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This morning I tried an experiment. Having fallen asleep early AGAIN, I had to wing it and decided to fry the poke I had sitting in the fridge. I cooked rice, fried the poke, added some green onions from my garden, then set them both on the side. I fried up some sweet onion, added this Hawaiian Honey glaze by Aloha Shoyu, a bit of mirin, and then put that on top the rice. I put the poke on top, added parsley, and I was done!


I have no idea how good this will taste, but it certainly was fun to make something up! I’ve made the fried poke before though, so at least I know it won’t taste bad. I keep meaning to do more Harumi book recipes, but I haven’t had time to go to the market to buy the things I need. I’ll definitely try to do some specific shopping for her recipes this weekend.

People seem confused over the Dreamland thing even with my demented recap yesterday and I think this is due to the absence of a picture of the thing the eggs go into.


This thing is what you put the eggs into and what you insert the space makers in. You see the little plastic stubs on the side of the cylinders? That’s how you lock it in! I know it’s confusing. I’ll try to take pictures next time I work on it. 😀

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I had wanted to do a Harry Potter bento for bentochallenge but I just haven’t felt the inspiration and last night I was bummed out over something so I ended up just watching King Kong and doing my bento this morning. I am definitely getting better at that by the way. We still end up late, but not as bad as before. Yay?


This is some pot roast pork leftover from dinner last night along with a bit of rice, some poke, and green beans. 3 points for this lunch: 1 for the rice and 2 for the meat since I couldn’t get all the fat to come off. My bottom layer is here:


Tofu cubes and some shelled edamame. The last time I had tofu cubes my buddy Exodus made a comment, “Oh, tofu cubes, neat. What’s it made of?” LOL! You crack me up, cheese man! I’m not really feeling all that wordy today, so I’m just postin’ the lunch and gonna hele on out to frolic on the internets while I do work.

Hopefully I’ll have bon dance and garden pics this weekend!

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I had wanted to do a Harry Potter bento for bentochallenge but I just haven’t felt the inspiration and last night I was bummed out over something so I ended up just watching King Kong and doing my bento this morning. I am definitely getting better at that by the way. We still end up late, but not as bad as before. Yay?


This is some pot roast pork leftover from dinner last night along with a bit of rice, some poke, and green beans. 3 points for this lunch: 1 for the rice and 2 for the meat since I couldn’t get all the fat to come off. My bottom layer is here:


Tofu cubes and some shelled edamame. The last time I had tofu cubes my buddy Exodus made a comment, “Oh, tofu cubes, neat. What’s it made of?” LOL! You crack me up, cheese man! I’m not really feeling all that wordy today, so I’m just postin’ the lunch and gonna hele on out to frolic on the internets while I do work.

Hopefully I’ll have bon dance and garden pics this weekend!

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I’d like to start off today’s post with a quote from my daughter. I had bought a pair of sunglasses while in LA so that I didn’t look like I had slits for eyes and now I wear them in the mornings to block out the sun so that I can sleep on the way in to work. (they’re way cooler than using Mr. Pikko’s black sock) On the way to dropping off the kids she likes to ask if she can use them and this morning I asked her why she needed it and her answer was simply:

“The sun is trying to kill my face!”

I can’t argue with that kind of logic, so of course I gave it up. She totally cracks me up. She starts preschool next week Wednesday so I am trying to think about whether I should base the one bento I will make for her each week on a specific day (ie every Friday) or on days when I know she’ll have a hard time with what they serve. I guess we’ll see! Should I make her one on her first day to help her cope or just let her plunge head first into school?

Yesterday we had Zippy’s frozen stuff for dinner, which never disappoints. For the first time I had their chicken curry and it was really good. I’d had their hamburger curry once before so I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised, but I hadn’t eaten it in like 8 years so I forgot what it tasted like. I took leftovers and was at a complete loss this morning on how to dress it up. When I first started it was just boring rice and curry.


I ended up adding a cream corn croquette. This is actually the second one I fried. The first one I made the big mistake of sitting down at my comp instead of watching it and remembered the poor thing 2 threads later. But I ate the first one so it wasn’t a complete loss. After a while I thought it was still too boring so I scooped out some of the rice and added sliced sanbaizuke. It made sense because whenever we eat at Curry House (Coco Ichibanya) they include brown pickles anyway and of course this one tastes worlds better than the bitter stuff they serve there. Then I finished it off with some nori flakes and crackers from a ochazuke flavor packet.


Instead of a KCCA salad today, I packed another bento with tofu cubes and ahi shoyu poke. To add color I put in a red tomato soy sauce bottle and some chopped green onions onto the poke.

Although I’ve been cheating by eating cream cheese brownies I made Sunday, my high vegetable intake seems to be working slowly. I’m back down to 127.2 from hovering around 128.5 for the last week or so.

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I’d like to start off today’s post with a quote from my daughter. I had bought a pair of sunglasses while in LA so that I didn’t look like I had slits for eyes and now I wear them in the mornings to block out the sun so that I can sleep on the way in to work. (they’re way cooler than using Mr. Pikko’s black sock) On the way to dropping off the kids she likes to ask if she can use them and this morning I asked her why she needed it and her answer was simply:

“The sun is trying to kill my face!”

