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Last night I called up my brother to go out for dinner so we could talk about my wonderful 2008 year. We met at Ala Moana and ate at California Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we have those in Hawaii! lol

I was going to order the Chicken Piccata, which I really enjoy, but then saw that they had a new salmon dish with pasta and ended up getting that. As usual, it was mega freaking huge and I could only eat about a third of it. This is one of the best parts about my diet with Weight Watchers: I really learned to watch my portions. Last year I probably would have snarfed that whole plate down no problem and then shared a dessert with someone. No more! 😀

So anyway, I have a rather large lunch today, haha! The pasta is very lemony, but I still love the taste. The salmon was perfectly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I’m really sorry that I picked at both ends of the salmon because it makes for very weird looking bento fish, don’t you think? It’s got this little missing piece, like some bento monster came by and said HMMMM, SALMON!!! and took a bite. *sigh*

On the side is some yummy asparagus. Anyway, I’ve got a lot to do today. Happy lunching everyone!

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As you can tell from the salads and lack of rice lately, I’m really trying to get back into losing weight. After finding out that I weigh 9 pounds more than ImperialNinja, my co-admin at Allakhazam, I really must get those last few pounds out of the way. There’s mayo on this, but maybe only a tablespoon or so, which makes this a 2 point lunch I guess?


I’ve been really bad with cucumbers this year. I love to eat them but I always forget about them and by the time I’m ready to eat some for lunch, they’re already going bad. This seems like an odd salad, I know, but I’m going to make it even weirder! I have a hard time eating salmon without soy sauce, so this is going to be a salmon/soy sauce/salad, haha!

Yesterday was a pretty bad day for me, but we got 3 batches of bad news so hopefully that’s the end of it. First, Randy Couture resigns from the UFC. To people who don’t watch, obviously this news doesn’t mean much, but I enjoy UFC and I was very sad to hear this as Randy was one of my favorite fighters. Then, my boss pulls me into his office and lets me know that he only has enough funding to keep me around for 3 more months. Yeah, mad bummer. The icing on that assmatastic cake of lame was that I got into a little fight with my mom. We made up, but it still sucked ass obviously. Anyway, like I said, I hope that’s the end of all that.

You think having a cute lunch blog would look good during an interview? ^_-

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As I mentioned yesterday, we had teri ahi and tofu steak for dinner last night. I set aside a small piece for me to cook for my bento. It turned out pretty good even though I wasn’t going by any recipe or anything. I simply cooked the tofu steaks and fish fillets in olive oil and then added Mr. Yoshida’s sauce to the pan.


I have furikake rice underneath the tofu and broccoli on the side. The little fish bottle contains extra teri sauce for me to pour on the rice when I eat it today. With the small amount of rice, this bento is about 2 points. I packed this into my newest bento box that I got on eBay, a blue Doraemon box. It’s a great size and has a food divider, so of course I love it! A picture of the box:


I forgot to freeze my spaghetti last night and I’m not even sure I’ll be able to because my freezer is ridiculously packed with stuff. This morning Mr. Pikko called me over to it and said, “You hear that? That’s the ice machine breaking.” Apparently it’s not good to shove packs of frozen gyoza and bagels into the ice tray. Who knew!? ^_-

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I’ve survived the weekend with my two little tornados. I had to clean the house three times, but what can I do, they’re both in their rascal phase. Saturday I took them to Foodland and while I was buying kim chee crab, spotted a really huge opakapaka for sale. This is hands down my favorite fish to eat so even though it was a whopping $28 I picked it up. Unfortunately it was probably reaching the end of it’s shelf life as on the way home it really stunk the car up something awful. I’m pretty sure truly fresh fish isn’t supposed to stink.

Anyway, I steamed it with my Progressive fish steamer and then poured smoking peanut oil on it followed by liberal amounts of soy sauce. I’ve made this once before with a small Tai Snapper and it came out good this time too! The kids ate a lot, especially Buddy, who had like 3 helpings. I took a piece with the skin still on for looks.


My grandma would be SO proud of me for serving a dinner with carrot and celery sticks. I don’t remember eating dinner at her house all that often, but one thing that definitely sticks out from all the dinners I do remember is her plate of carrot and celery sticks. It was always there without fail. Funnily enough, many of those dinners I remember as being a bigass steamed fish like this one I cooked. All I needed to give my kids to complete the nostalgic dinner was a really HUGE glass of milk. Sadly, I don’t have the kind of big glass cups she had. Plus cups of milk that huge are just going to end up spilled on the floor or being swished around by Buddy’s milk hungry fingers. Or both! Extreme close-up!

The fish tasted really great and healthy, though I still wish it had been fresher. I added to the top some of the fattest green onions I’ve ever seen in my life. In my little fish bottle I have Aloha soy sauce. With fish like mahi or salmon I prefer to eat it with a strong sauce like Kikkoman or Yamasa but light tasting fish like this one just get drowned out so I got for a light taste like Aloha. I count this lunch as 2 points for the rice.

