Back to school sale!



We’re having a big Back to School sale! All of the Lunchbots bentos, including the bundles, are 10% OFF! All of the silicon food cups, including the bundles, are 10% OFF!

And... we’re giving away a free gift with EVERY purchase!

The sale prices are good through August 3rd!

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Turkey taco soup (Bento #182)



You know what I love about taco soup? It tastes just as good cold as it does hot! I decided to take our turkey taco soup dinner to lunch by draining off most of the “soup” part and putting a ton of the goodies on a bed of rice. Yum!

I felt that the soup had enough red so I filled the rest of the bento with some kiwi and soy beans to bring in some fresh green. After filling in the little hole with cheese, my 5 minute bento was done! Quick, simple, healthy, and delicious. :)

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Quinoa trials (Bento #181)



I finally managed to get myself some quinoa! I’ve had it at restaurants before but this is the first time I’ve cooked it for myself. To make it nice and flavorful I cooked it in vegetable broth then tossed it with some aged parmesan and a little bit of plum flavored sesame seeds. Delish! It’s a nice change from rice and has a great texture.

We had friends over on Saturday and I made cheese-steak sandwiches out of shaved top sirloin. They were really tasty, and I used up the last little bit in today’s bento. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory.

I’m excited but stressed all at the same time. They finished building our new Physics building and we get to move in! Yay! The bad part is that we have to move the lab. Boo! The big equipment movers are coming tomorrow and today is my last day to finish up the teeny tiny bit of data that I need for my second paper. Otherwise it’s going to be a couple of weeks before I can start working on it again. So, of course, the AFM refuses to cooperate, lol.

To top it all off, Stinker managed to get worms. Poor baby! She doesn’t spend much time outside but I did spot a flea on her last week, haven’t seen him since though. Last night we found out about the worm issue. So she’s off to the vet today to get some help. It shouldn’t be a big deal but it still makes me worry.

Here’s hoping for an abundance of data, tasty food, and a healthy kitty.

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Spicy sausage fried rice (Bento #180)



Do you see it? That odd looking hairy thing on the right? It’s a rambutan! I’ve never had them before but they were at the market today and I couldn’t resist. I hope they’re tasty!

Paired with the rambutan I packed a nectarine and some edamame in the Lunchbots Pico. For the main part of the lunch I packed some spicy sausage fried rice with a little Sriracha on top for an extra kick in one of the long black 1-tier bentos. I find that my favorite bentos are the 1-tier ones with wide open spaces so I’m going to try to branch out and use some of my other boxes.

I’m so excited about trying rambutan for the first time. What’s the last “new to you” food that you tried?

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Chicken stir fry bento (Bento #179)



We made it home! Key West was fantastic. I haven’t had time to edit our photos, but I’m hoping to get to them soon. Hubs and I dove on 2 coral reefs 7 miles off Key West. It was amazing, I love being under the water swimming along with all of the reef fish. It’s such a surreal experience. I can’t wait to go back!

Now that we’re home I wanted some basic home cooking. I’m a little tired of fish and fried food so I made a simple chicken stir fry and rice. It was tasty, full of vegetables, and most importantly... not greasy. No matter where we ate it all felt a little greasy. Anyway, for lunch I paired it with cherries, a black plum, and some string cheese.

Starbucks has started selling bento boxes! They call them bistro boxes, but they’re really bentos. I haven’t tried one yet but they look OK. I keep telling Hubs that I’m going to graduate and open a bento restaurant. If Starbucks is getting in to it I better graduate soon, lol.

It’s good to be home, I can’t wait to get back in touch with all of you!

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Road trip bento (Bento #178)



It’s time! It’s finally time to go to Key West!! I’m so excited I could scream, OK so maybe I squealed a little, lol. We’re leaving before the sun comes up, picking up our friends, and driving down to the very tip of the beautiful Florida Keys.

We’re leaving so early and I know we won’t want to stop for breakfast so I figured I would make a breakfast bento for everyone to share. I have an apple bran muffin, cheese disk, and strawberry fruit bar for each of us. On top of that I packed some fresh cherries, celery, and a couple of bananas.

I always get inspired by Sheri’s field trip bentos, over at Happy Little Bento, so every time I get plastic containers (berries, pastries, etc, ...) I wash and keep them. They make the perfect take-out bentos because you don’t have to worry about bringing anything back home. This was a really deep one that had pastries in it so it was tall enough for the muffins and nothing gets squished. Sweet!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Bangers and mash (Bento #177)



Yesterday Hubs, LG, and I checked out a new frozen yogurt place and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they also had a little shop full of British foods. We were intrigued by the bangers so we got some and I made them for dinner tonight with some onions, mushrooms, and mashed potatoes. I will admit, I was a little scared of them at first but they actually turned out to be really tasty!

For lunch I packed them with a dried fruit and nut mix, a crunchy nectarine, and some broccoli.

It’s time to put something new on sale and I couldn’t resist these onigiri wrappers with rice mold. It’s a little hard to understand how neat they are so I’m thinking of making a video showing how to use them. They actually have a pocket for your nori so that the nori and rice don’t touch until you’re ready to eat. I’m in love because I hate soggy nori, lol.

On Friday we’re leaving for an extended weekend in Key West with a couple of friends. It’s been too long since we were in the Keys. Playing over and over in my head... trying to reason with hurricane season. It’s just one of those songs, gets in your soul. Key West, here I come!

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I finally get a bento! and a fig?!?! (Bento #176)



Aahhhh! A bento! I’ve been craving a bento for lunch but just haven’t had the time to make one. I was so excited about a big pile of sticky shiny rice that I couldn’t decide if I wanted it with miso or a pickled plum, so I decided to treat myself to both! With a lunch like this, tomorrow has to be a good day.

I was surprised to find figs in the grocery store today so I had to pick some up. I don’t think of figs as being a summer fruit, but they looked pretty good. The rest of the bento has raspberries, blueberries, a Babybel cheese, green beans, and a slice of ham.

This week is so short! We had Monday off due to the 4th of July holiday and we’re leaving on Thursday to go to Orlando for the weekend. Why Orlando?? We’re going to Disney!! I think I’m more excited than the little one! Lol! I love Disney :) My absolute favorite ride is Space Mountain. What’s your favorite???

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