Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Around the World: Hawaii

Here's another picture that didn't make it into the book, but I'll show it to you here! This is my Hawaiian Luau Lunch Box: (starting far left) Tropical Fruit Salad (mixed tropical fruit with coconut cream), Maui Onion Dip with sugar snap peas, Huli-Huli Tofu (grilled tofu with a Hawaiian-style barbecue sauce, and Aloha Sweet Potatoes (roasted sweet potato and yam topped with yummy toasted coconut).

Okay, so maybe the fabric is a bit busy, but I still had a lot of fun making and setting up this lunch box! You can have fun when you make it, too, by including a paper umbrella to garnish the fruit salad or wrapping your lunch box in a plastic lei.

Speaking of lunch boxes, this is another Lunchsense, size medium. The website says that this is the most popular size for grade school kids, and if you get it in this bright construction-worker orange, I'm sure your kids will never lose it!

Link: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.


The Voracious Vegan said...

I loooove this idea! What a fun lunch this would be, the tropical fruit salad with coconut cream sounds especially scrumptious. This lunch makes me smile!

Melissa said...

Looks and sounds delicious!! When does the book come out again?

Jennifershmoo said...

It came out last month. :-)

Melissa said...

Oh! I need to pay more attention lol! Can't wait to get it.

hapa bento said...

Yum. I must try the huli huli tofu.

Congratulations on your mention in today's NY Times article.

T said...

This looks scrumptious!

And just read the Times article! Its a full-fledged trend, now!

ridgegirl said...

Just bought your book and am loving it! Great job.

Bianca said...

There's no such thing as "too busy"! It looks great, and that fruit salad with coconut cream sounds dreamy!

michenn said...

The picture is a bit bright on the eyes but the food looks amazing.

Mmmm, mixed tropical fruit with coconut cream, why didn't I think of that before? And the Aloha Sweet Potatoes sound amazing.

Anonymous said...

In case you didn't see it yet, your new book is mentioned in the New York Times in an article about bento style lunches.


My copy should be arriving today, I can't wait!

alexandra s.m. said...

HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU for being in the NYT!
That's how I've discovered your wonderful blog! Thank You and Bento power to you ;-)

Kaki said...

I'm a long-time vegetarian/sometimes vegan, also from Kennewick! I found your blog through the NYT article today. Love your cute bentos! It can be lonely for a vegetarian here in Eastern Washington so your blog is very inspirational!

sarah said...

Hi Jennifer,

Trying to figure out how to reach you to share some link love over at my blog Lettuce Eat Kale. Covered school lunch today, and you're in the mix.

Read more here:http://lettuceeatkale.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/beating-the-brown-bag-blues-aka-taking-the-stress-out-of-school-lunch/


Millie said...

Each lunch box is always divine. I imagine how happy your husband must be every time he opens his lunch box.


Kristi(e) said...

I really like your spoon/fork! Where could I get something similar? Or at the very least, what is the name of that type of utensil?

Jennifershmoo said...

It's a bamboo spork. Here's a link:


Big Blogger said...

This looks wonderful!

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admin said...

This is such a colorful photo. You are so imaginative!

noah said...

from hawaii here - bentos are a BIG part of hawaii's culture as well. they have their own style and foods that go into them. sometimes you can find 3 - 4 different countries foods in one box.

NZwithEndo said...


I want to make injera bread but I can't find teff flour. Do you think rice flour would work?

abu said...

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