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9/22/13 11:21 P

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Ah, yes -- good old tamagoyaki. I really like those (the rolled omelette) too. I don't make them sweet though.... ick.

What I like to make for bentos is quickie teriyaki. I'll get those thinly sliced eye of round steaks from the supermarket, and stick the package in the freezer. In the morning, I'll just defrost the package long enough to pry loose a couple of the thin steaks, but not to thaw out the whole thing. the package goes back into the freezer, and I'll cut the steaks into 1/2-inch strips. Plop them into a hot 6" iron skillet until cooked and getting brown, maybe 5 minutes. Then I saw on justbento.com (I think) a quick way to make teriyaki is to add a little rice wine (I use white wine, though), some soy sauce, and a drizzle of honey to the meat in the skillet. Stir briskly to coat and cook a bit more until the meat develops a sort of glaze. Cool to room temp (usu. while I'm eating my cereal) and add to bento box.

For chiki-teri (chicken teriyaki), do exactly the same: cut into strips or dice, cook until browned, add rice wine/soy sauce/honey, stir to coat.

Edited by: BLUETABBY at: 9/22/2013 (23:22)
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7/2/13 1:29 A

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An easy protein to make for a bento is a rolled up omelette. I do my mixing in a glass measuring cup, since it has a spout for pouring. I usually use two eggs, which I find makes a good sized roll. Here are the general directions: Scramble two eggs in a bowl, add two teaspoons of Splenda (modify for your taste). Add about a tablespoon of sake, and about a half a tablespoon of soy sauce. The splenda won't dissolve all that well, but I've never found it a problem in the finished dish.

To cook, heat up a smaller teflon coated frypan, and have a plastic flexible, heat resistant, spatula ready. Put about a half teaspoon of oil in the pan, or perhaps spray will do just as well. Pour about half the egg mixture in after the pan has heated up. You are just trying to cover the bottom of the pan. When the egg is mostly solid, start at the edge, and roll the egg sheet up. (Don't worry that the egg sheet is round. It will be fine.) When you get it rolled, push the roll over to the side you started rolling from, and add the rest of the egg to the pan--let cook--roll up.

Let cool a bit, and I find the egg roll fits most space-economically into a bento box if cut, sushi style, into six pieces.

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6/29/13 7:30 P

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One of the hardest things about making our own lunches is finding the time to do it. Sometimes trying new recipes adds to the time, but we can share shortcuts here to help us pull together a healthy, tasty, and nurturing meal for ourself.

What are your favorite tips and tricks?

Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)

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