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6/9/10 1:56 P

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In June I think of summer and then think of the beach! So how about a beach/ocean theme bento for this month? When I'm finished I'll post it in sparkspage. Hope to see some others get thier creative juices flowing!
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3/8/10 8:12 P

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Well it's that time again! I'm sitting in my room dreaming GREEN! hahahahahahaha
St. Patty's day is of course March 17th (11 days) and I know we can think of something fun! Sooo... Post your green, lucky, shamrockyist, Leprechaun like bento and let your Irish spirit flow!

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I noticed this thread and got really excited, but then let down that it hasn't been posted to in a while:( I LOVE the idea of a bento challenge. Anyone want to help me revive this!?

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2/18/10 2:56 P

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=2898276

That is the link to my sparkblog and picture of my Valentines day Bento challenge! Thank you Myschyf for coming to my home that day! I had a lot of fun making cute foods with you!

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2/15/10 2:16 P

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! here is my bento for the theme challenge!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89196829@N0
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Largest tier:
2 heart shaped onigiri flavored with umeboshi about 2 full servings of rice according to the package. (dyed pink with food coloring... I suck)
panda shaped sauce bottle filled with soy (didn't use, rice was salty enough with the ume)
middle tier:
cabbage kinpara
4 grape tomato
smallest tier:
4 turkey meatballs
3 caramel hersheys kisses

548 calories I believe. Very tastey, VERY filling. And a sweet treat. Who says u can't be your own valentine.
I used a 440ml box, 300ml box and a 140ml box. Packed correctly this would result 880 calorie lunch but it was packed quite spaciously.

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2/4/10 9:46 P

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Hmm. I'm sitting here in the tub playing on my phone. Yes I know. Dangerous. But anyway. I'm playing around and I see a bento theme thread that no one has used stince early last year. Oh my!
Well how about I attack it since itchytastey aka coboltspider hath dropped the ball. Lol I can't blame her, her kid is a handful. Anyways. It is 10 days till valentines day, so show us your valentine bento. This could be anything from cutesy hearts and such, to special romantic style bento u pack for your special someone! So let your love shine through into your bento!

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4/9/09 8:14 P

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My Easter themed bento was for today's food at work. Tomorrow will just be a 'quickie'. I posted the pictures on my blog but haven't gotten into the Flickr group yet (did I do the invite request wrong?) so it will be awhile before it shows up there. geminisdream.blogspot.com

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OH DUH! I see a flicker group sticky thread so disregard my statement of where to post a picture. (I feel very ditsy now)

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Ok! Now for the month of April and I'm sure you all know where this is going... EASTER THEMED BENTO! Use pastels, eggs, bunnies, chicks, and whatever else makes you think of this holiday or even just spring like for those who don't celebrate Easter! If anyone has a place to post the pictures let me know.
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Ack! I didn't have too much time for mine even though I set the theme LOL! So Mine just had the basic Irish foods of Cabbage noodles, potatoes, and corned beef slices with mustard YUM! Since it was sort of bland visually... No pictures... Oh well maybe next time.

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3/17/09 2:25 P

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Yay! :)

That is cute, I love your bento Kasdira!

Here's mine, no clovers or anything.. just some green going on. The rice didn't dye up to the shade of green I'd expected.

I blogged about it on my spark page, but here's a photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waffles2005/3
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3/17/09 10:13 A

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Ok - I did my bento! Check me out at my blog - http://andyoumaycallmeprincess.blogspot.co
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Ooo I will try to fix up a themed bento tomorrow :) I'll put a picture link up on my blog.

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3/11/09 4:07 P

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Sounds like a great idea. I just finished our menu plan for the next week - and I have an "irishy" bento planned.

I am at 6 months with the baby, and I am having the hardest time trying to keep focused on my weight loss. But I am starting all over again (at a much higher weight than I ever dreamed of - blah!)

Its been a while, but are we posting pics of bentos anywhere in particular or just on our blog and notifying the group when we do?

Have a beautiful day -
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Awesome theme! And thanks for taking over. Lousy excuse, but grad school has been kicking my hide up one side and down the other.

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I'm BACK! Now that my pregnancy is over and I had a two months of getting myself and baby in gear it's time to start over! Since this thread hadn't been used since last year I thought I'd spice it up a bit!

Heres the challenge: The 17nth is St.Patricks Day! Lets see how much green or even put some of the traditional Irish dishes you can use into making a delicously themed bento that even a leprechaun would trade his pot of gold for!
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Either the stress of facing deadline is making me crazy or I feel like being a kid again, but this week's theme is sure to put a smile on your face:

CARTOONS!

Yep, you can do a charaben with your favorite tooney characters, or if you're feeling especially brave, why not fill your bento with the foods you've seen in your favorite cartoons. (Hey, there is an anime cookbook out! I almost bought it.) Let loose with your inner child and enjoy this challenge. We'll leave it for two weeks this time.

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Yummy! What an inspiring theme!

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Sorry about the delay in the new challenges. So: our challenge for this week?

TAPAS!

