I love to try out new restaurants and the best time to do that is during Seattle Restaurant Week! During these 2 weeks, many restaurants will be offering 3 course dinners for $30 and some even offer 2 course lunches for $15. Click HERE to find out which restaurants are involved in this fun event. Seattle Restaurant Week will be on Oct 19 – 23 and Oct 26 – 30, 2014.

 

 

 

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It’s leftover day today! We made fried rice vermicelli noodles for dinner last night. Just like fried rice, fried rice vermicelli is also a one-pot wonder filled with rice vermicelli, meat and vegetables. Don’t you just love one-pot wonders? I also packed some mini homemade banana chocolate muffin, sweet potato chips and pomegranate.

For those who are not familiar with rice vermicelli, here’s what it looks like:


It is noodles that is made of rice. Since it is dry, it needs to be soaked in water for a while before cooking.

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Monday mornings are always a mad rush at our house especially if it had been a lazy weekend. So bentos are usually very simple. Today’s bento contains potato bread from Macrina Bakery in Seattle, onion and carrot omelette, pepperoni slices and Asian pear.

Have a great week!

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When I took a hiatus in March, I did not expect it to last this long. Apparently when you take a break from blogging, it is really hard to get back in the swing of writing again. But I do miss blogging. I missed having my own online journal, a place where I can always check back on bentos I packed, restaurants I visited, cakes I baked and food I cooked. So even though the thought of shutting down this blog ran through my mind a couple of times, I just could not do it. I could not erase 7 years of blogging :P . So I am back again! Hopefully I will be able to continue this blog for as long as I can.

And here is my first bento for the school year!

This year will be a nut-free and citrus-free year for C. It will be a challenge for me because I will no longer be able to rely on my ever-reliable Nutella or peanut butter sandwiches.:P Today’s bento contains cheese and jalapeño sausage , flaxseed crackers, carrot sticks with Ranch dip in the piggy container and grapes.

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Bento #217 – A croissant day

March 20, 2014
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Another great use of leftover rotisserie chicken is to make chicken salad. Today’s bento contains a croissant stuffed with chicken salad and lettuce. Also included are star-shaped pepperjack cheese, oranges and chocolate for dessert.

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Bento #216 – BBQ Day

March 12, 2014
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Not the prettiest bento but it is definitely one of C’s favorite – BBQ Ribs! Today’s bento contains leftover ribs, caesar salad and garlic bread. The container at the top contains her snack – mini saltine crackers and mango.

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Bento #215 – Leftovers for lunch day!

March 5, 2014
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Leftovers make great bentos especially pizza! Sometimes when I am super lazy, I order the school lunch pizza but that costs me about $5 for 1 slice! That is a little painful when I can get a whole pizza for about $10 outside but once in a while for convenience sake, I do it. But […]

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Serious Biscuit & Serious Pie @ Seattle

February 26, 2014
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Yes, it’s artery-clogging and has a zillion calories but it is oh so yummy!! The above is called “The Zach” and it consists of fried chicken, bacon and a fried egg sandwiched between 2 biscuits and then smothered in black pepper tabasco gravy. This is definitely not a biscuit for the faint-hearted. Don’t worry, I […]

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Bento # 214 – A slider bento

February 24, 2014
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I love Hawaiian rolls and I usually get them when I make BBQ pulled pork. BBQ pulled pork sliders on Hawaiian rolls are the best. Unfortunately I ran out of BBQ pulled pork before we finished the rolls. So instead of pulled pork slider, I made ham and lettuce sliders for lunch. The size of […]

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Minion Rice Krispies Treat

February 17, 2014
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When C was little, she loved cakes & cupcakes for her birthdays. But somewhere along the way, she grew up and decided that she doesn’t like cakes anymore. So when we were discussing what to bring to school for her latest birthday, cakes were definitely out of her list. After wrestling back and forth between […]

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