What's on your plate?

lylysa

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? :smileyvery-happy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Since you mention pita, I found some quick recipes online for cranberry bean hummus!

 

Cranberry Bean Hummus (from The Parsley Thief)

Adapted {quite generously} from The British Larder
Makes about 2 cups

4 ounces shelled fresh cranberry beans
1/4 onion, peeled
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon kosher salt {divided}
1 large zucchini {about 9 ounces}
2 {heaping} tablespoons tahini {sesame paste}
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil {plus more zucchini & garnish}
freshly ground black pepper
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sumac {divided}
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Place the cranberry beans, onion, bay leaf & 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Cover with water & bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer & cook for about 20 minutes, or until the beans are tender; transfer to a bowl of ice water & set aside.
While the beans are cooking, slice the zucchini into long, fat strips. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Add the zucchini {in batches, if necessary} & saute until tender & lightly brown. Set aside.
Transfer the cooled beans & zucchini to the bowl of a food processor. Add the tahini, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly ground black pepper {to taste}, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon sumac & lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Check for seasoning & adjust as necessary.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil & the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of sumac. Serve with toasted pita bread triangles.

 

FRESH CRANBERRY BEAN HUMMUS WITH CHERVIL (from Getting Lost in the Woods post on The Year in Food)

1.5 pounds cranberry beans (pre-shelled weight)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garnish: carrot sticks, pita bread, tortilla chips

First, shell the beans. Place beans in a medium-sized pot and fill with water about two inches over the beans. Do not salt the water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until beans are tender. Remove from heat and drain beans. (Reserve a little of the water if you’d like a thinner hummus.)

Using a handheld blender or food processor, combine beans with olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and minced garlic. Blend to desired consistency. Add salt to taste.

Spoon hummus into a serving bowl. Drizzle olive oil over hummus. Garnish with fresh chervil and cracked black pepper.

DTalksAll

Re: What's on your plate?

Thanks, I'm between one of those or a bake with bread crumbs & bacon. Let's face it... bacon makes everything better :smileytongue: 

& if it's yucky, my boyfriend can eat it all & I'll have a salad. yup, I'm spoiled :smileywink: 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Hahah! I'm in the same boat as you! Though my eating habits have definitely improved, my bf will still "pick up" something if I try and don't like it!

 

Mmmm, bacon!!! I did a breakfast scramble mash with left over brown rice and quinoa with some bacon (baked and then crumbled), scrambled eggs, and mushroom last weekend.

 

I'm odd about the texture of beans too....sometimes it just throws my taste buds in for a loop! :-S

mimibel

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mimibel

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lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh yum!!!!! I may have to try this next time I have sausage! And soup weather is just about here too! Thank you for sharing!!!

mimibel

Re: What's on your plate?

I used Shiitake and baby Bellas and 1/2 a zucchini and a bag of frozen cauliflower. I add a tablespoon of Chipotle Tabasco, lime, ginger and basil. It started as a sort of Tom Yum based thing but it's kind of morphed into a kitchen sink comfort soup for fall and winter. 

lylysa

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It looks incredible and I'm a huge fan of mushrooms...Tom Yum is delish!

jaimelove

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tonight i made a roux to thicken the chicken soup i made on sunday night into more of a chowder, added a pint of heavy cream and some corn and put it in a casserole dish topped with garlic cheddar biscuit batter and baked it in the oven :smileyhappy: and i STILL have about a gallon of leftover soup haha. but man, it was SO good :smileyvery-happy: i need to find at least one more creative way to use up these leftovers haha. we're probably going to be eating it in some form or other for the rest of the week hahaha

lylysa

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I've been craving chicken noodle soup today, I think your earlier post spurred my taste buds!

BeautyJunkie325

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In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, here is one of my favorite things....cupcakes. :smileyhappy:

jaimelove

Re: What's on your plate?

omg. way to give me the cupcake cravings haha. those look amazing! 

 

 

BeautyJunkie325

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Cupcakes are my kryptonite!!!!  I love baking them, decorating them & eating them.  I took a dozen to my salon today when I went for my nail appointment.

lylysa

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@Beautyjunkie

 

LOOK LOOK LOOK!!!!!

 

I finally got to make pizzas with the recipe you posted! I'm so excited!!!!!! :smileyvery-happy: My bf, cousin, and my tummy thank you!

 

I ended up using whole wheat all-purpose flour since I figured I'd use what I have available, found that I needed about half a cup more hot water than what the recipe called for, maybe because the wheat aspect makes it all hearty. We did skip the sauce bit because HEB had a sale on some, we got a fire roasted tomato sauce and a roasted garlic sauce.

 

For toppings we had the below to work with:

 

-Portabella mushrooms

-Fresh spinach

-Fresh basil

-Asparagus heads

-Smoke ham

-Pepperoni

-Prosciutto

-4 cheese blend

-Hand-shredded mozzerella

-Garlic

-Onions

 

The recipe you gave me ended up making five pizzas total, pretty awesome! We used all the dough and we still have a ton of toppings!

 

I was surprised at how easy it was to put together! I'll have to make some more this week because our fridge is overrun with toppings, hahah! Thanks again!

BeautyJunkie325

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Those look amazing!!!!  I'm glad you liked them and they turned out so well.   I love the dough recipe it is the perfect texture.  I may have to try the Prosciutto and Spinach on our next pizza night!

lylysa

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The stellar pizza of the night was Prociutto, spinach, mushroom, and asparagus!

 

I also have some of the leftovers for lunch today....my stomach can't wait!

 

Thank you again for the recipe!

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

My dad has made a request for that pizza now. :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Totally having another pizza night this week! My friends are coming over and it's going to be a pizza party! Can't wait, maybe I'll even snap a pic of the "assembly station"!

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

That sounds like loads of fun.  I may have to try that for my next trip to Houston with my 2 nieces. :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Pizza topping overload in my fridge at the moment....must..make more...yummy pizzas!!!

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

I think that we are going to make pizza on Sunday.  I've already started my grocery list. :smileyhappy:

 

I think I may try some different type of tomatoes this time.

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