Monday, August 28, 2006

BentoTV

Oh, I think BentoTV is just about the cutest thing EVER. I want every little bento box, nori punch, and rice mold she carries.

Too bad the show isn't vegan. But I think a lot of the ideas could easily be veganized. (Do veggie dogs make good octopuses?)

34 comments:

Melissa West said...

OMG, that is hilarious! I love the two-tiered bento box! I wonder where you can get them?

springsandwells said...

Hi Jennifer Schmoo!
I'm sure you've seen this page.... but just in case:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/39063084@N00/
It's the Vegan Bento photo group on Flickr, where people post pictures of their vegan bento creations. It's pretty fun to look at.
:) amey

Greg said...

Where is the RSS feed!?!?

edgeofnormal said...

That is so cute, and the hostess is adorable. I'm going to try veggie dog octopi. ;-)

Jennifershmoo said...

>>I love the two-tiered bento box! I wonder where you can get them?

She sells all these products in her ebay store -- follow the link on her site.

Catherine said...

Wow - what a great find! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Dave Barry featured those octopus hot dog cutters on his Holiday Gift Guide a couple years ago. Sorry, but I think it's pretty disgusting! I never was a fan of hot dogs, though...

Jane M said...

Eeee gads....how cute!!!! I couldn't get the feed from her site but I searched the link and love all the cute items. I am really tempted by those little fish shaped soy sauce containers...even though I don't like soy sauce much. OK, must get a grip....

Ashley said...

I live in Japan, maybe we could work trades...too cute obento boxes for u.s. stuff they don't have here.

EEK! said...

Sadly, veggie dogs don't make good shapes, at least in the traditional cut and boil method. I've used a penguin hotdog shape cutter, no dice.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the link to my video blog BentoTV :) I'll try to feature some vegan bento recipes on future episodes.

momo said...

I never though obento box can be popular...

We are vegans living in Japan. Really happy to find your blog!

fiammetta said...

oh great, now i have something new to OBSESS over!!! must have it all, must have rice moulds, must have tierd green crab bento box, must have must have must have... now if only i could find a sanrio type laptop bag my world would be complete

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I love bento. I own too many bento items to keep up.

robin said...

were does everyone purchase their bento supplies other than ebay?

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

You can get them at any Sanrio Stores, or asian supermarkets.

Andrea Baker said...

I love this thank you. You're my lunchbox mentor- I can't tell you how stressful it had been to try and compromise with my son on what he'll eat at school but I've bought the laptop lunch box and am looking forward to an easier year.

Now, I'm dying to use the egg molds. Any bright ideas for vegan things I can mold?

Urban Vegan said...

adorable. I never saw this show.

dysjunct said...

http://www.octodog.net/

Be very afraid.

Aimee said...

I couldn't get the feed on my (dial up) computer. But man, I still totally got sucked in on the cool bento goodies. I'm waiting on rice molds (which I had been wanting), little veggie cutters, and a nori butterfly shape maker (which I think is just a paper punch, but we'll see). My kids are going to totally dig it (they Love nori!) Thanks for the tip! -Aimee

Vicki said...

this is just about the cleverest thing i've seen -- right up there with the vegan lunch box! :o) thanks for sharing that link.

Cooking Cute said...

I've found veggie dogs to be hard to shape. You can still make lots of whimsical animals out of veggie dogs though. Check out http://www.nipponham.co.jp/winny/idea_menu/index.html for crazy little critters.

love your site. :)

-Ngoc
www.cookingcute.com

fiammetta said...

yes they look like paper punches that i've had before? let us know if they are or if they are somehow specific to nori.

Jennifershmoo said...

Mine just arrived today, and it does indeed look just like the paper punches at the scrapbooking store. Wow, who knew nori could be so much fun? :-)

robiewankenobie said...

i blame you. i couldn't afford a laptop lunchbox, so i bought bento for our family. it is seriously addictive. not to mention the vegetarian/vegan sushi obsession it spawned.

oh, and you are keeeeeeeeeeling me over here with your recipes. i've read your blog for freakin' forever, but last week i started working through your recipes. they are all seriously amazing. i'm going to download the rest of them until the cookbook comes out? when is that already?

fiammetta said...

how exciting! i have strange non-rice eating vegetarian kids, it drives me crazy, they have never liked rice. maybe JUST maybe if it was heart shaped rice with tiny heart nori decorations on it, it would be eaten... i can dream

Traeonna said...

I tried using veggie dogs AND veggie sausages...both failed...miserably. I'm not vegetarian, let alone vegan, but my husband is [vegetarian]...so I would like to make sure the lunches I pack for him are sans meat. I'm slowly learning about subsitutions for things I'm accustomed to using. I'm not a very good cook (although I can bake about anything), but I can handle most of the things typically found in bento. However, the challenge for me is trying to make it vegetarian friendly for my husband. Anyhow, I think bento boxes are the greatest things ever...and oh so cute. I'm envious of those who can both pack them properly while being aesthetically pleasing (I love you at Cooking Cute!!!!). For those looking for cute boxes, I'll be getting my Totoro one from J-List (http://www.jlist.com/SEARCH/bento/1/). There are also many stores on eBay with bento boxes...check out: Bento-Obento-Shop, Tokyo-Gift, The-Bento-Store, Nagomi-Inc, JAPAN-SOUVENIR. There are also a couple at Asiana West (http://www.asianawest.com/hakcollun.html).

Honey said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for this inspiring blog of yours! I am not a vegetarian (just aspire to eat whole foods), but I keep coming back to your blog for ideas and inspiration. Thank you! I am looking forward to getting your book. :) There are probably lots more non-vegetarian lurkers enjoying your blog. Thank you for sharing pictures of your good eats. :)

fiammetta said...

oh oh oh, nori punch alert
right now at target in their $1 bins, they have mini scrapbook punches in heart and star and i think leaf, for ONE DOLLAR!! and hey if you scrapook they have some cute scrapbook elements too in teh $1 bin....

Miso said...

check out tupperware.com and go to On the go in the menu bar and see the mealtimes to go pack, it is the cutest bento style/ tiffin style pack i have ever seen, 4 circular containers of varying sizes all with good sealing lids and one with a microwave spout that fit perfectly into a cylindrical insulated bag, i ordered one for my university lunches so they can hold an entires day worth of food, snacks and lunch etc

a.J. ("( 'o', ) said...

i agree... i've been watching her for awhile...

a.J. ("( 'o', ) said...

p.s.
http://flickr.com/groups/39063084@N00/

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