11 August 2015

Happy Bento is Here!


Today is the official release date of my book Happy Bento!  I'm so excited that it is finally here.  Let me tell you a little about it.  First off, it is a paperback "bento size" book measuring 6 x 6 x 0.4 inches but rest assured there is a lot packed into this book.  The contents of this book include:  a brief overview of the tools used, 50 colorful bento lunches (only 2 previously posted on this blog before), step by step written directions, tutorial photos, and a shopping section.  There are 160 pages in all. The first chapter is all about basic no fuss bentos that anyone can make.  The focus of this chapter is mainly on providing ideas of what to pack inside your child's lunch.  While the rest of the book concentrates on showing you how to take those basic lunch ideas and turn them into kid friendly themed lunches.  I hope you love it!!!  Get your copy hot off the press from AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionBooks & Things, or Powell's.  



Today's bento lunch was inspired by the "Busy Bee" bento in my book Happy Bento!  I switched out a few things to make a Winnie the Pooh themed bento.  Here's what in the lunch:  cantaloupe bee hive, blueberries, Annie's bunny crackers, red pepper, and a breakfast sandwich.  The breakfast sandwich is an English muffin with egg, cheddar cheese, and bacon inside.  Atop the sandwich is a Winnie the Pooh cheese cut out.  The ECOlunchboxes oval comes with a round inner container.  However, this English muffin was a little larger then the provided container.  I, of course, happen to have another slightly larger round stainless steel container which I ended up using.  Another option is to trim the sandwich with a round cookie cutter to fit whatever containers you have on hand.


Win everything you need to make this bento lunch!!


Giveaway

One lucky winner will win an ECOluncboxes oval (or if you already own this one you may choose the Blue Water splash box), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger cookie cutters, lettuce silicone cup set (my favorite!), bento pick set (bee, flower, ladybug, and shamrock), and a copy of Happy Bento!.  Giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only and will close at 11:59 PM PST on Monday 8/17/15.  Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond.  Non-responders will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn.  Please enter the Rafflecopter below.


ASHLEY T. is the Winner!!  Congratuations.


ECOlunchboxes, BentoUSA, my publishing co - Cedar Fort Publishing, and myself are sponsoring this giveaway.  Please visit the sponsors on Facebook (ECOlunchboxes & BentoUSA) and give them a like.  Be sure to follow Becoming A Bentoholic on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, or Pinterest to stay up to date on all the upcoming back to school posts.

ECOlunchboxes is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to expand their Blue Water Bento line.  Visit their Kickstarter page and back them for an awesome deal on their new products.


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45 comments

45 comments :

  1. My daughter would love for me to be able to do a bento for her. The last one I did was of "The Wind Rises"

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  2. Can't wait to get into Bento-ing for this school year!

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  3. my daughter would love a Naruto bento

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  4. Love this. Congrats on the book!

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  5. I LOVE making adorable Bentos but since I don't have a lot of stampers or cutters I'm limited to cutting nori shapes with scissors. ;-)
    The Pooh gang have been my absolute favorite characters since I was a baby and I've passed that love on to my little girls so this particular kit would be perfect for us!

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  6. My kids would love a Lego theme bento lunch!-Sadie Rich

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  7. My daughter would love, and does love, animal themes. I am not very good, but I try, and she still eats it. I definitely need more cutters (and practice)

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  8. This looks like a great book!

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  9. Woops, I commented above before I saw the question. :) My daughter loves anything with an animal theme in her lunch box!

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  10. My sons would love animals, dinosaurs or Mickey Mouse themes!

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  11. Dinosaurs to match his lunchbox!

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  12. Ideas for penguin themed bentos would be great!

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  13. My son would love a Lego theme bento box.

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  14. My boys would love any train theme. But the winning theme would be from Thomas and Friends!

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  15. we are puppy obsessed from 101 dalmations, clifford, paw patrol and pound puppies.

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  16. Thank you for this opportunity! We have just read the Pooh chapter books to my 4yo son, and he would be thrilled to see his literary friends turn up in his lunch box!

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  17. My daughters would like butterfly or owl theme bento boxes. Thank you!

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  18. I would love a bear theme! My husband loves bears :)

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  19. Monster high or minion would get me extra mommy points

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  20. This is a winner for anyone with boring Lunch moods

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  21. The bees would have my family buzzing with excitement and the rest of the book can only bring more smiles!!!!!!!

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  22. My son would love a motorcycle themed bento lunch or snack. Everything motorcycles!

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  23. My daughter loves under the sea theme. Specifically anything octopus related.

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  24. Yay! My husband would love a tsum tsum themed bento.

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  25. A My Little Pony themed lunch would be perfect for my daughter!

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  26. My kids would love an Avengers themed bento.

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  27. My girls would love Winnie the Pooh in their lunchbox! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

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  28. Any animal theme would be perfect for my daughter.

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  29. My daughter would love if I did a Pokemon theme.

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  30. My 3 year old would love a sea animal theme, or Hello Kitty is always a hit.

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  31. A Minions theme would be lots of fun.

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  32. My boys would love a lunch themed with The Muppets!

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  33. How exciting! My little one is really into Minions right now! He would love to see a Minion themed lunch!

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  34. I would love to win this and start my journey to happy Bento lunches!!

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  35. A Dr Who Bento box would be awesome!

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  36. We would absolutely love the ladybug set, but butterflies would also be one of our choices.

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