Those nummy little Spanish snacks that make a whole meal make great bento stuffers. And since they're usually small, it's possible to fit a lot into your bento. Or, if you're feeling really creative, maybe do some food art to look like tapas.

Have fun!

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New challenge for theme! I'm a sucker for French food. Love the stuff. And they're not only thin people, but chic. I'm so jealous!

Well, July 14th is Bastille Day. So in celebration of all things French, including slim waistlines, our challenge this week is: Vive la France!

French foods, French flags, French fries if you must...have fun with this one!

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6/16/08 12:57 P

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This week's theme is totally self-serving. I need a Disney fix and waiting a week seems like forever!

So, this week's theme is DISNEY! Characters, sayings, scenes, take your pick.

I already know I'll be packing bento in my new Disney boxes.

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6/9/08 10:53 A

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This week's theme: Dad!

Since next Sunday is Father's Day, let's make some bento to show Dad how much he's loved!

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This week's challenge:

DUCKIES!

Yeah, if you look around your local park (or in our case, our yard), you'll find little ducklings everywhere. It's in the middle of hatching season for the charming canard. So your challenge this week is to build a bento around duckies!

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5/26/08 11:38 P

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Theme Challenge for the Week of 5/26:

Spring Fever!

This week's theme challenge is to create a bento around Spring. That could be vegetable flowers, a spring landscape, or even focusing solely on seasonal spring foods (like asparagus, lamb, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, etc).

Good luck! And dont forget to share what you made!

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OMG! That sounds soooo goood!!! I love artichokes and hummus!! Even if it wasn't pretty it sounds delicious!!!! Yea for TOFU!

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OK - I made my first one today. (No pics cause it wasn't all that pretty). I had carrot stocks and atrichoke hearts with fat-free homemade hummus, toasted pita triangles, giardinara (pickled veges), tofu cubes and dried cranberries. Yum!

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4/29/08 5:10 P

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May flowers sounds like fun! I need inspiration for making a bento (I still haven't made my first one yet!)

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Ok so I haven't been in this group for very long, but I thought since there wasn't a challenge going on I'd throw one out here.

You know as they say "April showers brings May flowers." With May just in a few days lets do flower theme! Use edible flowers or other foods to create your own. :D

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Oooh, that lentil dish sounds yummy! I will have to try it.

I will share the samosa recipe - hopefully tomorrow. I have it all entered into SparkRecipes, just have to clean it up a bit to make it public. :)

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http://tinyurl.com/yurjzv

There's the recipe I used -- although as my rating comment mentions, I didn't use RED lentils, just the regular old greenish kind, and I didn't have an onion, but I had green onions..

Still turned out great!! Although I only ate half a serving. Put it over some Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice. It was realllly good.

Recipes for your stuff, Melanie??? Because I am REALLY wanting to try the curried shrimp w mango sauce... oh and your exact samosa strategy please. :D hahaha

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YAY!

I made mine too, but didn't snap photos - I was in a rush & just packed it quickly...no pretty bento points for me. I had brown rice with curried shrimp and mango sauce, 2 samosas, and watermelon. Yummy.

Oh, and the samosas were freakin' amazing! And only 108 calories!! Totally making those again. :)

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YAY I DID IT!!!

I made.. something.

I'll look up the recipe on Sparkrecipes.com later and put it here when I get my pictures uploaded.

But basically a curried lentils thing.

Oh and some baby carrots and a PLUOT where also in the bento.

I dunno really what a pluot is, but I'm GUESSING it's a plum/apricot hybrid of some kind. It's about plum sized... but speckledy. :D It's very cute. Cuter in person than in the pictures though.

I get to go eat it now! YAY!

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Mmmmm! Indian! My hubby just asked me for some earlier tonight. Now I'm all drooly just thinking about it!

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HEY! I think I'm doing Indian tomorrow as well. :P We'll see though...

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Okay, I'm making my first one tomorrow! It's Indian-inspired.

I'm having Curried Shrimp in Mango Sauce over Quinoa, and right now am trying my hand at samosas!

*grins* We'll see how they turn out - I'm really winging it. I'm roasting a sweet potato, white potato, summer squash, and cauliflower (diced into 1/2" chunks) in a little olive oil, garlic, curry powder, cumin, and tumeric. When they're done, I'm going to mash them a bit and then roll them up in egg roll wrappers!! Wish me luck!

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I'll try and snap a photo of everything in the bento before I take it to work. If I do, I'll be sure to post it to the Flickr group.

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OH! I'm glad someone posted so it reminded me I need to do this this week! :) Looking forward to it!

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um.. let's see..my bento yesterday was mostly rice, a chicken spring roll, strawberry slices over rice, and a bit of cream corn over rice. pretty darn close to vegetarian. I just don't have an appetite lately. I didn't even eat much of it at all and there wasn't much there to begin with..

not sure what i'm gonna do for my next dish.. will have to think on it.


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Yep, two cuisines for this week! :) I can't wait to see/hear about yours!

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Are we still doing two cuisines for the challenge? I was thinking about doing a French bento and a Morrocan bento. Love their food!

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Mmmm. I'm going to have to remember the strawberries for my next bento!

