Guest Post from Bentobird

Bentobird guest bento

Chicken Salad Bento from Bentobird

Hi, I’m Bentobird. I live in the Washington DC area and enjoy making bentos that express the culinary diversity and ever-changing seasonal beauty of the Mid-Atlantic, and sharing them on my blog, bentobird.blogspot.com. Bento is such a delightful to way to participate in the beauty of nature and connect with others through the tapestry of international food traditions!

This bento contains chicken salad with scallions in a light pesto-garlic dressing, fresh sprouts, baby golden tomatoes, Japanese pickled garlic and Korean pickled radish, and a mini berry tart. Thanks to Asfora for her wonderful site and the chance to share!

Jenn’s blog is here bentobird.blogspot.com

Bento is such a delightful to way to participate in the beauty of nature and connect with others through the tapestry of international food traditions!
This bento contains chicken salad with scallions in a light pesto-garlic dressing, fresh sprouts, baby golden tomatoes, Japanese pickled garlic and Korean pickled radish, and a mini berry tart. Thanks to Asfora for her wonderful site and the chance to share!

Guest Post from Hapa Bento

kawaii cute bento

Hello Kitty snack bento from Hapa Bento

I am very flatterered that my bento-blog friend and fellow member of the Kawaii Bento Club Asfora asked me to write a guest post for her blog! So here goes…

My name is Debra and I have a bento blog called “hapa bento”. I create fun bento box lunches for my husband, Saba Man and for myself. I try to keep our bentos as healthy and as compasionate as possible. I am a vegetarian while Saba Man is not, so are bentos can get very interesting at times!

This bento I packed this “Hello Kitty” snack bento for myself as a demonstration that you don’t have to do charaben to create a kawaii-cute bento. Using a cute box promotes “squeal appeal” on it’s own!

I love a girly-sweet bento and sometimes there’s no time do charaben. So instead I use a basic flower cutters and pink veggies and fruits, a cute bento box and voila! I have a kawaii bento.

This snack bento contains, corn pudding, sun-dried olives, strawberries, tomatoes, vegan tofurkey sausage, enoki mushrooms, watermelon radish and yellow carrots!

So there you go… a fairly simple way to bring a smile and a twinkle in your eye at during lunch.

Thank you Asfora for inviting me as a guest poster!

Guest Post from Bento Anarchy

Zoo-ward Bound

Zoo-ward Bound from Bento Anarchy

Zoo-ward Bound Bento

It was spring break.  It was hot.  It was going to be a long, long week with my daughter and I wanted to pack as much fun into each day as I could.   Thus I came up with a different theme and plan for each day.  Monday was music day, Wednesday was flower day, Thursday was dragon day, Friday was games day. But Tuesday was reserved for the Atlanta zoo.  We were meeting up with friends and everything was planned out.  And then reality hit (around 10 pm Monday night) and I remembered that I had to teach a dance class on Tuesday – and that normally A-chan would be eating a bento lunch at school while I taught.  Ooops.  So then the plan changed a little bit.  I would make a bento like normal only she would get to eat it while watching the dance class.  It worked out well!  As soon as class was over we raced to the car and went to the zoo.   In the bento are the animals that we both love:  she loves monkeys, I love elephants and we both are head over heels for the big cats.

Left to right: Cheese cubes on an elephant pick, fried tofu with parsley sprig and monkey pick, black olives and feta with carrot hearts.  Three tiger onigiri, more parsley, carrot letters and an apple bunny.

The only thing that she didn’t eat was the parsley.  I guess that she thinks green things are only for decoration!

Natakiya has her own bento blog here Bento Anarchy

Guest Post from My Bentolicious

Hi! I’m Lia. I’m a mother of two who lives in Indonesia and I love to make bento for my kids. I always learn something new in bento making, that is probably the reason that makes the process of bento making and bento learning so much fun. I usually prepare the bento in the morning. The cooking itself can be done the night before or from dinner left overs. But all veggies, fruits, and the rice are prepared in the morning.

Animal Friends bento

Animal Friends bento from My Bentolicious

This bento is prepared for a guest post for Bento Box UK. I made 2 animal friends from rice molded by hand. Decorated with nori, crab stick (red part), and pink & white kamaboko. The carrot flowers are made with small flower cutter and a small straw to make the center hole. I am using raw spaghetti sticks to attach the ears and the hearts decoration. That way, you don’t need to worry that the ears and the hearts will fall over. Inside this box : steamed broccoli, flower shapes carrots, baby corns, pork sausages, glass noodle wrapped in thin pork slices, and strawberries.

I’m not a great cook but I always try to put foods that my kids like and decorated in their lunch box so it’s more interesting and fun to bring to school. Although my kids can have their lunch catered for at school, I try as often as I can to prepare their lunch. Hope you can join and share your bento creation with us! Have fun in your bento making 🙂

Lia has her own bento blog here on My Bentolicious

Guest Post from All in Good Food

Last week I was asked if I would like to be a guest poster for Bento Box UK. Have to say that I was flattered to be asked. Although I have been making bentos for about 3 1/2 years I have only been blogging about them for a little over 6 months. I must say that I was surprised at the depth of the bento blogging community I have found and the wealth of information I have absorbed. I am a very simple bentoist. I do not do charaben bentos very often so the bento you will see today is very simple in presentation but big on flavor.

Mini Turkey Burgers bento

Mini Turkey Burgers bento by All in Good Food

Today’s bento consists of in the lower part, broccoli and cheddar rice, tamagoyaki with cheese, garlic butter sautéed broccoli and mini turkey burgers. The upper compartment consists of delicious strawberry and banana fans and robin eggs (malt ball candies). This bento was very filling and satisfied my tastes with a variety of flavors.

Thanks to Asfora for allowing me to participate as a guest poster.

From Marisa at All in Good Food

Itadaki masu!