the bento packing, lunch cooking, photo taking, dog loving blog

About Jenn

Jenn with dogs Gabby and Toby
This isn’t your kid’s bento! Grown-up bentos are what Jenn packs. Follow along with my food journey as we pack tasty lunches for work and play.

Hi!  I’m Jenn of Not Exactly Bento.  I’m a South Louisiana gal, who enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and visiting with my Not Exactly Bento readers.

Five years ago, I started NEB to document my journey in learning to cook, packing lunches for myself, and deal with my insulin resistance.  I really figured it would be a online food diary of sorts, and never dreamed it would develop in the way it has.  Today, NEB sees over 75,000 visitors each year.  And you guys sure do read alot, clocking in nearly 90,000 pages read a year.  THANK YOU!

Today, NEB documents what I eat for lunch, my food adventures as I try things new-to-me, and my life with my dogs and hobbies.

With 2013, I am going to try to post more reguarly, and to do so, set up an an actual schedule for this blog. Bento posts will appear on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, if available, by 10:00 a.m. CST. All other posts will appear at 2:00 p.m. CST.

If you’re looking for ways to connect with me online, please feel free to find me online.

If you have a question, please feel free to contact me.



Not Exactly Bento (copyright 2007 – 2011) is the sole intellectual property of Jenn, food blogger, photo wanna-be, and proud resident of Louisiana, U.S.A.  All site design and graphics are the property of Not Exactly Bento.  For permission to use photographs found on this site, please contact Jenn.  You can also contact me if you have any questions concerning the site design, graphics, or other elements of this website.