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Asian Sloppy Joe Hoagies ~ Bento #173

September 18, 2014
Asian Sloppy Joe

This week, I decided to transport myself back to life in Japan.  I’ve found myself missing it a lot lately, so I’ve been trying to recapture some of my fondest memories through food.  Yesterday I made these delicious rice burgers, that were found at a local Japanese burger spot called Mos Burger.  And today I […]

Asian Chicken & Pork Rice Burger ~ Bento #172

September 17, 2014
Chicken & Pork Rice Burger 3

While living in Japan, I used to frequent a burger restaurant called Mos Burger.  It basically sold Japanese-style hamburgers.  Many of the toppings were catered towards the Japanese palate, so eating there was always an adventure.  One unique burger on their menu was the rice burger.  Instead of using a wheat bun or lettuce, the […]

Skewer Meatballs & Pasta ~ Bento #171

September 12, 2014
Mini Italian Meatballs in Lunchbots Duo

Pasta with some type of sauce is a weekly staple in my house.  Normally I make some type of tomato based sauce to go along with my pasta.  Last week, I pondered between making a simple meat sauce, or homemade meatballs.  My kids really don’t have a preference, so the decision was purely mine to […]

Go-GURT & Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey Parfait ~ Bento #170

September 3, 2014
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I had the bright idea to make lunch box parfaits for my kids.  I decided to keep it simple and make my parfait using Nature Valley Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey Granola bars, and a Go-GURT.  I figured they would be easy to make, and a great way to combine their granola and Go-GURT. So I […]

Chicken Fajita Nachos & A Go-GURT for lunch ~ Bento #168

September 3, 2014
Chicken Fajita Chips in Easylunchboxes

Recently I told you about my daughter insisting on me making chicken fajita nachos for dinner.   They were so good and super easy to make.  I had extra fajita meat left over, so I decided to make more of these chips for her lunch the next day.  The chips stay hard and crunchy, and […]

BBQ Chicken Wings, Potato Salad, & A Go-GURT ~ Bento #166

September 3, 2014
BBQ Chicken Wings in Lunchbots Duo

The other day, my kids wanted to have a picnic lunch in our backyard.  Initially, I was surprised by their request, since picnicking is not something we typically do.  But the more I thought about it, the more their idea of having a picnic in our backyard appealed to me. So now that we were […]

Spicy Asian Shrimp Naan Pizza

September 1, 2014
Spicy Asian Shrimp Naan Pizzas

The first time I was introduced to naan pizza, was at a little cafe in Kobe, Japan. I remember being a bit skeptical when I saw curry chicken naan pizza on the menu, but decided to be adventurous and give it a try. I quickly realized that I was totally overanalyzing things, since naan bread […]

Chicken Fajita Nachos

September 1, 2014
Chicken Fajita Nachos

I honestly cannot take credit for this idea. I wanted to make chicken fajitas for dinner, but my daughter insisted that we have chicken fajita nachos. She said plan fajitas were boring, and fajitas nachos sounded more fun to eat. So after going back and forth with her regarding why we should have one over […]