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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Looks so good.

I love how you included the chicken breast into the party...

Perfect balance.

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Thanks, it was delish Smiley Very Happy The sauce made the plate.

I love the fresh smell you get when you are chopping all the parsley.

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Fresh herbs is such a beautiful aroma! Even freshly cut garlic! I relish every time I make garlic butter and my kitchen just fills up with the scent!

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I made spaghetti yesterday so that's what will be for dinner tonight, as well.

It was delicious..but sadly, I ate all of the bread before dinner came around so I might need to get some today because if I'm going to be bad, I might as well be very bad..

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San Marzano tomatoes definitely make a difference.

They are the best.

Super quick recipe

 

Spoiler

Dice an onion (I used yellow)

Grate/Mince garlic (I used to big cloves, grated them because I'm lazy and its pretty efficient)

-set aside-

Brown the meat (we had lean but fatty is great; I like to salt the pan first to crisp up the edges, then I'll add olive oil, if it needs it and will pepper before I dump it in with the onions)

Heat big pot, add olive oil, onions and after a couple of minutes the garlic

Add meat once done, cover with lid for a few minutes

Add canned tomatoes (San Marzano if you've got them)

Cook the sausages; I used both Mild and Hot Italian sausages but I cooked them separately so the hot didn't get all over the mild.

Add those to the sauce, then tomato paste; cover

I ended up using water to clean out the tomato cans; it all depends on how thick you want your sauce

A little wine, let it cook off

The longer it sits, the better.

I think it was about 6 hours of simmering before we ate

I'm really looking forward to leftovers tonight..

 

 

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Italian sausage!!!! Thank you for the recipe too!

 

Maybe it actually reads:

 

"A litte wine.....*sip a a little wine*, let it cook off.....*sip a little wine*" Smiley Tongue

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ha ha

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Pasta.. yum. Home made, long-simmered sauces are so good!

Are they angel's hair? 

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It is Trader Joe's Capellini pasta which is the same thing as angel hair....I think

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Diner for one last night. I made some tilapia, roasted broccoli and brown/wild rice. If anyone ever wants to visit LA I'll cook for you haha.

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I think there's supposed to be a Earl Grey cheesecake or something like that in my future trips to LA?

I'm requesting this, too.

It looks so good and healthy...I already used my begging kitty gif so I'll save it for something more sinful..nom nom nom.jpg.

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Earl Grey pie!

 

 

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I really do hope you come down one day though!

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What I want to know is where is the rest of the pie and why is it not in mah belly! 

Re: What's on your plate?

I was so close!

Earl Grey cheesecake sounds pretty good though..

So do those macaroons..

Once I get my head out of my butt, I think I'm going to have to do a tour of So. Cal and visit you!

 

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Yay! And I'll let you know if I ever make it up north again! I'm due for a trip there anyway

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Sounds like a plan, man.

Whenever you do, I'll even pick you up at SFO.

Now, I need to do research on places other than Sephora to take you...ha ha

I think you'd appreciate Haight St for many reasons..oooo....music, makeup and food.

Sounds good to me..

 

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I've been, it's fun! I also went to the Mission District I believe, and some fancy tea place called Samovar haha. I didn't have really any time to spend in SF last time I went, I had to split it between there and the "nice" part of Oakland where my cousin lived. I'd love to explore more!

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My bf and I have our sets of lightsaber chopsticks now and when we got them I thought of you!

 

I love wild rice!!! So much flavor!

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Haha awesome! Which sabers did you guys get?

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We got the green and blue versions of Luke's. Alllllmost splurged for the light up ones but skipped. I wore them in my hair for a drag show when I did some Princess Leia buns. Smiley Tongue Now they're washed and in my kitchen drawer.

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So speaking of salmon (been seeing that pop up more and more), I had it too last night!

Bit of garlic butter, salt, pepper, onion powder, cooked in a pan super simple style.

 

Four decent sized salmon pieces, and I took half a can of cream of mushroom sauce, cut up more baby bella mushrooms, a generous scoop of sour cream, bit of milk, and shredded parm warmed and whisked together on the stove for a sauce ^_^

 

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I'm getting the hang of cooking with gas after using electric for my entire life.

Today, I caught some salmon from Costco.

Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon. It was a beaut; a little over a pound and so fresh and tasty!!

I had plans of making pan fried potatoes but my little Yukons were sprouting and getting soft so I made rice for the first time on a gas stove and I didn't burn it!!

Squash is from the Farmer's Market..

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Salmon:

Season salmon: I used a very little amount of salt, (Simply Organic, very different than the Goya version) Adobo Seasoning and pepper

Mince/Grate some garlic - put aside

Heat pan over med-heat, add butter to coat the pan and watch it bubble and turn slightly golden brown

Put salmon in the pan. (They say 10 minutes per inch of thickness. I think our piece took about 15.)

Add a little garlic.

Sear on one side for about half of the time (I started with the non skin side down) then flip it and cook the other side. (I used the lid to semi-steam it for a couple of minutes and added a little garlic at the end)

 

Squash: 

Cut Squash, Mince/Grate Garlic

Heat Pan

Add some butter, wait until its golden brown and add the garlic

Drop in the Squash

Season the Squash

Cook for about 5-8 minutes

Eat and Be Merry

 

 

 

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