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Autumn Colored Sushi Bento

Wow your friends & family with these beautiful Autumn Colored Sushi Rolls – a showstopping fall recipe that anyone can master!

 

Autumn Colored Sushi - Naturally dyed red, orange, & yellow rice rolled up with your favorite fillings, these sushi rolls are a real showstopper that anyone can master! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial available at loveatfirstbento.com | fall, bento box, lunch, recipe

Autumn Colored Sushi - Naturally dyed red, orange, & yellow rice rolled up with your favorite fillings, these sushi rolls are a real showstopper that anyone can master! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial available at loveatfirstbento.com | fall, bento box, lunch, recipe

Can you tell I’ve been a little obsessed with fall colors lately? I’ve been having way too much fun experimenting with new ways to incorporate that natural autumn ombre effect into all of my food – if you were to open my fridge right now, you’d be greeted by a visual monsoon of red, orange, and yellow. I probably need help. But, before you send help, can we just take a second to admire these autumn colored sushi rolls? They are the newest addition to my fall fridge collection, and I daresay, they may be my best creation yet.

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri Bento

Onigiri just got a major fall makeover, thanks to the addition of pumpkin spice! A must-try for all pumpkin spice lovers.

 

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri - Learn how to make pumpkin spice rice, which is combined with easy honey almonds for an unforgettable autumn rice ball experience. A must try for all pumpkin spice lovers! | loveatfirstbento.com [bento box, bento, fall]

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri - Learn how to make pumpkin spice rice, which is combined with easy honey almonds for an unforgettable autumn rice ball experience. A must try for all pumpkin spice lovers! | loveatfirstbento.com [bento box, bento, fall]

Yes, I went there. I’m not sure if the rice ball gods will forgive me, but I have gone ahead and paired rice with pumpkin spice, and it’s truly everything you’d expect of a pumpkin spice creation – warm, fulfilling, and inexplicably addicting. Warning in advance though: these are not your typical onigiri. They teeter flirtatiously between savory and sweet. But I have faith that you can all find it in your heart to welcome these little harbingers of delectable fall bliss into your life.

Mermaid Salad Rolls Bento

Make your next bento a deep-sea adventure by adding these mesmerizing mermaid salad rolls.

 

Mermaid Salad Rolls - Learn how to transform regular salad rolls into mermaid salad rolls, by filling them with mermaid noodles! 100% natural dye technique that is shockingly simple! Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, bento, lunch box

Mermaid Salad Rolls - Learn how to transform regular salad rolls into mermaid salad rolls, by filling them with mermaid noodles! 100% natural dye technique that is shockingly simple! Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, bento, lunch box

Warning: Eating these mermaid salad rolls might just turn you into a mermaid.

Okay, that may be stretching the truth just a teensy bit; but, I can at least guarantee that you’ll feel like a mermaid after eating them. Who doesn’t want to feel like a beautiful mythical creature come lunchtime?

Flower Garden Soboro Bento

Unleash the flower power with this beautiful flower garden soboro bento box. Learn how you can easily transform this classic bento into an edible work of art.

 

Flower Garden Soboro Bento Box - Learn how to easily make a beautiful flower garden soboro bento that's almost too pretty to eat! Plus, a secret tip that makes decorating even easier. Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Flower Garden Soboro Bento Box - Learn how to easily make a beautiful flower garden soboro bento that's almost too pretty to eat! Plus, a secret tip that makes decorating even easier. Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Have you ever grown your own plants before? I can’t say I have a lot of experience with this myself, but just this summer, I decided to give growing some of my own herbs a try. When I say give it a try, I mean “go to the grocery store and buy their pre-potted herbs” kind of try. That still counts though, right? I ended up with a parsley plant, as well as a cute little shiso and mizuna plant I found at my local Japanese store.

In the beginning, I was quite diligent with my watering duties, and even used some of the parsley in an omelette (such a proud plant-mama moment). Fast forward a few weeks, however, and my parsley and mizuna plants had, quite literally, dropped dead. Needless to say, I am now tagged in every meme about killing plants on Facebook.

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