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I have to say, you are amazing! I wish I was creative. My son recently asked for packed lunch and I look to you for inspiration. I know most of them are self explanatory, but do you happen to list items used or can I find a list somewhere? Thank you! :)

Asked by vanessaborunda

Hi Vanessa, I plan to list the tools and foods used in future posts. If you have a specific bento in mind you’d like to know more about I would be happy to give you details. For the most part I rely on my kitchen shears and pairing knife to do the bulk of the work. I also love my nested, round cookies cutters. Thanks so much!

  • Posted 11 months ago
  • August 28th, 2013

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Hi, I am a brand new subscriber! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this art! Its so great and amazing and I am so excited to make these for my son and daughter. I don't know if you post the ingredients or not but I can figure out the obvious but the blue stuff of sulley, smurfs and a few other things keep me guessing? Thanks!

Asked by cakecouture23

Thank you! I am so glad you like the bentos! To get the odd or brilliant colors that you might not find with other foods you can use egg sheets. Check out the Lightning McQueen bento for the recipe! Good luck if you give it a try! =)

  • Posted 11 months ago
  • August 28th, 2013

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Monstrous Summer!

Lunchbox Awesome is celebrating the release of Disney Pixar’s  Monsters University this summer. Check out our favorite freshmen Mike & Sulley and Terry & Terri! GO MU!!



Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born scarer.  The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from future Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame–inductee and award winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3”).  Check out Monsters University now at your local movie theatre.  

  • Posted 11 months ago
  • August 5th, 2013

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This is the pilot for the upcoming how-to series Lunchbox Awesome TV! It’s launching this summer. This episode shows you how to create a Leprechaun with food! It also introduces you to the tools, and to some basic bento techniques. We’d love your thoughts and feedback on the content, and the craft.

For your Brave Bento, what did you use to create Merida's eyes and the little bears?

Asked by ruthie-red

Hi Ruthie-red!

Merida’s eyes are egg and egg sheet (colored blue) with black food marker pupils. The bears are mini-oreos, raisins, marshmallows and egg sheet (eyes). Thanks for the question!


  • Posted 1 year ago
  • February 6th, 2013

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