Learning a new craft - bento boxes!

Remember I told you about having a new food-related obsession? Yes, I've started to make bento lunches! These japanese lunchboxes are a blast to make and eat, and help a lot with portion control - but though they look tiny, they really do hold a lot!



Many bento makers spend a lot of time making beautiful, cute and elaborate bentos. Take a look at this or this bento to see what I mean! But I am still a beginner, so I'm focusing on making my bentos healthy and filling rather than pretty. Cookie cutters are a great way to make simple bentos look more fun though - like the heart and star sandwiches in the box above! :-)



My sister got me this blue box and two others when she visited London a few months ago - unfortunately, bento boxes are really hard to find in Sweden. Thanks, sis! Having a nice box makes bringing leftovers to work a lot more fun. The above bento is just a mix of what I happened to have in the fridge that day - and it still manages to look somewhat appetizing!

If you want to learn more about bento making, I warmy recomment the blog Lunch in a Box, it's got all the information you could possibly need and more! I'm hoping to improve my bento making skills this summer, so there will be more bento related posts to come!

4 comments:

  1. Heart shaped sandwiches are so cool and I love your bento box - do you know where in London your sis got it from?

    Can't wait to see more, those Flickr ones amazing!! xo

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  2. I was on a bento craze for a while (there´s still a bento cathegory on my blog), and I have a collection of bento boxes and bento accessories - those tiny containers and skewers and bottles you use to make the bento look all that cuter (and hold condiments and sauces of course!). I got a couple of bentos in Stockholm, but most was swapped - I did a lot of kawaii swapping a couple of years ago (try gimmeyourstuff.blogspot.com - lots of great people to swap with!).

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  3. SOME ARE SO BEAUTIFUL... I couldn't it it! :)

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  4. Wow! I think I need to go to Japan just for an authentic bento box experience. But I just can't help wondering how early Mums have to wake in the morning to sort out school lunches (I have been checking out those links - gulp!). It may have just become apparent that things are slightly less considered in this household in the mornings...

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