Friday, May 16, 2014

Double Tier Bento Box Set Jewellunch

Cute, super compact, double tier bento box set!

It has everything you need to enjoy your lunch:  Two separate, lidded bento compartments, your choice of fork + spoon or chopsticks and a bento band to hold it all together.

Place rice in one compartment and okazu (things you eat with rice: chicken, sausage, egg, broccoli, cherry tomatoes) in the other compartment.
Use the upper box alone as an okazu box to take along with onigiri (rice balls), or for a small lunch.

The lower box nests inside the upper box, making it super-compact for carrying home and storage.

Size: S   
Upper+Lower Compartment Capacity:  500mL    
Outer dimensions: width 160mm x height 83mm x width 80mm
Upper compartment:  320mL  (inner dimensions 150x70mm)   
Lower compartment:  180mL (145x65mm)

Microwave safe for reheating (with all lids removed) and heat resistant to 120°C /248°F.  
(Lids not heat resistant.)
Not for use with soupy foods - not watertight.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How to Make Easy Bento Lunches from Leftovers

Bento lunches in under 5 minutes...
(See my original post for simple instructions for How to Make Super-Easy Japanese Bento Lunches)

 Nearly two years ago I told you about how lazy I am about making my husband's bento lunch...
...every morning.
Unexpectedly, that post ended up becoming the most popular on my blog.
What does this mean?

Perhaps it means that there are a lot of people, just as busy as I am!
We still want to make delicious and healthy bento lunches, but don't want to spend more than five minutes on it.

I'm not a crazy bento mama.  I don't get up at 4 am to make decoben.
(I don't know how anyone can find time to do that and live a normal life!)

I just save heaps of time and money by packing my husband's lunch.

One of the easiest ways to make a bento lunch in 2-5 minutes is to just pack leftovers.  Here are a few photos of things I have used in my husband's lunches.  
(I will be doing posts for all the recipes, so stay tuned♡)

Top:     Teriyaki Chiken Bento with shredded cabbage
Does it get any easier than this?  I often make a large batch of chicken teriyaki and freeze half of it to use in bento lunches, pizzas, salads, anything! Recipe coming soon!

Nagoya Tebasaki Bento
My husband is from Aichi so this is one of his favorite dinners, and bento!  (And one of mine too)  
Recipe to come soon!

...I hope I'm not looking to lazy here...

Calamari Bento with Mini Hamburg/ Hambaagu

Tonjiru and Meatball Bento
 Tonjiru means "Pork Soup".  Those two silicone cups are filled with Tonjiru minus the broth (drained on paper towel).  Soup is NOT a bento food, but I just included this one to show you can turn anything into bento filling!  And those are asian style meatballs from the freezer, just to make it too easy.