Oh!Bento’s TV debut!!!

Today at 01:10, 07:10, 13:10 and 19:10 will mark my first (hopefully not my last!) time on worldwide tv!

I am part of a show called Bento: The Global Lunchbox Project. It is on NHK World which is Sky channel 507 and is available on the NHK app on android, apple etc.

So tune in and support the bento makers of the globe!!!

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Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 40 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 40 came with 2 cookie cutters, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

How to use in lunch boxes / bento

These cutters can be used to make character sandwiches, use on sliced cheese and meats or how about using to shape rice to make character Onigiri?

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What recipes are included:

• Winnie the Pooh and Piglet cookies
• Donald Duck’s meringue cupcakes
• Flower’s chocolate button cake
• Kevin’s colourful cake pops
• Colette’s amazing apple tart
• Jessie’s chocolate caramel slices
• Mad Hatter’s tea party part 1
• Making a chocolate cake band
• Belle’s glorious gateau St Honoré

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 39 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 39 came with a silicone Lilo and Stitch mould.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Now they have gone back to silicone moulds as opposed to the horrible plastic, you can get a lot more use out of this mould. You can use it to shaped melted cheese, frozen sauces or frozen yoghurt.

What recipes are included:

• Little Mermaid cake part 3
• Mater’s chocolate marble cake
• Pluto’s peanut butter cookies
• Periwinkle’s snowball surprises
• King Louie’s mango ice cream
• The Triplet’s coconut crispie rolls
• Lilo and Stitch’s surfboard cake
• Making a checked cake
• Spice bakes

Super Simple Salad Bento

I haven’t made a bento in forever!!!

My fridge-freezer broke a few weeks back and due to one reason or another I have been unable to get one.

Sadly I’ve been living off junk which is not only costing a lot it’s not helping my physique in any way.

Luckily the fridge compartment has started to work, in a fashion. So I decided to get some vegetables to combat the weeks of utter junk I have been eating.

Here is the first bento I’ve made in a long time:

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Packed in my Easy Lunchbox I have:

• Lettuce
• Cucumber
• Celery
• Radish
• Carrot
• Mushroom
• Cherry tomatoes and a
• Satsuma

It was so simple and easy to do, I promise I’ll do something a little more adventurous soon!

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 38 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 38 came with a silicone Princess and the frog heart shaped mould. So glad they have gone back to silicone moulds!!
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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Now they have gone back to silicone moulds as opposed to the horrible plastic, you can get a lot more use out of this mould. You can use it to shaped melted cheese, frozen sauces or frozen yoghurt.

What recipes are included:

• Princess Tiana’s loveheart cakes
• Lumière’s crêpes with salted caramel
• Mickey’s almond shortbread wedges
• Aladdin’s pistachio and cherry nougat
• Rosetta’s berry-topped bavarois
• King Candy’s chocolate blocks
• Little Mermaid cake part 2
• Making home-made spreads
• Special chocolate bakes

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 37 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 37 came with 2 Finding Nemo cutters, Nemo and Dory.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

These cutters can be used to make character sandwiches, use on sliced cheese and meats or how about using to shape rice to make character Onigiri?

What recipes are included:

• Nemo and Dory’s undersea cookies
• Dolly’s delightful cherry cupcakes
• Rapunzel’s glittering sun cake
• Mike’s terrific chocolate truffles
• Minnie’s beautiful berry-licious cake
• Simba’s nutty caramel bars
• Little Mermaid cake part 1
• Making appliqué decorations
• Orange bakes and cakes

It looks like next weeks magazine will see the return of silicone moulds!! Which if so is great as the plastic moulds really weren’t all that great.

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 35 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 35 came with 2 cookie cutters, Goofy and Pluto.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Like other cookie cutters they can be used to make character sandwiches, cut sliced cheese and meat, cut omelette or shape rice.

What recipes are included:

• Pluto and Goofy’s googly-eyes cookies
• Lilo’s strawberry chocolate cups
• Peach’s peachy-keen cheesecake
• Snow White’s apple and heart cake
• Handy Manny’s praline stacks
• Iridessa’s irresistible lemon biscuits
• Lightning and Doc cake part 2
• Speciality cake frosting
• Steamed puddings