Dinner ideas

Mexican Chicken Soup ~ Bento #162

August 26, 2014
Mexican Chicken Soup in PlanetBox Rover

Now that school is in full swing, I have come up with a list of school lunch ideas. One idea is to pack my girls a variety of hearty soups at least a week.  They love soup, so I know they will be happy having this as a weekly option. Today for lunch I made […]

Mexican Queso Burger

April 6, 2014
Mexican Queso Burger

Who doesn’t love a great burger?? I was recently inspired to make this burger for a contest, and loved the way it turned out. It’s basically a taco burger, topped with cheese ‘n salsa sauce, corn & tomato salsa, and fried tortilla chips. Totally not part of my healthy eating lifestyle, but I figured we […]

Paleo Fish Cakes & Spicy Kale

April 6, 2014
Paleo Fish Cake & Spicy Kale

A few weeks ago, I purchased a package of hake fillets from Costco. Normally when I make fish fillets, I either broil or saute my fillets.  But this time, I decided to do something different.  I decided to make fish cakes. These hake fillets are so fragile, and easily break apart when handled.  As a […]

Asian Chicken & Pork Sliders

March 27, 2014
Asian Chicken & Pork Slider 2

I love coming up with new recipes to share with you guys. Since living in Japan, I’ve developed a fond appreciation for asian food, and try to make it on a regular basis. Recently I made these chicken and pork sliders, and they were so delicious.  I am so happy I get the opportunity to […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Round-up ~Bento #149

March 18, 2014
Shamrock Oatmeal

I have to admit, I had fun yesterday creating green meals.  One was WAY outside of my comfort zone, but turned out to be really good. For breakfast I made some green oatmeal. Yeah, I got a bit adventurous with my oatmeal and added some spinach. I know your thinking, she’s nuts. There is NO […]

Carrots & Mushrooms Paleo Pot Roast ~ Bento #148

March 17, 2014
Carrots & Mushrooms Paleo Pot Roast

A few days ago, I was shopping for meat at my local grocery store, and found a nice piece of chuck roast on sale.  I decided to buy it, and make a paleo pot roast out of it. I found this recipe, and adapted it to my liking. I normally serve my pot roast over […]

Mashed Plantains & Ground Pork ~A Paleo Meal

March 5, 2014
Mashed Plantain & Ground Pork

I’ve tried being a vegan…Epic fail…I missed eating meat.  I’ve tried cutting out carbs…Epic fail….I missed eating bread…  I’ve tried eating a strictly clean diet…Epic fail…It was a bit too strict for me, and started to stress me out.  So now here is what I do…Sometimes I eat vegan, sometimes I eat no carbs, and […]

Mexican Tofu Fajita Rice Bowl ~ Bento #143

February 4, 2014
Mexican Tofu Fajita Rice Bowl

This month, a friend challenged me to a join group in a 45 day vegan challenge.  While I was flattered to be asked, I had to respectfully decline.  While I pride myself on following a healthy diet/lifestyle, I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy eating meat, seafood, and vegetables.  And I am […]