What's on your plate?

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:

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Your man is very sweet, this dish looks delicious

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Thanks! He is really sweet. And the masala was delicious! 

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Bumping this up by sharing a somewhat simple lunch. Steamed cauliflower with leftover diced maple-baked ham and some roasted hazelnut oil drizzled over the top.

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Maple.....baked....ham.....

 

Have you ever mashed your cauliflower to where they looked like mashed potatoes? I've yet to try this but I found and shared a recipe for a friend who needed a way to get her husband and daughter to eat more veggies (but both are super picky) and they gobbled it up without realizing what it actually was.

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Oh yeah, I've done that with cauliflower AND cooked kale. Kale + mashed potatoes. YUMMMMMM

 

I am sad about my old Cusinart, there were parts of the lid I couldn't clean since they were enclosed so we got rid of it. Have been on the hunt ever since.

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Lylysa, yes I have mashed cauliflower. You can also run cauliflower through your food processor so it resembles rice, and then substitute it for rice. Then cook it until it's done.

 

I do taste the cauliflower though myself, whether it's mashed like potatoes or made to look like rice. But either way is how paleo-diet people eat their "potatoes" and "rice."

 

I love smashing or mashing butternut squash or yams too. I add some ghee, sugar-free apricot jam and a splash of soy sauce (or coconut aminos) to the mashed squash or yams and I'm done. This dish appeals to even picky eaters--I think it's because the taste is tempered by what's added.

 

My absolute fav this winter is butternut squash "polenta." (Recipe provided in an earlier post.) Now I'm making extra while butternut squash is in season (and super cheap at Trader Joe's). The "polenta" freezes and then reheats nicely.

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I need to get on the mashed cauliflower thing already, I enjoy it plenty just steamed. :smileytongue:

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If you like it steamed, you'd likely like cauliflower rice too.

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Now I need a food processor.

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That sounds amazing!  Simple is PB&J; your lunch is anything but!

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just needed to steam the cauliflower. The ham was leftover, reheated in microwave. The oil was from Trader Joe's.

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Caramel Chocolate Rye Banana Bread.  

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I read your post all out of order but it all still sounded delicious!

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Lol, it was/is.  It's one thing.  

 

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Whether it's all together or separate....YUM! ^_^

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Thanksgiving dessert: pumpkin cheesecake and salted caramel chocolate chip pecan bars. Or the leftovers that I left at my parents' house. :smileywink:

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How can you leave the pecan bars behind, they'll be lonely.

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um yeaaaaaaa, gonna need that salted caramel chocolate chip pecan bar recipe! Please! :smileyhappy:

(it looks AWESOME!)

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^^^^^^ I agree!!!! 

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Supppppper easy, cake-like cornbread recipe I follow (my home-ec teacher back in high school gave it to me):

 

-1 box yellow cake mix

-2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix

-2 cups of milk

-1/3 cup of oil

-5 eggs

 

Preheat oven to 350, lightly grease a 9x13 pan (merely cut the recipe in half if you're using a 9x9 pan). Sift or mix dry ingredients together, add in milk, oil, and eggs and beat together. Get rid of lumps in batter, pour into pan, bake for 40-45 minutes (if you're using a 9x9 pan it may take 35-40, so just keep an eye starting around the 35 minute mark regardless of pan size). 

 

I adore this recipe because I'm a fan of sweet cornbread and this takes all the guess work out of how much sugar to use and avoiding making it too sweet but also getting it sweet enough. It pairs great with any upcoming Thanksgiving meals or even on its own paired with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

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This whole thread is making me wish I could cook. :smileysad: It's funny because you would think with a chemistry background I could manage to make edible food but alas, no.

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