Spice Up Your Life With a Taste of Japan

*Fun Bento Box**Cute and Natural Food From California*


Xmas tree cupcakes

Looking for some cute holiday cupcakes?
Put green tea cream leaves on your favorite cupcakes and make sweet xmas tree!

Maccha (green tea) cream
200ml Heavy whipping cream
3tsp Maccha(green tea powder)
3tbs powdered sugar

Beat all the ingredients in a chilled ball.
When it gets thick enough to pipe, put it into a pipping bag with tip of star shape.
Pipe on each cake.

Decorate with dried fruit.
To make the stars, cut out fruit sheet using a star shape cookie cutter.

Football Meat Pies

My boyfriend loves Oregon ducks and meat pies..so I combined both!

Quail eggs ducks wearing corns and broccoli stems hats and football meat pies.


2 puff pastry sheets
Meat fillings

Cut out shapes with football shaped cookie cutters, using two different sizes.
First cut out 8 larger football pies, then cut 4 of them again using a smaller cutter.(I made the cutters by myself with a thick paper)
Place the second cut pies on the first ones.
Brush edges of pastry with beaten egg.
Bake in a very hot oven, 400F for 15-20 minutes.
When it's done, put the meat filling in the middle of the pies.
Cut cheese and put on the pies to make it look like footballs.

Meat pie filling
Recipe adapted from food.com

500 g minced beef
1 onions, chopped
1 cup water, divided
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 pinch nutmeg
3 tablespoons plain flour

Pre-heat oven at 220 degrees Celsius.
Brown meat and onion.
Add 3/4 cup of the water, bouillon cubes, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg.
Boil and cover for 15 minutes.
Blend flour with the remaining 1/4 cup water until it becomes a smooth paste; add to the meat mix.
Let cool.