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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*boop to his nose* 

I just chowed down and finished my lunch not long ago. Leftovers from last night, meat wasn't defrosted in time so I took the canned tuna route!


Tuna Casserole---


-6.4 oz pouch of tuna (I used the Chunk Light Tuna in water from Starkist)

-1/2 bag of egg noodles

-2 cups of chicken broth

-1 can of cream of chicken soup

-1/2 can of milk (I used the cream of chicken can as a measuring cup for the milk)

-1-2 generous spoons of sour cream (vary it to your personal tastes and preferences)

-Spices (I did some onion powder, Montreal steak seasoning, and some salt)

-Broccoli (chopped smaller)

-Mushrooms (chopped)

-Peas (I used the frozen kind)

-Shredded cheese (optional, I did some Asiago on top when it was complete)


Image result for skillet pan with lid


In a skillet (like the above), scatter in the dry egg noodles and lay down a layer of broccoli, mushroom, peas, and tuna. Add in 2 cups of chicken broth on top. In a bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, and spices until blended, pour on top of contents in skillet. Set stove at med/high (6 1/6 to 7 if your stove top dial has numbers), allow the skillet to boil for at least 5-10 minutes (should bubble, but not roll over top of skillet edge all chaotic-like) and stir a bit to mix contents, lower heat to low/medium (4 or 5) and let simmer for another 20-30 minutes (this will depend on if you want the casserole to be more "wet" or have the liquid evaporate and absorb down some). Once consistency is to your liking, turn off stove and remove from heat, add shredded cheese (if wanted) and let cool down so any extra liquid can further thicken up and absorb. Then divvy up and enjoy!


I've done variations on this casserole with things like chicken (add it into the skillet raw), used less egg noodles (in which case, adjust the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup mix accordingly as to not make it too watery), used rotini noodles, swapped the cream of chicken for cream of mushroom, and also added in frozen corn before so there's lots of flexibility with this!

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My first ever pie! Blueberry. Its not pretty. But I'm proud of myself.

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Oooh, I think it's gorgeous!

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It looks pretty enough for my liking!!!!!   😋😋😋

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This looks seriously yummy. Don't be hard on yourself for how it looks! It's how it tastes that's important! Smiley Wink

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Au contraire, @Samtian, this is a beauty!

What kind of fat did you use in the crust?


And most importantly, how did it taste?

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It tasted delicous! Partially hydronated lard. 

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^^^ Asking all the hard hitting questions!


And great job, Samtian! The crust edge has a beautiful color and I'm very curious on that green pie pan! How unique! 

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@lylysa The green pie pan is from The Pioneer Woman, as brand Wal-mart has started carrying. They have really cute stuff. 

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Nice! I'll have to check it out!

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I am drooolllling at catching up on all those delightful and delectable posts shared since I've been away!


Can you say, "YUM"????? Smiley Tongue


My boyfriend and I recently started our own herb garden and a few nights ago we baked salmon and used some fresh dill and parsley harvested!

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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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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!