Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday {linky}: Family Obento Ideas - Japanese Curry Pumpkin Rice & Egg Goya | Week 1

Welcome to the first week of Wordless Wednesday for 2014! :) Thank you for making my Joys of Parenting series last year such a success!

Obento {お弁当} is a home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. When people think of obentos, they usually think of elaborate kyara-bens {キャラ弁}, or character obentos {キャラクター弁当} which feature food decorated to look like kawaii characters from popular media, animals, and plants. Yes they are beautiful, intricate and also time-intensive to make.

However, obentos don't all need to be that difficult. Bringing food from home to work or school is definitely healthier than eating out, and I want to make more of them this year, in tune with my fitness goals. They may not all be pretty, but they are all made with love :)

So follow me in my new weekly series for Wordless Wednesday, and I hope to inspire you to create healthy, everyday obento meals for your family with these simple ideas and tools too.

 What's in my obento this week? 
Hot Japanese beef curry with pumpkin rice and goya {bittergourd} stir-fried with egg.

These photos are part of the 52 Weeks Family Obento Ideas series.

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16 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds delicious!! Happy New Year!!

Diana M. said...

Looks yummy!

Can't believe a year has gone by already. Hope you have a wonderful 2014!

kewkew said...

Can't believe it is time for a new series to start. I have enjoyed your Joys of Parenting series and I also enjoyed the Danboard series. Can't wait to see all your yummy entries this year. This first one sounds great.
Wishing you a happy new year.

Dominique Goh said...

That looks super yummy. Happy new year to you and family. Looking forward to viewing your Bentos :)

alissa apel said...

That food looks so good! We took my parents out to eat. We usually have special things to eat here, but we're leaving to go to my in-laws tomorrow. Last year we had a dance party for kids.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Looks yummy! Happy New Year! :)

Ileana said...

Yummy! :) Happy New Year!

stevebethere said...

Well that all looks delicious can I have some please heheh!

Have a very Happy New Year & all the best for 2014 ;-)

Kristin Aquariann said...

I can see that you're going to make my tummy growl in the new year! Yummy idea. :D

Claudia Willison said...

Great idea 1) improving health & life and 2) for Wordless Wednesdays. I am looking forward to seeing more of your obentos.
Happy New Year 2014!

Claudia Willison said...

Great idea! 1) To get healthier and fit and 2) as a Wordless Wednesday meme. I look forward to many more of your obentos.
Happy New Year 2014!

posh said...

Looks really intriguing.
Happy New Year!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Looks and sounds so yummy :) Happy New Year, looking forward to your posts...

pc said...

Wow~! Food for this year:)!

HAPPY New Year, Ai^^.

Joyce Lansky said...

I love the art behind the dish. Have a happy new year.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/12/wordless-wednesday-tea.html

Theresa said...

Awe, I'm going to miss the joys of parenting series, though this does look simply delicious!