I’ve discovered a semi-homemade approach to my bentos helps get the job done a little faster. Take the pakoras, for instance, I did not slave away over a hot kettle to fry these. No. I bought them, ready to eat, ready to fill my bento box. This bento is a back to basics bento. After being on the road the last two weeks it has been a challenge to pack a quick and healthy lunch. Blueberries and bananas play nice with a pinto bean and tomato salad and pakoras. Mmmmmmmm.