I started getting into bento lunches in January 2012. From the support of my lunch groupies, I decided to take pictures of -most- of my bentos. Now, I have so many that I’m not sure what else to do with them other than see how taking up a bit of space on the internet goes. I’ve been making cupcakes for fun over the last few years, and similarly have a gluttony of cupcake photos that are just taking up space on my hard drive where they could be spreading some happiness on Friday mornings!
I have a slightly different approach to bento from a lot of bento blogs I read. I don’t make terribly cute character bentos for my son, and I don’t make them for myself. I’m vegetarian, and between wanting aesthetic but not overly cutesy meat-free meals, my bentos suit my needs. I hope that the combination of meat-free ideas and the occasional recipe, this blog can be a resource for adult bentoists looking for some more inspiration, people curious about healthy vegetarian food, and to help people get started with bento if they’re curious about how it can be done without taking over one’s life. Consider this fair warning that the
hobby obsession lifestyle will take over the kitchen.
I am British and Canadian by birth and immigration respectively, and live in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. I love being able to call my small corner of the province home. Life is busy. I teach Special Education, and have a son who is on the autism spectrum (I hope to feature some of his extremely exciting, always pbj sandwich-based bentos on occasion). I sell cupcakes occasionally when people request them, but it’s mostly for fun.
July 2013: I have a recent celiac disease diagnosis. My bentos will now have to be gluten free, but I will still post bentos that aren’t necessarily gluten free for my husband and son. Always read the label on food, and tags/categories on blogs!