bento! (and latte updates)

Bento Obstacles


Quickly-Made Bento


Breakfast Bento


Curry, Star Fruit Salad


Nori-Ramen, Daifuku, Dinosaur Chicken


Making Bento is Fun! (Onigiri Bento)

Bento of the Month – March 2010

It can be hard to find bento items if you don’t live near a Asian market. You can use regular food containers for bento as well, but if you want specific boxes or supplies, I’ve tried the following vendors with success:

There are various sellers on eBay as well, but I find that bento are generally about the same price or more expensive than the dedicated stores listed above.

四季のお弁当, 4 Seasons Bento

From おいしいお絵かきお弁当, 11 different bento themes are applied to over 40 different bentos. Themes include: Spring Flowers, Spring Festival, Summer Fun, Summer “Going Out”, Summer Scenery, Autumn’s “Long Night”, Fall Symbols, Fall’s Blessings, (Winter) Sentiments, Winter Sports, and Christmas.