Sounds good, even if the pasta didn't work out exactly as planned.

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I made a bento for yesterday.. tried a new asparagus pasta dish.. unfortunately it didn't work that well in a bento, and honestly..i didn't care for the dish overly as much. Today is my shopping day so we'll see what i can find.
Oh my bento was sliced strawberries over rice with a bit of sugar on top (makes a great dessert)and the pasta.

have a great day!

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Count me in....I will be making one on Sunday for sure, as I like to bring my own healthy and fun snack to a friends house.

The other will be sometime during the week, even if I have no where to go, it is a fun thing to do an it will give me plenty of practice.

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OK! AWESOME! :) Next week it is, then! :D

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That's okay - I was thinking this was for next week, so I haven't made any either. I'm on vacation this week, so there's not really a need for me to make a bento right now.

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OHMAN. I haven't made one YET.

I didn't have to be at work today till almost 7PM so I just ate easy, but I really need to try to make something these next couple of days.

I've got this Indian recipe for a lentil dish that I might try to make... and then cop out on another day with some onigiri. :) hahaha

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nope no recipes yet..but i do have int'l bento foods on my shopping list. I think i'll go to The Fresh Market tomorrow and see what i can find. That store has the cheapest sushi rice that i've found. got lots to do..
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Like you, I'm pulling out some recipe books that haven't seen use for a while. I think I've picked out my two cuisines. Anyone else?

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That's quite the challenge.. hmm..may have to dig out some recipe books ;)

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That sounds good!! And only two so no worries about making a bento everyday... :D

YAY!

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How about International Bento?

Make 2 bentos next week from 2 different cuisines (1 can be Japanese).

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YES, Melanie, I'd love it if you have any ideas. :)

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I am I am!! LOL! I think the reason these faded was we ran out of time to make bentos. not that we didn't want to do them.
Got any good ideas?

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Anyone up for another Theme Challenge?

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Cool! I'm STILL eating my bento that i started at like 2:30 pm lol!

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YAY! That sounds fun! :) We will continue that for the remainder of the week.

at LEAST 3 colors of the rainbow!

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How about a colors of the rainbow challenge. where you have to have 3 or 4 diffrent colors in your box daily? just a thought :) (this helps getting in fruits and veggies )

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We started with a similar one but this would mean you have to have at least so many diffrent colors

Edited by: 100MILLBUTRFLYS at: 7/24/2007 (14:52)
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CHALLENGE 7/9-7/15

MINI stuff.

This is your chance to make whatever you want... but little. :D This is portion control and cute -- perfect for bentos! Yes, I was inspired by my mini-hamburgers from today's bento, but I will try to come up with some different ideas next week.

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oh, and 100mil, don't worry!!! I missed at least half the days on the challenge, too, and it's my challenge!! This week's should be a bit easier I think...

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NEW CHALLENGE!!!!

A bit more broad...

"FRUITS AND VEGGIES"

I just want to see some ways that you feature a fruit and or a veggie in your bentos. It's easy to fit lots of carbs in those cute little boxes, but we want to make sure we're including the good stuff, too! :D

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Such a great challenge and i've not even really participated.. not much of a team player this past week.. sorry :( i'll do better soon i just know it! :D

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THE CHALLENGE IS ON! :) I've created what I have so poetically called "ORANGE BENTO".

See the pictures on the Flickr Group and judge for yourself. hahaha :)

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This is a good thing for the hubbie.. cuz he's notorious for leaving containers at work and then by the time they make it home, the leftovers if any are no longer recognizable as food! I was up really late last night doing the boxes cuz i was busy with other stuff. but i plan on doing them alot earlier tonight!


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I've started packing things for my hubby as well, but I don't have a box for him yet. He just gets a variety of containers. hahaha one lock&lock, 1 rubbermaid 4oz container, 1 random 1 cup size container... hahaha. :D It's not very cohesive. I'm hoping that maybe next month I can get to the "Oriental Market" and see if they have anything -- OR! Go check out the craft section at walmart as was suggested. We looked in the regular containers and didn't see much of interest.

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Indeed! I must go to the store soon and get the sushi rice.. while long grain instant works alright..(and keeps the apples from browning..) it dries out too much when refridgerated :( so by next week i should have supplies in hand ready for the challenge! :D
I think my husband likes them too!

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That's awesome! :D I've found that putting my lunch into a bento makes me plan it out more, and put more thought into it, therefore leading me to make better choices about what to eat, I think! Instead of just grabbing whatever at the last minute. :D

I can't wait till next week to start the challenge... hahahaha :D

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woo hoo! such a great idea! i'm having fun already and i was too full to finish my lunch today..and after all was said and done i was only 15 cals over my daily limit! yay!
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This thread will be devoted to a new theme each week to center our BENTOS. :D

Because we're starting this thread a bit late this week, we'll start next week 6/25-7/1 with a theme of COLOR. Tryin to keep it simple for our first one. Whether you want to make each bento a different color theme, or just focus on getting as many different colors into one bento as possible! :D

I know I struggle with getting some good color into my bentos. SO! The challenge has been set! This way we'll have some time to prepare and think of ideas. :D

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