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Turning Potstickers into Egg Rolls

This week at NEB, join me for a series of fun recipes, a giveaway, and a great Photo Friday. I’m taking a one-week blogging break as I enjoy the week with my family. You’ll see me back next week with some great stories, pictures, and bentos. Be the bento everyone! In the last two months [...]

Teriyaki Pork with Noodles

NTM stands for New-to-Me, a regular feature here at Not Exactly Bento. With the start of my bento-making in 2007, I began to try many new foods to expand my palate and my recipe files. New-to-Me has expanded into all sorts of food items that I now try and review. Here is the latest item [...]

Recipe: Soba Sauce Stirfry

soba sauce stirfry

Thursday’s bento post will feature this stirfry. It’s quick, simple, and light. No cornstarch is involved. Three ingredients make the sauce. It can easily be made vegetarian by pulling out the chicken and adding more veggies. It all started with my cry for help when I had tried yakisoba at a local Japanese restaurant. I [...]

Recipe: Vegetarian Wontons

For a printable recipe card, click here.  It will open a new window (you need Adobe Acrobat reader).  It should print out on a 4×6 index card or photo paper.  There are two sides, a full-color front and instructions on the back. I’ve shown off these vegetarian wontons in my bentos lately. I’ve finally getting [...]

Recipe: Sesame Crusted Chicken Bites

sesame crusted chicken bites

For a printable recipe card, click here.  It will open a new window (you need Adobe Acrobat reader).  It should print out on a 4×6 index card or photo paper.  There are two sides, a full-color front and instructions on the back. Okay peeps…this was so darn good I had to share.  This must be [...]

Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken

teriyaki chicken

I apologize for the blurriness of some of these pictures. I need some new batteries for my camera’s flash unit. Bear with me please. Tonight, I tried a new-to-me Recipezaar recipe: Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks. I chose this recipe for the sauce and used it with strips of chicken breast. So here goes. 2 chicken breast [...]

Recipe: Potstickers

potstickers

After I cleaned my kitchen, I immediately had a craving for some Chinese food. I have taken a vow of not eating out for awhile since I’ve been so horribly bad at it for the past 2 weeks. I had a craving for this Mongolian stirfry and some potstickers I’d had recently. Online I went [...]

Recipe: Lighter Sesame Chicken

lighter sesame chicken

Recently, I featured a dish on this blog from the December 2007 issue of Everyday Food: Lighter Sesame Chicken. I mentioned I would share the recipe. Then, I got worried about not violating copyright laws. So, I looked at Recipezaar’s website concerning published recipes and copyright since many of the recipes saved there are by [...]