Saturday, June 19, 2010


I am still alive! Mostly been trying to keep up with school and Feisty Foodie. I have brought lunch to school a bunch of times, sometimes taking pictures, but I haven't had the time to post them here :( I'm currently on the West Coast, finishing up a West Coast ballpark tour/research trip for a book I'm writing about ballpark eats... and then back to NYC I go, where I will start up school again and hopefully start up bento'ing again... soon... I hope. So sorry to those who think or feel I've abandoned them!!! I can't believe it's been over 5 months since my last post here. Boo! Love, Yvo

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Feisty Bento #404: Yes, even more chili


Today's lunch - the LAST of the chili.  I brought it in separate containers and all but took a photo after I'd put some of it on a plate to microwave. 


Here's a photo pre-heating: chili, slice of pepperjack underneath, and it's all on top of 5 small boiled potatoes. 


After heating.  So much better, right?  Melted cheese, hot chili that isn't retaining the shape of the container from which it was dumped...


But best, topped with sour cream, raw chopped onions, and tons of cilantro.  A delicious meal.  Fabulous.

Happy bento!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Feisty Bento #403: More Chili!


A repeat of yesterday's lunch but this time no salsa (that's a mini-cup I bought a two-pack back like 3 years now and just now opened...) and a slice of pepperjack on top of the chili.  I'm a funny kid, aren't I?  It was delicious anyway.  No chips today. 

Happy bento!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Feisty Bento #402: Nommychili


Sorry for the crappy picture!  It's a container of homemade chili on the left and the right is salsa topped with sour cream, chopped raw onions and cilantro. 

When I ate it, I put the chili in a bowl and heated it up, and ate it with Fritos... check it out.

Happy bento!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Feisty Bento #401: Delicious Cruciferous Veggies, Roasted


I've somehow managed to throw out all of my disposable containers... don't even ask.  I'm struggling here with more stuff... personal stuff... it is what it is.  I have an exciting announcement though!  Click here to find out what!  :)  It's a doozy but a good one! 

Roasted cabbage with bacon and roasted broccoli.  Delicious, I tell you, abso-friggin'-lutely delicious.  Mmm baby.  Maybe not a bento but definitely what's for lunch ;)

Happy bento!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Feisty Bento #400: Milestone?


I had a choice. 

Not pack bento because 400 should be special - so I should wait until I could pack a monster awesome bento, or pack a bento that I would eat, enjoy, and would suit the real purpose of bento for me - to feed me lunch in a healthy, portion-controlled manner, even though it's not the awesome that it could be for #400.

I chose the latter, because honestly?  I am so happy to have gotten back into bento, that to have a bento two days in a row is great, regardless of the number it happens to be.  Instead of dropping right back out of bento, I chose to move forward. 

500 will be doubly awesome for it, I promise.

This bento is the same as yesterday's - miso salmon, bean sprouts, and in the foil, roasted broccoli and garlic cloves. 

Happy bento everyone!!! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Feisty Bento #399: Back to Bento (again)


Whoa!  A bento! 


New box - bought it during my last trip to SF - isn't it cute?  Looks small, but it holds 555 ml.  Not bad.  It didn't seem to leak but I was careful with it today and I didn't have much liquid in it anyway. 


Roasted broccoli with garlic cloves, bean sprouts, and a piece of miso-glazed salmon.  I need to tweak the recipe, so I don't have anything to share right now. 

Brief background on this bento: I went grocery shopping and and managed to get some stuff together, cook a bit on Sunday, and packed myself a bento for Monday.  Unfortunately, I'm so used to leaving without anything from the fridge, that I wound up leaving it at home on Monday, sadface.  So I brought it today.  Don't worry - I know it's fish, but I usually eat fish for 2-3 days after I've cooked it (using the smell-test too of course), and I've been fine thusfar...

I'm so happy I had a bento today! but now the next one is 400 which requires a little extra advance planning... ;) which means tomorrow I can't pack myself a lunch.  Unless I go back and not-count 398, which you can see wasn't really a bento anyway...?  Haha, I didn't plan this very well, did I?

Happy bento!!!