Bento Baon: Tanabata (Star Festival)

Tanabata Matsuri, or Star Festival, is an annual celebration in Japan inspired by a Chinese legend about star-crossed lovers separated by the Milky Way Galaxy who can only meet once a year on Tanabata Day (July 7).

The Japanese celebrate Tanabata by writing down their wishes onto pieces of paper and hanging them on leafy stalks of bamboo adorned with colorful decorations.

I’m a bit late, but here’s my Tanabata-inspired bento. Continue reading

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I got a big tub of cottage cheese with the intent of making some chicken breast stuffed with cottage cheese, mushrooms, and spinach; I made them before and they were delicious!

However, I took a completely different turn and made cottage cheese pancakes instead lol. Talk about a complete 180. Continue reading