lylysa

What's on your plate?

Hello there, ladies and gents!

 

Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask:

 

"What's on your plate?"

 

The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween!

 

For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet.

 

Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water.

 

For lunch today, I had:

 

-Brown rice

-Steamed egg

-Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper

-Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens)

 

Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have? :smileyvery-happy:

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

Soba with yam blended is the best noodle period for anything.

 

I have been making biscuits with coconut and buckwheat flour but I'm not happy with the recipe yet. From my standpoint, they need to be on equal footing with the gluteny catshead biscuits I grew up with before I would share it. lol.

 

The most successful recipe has been with some chocolate cookies. I haven't made those in a couple years, but they are gluten and diary free.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Oooo yam noodles (shirataki) are delish!

 

Hmmm, are the biscuits made with coconut and buckwheat not hearty enough or doughy enough? What's been your experience with using either flour for biscuits? I'm curious because I love me some biscuits, rolls, and carbs in general LOL!

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

The (current recipe) darn things are too dense imo, the insides stay really moist and the outside is crispy-critter. The next attempt I'm going to make half dollar sized biscuit and drop the butter in favor of oil. They taste alright and even better with honey on top. The texture on the inside being moist and still like it isn't cooking is really off.

 

Adding buckwheat in addition to a normal flour adds a nutty taste and good carb benefits (buckwheat is a heartier cereal and technically a pseudo cereal- suitable for gluten and diabetic friendly diets). They also make a super lacy looking savory pancake if you ditch all other flours, you just have to keep the batter stirred up because the density makes the buckwheat settle to the bottom.

 

I can vouch the coconut flour does make a good substitute for doing a roux. Still getting a feel for it, but it is a neat product (and that lovely smell).

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Do you find that the coconut flour for making roux just dissipates easier and smoother than normal flour? 

 

You have me extra curious on the buckwheat for pancakes now, I make pancakes currently with wheat flour and like the heartiness it gives, but if you're saying buckwheat adds a nuttiness then it'd be great for banana nut pancakes!

 

Mmmm, honey and biscuits....lemme just have a moment. :smileytongue:

 

Have you ever seen the newer Charlie's Angels movie with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu? The mention of too dense biscuits makes me think of the scene where Drew Barrymore throws a muffin Lucy Liu made at Cameron Diaz and it's so hard and dense it just makes a hole and lodges itself in the wall!

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

I think coconut from Bob's Red Mill is on par with the fine sifted biscuit flours like White Lily. The benefit to it in a roux is the high fiber content and how much moisture it can soak up.

 

Banana nut pancakes or chocolate pancakes, just be careful because the color of the batter darkens a bit as you up the concentration of buckwheat. Can make the color check for doneness a little more tricky but nothing impossible.

 

I've only seen bits of CA, lol that they would do a cooking scene. I always think of Drew with the pancakes in 50 first dates. But the biscuits that are being my problem child are not that dense, they flake perfectly! I just swear there is not enough loft to the mix and that is why it is sitting gunky in the middle. Maybe as a yeast biscuit it would work better.

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I can imagine the buckwheat  would darken up a bit, the same goes for my whole wheat pancakes.

 

50 First Dates is a cute movie...now I wanna build/eat a waffle house!

 

Once you nail down a recipe for the biscuits I'd love to hear it!

redwagon44

Re: What's on your plate?

My dinner tonight! Lentil and brown rice pilaf with cucumber and pepper salad :smileyhappy: I'm trying to cut down on dairy to see if it will help my skin, so I resisted the urge to make the cucumber salad with yogurt and cover the pilaf with feta! So hard for this Wisconsin girl :smileywink:

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I love making cucumber salads like they do in Japanese restaurants/sushi spots!

 

Thinly slice cucumber rounds, drizzle some rice vinegar (you can melt a touch of sugar in it if it's too sharp on its own), top with crab meat (most of the time it's the artificial crab stick at sushi places), and sesame seeds! 

redwagon44

Re: What's on your plate?

Mmmmm, that sounds so tasty! And a great use for some of the cucumbers I've picked up from the farmers market.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Sure is! I hardly touch cucumbers, except for when they're in sushi rolls or when I get the cucumber salads. Play around with the sugar/rice vinegar ratio to your liking. I heat up the vinegar a tad to make the sugar dissolve better and you can even have the vinegar/sugar mix pre-made and kept on hand for whenever you want to toss in some slices of cucumber into a bowl and chomp away!

malday

Re: What's on your plate?

 

1 Giant white peach

1 Banana

Homemade almond milk

Chia seed

 

So delicious!

RandeeBT

Re: What's on your plate?

That looks delicious, malday! I always put chia seeds in my smoothies too! I find that they really help keep me full. :smileyhappy:

Best,
Randee
lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Chia! ^_^ 

 

Mmmm, white peach!

kevinbt

Re: What's on your plate?

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Here is my lunch today! I'm obsessed with the poke from Bristol Farms. It's the best that I've tasted outside of Hawaii! :smileyhappy: And underneath the perfectly seasoned poke is a bed of chilled brown rice, topped with cucumber slices and a cut of delicious avocado.  And next to it is some Salmon Nigiri! I was too full to eat it, so I will save that for dinner. lol 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Kevin...I'm jealous and you didn't even have to do a hair flip in my direction! :smileytongue:

 

That looks delicious (and I'm sure it sure was)! I'm still on the hunt for killer ramen that matches or even beats what I had in Hawaii....ughhhh, fatty foodie problems right there! 

malday

Re: What's on your plate?

If you're ever in SoCal I can direct you to many delicious ramen places lylysa! Or better yet I can take you to a ramen fest!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Ahhhhhh! Now I need a trip to SoCal! For awesome company and awesome ramen!

RandeeBT

Re: What's on your plate?

This looked so amazing! I passed by Kevin's desk as he was eating it and I definitely did a double take and commented on how delicious it looked :smileywink:. I may need to get this for my lunch one day too!

Best,
Randee
lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Send Kevin on a lunch run for the office, he's got yummy tastes! 

Zpsid91

Re: What's on your plate?

You guys make me so hungry ALL THE TIME! Feel free to come and make me food anytime you wish :smileywink:

kevinbt

Re: What's on your plate?

Me too! I can't look at this thread before lunch. haha

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