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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Y'all, I love this thread!!!

 

I spent Christmas in New Orleans, and I was too excited to take pictures of my food, so boo to me!

 

Here are some things I've eaten lately:

 

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Whole wheat cinnamon-raisin bagel toasted and buttered with Miyoko's Kitchen vegan European-style butter, with Kite Hill dairy-free cashew "cream cheese", sprinkled with ground flaxseed, chia seeds, toasted coconut, and cocoa, topped with fresh blueberries. All surrounded by fresh sliced navel orange wedges.  What a lovely breakfast!

 

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This was what I ate for Thanksgiving dinner! We have @gardein turk'y roast, sweet potato casserole made with @miyokos_kitchen vegan butter, green beans, potatoes, turnip & collard #greens , #homemade cranberry sauce, vegan risotto, and @gardein gravy!

 

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Hah, here is a photo of what I ate on a recent all-nighter at my alma mater's library when I was working on my master's thesis. Just turned it in a week or so ago, woohoo! I went to taco bell to get a bean burrito (vegan), and also had some of their weird mountain dew flavors- excellent for the all-nighter!

 

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The day after I turned in my thesis, my sister baked me some vegan cupcakes! These are famous-bakery-worthy! To the left, we have almond-vanilla cupcakes (made with almond milk instead of cow's milk and almond extract for extra flavor) with non-dairy gourmet 'cream cheese' icing with orange marmalade mixed in! To the right we have chocolate almond cupcakes with cocoa mixed into the batter, and the icing is the same as the other one, but with cocoa powder mixed in as well. #whoneedsmilkandeggswhenyouhavethese

 

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Then we have some hot cocoa vegan-style! I heated up unsweetened soymilk, stirred in melted Chocolate Dream dairy-free chocolate chips, and topped with @so_delicious coconut whipped cream. Garnished with a candy cane!chocosantaveg.jpg

On Christmas Eve, I ate this gorgeous gourmet vegan "milk" chocolate St. Nick filled with vegan sour gummy bears! So good!

 

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Last night I ate collard greens (Southern style, but without the ham hocks because #vegan Smiley Wink  ), veggie chili, yellow squash, and some Daiya-brand non-dairy mac and 'cheese' with field peas, carrots, and bell peppers. It was sooooo good that I got seconds.

 

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And finally, my snack from this afternoon! I had warmed chocolate almond milk with some dark chocolate-covered pretzels. My nail polish matches my beverage! (Butter London Champers).

 

 

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Congratulations on completing your thesis - what an amazing accomplishment! 

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Sorry it's taken me so long to reply! I've been sick! Smiley Sad

 

Thank you so much!

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Yummmmm! I love all the pics!

And kudos for matching your nail polish to your drink! It's alllllll in the details!

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Haha, thank you! It was a happy accident.

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Mmmm this all looks so delicious!! But I must know...what were the weird Mt. Dew flavors?

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Thanks! Hehe, I think it was Sangria or .... Baja Blast? One of those. It was pretty good!!!! I think they are exclusive to Taco Bell or something like that.

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Lovely plating on these dishes. Congratulations on finishing your thesis and Happy New Year to you!

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Thank you so much! I'm so relieved to have it over (for the time being). Happy New Year to you too! <3

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Tonight on New Years Eve Eve we had leftover turkey over slivered chard and mashed parsnips with gravy on top.

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Ooo, mashed parsnips????

What's the flavor that they give off, I've gotta admit, I've never had parsnips too often to really recall. 

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@lylysa, they are slightly sweet but not in a cloying way. Much tastier than mashed potatoes.

 

If you decide to try mashing them, it's best to cut out the hard core from the thicker upper part of the parsnip and to peel the parsnip. Dice it and then steam it in a covered pot over boiling water for about 15 minutes at least; use a fork to make sure the parsnip pieces are pretty soft before taking off the stove and mashing.

 

Mash with a touch of ghee or butter and then add a tiny amount of milk (dairy or soy or almond are all ok) until you get the creaminess that you want.

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Looks tasty! I love parsnips! They are excellent mashed!

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Tonight we had Cajun Beef Celeriac (Celery Root) Chili. This is a recipe from Inspiralized cookbook. The celery root is made into a rice by first spiralizing it with the spaghetti-cut blade and then briefly running it through the S blade of the food processor. The chili tasted quite good.

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More celery root! Yum! Umm... Imma need this one, too,  @DiVWA ! Smiley Tongue

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That is awesome! I need to get that cookbook!

 

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Hello! Long time no see. Smiley Happy

 

Just dropping this fantastic low carb and gf burrito pie casserole we had tonight. Mighty good! Super yum! Still want more! Smiley Very Happy

 

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Burrito Pie??!??!?!?!?

 

Recipe posted here, please????

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@lylysa , @dalidyli ... Recipe is in spoiler now. Smiley Wink

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Aweeeesome! Thank you for sharing!