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:

Esdee

Re: What's on your plate?

Wish I could say this was good ramen!  Trader Joe's had some flavors I hadn't tried yet, but this one's kinda bland.  It's got heat but not a lot of flavor.  And the noodles have a weird kinda texture.

 

It was almost ramen & vodka, but then I remembered there were still two bottles of Chuck in the fridge, and if I didn't get one now, they'd be gone by tomorrow!  :smileyvery-happy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Aw, bummer on the ramen quality. Odd noodle texture surely throws it off!

 

Speaking of noodles, my cousin took me to this pho place a few months back that hands down had the best pho. It's this tiny mobile home converted into a food trailer/restaurant that's family run and it's all homemade. I'm used to pho broth being homemade, but this place even makes their own noodles! OMG! So delicious and you could TASTE the fact their noodles where different. 

 

I almost grabbed a glass of moscato, but opted for some of Bolthouse Farm's Mocha Cappuccino instead.

kimchikween

Re: What's on your plate?

Sounds like a place I know (haven't been there in forever..maybe I'll go tomorrow).  The best pho, I've found, are in places you'd be scared to enter.  Actually, some of the best food is found in some sketchy surroundings.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Mom and pop shops are usually the best! The pho place I mentioned is super tiny and cramped, they only have 3 tables that can sit maybe 4-5 people max and two tables that can sit 1-2 people and man, they crank food out like a machine! I sat down, ordered, and in less than 5 minutes I had a bowl of steaming hot pho!

kimchikween

Re: What's on your plate?

I guess I'm lucky to live in a town with a great selection of Asian restaurants but am excited to hear a new ramen shop is going to be opening up downtown.  Darnit...now I want ramen!

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Spyski

Re: What's on your plate?

UHHH! I want! Why can't Sephora ship hot food too!?

drrragon

Re: What's on your plate?

DROOL!!!!!!!!!!!!  oh this food thread is killing me.....have not had decent ramen in years ;_;

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

My eyes literally went wide when I saw the thumbnail of this pic! My tummy is definitely doing flips now!

 

It's hard to explain GOOD ramen to folks who only think ramen means the 40 cent bags at grocery stores with those salt bomb packets. Ramen is so so so much more! 

Esdee

Re: What's on your plate?

At least it's hot.  :smileyhappy:  It rarely gets above 70 degrees in the control room I work in, so I'm happy as long as it's hot, and not terribly terrible.

 

Aaaaaah, that sounds *so* good!  If I ever get around to making ramen or pho from scratch, I'm definitely going to go the whole nine yards and make the noodles, too.  Now *I* want to hit the local ramen shop!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

That place shuts down and closes once they run out of broth and noodles, that's how awesomely homemade it is! They start early cooking and once it's all gone...close up shop until the next day!

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Right now I'm having Progresso's Chicken & Wild Rice soup plus some multigrain chips with hummus! :smileyhappy:

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

Wonderful food today.

- Dark chocolate + strawberry crapes (with a hint of cognac)

- Chestnut crapes

- half gallon of lavender boba tea (ok, not half gallon, but it came in a giant soup bowl cup size, at least 16-20oz.

 

Yumminess.

lylysa

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Dark chocolate!!! *Drool!*

 

Was the cup too heavy to lift in one hand??? If so, it was a half gallon! :smileytongue:

neko333

Re: What's on your plate?

Today I had

-Chicken and dumpling soup

-Italian Sub

-Cheese Fries

 

My favorites are

-Kale

-Cabage

-Fried Squash

-Cooked carrots

-Cornbread

-Salmon Cakes

-Grilled green peppers

-Grilled mushrooms (the good kind you have to hunt for in the woods)

-Just about all meat (pork chop, fish, beef, chicken,venison)

-Every fruit  (I'm sad I lost all my berries) 

-And I drink sweet iced tea by the gallon 

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Stop! You had mer at "chicken and dumpling"! Hahaha! LOVE that stuff!

 

Cornbread too! You like sweet or savory/spicy? Ooooo, salmon cakes! You know, I never had them until my bf made me some? 

 

Lost your berries????? Oh no!!!! Maybe someone nommed them!

neko333

Re: What's on your plate?

I love spicy! I eat the hottest buffalo wings. I've been doing it since I was little. I want to try these wings I have to sign a release form to eat, I feel like I will regret it. 500,000shu is a lot. I've gone up to 30,000shu before though (that I know of, some places don't list it). 

 

I always have people that ask me "what's that" when I offer them food. They probably think I'm strange. I think any food that's not made by my mom, grandma, or me tastes strange most of the time. I'm like, what did the meat look like when you bought it. Did you wash the vegetables. Where did you buy it at (if it didn't come out of the garden)?

 

I store all the berries I pick. Last year we had a bad power outage and the freezer thawed out. I fed them to the bunnies. So much hard work, and so many freezer bags gone. Lots of fat bunnies around here now, and I know why. 

lylysa

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Awww, that's so sweet that you fed your bunnies berries! I bet they were jumping for joy and feeling all sorts of spoiled! 

 

I like spicy as long as it's flavorful spicy. I can't stand food that is only hot for the sake of being hot. If there's actual flavor and spice that I can taste and not just TONGUE...BURNING then I'm good. 

 

I'm more of a sweet cornbread fan personally, but do you have any spicy recipes you can share? I haven't had many savory/spicy cornbreads that I've been blown away by so maybe you can steer me on the right track!

Esdee

Re: What's on your plate?

We mostly do sweet cornbread here (it's the only way to get it in the South), but my mom will throw some shredded cheddar cheese and a small can of chopped jalapenos to the mix before baking it.  It gives it just a bit of heat and savory, while keeping the sweet aspect.  ^_^

 

Those waver-wings usually aren't worth it.  They're cranking up the heat by adding straight capsaicin oil, which gives it all the chemical burn with no real addition to flavor.  Bleah.

neko333

Re: What's on your plate?

Well I'm also southern, and sweet was strange to me. That was not how anyone in my family makes it. 

 

Wings of that heat are less because you enjoy spicy and more because you want a challenge. I've eaten this kind of stuff since I was little though. I'd always want the hottest on the menu. Someone once told my dad when he was ordering them for me that it was (jokingly) considered child abuse. I got home with them and my Mom was at first mad because my Dad just wasted money on something she thought I wouldn't eat. To her horror I ate them all. 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I'm in the South too, and though I've had a range of cornbread, sweet is the way I tend to lean. At Esdee, cheese sounds real good right now....mmmm...cheesey....

 

That's a funny story, Neko! I bet your mom's eyes were all O_O as you were chowing down! You ever try your hand at Thai food? Thai food can tend to get quite spicy yet still retain lots of flavor. There's also a Korean place I go to that has spicy clam and tofu soup that is to die for! Every time I eat it I'm slurping to try to cool my mouth down yet I keep eating because it's so good!

kimchikween

Re: What's on your plate?

How did I miss the conversation about kimchi?!  Hahahaa - yes it smells.  I had to stop my mom from packing it in my lunch growing up.  Koreans always have a separate kimchi refrigerator so as to not stink up the rest of the food.  But it's soooo good.  There's a great Anthony Bourdain episode in Korea where they show how it's made.  Ah..now I'm missing my grandma who used to make it (though without the hole digging).

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