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I’ve survived the weekend with my two little tornados. I had to clean the house three times, but what can I do, they’re both in their rascal phase. Saturday I took them to Foodland and while I was buying kim chee crab, spotted a really huge opakapaka for sale. This is hands down my favorite fish to eat so even though it was a whopping $28 I picked it up. Unfortunately it was probably reaching the end of it’s shelf life as on the way home it really stunk the car up something awful. I’m pretty sure truly fresh fish isn’t supposed to stink.

Anyway, I steamed it with my Progressive fish steamer and then poured smoking peanut oil on it followed by liberal amounts of soy sauce. I’ve made this once before with a small Tai Snapper and it came out good this time too! The kids ate a lot, especially Buddy, who had like 3 helpings. I took a piece with the skin still on for looks.


My grandma would be SO proud of me for serving a dinner with carrot and celery sticks. I don’t remember eating dinner at her house all that often, but one thing that definitely sticks out from all the dinners I do remember is her plate of carrot and celery sticks. It was always there without fail. Funnily enough, many of those dinners I remember as being a bigass steamed fish like this one I cooked. All I needed to give my kids to complete the nostalgic dinner was a really HUGE glass of milk. Sadly, I don’t have the kind of big glass cups she had. Plus cups of milk that huge are just going to end up spilled on the floor or being swished around by Buddy’s milk hungry fingers. Or both! Extreme close-up!

The fish tasted really great and healthy, though I still wish it had been fresher. I added to the top some of the fattest green onions I’ve ever seen in my life. In my little fish bottle I have Aloha soy sauce. With fish like mahi or salmon I prefer to eat it with a strong sauce like Kikkoman or Yamasa but light tasting fish like this one just get drowned out so I got for a light taste like Aloha. I count this lunch as 2 points for the rice.

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Celebrations are in order for today my blog passed 10,000 hits!! Woohoo!! I will have to go celebrate by heading to Marukai or something. 😀 Thanks to everyone who comes back to see what I eat. I’d never have thought when I started that doing a bento blog could be so much fun. I hope I’ve helped spread my love of lunch to many!


I’m back to counting points today. Nothing like getting on the scale and seeing that you’ve gone back up above 130 to light the fire under your ass. I count this lunch as 2 points, one for the rice and one for the mayo in the tuna (leftover from yesterday). The meat in the middle is leftover mahimahi from last night. There are some steamed zucchini slices underneath it propping it up so that it stands nicely. I added some sliced takuan for color in an orange Miffy food cup and then some shelled edamame. The soy sauce fishie is for the mahi.


Today’s lunch is packed in one of the bento boxes I got at the discount store in Little Tokyo. The cover is cute, though there was no matching band for it. 😦 It’s a great size though and I love the color.

Today we took Baby Girl to the preschool open house and boy is this going to be a rough week. She wouldn’t let go of my leg and wouldn’t say hi to any of the other kids or the teacher. The good news is that one of the girls in her class is from her Gymboree class. Didn’t do much good though, she stuck her head between my legs and then loudly proclaimed she would like to go play outside. *sigh* Also, looks like I’ll be doing bento for her only when she goes on field trips. Mr. Pikko doesn’t want to make her feel entitled or something. They had brownies and cookies out along with butter mochi…. but I resisted!

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Celebrations are in order for today my blog passed 10,000 hits!! Woohoo!! I will have to go celebrate by heading to Marukai or something. 😀 Thanks to everyone who comes back to see what I eat. I’d never have thought when I started that doing a bento blog could be so much fun. I hope I’ve helped spread my love of lunch to many!


I’m back to counting points today. Nothing like getting on the scale and seeing that you’ve gone back up above 130 to light the fire under your ass. I count this lunch as 2 points, one for the rice and one for the mayo in the tuna (leftover from yesterday). The meat in the middle is leftover mahimahi from last night. There are some steamed zucchini slices underneath it propping it up so that it stands nicely. I added some sliced takuan for color in an orange Miffy food cup and then some shelled edamame. The soy sauce fishie is for the mahi.


Today’s lunch is packed in one of the bento boxes I got at the discount store in Little Tokyo. The cover is cute, though there was no matching band for it. 😦 It’s a great size though and I love the color.

Today we took Baby Girl to the preschool open house and boy is this going to be a rough week. She wouldn’t let go of my leg and wouldn’t say hi to any of the other kids or the teacher. The good news is that one of the girls in her class is from her Gymboree class. Didn’t do much good though, she stuck her head between my legs and then loudly proclaimed she would like to go play outside. *sigh* Also, looks like I’ll be doing bento for her only when she goes on field trips. Mr. Pikko doesn’t want to make her feel entitled or something. They had brownies and cookies out along with butter mochi…. but I resisted!

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