Friday, April 30, 2010

Original Bento Sets to be Discontinued

We have officially discontinued our original Laptop Lunches line! Check out our FINAL SALE at to see if there’s something you'd like to purchase at this time--and feel free to broadcast this news to anyone you think might be interested. We're in the final countdown. Once they're gone, they're gone!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sushi Bento Lunchbox

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* Honeydew Melon
* Sushi Roll
* Mini Rice Cakes
* Wasabi Ginger Salad Dressing
* Fresh Red Bell Pepper Strips

Preparation Notes

Appealing to the eye and packed with nutrition, this bento lunch is light and tasty. Sushi rolls may seem daunting if you've never made them before, but they're really quite easy!

Cut the honeydew melon into bite-size pieces.

Prepare the sushi using a sheet of nori seaweed, some sushi rice, and filling of your choice. (We used shredded carrots, avocado, and cucumber.) Cook the rice and sprinkle with a small amount of rice vinegar, salt, and mirin. Mix gently. Lay a half sheet of nori on a bamboo mat. Gently press a thin layer of rice on top. Add the vegetables and roll it up, making sure to overlap the edges along the length of the nori. Slice into bite-size rounds.

Add some mini rice cakes.

Slice some fresh red bell pepper.

Pour some wasabi ginger salad dressing (or dressing of your choice) into the small dip container.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

License Plates Promote Recycling

Did you know that Virginia now has a license plate that promotes recycling?

More information can be found at:

Do other states have this too? If so, please post a link here. Thanks!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Avocado, Mango, and Black Beans

This Week's Photo


* Avocado
* Sliced Mango
* Salsa
* Eggplant Dip
* Whole Wheat Pita Bread
* Black Beans

Preparation Notes

This grab n' go bento is easy to prepare and fun to eat. The variety of colors and textures mirrors the range of flavors and nutrients in this healthy yet simple lunch. Happy spring!

Slice the avocado in half, retaining the pit.

Include some eggplant dip that you've either prepared or purchased.

Fill a second dip container with salsa or pico de gallo.

Slice the whole wheat pita bread into triangles.

Scoop some black beans into one of the medium containers.

Peel and slice a mango.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Discounted Alien Bento Carriers

We're selling some soft-sided bento carriers with slight imperfections for only $9.99 (regularly $19.99).

Check them out at

We also have a handful of imperfect bento carriers in pink, purple, flower, and blue, but only the alien print is available online. If you're interested in one of the other colors, please call us at 831-457-0301. Available while supplies last!