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Halloween Bento

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This is my second Halloween themed bento for this month. I made a pumpkin and mummy onigiri. As I have mentioned before, getting the right ingredient to color your rice is the most challenging part in creating a character bento. I recently discovered “decofuri” which made this task a lot easier . Decofuri is a rice seasoning mix which adds color to your rice. The packet comes with 6 different hues: orange, blue, red, green, pink and yellow. To make the pumpkin onigiri I just added the orange decofuri to…read more

Wicked Bento

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Halloween is almost here and it’s really been a long while since I made a bento. I decided to make one that is fitting for the season. I made a witch onigiri which I decided to call “Wicked” since it’s my girls favorite broadway show. For the rice ball, I used Nori, green tea udon, cheese and ham. Nori and cheese were used to make the hat. The udon was for the hair and the ham and nori for the face details. This was really fun to do and I…read more

Salad Master Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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I keep getting this video on slow cooker meatballs in my Facebook feed for several days now. I knew I wanted to make it as soon as I finished watching the tutorial. It looked so easy and I did have the basic ingredients on hand. I had to make some substitutions though. This is my version. Combine in a bowl: 1 lb ground beef, 1 pack Hot Italian sausage with casings removed (I used chicken since that is what I have), 1 tsp. salt., 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. garlic…read more


Posted by in Beef, Dinner

Kare-Kare is a peanut based beef stew with a distinct orange hue. This color comes from annatto seeds which not only provides color but flavor as well. This is a dish that I rarely make because of the length of cooking time and preparation. The traditional way of cooking this, which is how my grandmother used to make it requires you to roast, grind and make a paste out of peanuts. You also also have to brown or toast uncooked rice, grind it into powder which would serve as a…read more