Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 12 Bento Guide

Today’s (early) issue of Disney Cakes and Sweets came with some awesome Disney alphabet cutters that are the perfect size for bento! It also came with some fair tags which I’m not sure I’ll use but hey, it was worth it for the alphabet cutters alone!

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Look how awesome the cutters are!!! I’ve wanted some tiny alphabet cutters for a long time but could never settle on any that I liked and that were in my price range. Then this happens! Cheap enough for me to be happy and I instantly needed them the moment I saw them in last week’s issue in the “next week” preview! I mean, some of the letters have tiny Micky heads in them to make the holes in the letters, you want them too right?

How to use in bento

I’m guessing you’re seeing a theme here? They’re cutters so just like the previous cutters they are perfect for sliced cheese and meats or anything else thin enough to be cut by them. These cutters have a hand little stick on the back of each cutter to help with positioning and cutting 🙂

2 for 1 bento

Today you get not just one bento I’ve made but two!

That’s because I forget to post the pic of a bento I made last week!

Here is the bento I had for dinner today:

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It was one the first hearty bento I’ve had in a while and everything was so tasty!!

It contained:

• Chinese styled rice (it was in a packet and I’m not sure what made it Chinese…)
• Handmade from scratch pork “Gyoza” (they looked nothing like gyoza but they tasted great!)
• Two pieces of corn on the cob
• Mixed vegetables
• Tiny apple pieces and
• Frozen yoghurt

I was sad the gyoza pretty much turned to mush but they tasted soo good. I think I’ll be trying to make them again.

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And here is the bento I made last week:

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It contains:
• Chicken noodle soup
• Pulled chicken marinated in chicken gravy and
• Halved boiled egg

It was pretty tasty! A different choice of box may have been a smart option!

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 11 Bento Guide

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The 11th issue came with some silicone moulds of Micky and Minney.

How to use in bento

Like the previous silicone moulds this can be used with melted cheese, mashed potato or you could fill them with yogurt and then freeze them. This allows you to add cute shaped yogurt to a lunch as well as it helping to keep the lunch cool!

Kuhn Rikon bamboo chopping board review

I was graciously sent some great Kuhn Rikon products to review.
Here is my review of the Bamboo Chopping Board

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Cost: /5

For £19.95 you can get your hands on this great chopping board.
While there are cheaper bamboo boards this great board is made of a special antibacterial bamboo that feels like plastic but without the worry of warping.

Size: 4 / 5

This chopping board is large enough to house a very large piece of whatever you like to cut without being so cumbersome that you wouldn’t have anywhere to store it.

Ease Of Use: 5/5

I know what you’re thinking, ” Is there a wrong way to use a chopping board?” No maybe not but this has a few little extras making it great! Like a groove for juices to flow into and even lines so you have perfectly matching cubes of carrots or chicken!

Style: 5/5

Available in three colours: Black, Beige and Grey. These neutral colours would go with almost any kitchen decor!

Pros:
• Antibacterial.
• Two versatile chopping surfaces.
• Lines for even chopping and grooves. for the juice to prevent food slipping.
• Sturdy, nonslip feet.

Cons:
• Fairly pricy

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Kuhn Rikon paring knife review

I was graciously sent some great Kuhn Rikon products to review.
Here is my review of the Colori Pairing Knife

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Cost: 5/5

At £6.95 per knife, this is one of the cheapest chef-worthy knives I’ve seen. And at just under £7 I wasn’t expecting it to be an amazingly useful knife…how wrong I was!

Size: 3/5

At 10cm they are the perfect size for vegetables and smaller pieces of meat. You may need a larger blade for larger pieces of meat though.

Ease Of Use: 5/5

I’ve heard that cheaper knives just don’t have the same cutting ability as more expensive knives. We’ll let me tell you, this knife is the best knife I’ve ever used. Gone are the days of trying to hack my way through even softer items. This knife slides through vegetables and meat with little effort!

Style: 5/5

Available in a range of colours and even patterns, there will be no problem finding a knife that is perfect for your kitchen style!

Pros:
• Cheap
• Sharp
• Lots of variations
• Safety Sheath

Cons:
• The colour on the knives can sadly be scratched off 😦

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

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Kuhn Rikon mandoline review

I was graciously sent some great Kuhn Rikon products to review.
Here is my review of the Dual Thick and Thin Mandolin

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Cost: 4/5

At £19.95 this may seem a pricy but of kit but it’s worth it! Most other single mandolins I’ve seen are around £10 so this is pretty much the same as buying two separate mandolins except this is one item that cuts two different sizes.

Size: 5/5

This is the perfect shape and size to be hung on a nail/tack on the inside of a cupboard door. That’s where mine is!

Ease Of Use: 5 /5

This couldn’t be easier to use! Simply place over a bowl and the lip on the mandolin will stop it from slipping, choose which size (thick or thin) of vegetable you want and then use the included hand guard to slice vegetables in a flash!

Style: 5/5

Available in red or green these sleek mandolins look great!

Pros:
• Comes with thick or thin cutting variations.
• Includes two blade covers.
• Included finger guard/ vegetable holder.
• Flat and easy to store.
• Lip keeps the mandolin steady

Cons:
• Might be a little cost prohibitive.

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

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Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 10 Bento Guide

Sorry the post is late!!

Combine working and my bad memory and you get me forgetting to buy the magazine!

I even forgot to get the Disney Cakes and Sweets magazine today when I first went into town, and it was one of the reasons I was going!

So after another trip back to town I finally had the 10th issue!

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Included with Issue 10 are the rest of the numerical cutters, from 5-9.

Which if you have the previous cutters means you can now make any number 🙂

How to use in bento

As per the previous cutters you can use these to cut out sliced cheese, sliced meats and you could even use them to mould rice or how about number shaped homemade burgers?

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While out today I also found some other goodies!

Firstly I found a cookie printing kit:

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I’m sure I could find a way to use these in bento 🙂

And I also found a great Calzone press. ( Although I’ll be using it for Cornish pasties!)

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It says small… I can’t assure you it’s not small!