Very tasty, very quick pasta bento

I haven’t made a bento in so so long!!

I had a quick scan of the fridge and managed to come up with this.

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It contains:
• Spicy pasta.
• Cherry Tomatoes
• Corn-on-the-cob.
• Carrot and cucumber slices in chicken roll.

It was so simple, all I had to do was put the pasta on boil and stick the corn in the oven. While they were cooking I cut and rolled the carrot and cucumber in the chicken roll.

I then mixed in some chilli ketchup and chilli mayo into the pasta and packed in the box with my DIY baran.

Want to make your own baran? Here’s a tutorial.

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Simple Pasta Bento

Sadly nothing special, just the past few lunches in a different guise 🙂

It contains mayo-chip spice pasta, mixed salad, boiled egg, carrot and broccoli with cucumber tsukemono with beetroot.

Hopefully I’ll have something a little jazzier for you to feast your eyes upon 🙂

Simple Pasta Salad Bento

As you know I’m currently on a training course which doesn’t leave me much time for bento making.

As I tend to leave everything till last minute, for no discernible reason, I made a quick 10/15 minute bento this morning. ( That time was to cook pasta and tamagoyaki.)

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This lunch contains mayonnaise and chip spice pasta on a (hidden) bed of salad, two tamagoyaki and a cherry tomato.

( Did you notice Bentley just relaxing in the pic? )

Pasta Bento

Me and some of my friends entered the Bento&co competition. Sadly we didn’t make it into the top 20.

We decided we should do a hop to show off all of our entries ( so you can see what you’re missing out on :p )
By clicking the button below you will be able to go from blog to blog until you go full circle and end up back here.

Anyway here is the bento I entered :

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It contains spaghetti bolognese, mixed vegetables, instant cucumber tsukemono , cubed egg and edible cheese “Baran” 🙂

Click the image below to see what Sarah at Blame it in the bento has prepared 🙂

And a huge thank you to Cristi from Bent On Better Lunches for making my pic look prettier 🙂

Sistema Salad To Go Review and Pasta Salad Bento

I was sent this great product to review from Sistema.

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This product is called “Salad to go” and is a great little box and would work well with other foods too.

Now to the review!

Cost: 5/5
At around £4.50-£5 this box is well worth the price, you get a lot of space for little cost. ( Asda are selling the product at a sale price of £3!!)

Size: 5/5
At 1.1 litres this box has a lot of space for your food. The main compartment is 750ml with the middle “shelf” having two compartments of 150ml and a sauce pot. This gives the box a very unique feel that is very well suited to pasta dishes, salads, soboro dishes or even Donburi.

Ease Of Use: 3/5
I would love to give this box a 5/5 but as it is only suited to a certain few foods that can be put in the box without the need for order I feel it is only fair to give it a lower score. However if you generally eat salads for lunch this is the box for you!
This box contains it’s own set of collapsible cutlery, in seconds the knife and fork can be snapped together and when lunch is finished can be snapped apart and clipped back to the “shelf” for easy transportation.

The sauce pot allows you to pour the dressing on just before eating keeping the salad crunchy and fresh.

Style: 4/5
A great, unisex box. Being see through this allows multiple people in a household to own and use the boxes without the worry of picking up the wrong box, this is also helped by the differently coloured seals and clips available.

Pros:
• Great for salads, pastas and Donburi.
• Collapsible cutlery that fits in the middle compartment.
• Sauce pot allows for crunchy salads.
• A large box great for big appetites.
• Cheap and readily available.

Cons:
• Not watertight ( seal does reduce leakage to dripping as opposed to gushing )
• “Shelf” doesn’t contain seal which allows for internal spillage.
• As it is deep as opposed to wide or long the box is only suited to food that can be piled or mixed.

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As always here is a bento I made to show how food can be packed in this product:

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The main “bowl” of the box containing a crunchy salad of lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, sweetcorn, cauliflower and peas.

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The “shelf” part of the box containing the sauce pot filled with salad cream mixed with chilli ketchup ( it’s delicious trust me!) , cherry tomatoes, sliced radish, cubed egg with chicken and bacon pasta.

For more info about cubed eggs please see my Egg Cuber Review

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.

Little kuma bear pasta and other shapes

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While shopping in TKMaxx I found some adorable little pasta shapes, there were three different types :
* space themed pasta with little aliens, spaceships and planets.
* animal themed pasta with lions, elephants etc.
* bear shaped pasta which is just bears in different colours.

I bought the bear ones because I want to make a bear themed bento.

The pasta was £1.29 for a 250g bag. I am going to but the other themed pasta soon 🙂