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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How romantic....a blindfolded dinner.

 

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Or sort of like a food version of FSOG. :catwink:

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Today is Polenta Friday! I have only two more butternut squashes left (that I bought from TJs) so this polenta project will be ending soon.

 

Today I substituted ground nutmeg with some dried marjoram and dried basil, and then added about 5-6 ounces of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. These are the sun-dried tomatoes sold in bags (not packed in oil).

 

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Mmmm, this looks so good!

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We had chili hot dogs "polenta." I drizzle mustard on the bottom of a bowl. Add a cooked nitrate-free all-beef hot dog. Put some chili on top. Add some cut up pickles, sliced pepperoncinis, and some sauerkraut. Lay a square of butternut "polenta" on top.

 

We used the fried bacon version of the "polenta." Yum. The reason the polenta goes on top instead of underneath is because it's not true polenta or like a bread that could stand up to a bunch of sauce--it would disintegrate underneath the sauce. On top, it's perfect.

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Today we had some good ol' goulash. Now, that's friggin delicious! Finger licking good! But, sans those small home made "dumplings" we make and have with goulash where I'm originally from, or some kind of pasta at least... That makes me sad... I love dumplings/pasta with my goulash, it's kinda hard to eat it without those. :smileysad: But, we're trying to eat low carb right now... :smileyindifferent: That's no fun. Carbs are my favorite food. So, we just had it with a cabbage salad.

 

The sauce is nice and thick and "sticky", just as it is supposed to be. Perfection in a plate! :smileyhappy:

 

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It looks so good....You best send me that recipe too!

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Uh oh! That's gonna be tricky... I don't have a recipe for it. I just... make it. Without measuring anything. Plus, my English cooking vocabulary is not that good.... I can try, though...

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This looks yummy.

 

We eat low carb too. Or I should say lower carb. We did eat low carb for about a year but then wanted to ease into eating some carbs because low carb all the time is super hard. We still eat much fewer carbs (than we used to eat) most of the time. Now when we eat carbs, we try to have them be healthier veggie type carbs like squash and yams and whatnot.

 

Are you shooting for a certain max number of carb grams a day? When we were really into low carb, we tried to keep it well below 100 grams. Very difficult to do over the long term.

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My answer ended up being way too long, so I decided not to clog the thread with it, and PMed you instead. :smileyhappy: I hope your PMs work now?

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I'm trying to find some "acceptable" way ( to me ) of eating avocados... Because, they're oh so healthy. Right. I don't think I care anymore... They're nasty!

 

Avocados are breaded in eggs and almond flour ( plus spices ), then fried. It's not bad ( the best way of preparing them so far, that's for sure ), but they're nothing special, either. Not to me. But, if you like avocados, I definitely recommend this.

 

We had them with some riced cauliflower, sauteed on butter with some onions, garlic, prosciutto and spices. And, some leftover "veggie burgers" from yesterday.

 

 

 

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Those grilled avocados look so delicious! I will have to try doing that very soon! There is this Japanese restaurant I go to that has Avocado Tempura. Definitely not diet friendly but it is seriously delicious! It comes with this spicy dipping sauce that is to die for!

 

Lately I have just been cutting my avocado in half and eating half an avocado as a side dish with my meals. If I don't feel like making a salad, I'll just eat an avocado with a spoon and some sea salt. It sounds boring but I've been trying to avoid eating too many tortilla chips so it's a good way to eat avocados but down on the tortilla chips :smileywink:. I love avocados though! They are definitely up there in my top 10 favorite foods category!

Best,
Randee

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You don't like guacamole? Or nachos?

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Nope. :smileyhappy:

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That is a challenge.

 

The very first time I ever ate avocado, I didn't know anything about it so tried one that was super hard and not ripe. I didn't like the taste at all (I mean, who likes it unripe?) so I mashed it up and applied it to my face as a mask.


Years later, I had it in an authentic Mexican restaurant as guacamole and absolutely loved it. I haven't used it as a mask since that first time. LOL

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Using an avocado as a face mask always seems like such a waste of an avocado! I used to make a hair mask from avocados and mayonnaise but now I hate wasting my avocados on my hair. I'd rather eat it! 

Best,
Randee

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That is not as bad as my friend in junior high school.

She had never had a mango before and bit into it like an apple!!!!! With the peel!

Muaha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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That is bad, EvangelineDamon! That is like the time I was purchasing zucchinis at the grocery store and the person ringing me up couldn't figure out what vegetable it was! :smileytongue:

Best,
Randee

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It really is a challenge. But, I think I'm done. I think I'm gonna start applying them to my face! :smileyvery-happy:

 

You know, now that I'm thinking about it, I've tried a chocolate pudding ( healthier version ) made with avocados once... That was not as bad as it sounds. Not bad at all. It is just that I was constantly thinking that I'm eating avocados with honey and cocoa powder, so that made me really... hmmm... uneasy! :smileyvery-happy: But, it was, dare I say, quite good. Gotta try it again sometime, to see if it's a go. :smileyhappy:

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Tonight's dinner was mac n' chili. It is a casserole like dish that combines mac n' cheese and chili. Plus, chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

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That dinner looks delicious!! Do you have a recipe that you follow for the Mac 'n chili?  

Best,
Randee
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