Zojirushi SL-NCE09 Ms. Bento Stainless-Steel Vacuum Lunch Jar

Zojirushi’s Ms. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar in Stainless Steel provides an excellent way to safely and conveniently pack lunch where a microwave or a refrigerator may not be available. You will also appreciate the “greenness” of packing a lunch in our jars $ 35.89 List Price: $ 60.00 Price: [wpramaprice…

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Shiozakura Dashi Taki Soba Gohan Kumiage Yuba Donburi

Ohisashiburi Foodies! Shiozakura Dashi Taki Soba Gohan Kumiage Yuba Donburi: Now that is a mouthful! So, what exactly is it? In short, it is a rice dish topped with condensed soy milk and finished with soy sauce and wasabi. This dish is healthy and creamy yummy, it can easily be made vegan. Shiozakura and Soba Gohan – Ready to Cook Soba Gohan: Japanese short grain rice with fresh buckwheat soba kernels. I love how Japanese add a little of another grain to their white and, or brown rice to make it more nutritious and flavorful. Perhaps the most popular is mugi gohan, ‘mugi’ is oats that have been pressed or rolled to facilitate cooking and ‘gohan’ is rice. Soba gohan is much less …

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Apple Swan

This time, I’ld like to introduce to you how to make aSwan of Apple.This is very good for a party. At first, cut the bottom of Apple in this way (cut like an illustration like below)I incline the apple like an illustration because I’ld like to cut a feather toward to up.We use the bottom of Apple for a neck, so please keep it.next ….Let’s make wings!Cut it in order of a photos like below.You cut the upper part of the feather Then you turn an apple 90 degrees and cut the part under the feather take out a feather part from an apple,and repeat the work of the photo…

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4 Surprising Places You Can Buy Sustainable Fish

A dangerous path This installment of my monthly Alternet column, “4 Oceans,” was originally published on April 26, 2011. Even as the plight of our oceans worsens, a large sector of the seafood industry continues to defend the status quo. Issues of grave concern like overfishing, bottom trawling, and piracy are swept under the carpet time and time again by the same tired argument: “sustainable seafood is too expensive.” This adage comes in many forms. “Sustainability is just for the rich,” is a common one. Or maybe the scoundrels go for the jugular with pseudo-patriotic poppycock like “real Americans can’t afford to eat sustainable fish.” This scare tactic is designed to end the conversation so conventional industry can get back to slinging the…

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Oyakodon

Oyakodon is a bowl of rice topped with simmered chicken and egg.Japanese word, “Oyako,親子” means parents and child.In the name of the dish, chicken is compared to parents, and egg is compared to child.We usually simmer bite-size cut chicken and sliced onion in mildly sweet soy sauce based broth.Add beaten egg to them, and simmer until egg start to harden.Put them on hot rice in a bowl.Finally, put nori or mitsuba-leaf on it.

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Korean BBQ Chicken Bento

As I mentioned on Saturday, I had my cheat meal last Wednesday when we took the kids out to eat at Kim Chee 2. I left one piece of chicken for my lunch and swooped up all the kim chee and bean sprouts from the table to give myself a nicely rounded out bento with meat, starch, and veggies. I packed this in one of my favorite bento boxes. I think I got this one from J-List, but a quick check shows that it’s not in stock at the moment. I love the odd shape with the cut off circle and the smaller compartment has a half moon section divided into two, which made it perfect for carrying the kim chee. To …

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Tako no Sunomono (Octopus Salad)

“Tako” means octopus in Japanese. I know many of you can’t believe we eat octopus but it’s incredibly popular in Japan. It’s fairly similar in taste to squid, so if you like calamari, you are ready to try tako! Yield: 2 servings Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1/4 lb boiled tako (sliced) 3 small cucumbers (or 1 large cucumber) 1/3 cup dried wakame (seaweed) 2 oz thinly cut ginger (optional) Spices 2 tbsp vinegar 1/2 tsp soy sauce 1 1/2 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp salt (for cucumber) Preparation Peel the cucumber, then sprinkle salt on top and massage Rinse cucumber, pat dry, and slice into thin wheels Soak dried wakame (seaweed) in hot water a minute or so until it is moist Mix spices (vinegar, sugar, soy…

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Shiso Onigiri Bento

Ugh, I’m so behind on blogging my bentos already! I made this one for Wednesday, going lighter without meat, but still bringing in calories with three onigiri. Using shiso furikake for onigiri is still my current favorite way to make onigiri because I love the taste of ume and the purple is so pretty. I put little cut flowers of fish sausage on top of each and then added in fresh veggies and a cut up kiwi. To cut the kiwi like that I just cut all the sides off and then quartered it. I thought it looked pretty with all the cut shapes! Here’s a closer look so you can see the onigiri. The flakes moisten up in …

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