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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Omg you've been missed!!!!   And mmmmmmm, fresh herbs!!!!   Dill and chives are the only herbs I've successfully been able to grow but I didn't plant any this year.  Jealous.

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^_^ Aww, thank you for the love, Heartsmyface!

 

We had a pretty hefty spinach crop going for a bit, but after the first harvest it didn't go very well....I think they got over-watered due to some consecutive rainy nights and then the squirrels got to them. -_- womp womp!

 

 

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Awwww, Darn squirrels!  They're the reason we no longer put up Christmas lights.  We tried two years in a row and even tried spraying them with pepper to no avail.  We probably just made them tastier. 

 

Oh and I want to amend my last statement.  I was also very successful with rhubarb.  Too successful and not on purpose.  I tried mowing over a rhubarb plant to get rid of it.  Big mistake!  If you can't beat it, then pull out the kitchen utensils and make it delicious! 

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lylysa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh how I've missed thee.

So great to see you helping people with your advice and positivity again.

I hope everything has been well on all fronts of your life.

Can't wait to see/read about your yummy creations and be amazed by all the insight you bestow upon us..

 

Baked salmon and fresh herbs sounds bomb!

I hear caterpillars & squirrel taste pretty good, too..Smiley Tongue.

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OMG! Stefon!!!! ^_^

<3 What a sight!

 

Thank you for the welcome back and for the awesome Stefon gif!

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Hey @lylysa, great to see you back. It's been a bit lonely on this thread. Smiley Sad I hope all is well with you. I looking forward to reading your posts.

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Thank you, DiVWA!

 

I have certainly missed it here (BT in general, and not just this food thread Smiley Tongue)!

 

But speaking of food...I've been on a huge spinach kick lately! Been sauteing spinach with mushrooms in a touch of bacon fat for flavor, adding it into my chicken soups and broths, and blending some up with my cream of mushroom/cheese sauce mixes to give a nice splash of color to pasta!

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Any green is good!

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Sure is!!!

 

I think some squirrels and caterpillars are getting to some herbs though, our chives have been gnawed down on and some of our planter boxes definitely have soil kicked out from them. I did catch a caterpillar red-handed munching on a basil leaf Smiley Tongue

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Greetings from Europe! Long time no see! Smiley Wink

 

Made this dish for my family yesterday, and we all loved it! Wanted to try it for quite some time, but never have. Well, finally! So. very. yummy! Faux mac and cheese, with cauliflower instead of macaroni! 

 

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Cool! I recently had something similar that was faux alfredo sauce- with cauliflower and soy cheese. It was so good!

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Ew Caulkeflower. What a mean trick to play Smiley Tongue Looks good though Smiley Happy

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Thanks, @Samtian !

 

Haha! “Ew cauliflower” has been me all my life ( until some years back ), so I totally get you. Then I’ve started to experiment with it at some point, and found so many different ways of preparing it to be so very delish, it is amazeballs! Now I love it! So. Many. Possibilities!

 

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Although I'm not a melted cheese fan, it seems to go with (faux) mac and cheese! Looks lusciously yummy.

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I'm convinced this is my very own personal food diary thread. Just for me, myself and I. Smiley Happy Today I had slow-cooked beef meatballs with a cranberry BBQ sauce. I served it over mashed cauliflower ringed by slivered purple kale.

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I'm here! My cooking skills are pretty much non existent. I am however a huge lover of food. I like drooling over the foods you all make. 

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Hopefully I can join you soon, @DiVWA ! So we can share this thread. Whaddya say? Willing to share? Smiley Tongue

 

Boy that looks yummy! *droolz*

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Totally looking forward to you re-joining this thread, @lyravega. It's a ghost town around here! Smiley Wink

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Today was an experimental meal which may not appeal to some people here (assuming anyone on BT ventures onto this thread anymore Smiley Wink). I made beef heart. It has a slightly game-y taste but is quite pleasant (tastes better than liver). It's supposed to be served medium rare which is how I served it.

 

I sauteed it and served it on a salad. The salad had dandelion greens, celery bits, thinly sliced red onion, slices of Wagner apple, chopped parsley, roasted pistachios and a sweet tangy dressing. The dressing had roasted walnut oil; some splashes of lemon juice, huckleberry vinegar, coconut vinegar; and a tiny bit of Dijon mustard and bourbon-aged maple syrup. The bitter greens along with the sweet apple and dressing were a refreshing contrast to the beef heart.

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Hello! It feels like a while since I posted.

 

Tonight I had broiled NY steak with some carrot "fries," fresh strawberries and whole-grain amaranth.

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Last night I had broiled grass-fed lamb chops with mashed parsnips. I needed some parsley or something green to make this plate look prettier but it was tasty nonetheless!

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Hello! Last night we had homemade pizza with gluten-free crust. This time I tried adding some pineapple juice to the crust recipe and it turned out really good. Also tried cottage bacon for the first time, which seems to be much better (less fatty) than ham would have been.

 

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