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Old 03-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #201
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I have a cookbook 1984 from the "1000 cookbooks" I picked up at an auction--it is The Chagning Seasions Macrobiotic Cookbook. Many of the dishes/items that have been posted on this forum are similar to the recipes in that book. Are you folks who are doing this follwing the marcobiotic diet? I've tried some of the recipes--ingredients are hard for me to get where I live, but the techniques are similar to the techniques my mother practiced (the "I hate to cook" mother took an asian cooking course at one point). Is this what Bento box cooking is all about?
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #202
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Actually, Bento is just a Japanese Lunch Box. I am using it, because of watching portion sizes and a fascination with Japanese cooking/recipes.

I've never done Macrobiotic cooking...if I did...it was an accident!
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #203
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Cdubs!
It works well for any diet, or non-diet.
For me, the point of bento lunch boxes is to bring HOME to your midday.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #204
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I found tiny potatoes at TJ's! They are like dime-sized! I plan to have some of them tomorrow in my Bento with a few mini-stuffed peppers! Some pear sauce (or chocolate pudding) and some carrots to round everything out.

For the potatoes, I will toss them with a bit of oil, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper and eat them chilled after cooking them until done....maybe lemon instead of vinegar.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #205
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I found tiny potatoes at TJ's! They are like dime-sized! I plan to have some of them tomorrow in my Bento with a few mini-stuffed peppers! Some pear sauce (or chocolate pudding) and some carrots to round everything out.

For the potatoes, I will toss them with a bit of oil, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper and eat them chilled after cooking them until done....maybe lemon instead of vinegar.
Fun! a Bento of Mini food!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #206
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The label actually calls them "Teeny Tiny Potatoes" if you can imagine that. Who would be so gullible as to buy.. oh wait.. never mind.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #207
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The label actually calls them "Teeny Tiny Potatoes" if you can imagine that. Who would be so gullible as to buy.. oh wait.. never mind.
Someone with Hello Kitty zipper bags.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #208
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So...my bento tomorrow is tiny stuffed peppers with teeny-tiny potatoes, a small blood orange, some freeze-dried string beans in a hello kitty zipper bag and some pb stuffed pretzels with a probiotic drink for dessert. MMMM
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No pictures of the mini stuffed peppers and teeny-tiny potatoes?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #210
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I'm sorry to say, but no. I've worn myself out today. After going to two garden stores, Walmart, and then to Trader Joe's, I filled a construction-sized trash bag while trimming rose bushes - that were definitely opposed to their being trimmed. Then I weeded a bit around the herb garden and fussed with strawberry plants. Now I'm pouting because I'm too tired to make yogurt. All I can say is that I hope I have clean clothing for work tomorrow.

I used very colorful red, orange, and yellow sweet mini-peppers so they are cute and pretty. The potatoes are itsy-bitsy and looked great with them. The hello kitty bag just made it perfect.

I cannot believe it is already after nine. I detest daylight saving time.
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