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? Smiley Very Happy

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This is such a lovely looking salad! I keep trying to get into kale but it's hard for me to truly love. My friend told me about this hybrid vegetable called Kale Sprouts. She said they are amazing roasted in the oven with olive oil and salt and pepper. I will let you know how they taste! 

 

My go to salad ingredient are chopped up bell peppers! I feel like bell peppers don't get enough love. They are one of my go to vegetables. I prefer the yellow and orange variety Smiley Wink

 

One day I was eating chopped up orange bell peppers raw for lunch. My coworkers thought I was eating cheetos at first! Smiley Tongue 

<3, Randee

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Randee, try removing any of the stalks the next time you try kale. The stalks are what makes kale taste bitter. It's not going to magically make kale taste like cupcakes, but it should definitely help. 

 

Whole Foods has a great kale salad in their self-serve salad area (near the hot items, soups, etc.). They tend to have two, but one has feta and... maybe dried cranberries, almonds and something lemony? 

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Good idea! Thanks for the advice, etscore1. I'll give that a try!

<3, Randee

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I LOVE bell peppers! My fave are the green ones. But, I love them all ( and, all peppers in general ). I put that stuff in and on everything, and like to munch on them just like that, fresh and on their own, too! Ooooo, I do so many things with them... Yum! One of my fave veggies. 

 

Now, kale... I totally get you. That's where I drew the line. I already eat some nasty stuff I don't really like, as it is, I do. Because it's healthy, they say. Pfffft. Whatever. But, kale... I'm not gonna eat that nasty thang! Ever! Smiley Tongue Some things you just don't do. Smiley Very Happy

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Sounds better than a coworker I had that would eat raw whole onions...

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I can't imagine eating whole raw onions...

<3, Randee

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Randee, I know what you mean about kale. It's an acquired taste, I think because it's bitter and we don't eat enough bitter things like our grandparents did. I ate it cooked first, usually in olive oil but also in recipes using fruits and olives and things like that. I used to turn up my nose at the idea of eating it raw, even after I started liking it cooked, but then saw a chef on cooking network massage it first with olive oil to break it down. This massaging really does work! Now I find I'm bored with traditional salad lettuces.

 

You're right that bell peppers don't get enough love. I'd have to say that they're one of my least favorite veggies. I admire you for eating it so often and lovingly. Smiley Wink

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Hilariously, I recently was a part of a focus group for a pizza place and one of the topics was food trends. We brought up gluten-free, paleo, etc. Eventually the focus group leader asked "What about kale? Who here has eaten kale within the last month?" 

 

Everybody raised their hand, haha. Though interestingly enough, some were proud, some weren't, some loved it, some didn't but felt compelled to eat it anyway... 

 

Then we got back to eating pizza. 

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I'd eat it. Got some good proportions going there.

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MAPLE HAM!!!! Blueberries!!!!!!

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Lemon, garlic and rosemary roasted chicken with potatoes and mushrooms!

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I love mushroom!

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Please, sir, can I have some more? I mean - some at all?! Yum!

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*droool*

 

I needz. How does the lemon add into the flavor? I normally do my roasts with pork, potato, mushroom, carrots, and onion seasoned with rosemary but never added any citric element.

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Lemon just brings a nice brightness to dishes! Try it Smiley Very Happy

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I agree with SocialQuota. It's also worth seeking out preserved lemon halves or slices. (TJ's briefly carried preserved slices but I haven't found them since.) Preserved lemon slices have been fermented, so to speak, so that using them is a shot of citrusy lemon taste and, best yet, you can eat the peel too! The slices are yummy on seafood and other proteins as well as anything else that lemon would taste good on; I like to put them in relishes with grilled veggies like eggplant, red onion, etc.

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I need to put this on my grocery list!

Once we're moved, I swear I will have post it notes with Diva recommendations everywhere.

 

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Lemon is magic, Lylysa!

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This looks quite yummy. I Love rosemary and large lemon pieces with chicken and mushrooms. So rustic too.

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Here's what I made for dinner yesterday: cauliflower & broccoli mac & cheese!

Not super healthy per se, but it's easy to use lower fat cheese, skim milk, and it has veggies inside.

I served with a side of honey & soy glazed salmon which DH loves and requests it frequently. It's an odd side for sure but I like to make this mac & cheese because it's quick and easy, and perfect for our post-workout meals.

 

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I am also a huge Le Creuset addict. I love these pieces of cookware. Since I got the larger 5 L dutch oven for Christmas from DH, and the 3.3 L one recently from a sale, I hardly reach for any other pots. Also, these baking pans/casserole dishes are the best. The nonstick pan is still my trusty piece of cookware for things like fried eggs and pancakes, though!

 

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Haha! Funny that you made mac'n cheese! Last night I did that but added tuna and peas! 

 

Honey and soy glazed salmon is delicious! I make a honey miso salmon that's similar too.

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