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:

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

At the moment I am endeavoring to make sweet tea with Bigelow Lemon Lift tea. It will come out tasting like either lemon cookies or utter nastiness...

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Oooo, keep us posted, if it turns out well please share the recipe! I love lemon cookies!

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

It turned out alright actually.

 

Sweet tea is insanely easy to make:

 

1 tea bag (cheap, low grade tea like Lipton is ideal) to about 10 oz. of boiling hot water. Let steep for at least 15 minutes before adding sugar.

Stir in a @#$% ton of sugar! Preferably while the tea is still hot or warm so the sugar melts all the way.

Let the whole mess cool for a few hours (or 1 hour in the refrigerator). Then pour over ice (in a glass of course). 

 

Warnings:

Do not make with artificial sweetener. It's inauthentic and tastes like crap.

 

This is a recipe that's as heavy & southern as Paula Deen (minus the racism).

 

Sweet tea is highly addictive - drink at your own risk! :smileylol:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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How many bags of the Lemon Lift did you add to the regular sweet tea recipe? I want to get the ratio right! :smileyhappy:

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

I used a 10 oz. cup and 1 tea bag.

So it's 1 tea bag for every 8-10 ounces of water that you steep. :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Gotcha!

 

I went back and reread your post, I thought at first you were brewing regular sweet tea but added a bag or two of a lemon tea! Pardon me while I clean out the taste buds from my eyes! Haha!

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

lol No worries, chica. :smileywink:

calamityjane85

Re: What's on your plate?

Had to post as I am a sweet tea addict. here is my sweet tea recipe with a secret (well not really) ingredient.

 

6 bags Luzianne,  boil water and brew for 10-15 min

2cups sugar, pour in and stir till melted

**1/4tsp baking soda  mix in while stirring (this removes the bitter taste and makes it so smooth )

 

 

You're right midnightangel no artificial sweeteners real sweet tea uses real sugar :smileyhappy:

lylysa

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@ Calamityjane....Luzianne, are you a gal from the South too? :smileyvery-happy:

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

Sandwich: rye bread + provolone cheese + roasted beef + dijon mustard.

 

.....and a mooncake + tea.

.........I'm down to my last moon cake....oh noes........my addiction.....

lylysa

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I couldn't finish my bit of moon cake last night, dinner had me stuffed and I couldn't handle the richness! My bf took my portion for breakfast!

 

What kind of tea?

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

Ahhh, gimme your mooncake! I will trade! *staaaaarrreee*

 

I think I consumed more tea (and moon cake) this week than in the past year.

lylysa

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Haha, I ended up getting moon caked out from the mochi ones my mom bought!

glossyguru

Re: What's on your plate?

Right now, i'm eating colby jack cheese sticks and up next is a package of Sour Skittles. Lol I don't normally eat candy, but it's been a long day, ok?

lylysa

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Have you tried the Riddle Skittles??? Those are fun! The color make you think it's going to be one flavor but when you eat them and it's a whole other flavor entirely!

glossyguru

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh my gosh those sound amazing! I don't think i've ever tried them! *runs to the store and picks up 10*

Esdee

Re: What's on your plate?

Had some tasty teriyaki glazed salmon for breakfast.  Shall be having another piece for lunch.  Don't know what dinner is yet, still trying to talk the parents into doing something special for dinner, since technically it's "Fend Night", but I'm not normally off on Friday evenings, so isn't that cause for a special something?

 

I'm also making myself ravenous by all the Japanese snack recipes I'm digging up for testing purposes.  I'll have to remember to post pictures for you ladies Monday & Tuesday, since you're the only ones I can share with until after next Saturday.  :smileyvery-happy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I'm actually having salmon right now! Along with some brown rice and quinoa plus some oven roasted asparagus!

consolvo

Re: What's on your plate?

You just named three of my favorite foods! Now I want that meal!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Just for you....pardon the very obvious bites taken from my rice/quinoa and salmon! :smileytongue:

consolvo

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

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