Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box

It’s a celebration of all things pink & girly with this Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box! This foolproof bento can be made and enjoyed by bento novices & veterans alike, and makes an undeniably perfect lunch for any die-hard Hello Kitty fan.

 

Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box - The perfect lunch for any Hello Kitty fan, this pink & girly bento is so easy to make, it's nearly foolproof, making it perfect for beginner bento makers. Along with step-by-step instructions & video tutorial, find out the amazing tool I use to easily shape perfectly circular rice balls in just 30 seconds!! | loveatfirstbento.com [character bento, kyaraben, charaben, vegetarian]

Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box - The perfect lunch for any Hello Kitty fan, this pink & girly bento is so easy to make, it's nearly foolproof, making it perfect for beginner bento makers. Along with step-by-step instructions & video tutorial, find out the amazing tool I use to easily shape perfectly circular rice balls in just 30 seconds!! | loveatfirstbento.com [character bento, kyaraben, charaben, vegetarian]

Whenever I need a little extra cheer and cuteness in my bento box, there are always two things that I subconsciously gravitate towards: lots of pink, and lots of Hello Kitty. I think it’s safe to say that this Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box surpasses these requirements, since we have:

  1. Hot pink rice “cherries”, which are colored naturally with beet powder.
  2. Cute Hello Kitty faces that will make you swoon with every glance.

 

And, with the right tools, this character bento box is as easy as cherry pie to make; it’s easy enough for a complete novice to pull off, and also makes for a quick and simple lunch that any bento veteran can whip up in no time. Because, let’s face it: cute shouldn’t have to be difficult. 😉

Roasted Tomato Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Ball)

Transform plain onigiri into a tantalizing lunchtime treat with these Roasted Tomato Yaki Onigiri, topped with a runny fried egg for extra decadence! Made using a common kitchen tool found in every household, these onigiri don’t require ANY special tools or molds to get their perfect circular shape!

 

Roasted Tomato Yaki Onigiri with Fried Egg - The ultimate in lunchtime decadence! Toasty golden rice, sweet roasted tomatoes, and a runny fried egg transform your average rice ball into an irresistibly mouth-watering treat! Find out the one common kitchen tool used to make these circular onigiri - I guarantee it's in your kitchen drawers right now! Get this delicious & easy recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, Japanese food, vegetarian

Roasted Tomato Yaki Onigiri with Fried Egg - The ultimate in lunchtime decadence! Toasty golden rice, sweet roasted tomatoes, and a runny fried egg transform your average rice ball into an irresistibly mouth-watering treat! Find out the one common kitchen tool used to make these circular onigiri - I guarantee it's in your kitchen drawers right now! Get this delicious & easy recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, Japanese food, vegetarian

Crispy rice is the best kind of rice, in my opinion. Whenever we order bibimbap, I am that person inconspicuously stealing all of the crispy rice pieces (and then vehemently denying my crime). I am also that weird person you’ll find chiseling away at the crusty bits of rice plastered to the bottom of the rice cooker, unapologetically shoveling the pieces into my mouth. So really, it goes without saying that yaki onigiri is my destined rice soulmate. The gentle crunch of the toasty rice, still slightly warm from the pan, is enough to send your mouth into a permanent state of comatose. Combine that with savory-sweet cherry tomatoes, roasted until they’ve become fragrant, golden little rubies of perfection, and you’ve got yourself a taste explosion that will detonate your very soul into blissfully crying smithereens. Mouths of the world, meet the flavor bomb that will lead to your inevitable demise: Roasted Tomato Yaki Onigiri. Oh, and did I mention there’s a fried egg on top? Because fried egg + crispy rice = tastiest BFFs in the world.

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box

Experience the fun of Pusheen Surprise Boxes in your lunch, thanks to this Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box! Find out the one essential tool I use to easily shape Candy Corn & Frankenstein Pusheen out of rice – it does 95% of the work for you!