I can’t argue with that kind of logic, so of course I gave it up. She totally cracks me up. She starts preschool next week Wednesday so I am trying to think about whether I should base the one bento I will make for her each week on a specific day (ie every Friday) or on days when I know she’ll have a hard time with what they serve. I guess we’ll see! Should I make her one on her first day to help her cope or just let her plunge head first into school?

Yesterday we had Zippy’s frozen stuff for dinner, which never disappoints. For the first time I had their chicken curry and it was really good. I’d had their hamburger curry once before so I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised, but I hadn’t eaten it in like 8 years so I forgot what it tasted like. I took leftovers and was at a complete loss this morning on how to dress it up. When I first started it was just boring rice and curry.


I ended up adding a cream corn croquette. This is actually the second one I fried. The first one I made the big mistake of sitting down at my comp instead of watching it and remembered the poor thing 2 threads later. But I ate the first one so it wasn’t a complete loss. After a while I thought it was still too boring so I scooped out some of the rice and added sliced sanbaizuke. It made sense because whenever we eat at Curry House (Coco Ichibanya) they include brown pickles anyway and of course this one tastes worlds better than the bitter stuff they serve there. Then I finished it off with some nori flakes and crackers from a ochazuke flavor packet.


Instead of a KCCA salad today, I packed another bento with tofu cubes and ahi shoyu poke. To add color I put in a red tomato soy sauce bottle and some chopped green onions onto the poke.

Although I’ve been cheating by eating cream cheese brownies I made Sunday, my high vegetable intake seems to be working slowly. I’m back down to 127.2 from hovering around 128.5 for the last week or so.

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We had a UFC 73 party at our place on Saturday so to make lunch easy Mr. Pikko bought a Costco chicken for the kids while he was buying food and supplies. The food was great, in addition to the edamame and pipi kaula, we grilled 3 kinds of hotdogs (1 pack of monstrous dogs courtesy of teh Gonz) on my Foreman grill and thanks to a tip from a co-worker, I was actually able to clean it easily this time. Teh Gonz also brought this awesome crab dip, Phil brought mochi rice, Sean brought some Popeye’s, and Shawn brought ahi limu poke. Obviously no one knows who Gonz, Phil, Sean, and Shawn are but I mention them as a thanks for bringing foods. The fights were not bad, though they could have been better.


Anyway, Shawn’s leftover poke is what I made for lunch today so that it wouldn’t go to waste. I’ve never tried the limu one from Foodland before so I’ll find out today what fried limu tastes like. (limu is string seaweed) I cut up the leftover Costco chicken this morning and fried it with the rice I’d made for the curry Sean brought from Popeye’s and furikake. I added the shoyu bottle in case I didn’t season it enough but since Buddy ate it for breakfast no problem, maybe I won’t have to use it.

I will likely only be posting 3 bentos this week as I’m going on a trip to LA on Wednesday for E3. I’m not technically *attending* E3, but it’s why I’m going. It will be the first time I miss a weekday bento I think!! Oh noes! ; ; This trip should be a test for me to see how well I hold up to my diet without a fridge full of food that I’ve bought or cooked or portioned. Maintenance is still going quite well, I was 129.5 this morning. I don’t even really count points anymore, I just try to stay conscious of how much rice and fat I take in and it seems to work quite well. I’ve been well trained it seems!

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We had a UFC 73 party at our place on Saturday so to make lunch easy Mr. Pikko bought a Costco chicken for the kids while he was buying food and supplies. The food was great, in addition to the edamame and pipi kaula, we grilled 3 kinds of hotdogs (1 pack of monstrous dogs courtesy of teh Gonz) on my Foreman grill and thanks to a tip from a co-worker, I was actually able to clean it easily this time. Teh Gonz also brought this awesome crab dip, Phil brought mochi rice, Sean brought some Popeye’s, and Shawn brought ahi limu poke. Obviously no one knows who Gonz, Phil, Sean, and Shawn are but I mention them as a thanks for bringing foods. The fights were not bad, though they could have been better.


Anyway, Shawn’s leftover poke is what I made for lunch today so that it wouldn’t go to waste. I’ve never tried the limu one from Foodland before so I’ll find out today what fried limu tastes like. (limu is string seaweed) I cut up the leftover Costco chicken this morning and fried it with the rice I’d made for the curry Sean brought from Popeye’s and furikake. I added the shoyu bottle in case I didn’t season it enough but since Buddy ate it for breakfast no problem, maybe I won’t have to use it.

I will likely only be posting 3 bentos this week as I’m going on a trip to LA on Wednesday for E3. I’m not technically *attending* E3, but it’s why I’m going. It will be the first time I miss a weekday bento I think!! Oh noes! ; ; This trip should be a test for me to see how well I hold up to my diet without a fridge full of food that I’ve bought or cooked or portioned. Maintenance is still going quite well, I was 129.5 this morning. I don’t even really count points anymore, I just try to stay conscious of how much rice and fat I take in and it seems to work quite well. I’ve been well trained it seems!

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