Bento #57: Near-death Bento, Attempt II

leftover rice, grilled teriyaki salmon, and blanched spinach (approx. 450 cal)

a very simple box to try to ease back into the bento-making groove wheeee

w-welp a lot of things sure have changed since my last post orz

for one i um passed my second assessments which means i can officially bout now

i'll be debuting either the 14th against burlington (unlikely) or on the 21st against NHRD (definitely)

freaking out aaaaa

and um i also officially hit 70 lbs lost \o/ just a few more to go aha it'll be weird getting used to not counting again haha

b-but the semester's over and i'm getting back into the vacation-y groove

at least until summer courses start on the 16th


but hey um lunchtime's back?

i'm calling this near-death attempt II because i'm gonna take it on the same bike ride i took when i smashed myself to smitheroons last summer

w-wish me luck aaaa


Un-Bento #17: Ffffffinals

Tortellini soup, kind of sketchily old milk, and an inch-thick grilled cheese sandwich.

sooooo um wow a lot has happened in twenty days

like elm city's season opener and uh i skated the boston marathon with the ladies

my weight is in the 120s which it hasn't been since iiii don't know fifth grade?

and i'm almost done with my third year of college how scary is that

i have reading logs for five textbooks and a presentation due tomorrow at 4 that together make up 40% of my grade for my theater class

and two C++ programs due at 6

which is actually 3:30 because that theater class meets from 4-6

basically what i'm saying is i shouldn't be blogging right now but i wanted to show off my sandwich

it was a good sandwich

n-now back to the books before i have to strap my skates on again orz



skates all pimped out thanks to shauna yeahhhhh \o/
s-so i've been really bad about keeping up with this blog and thinking of new things to cook orz

it's getting to that point in the semester where i go to class and then basically want to pass out in bed afterward but i can't because i have homework and skating and blah blah

i'm trying thoughhhh

l-like today even though i was late i still cooked
we sorta got homework to do a daily chore on our skates and well i sometimes do the dishes on wheels and i try to do the roller derby workout with them on on most days we aren't skating 

but i'm not falling on my face every four seconds anymore even if my apartment floor is slanty (nothing like roller skates to figure that out) soooo i figured why not try handling hot pans and knives on roller skates

i mean what could possibly go wrong
surprisingly nothing
so um um tl;dr i know my cooking is a little less impressive lately but give me until the end of the semester and i'll get back on track like i was last summer i promise


Bento #57: Leftover Sandwich Bento

Meatloaf sandwich on low-cal bread, sourdough pretzels, hummus, mushrooms, 
and grapes (approx. 400 cal)

w-well i've got food again!

but i don't have any ideeeeassss hnngghhh

i'm so sick of winter i just want it to be spring and then summer and then fall and anything but winterrrr

s-seriously march this year came in like a lion and is going out like a shittier lion

at least it's been consistently above 20 degrees lately

at least this weekend is MORE DERBY \o/ taught by the amazing Muchacho 

b-by the way while i'm linkspamming

we are skating the boston marathon on april 18th to raise money for a scholarship fund in the memory of one of our skater's sisters

it's for a great cause and web donations work now so please 


hint hint

a-and i got to bring two bentos today! <3


Bento #56: Curry Beef Bento

I feel like using punctuation today. WOAH okay breathe i'm kidding

s-so tonight will be my first contact practice now that i've passed my assessment

i'm kinda nervous but i got hit at get skool'd and i lived so i'm also kinda excited

i probably won't pass my next level before our first bout against the killah bees on april 10 but still it's one step closer and i'm So Assitedddd

and hey even debuting halfway through the season is better than never at all hee;

p.s. u-um does anyone actually care about my derby stories or should i just focus on the food aaa i don't have a recipe today just make s&b curry and put it on stuff i don't knowww /flee


Bento #55: Carb-tastic Bento

Chicken ravioli, apple slices, vanilla cookies, konpeito, and broccoli
(approx. a lot of calories)

w-well today's the big day

if i pass the assessment today i'll officially stop being fresh meat

i'll be able to hit and take hits and scrimmage within our own team

after level 2's i'll be able to scrimmage outside and after level 3 i'm ready to bout i think

it won't be in time for the first bout of the season but better late than never

i just really hope nobody takes my name before i get my stuff / it doesn't get rejected

there's one 'high' match when i check it against the database but the two that even remotely match it are closer to one another than mine is to either of them

crossing fingerssss;;

UPDATE: i passed!

i thought my left t-stop needed work and i didn't know we were actually being scored on tomahawk stops so i kinda fucked that up but i finished my 25-in-5 in 4:46 which is a full 30 seconds less than the last time i tried it

s-so bonus

expect a lot more complaining about how much i hurt and stuff now okay


Bento #54: Did I Say Hiatus?

Lentil soup (which is very hard to photograph to make look appetizing btw), 
honey-wheat bread, and strawberries and blueberries. (approx. 320 cal)

s-so when i said i'd be awhile i didn't count on my wonderful awesome lovely mom coming up to visit and take me shopping hee <3;

i have no longer eaten myself out of house and home

just wait until next month if you're here for the dregs-of-the-cabinets bentos

for today have some soup i made 

i'd never tried lentils before last night but i figured what the hell

cheap and full of protein can't beat it

overall that pot of soup cost maybe $2 to make tops

and it is delicioussss

have a recipe because i'm nice like that
reeeeally hard
delicious lentil soup (barely adapted from vegetarian.about.com)

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 whole onion, diced
1 carrot, sliced
3-4 mushrooms, chopped
4 cups chicken broth (i didn't have vegetable HA VEGETARIANS)
1 cup dry green lentils
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2  bay leaves
1 dash salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. sautee all the vegetables in a big pot in the oil for about 5 minutes or until the onions are see-through and the carrots are softer
2. add everything else except the lemon juice and bring to a boil
3. turn the heat down and cover and simmer until the lentils are done (about 45 minutes but it took me closer to 50 hurp)
4. fish out the bay leaves and add the lemon juice right before serving