About

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!

26 thoughts on “About

  1. My name is Joyce Alexander and I am the Publisher of Blikki.org. I am wrting to let you know that we love your blog so much that we published an article featuring it today. Please take a look, and if you like what we’ve done, would you please share our page with your social networks — many thanx!

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  2. Very cool. Looks like your blog has lots of ideas and helpful advice for vegetarians or aspiring vegetarians. I include vegetarian meals in my daughter’s lunches because I don’t personally believe people need to eat meat everyday. Keep up the great work, I look forward to reading more. 🙂

    Happy Packing!

    • Thank you 🙂 I personally don’t believe people should eat meat every day, and I do think balance and moderation is the way to go. I include some veggie options for my husband too, but it’s hard as he says his body craves meat. He does eat them though 🙂

  3. Thank you for following my blog. I really appreciate the kind gesture. I look forward to your posts. You have beautiful pictures here, and I love beautiful pictures!

    • Your blog is beautiful 🙂 I’m very happy to be following. Thank you for the compliment on my photos – with spring and natural light finally being here, they should perk up a bit again. I think a lightbox will be on my Christmas wish list!

  4. Sorry for the annoying extra comment, but I put you’re instead of your, and it was driving me insane too much to leave it uncorrected lol. “Your blog is awesome too!” I feel better now.

  5. I’m so happy to have found your blog via Vegan MoFo. I make all of my daughter’s lunches bento-style and am thrilled to have your wonderful ideas to spice up my repertoire. Many thanks!

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