Monday, May 28, 2007

My new obsession

(As if I needed another one....)

Bento!

It's not my fault. It's Jen's fault. She started talking about all the great things about bento and has a bento site and I just got sucked in.

It really is wonderful.

Basically you pack little containers with as much beautiful healthy food as you can. It means Ben and I are eating better, and I'm cooking more, which means we're spending less money too. It also means that we're getting cute little bento boxes from Japan, so it's really good we're spending less...

It's an art form that I've just started experimenting with. We don't even have our bento boxes yet so I've had to improvise, but so far I love it! So much wonderful, yummy healthy food!

So, if you're looking for a creative way to eat better, I'd definately reccomend giving it a try, but be warned, it can get addictive!

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So funny that you posted this today, yesterday Saturday I was looking for a bento box. I left the two that I had last year in Japan. I miss them and want two needs one! Oh, and the cute box with the three monkeys, one of my students had that one last year.

Elizabeth said...

okay this might interest you:

http://www.cookingcute.com/bento_boxes_and_accessories.htm

the usagi one is the same style that i had last year. i loved it and it is very handy!

glo said...

I don't get it.

matthew said...

Steph, can i make a recommendation that isn't on the bento topic at all? I'd appreciate it (though, of course, it's up to you) if you'd archive monthly instead of daily. it makes it much easier to find specific old posts :)

Steph said...

I guess I could do that Matthew, since you asked so nicely