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One of my favorite comfort foods is a delicious rice bowl, with a great topping or plain. Rice is my downfall carb, and I can’t seem to shake it! This recipe is for a favorite of mine, and it’s so easy to make!

PLEASE NOTE:  This recipe is *not* vegan, please be aware that not all of my recipes will be.

Recipe: Savory Turkey & Spinach Bowl
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
Author: Faith
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Serves: 4
Slightly sweet, very savory turkey and spinach top a steaming bowl of sticky rice. Perfect with miso and tea on a chilly day!
Ingredients
  • Turkey and Spinach Bowl
  • 2 C Cooked Sticky Rice (short or medium grain), prepared according to package directions.
  • 1/2 lb Ground Turkey
  • 3 T Olive or Coconut OIl
  • 1 Clove Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Dark Agave Nectar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 C Baby Spinach Leaves, washed and spun dry
  • 1/2 C White Onion, chopped or minced
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Root, crushed (optional)
  • 1 T Soy Sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to package directions and set aside, covered with a damp cloth or paper towel.
  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat along with garlic, onions and ginger. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add the cinnamon, salt and soy sauce, stirring well.
  3. Add the spinach to the pan and toss to coat with the oil mixture. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until just slightly wilted, turning often with tongs. Add the agave and give it another stir to coat.
  4. Top the rice with spinach mixture and serve!

 

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Okay, so this isn’t a ‘review’, exactly, but I wasn’t sure what to call it. I’m watching a documentary called, “Pray For Japan”, in which Stu Levy does a beautiful job at documenting the clean up and relief efforts in Ishinomaki, Miyagi after March 2011’s tsunami tragedy.

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Then there are the heroes – like the principal and teachers at a middle school who worked tirelessly until they were able to track down all of their students in the aftermath of the destruction.

This film is a tear jerker, really it is, and it’s beautifully shot. This isn’t so much a review as a rave – it’s on Netflix right now, go watch it. And make sure to pray for Japan.

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

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I need help! I’m looking for a bento like the one below for a slightly better price (on JList it’s $28 bucks, which is totally a great price but I’m broke and stressing this as a need even though it’s not a need, lol),  or something similar?

Carved Wooden Lacquered  2 Tier Bento Box & Elastic Band ~ Ume / Japanese Plum

What I really want is something with that gorgeous waffle, almost snakeskin-like pattern that has the distinctive red of lacquered wood. I so need a wishlist, lol!

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If you’ve followed Shibuya 109 for any length of time, you’ll probably notice that something is missing from my posts. Since long before Shibuya became devoted to what I love about Japan and Japanese culture, what I like to call my, “Song about being happy”, I’ve been posting my bento here whenever I get a moment to take bento photos. If you also follow my bento blog, you’ll likely notice that I’ve made a few posts there without publishing them here like I usually do.

So what gives? Why am I no longer cross posting my bento?

I decided that I wanted to focus more on my thoughts on and my passion for Japanese culture, places, etc. and, while bento is one of Japans most famous cultural exports to the United States, it didn’t make any sense to have a blog dedicated to bento then cross post all of the photos to Shibuya.

So, instead of worrying about all that I’ve decided to allow my bento to stay on my bento site, and have added a widget to the sidebar so you can see the latest two bento photos at a glance.

Hope that clears it up! :)

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My very first use of my only Hello Kitty bento which includes the adorable Kitty-chan in strawberry-milk pink and sparkles. The bento came with a matching triangle onigiri press.

Green peas, baby carrots (raw), octodogs (little smokies), onigiri and a couple of Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses!

More bento photos at CMKA, my bento bloggie!



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Getting back into the daily bento habit has been a real scream! Simple bento for lack of time that consists of some rice with homemade furikake, mashed carrots with honey and pepper, sweet and sour pork, a few grape tomatoes and octo dogs!

More bento photos at CMKA, my bento bloggie!



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Originally posted at by CMKA over at my bento photo blog!

Mirrored from Hanamachi Lights: Bento & Food.

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First finished bento pics in awhile! Some grilled miso chicken, tomatoes, octo-dogs made out of lil smokies and rice with honey umeboshi!

More bento photos at CMKA, my bento bloggie!



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This is a neat video! I haven’t been to Benihana since sometime in the early 1990s, because they just don’t exist in this part of the country, but recently I was reminded of their existence by the AMC 1960s period drama Mad Men, in which Benihana is apparently the restaurant experience of choice for entertaining Japanese business men.

A few days ago I was alerted to a great video that Benihana put out, a commercial, that takes a look at both the current, modern incarnation as well as looking back at their beginnings in 1964 as a glamorous, sexy and exotic place. Take a look!

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