 

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box - Now you can experience the fun of the Halloween Pusheen Surprise Box in your lunch, thanks to this cute & festive character bento box! Learn step-by-step how to make Candy Corn Pusheen & Frankenstein Pusheen using a rice mold + all natural dyes - video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box - Now you can experience the fun of the Halloween Pusheen Surprise Box in your lunch, thanks to this cute & festive character bento box! Learn step-by-step how to make Candy Corn Pusheen & Frankenstein Pusheen using a rice mold + all natural dyes - video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Have you got your hands on a Halloween Pusheen Surprise Plush yet? Ever since the Halloween “Trick or Treats!” series was revealed, I have been dying to add the Candy Corn Pusheen to my plush collection. So far, my Pusheen wishes have not yet been fulfilled; my one and only surprise box contained Mummy Pusheen (which I still totally love <3). Relentless in my pursuit, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make edible versions of my favorite Halloween Pusheens; the result is this Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box, which features none other than the elusive Candy Corn Pusheen and Frankenstein Pusheen (AKA “Frankensheen”). This bento will make you OD on cute. How do I know? Let’s just say this post is being written from up in Pusheen Heaven. 

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes + #OnigiriAction

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

We already know that onigiri are awesome – they’re cute, delicious, and make the perfect addition to any bento box. But did you know that, just by making or eating your own onigiri, you could help feed children in need? “Change the World with Onigiri #OnigiriAction” is an annual campaign run by Table For Two that is giving you the power to make a difference in a child’s life. How? It couldn’t be any simpler:

  1. Take a picture of your onigiri (either homemade or store-bought).
  2. Post your picture to social media (AKA Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) with the hashtag #OnigiriAction, OR upload your photo to the campaign website.

 

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That’s it! Every time a photo is posted, Table for Two’s partner organizations will donate 5 meals to children in need. That’s right – ONE onigiri can feed FIVE children. (Now that’s some math I can get behind!) In honor of this amazing campaign, I’ve compiled 17 must try onigiri recipes to help inspire YOU to participate in #OnigiriAction and make a difference too! From traditional onigiri to ultra cute to vegan, I guarantee you there’s an onigiri soulmate just waiting for you in the list below 😉

Halloween Pikachu Character Bento Box

Prepare for trouble & make it double with this Halloween Pikachu Bento Box! Learn how to turn rice the perfect “Pikachu yellow”, + tips & easy-to-follow instructions for shaping rice like a pro.

 

Halloween Pikachu Bento Box - Celebrate Halloween Pokemon style by making this adorable Halloween Pikachu character bento! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial reveal how to get perfectly yellow rice & easily shape your rice into the perfect Pikachu. | loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, lunch, onigiri}

Halloween Pikachu Bento Box - Celebrate Halloween Pokemon style by making this adorable Halloween Pikachu character bento! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial reveal how to get perfectly yellow rice & easily shape your rice into the perfect Pikachu. | loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, lunch, onigiri}

Can you believe Halloween is just under one week away? Back when I still went trick or treating (which, I am mildly ashamed to admit, was not that long ago), this would be about the time that my sister and I actually started putting together our costumes, which were either an eclectic mix of Value Village finds + old dance costumes, or recycled cosplay costumes that no one except anime fans could recognize. While I may not be dressing up as anything for Halloween this year, I did take the liberty of dressing up Pikachu in this super cute Halloween Pikachu Bento Box (which, I can assure you, is 1 million times cuter than anything I could’ve possibly worn). It’s a bento that serves as undeniable proof that Halloween + Pokemon should be on everyone’s trick-or-treating agenda (because squealing your vocal cords raw at Pokemon in costumes beats carving pumpkins any day, imo).   

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box

Unleash your inner moon princess by making Sailor Moon Noodles! Featuring super easy, 100% naturally colored pink noodles that look gorgeous in any bento box!

 

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box - Learn exactly how to make this gorgeous character bento box that's fit for a moon princess! Featuring super easy naturally colored pink noodles, an edible mini Moon Stick, and an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Get the recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box - Learn exactly how to make this gorgeous character bento box that's fit for a moon princess! Featuring super easy naturally colored pink noodles, an edible mini Moon Stick, and an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Get the recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Okay, for reals: if this Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box doesn’t have you shouting “moon prism power!” from the rooftops for all to hear in your very best pretty sailor soldier voice, then I haven’t done my job right. As a Sailor Moon superfan, I took it upon myself to produce the most elegant, magical girl infused bento box I possibly could, one that was a true ode to the celestial elegance that is Sailor Moon, that radiated edible powers of love and justice that no mortal being could resist. Just as Sailor Moon takes “cute and girly” to a whole new level of refinement, I too aimed to make this a bento that celebrated the cute side of femininity, that elevated all things pink to a “rose gold” tier of sophistication. I truly believe Sailor Moon noodles accomplish just that.   

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