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?

Same, I'm always guilty of spring/egg rolls and a basic bowl of pho with lean beef or sometimes some brisket and call it a day. It's tough to break from a GREAT go-to.

vegchililover78

Re: What's on your plate?

So the menu picture is kind of small even though I chose the largest setting. It's Mixed Vegetable & Tofu Sate with rice noodles. Delicious!

EvangelineDamon

Re: What's on your plate?

I hearted this despite the tofu!

It looks great.

Is this pho?

vegchililover78

Re: What's on your plate?

It was delicious! The Vietnamese name is Pho-Mi Hutieu. The one I got is a little different because it's vegetarian and made with vegetable broth. Both of us had big soup bellies last night! lol

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

Yes! And fried tofu is amazing, I don't really like soft tofu that much since its a very unique texture.

DiVWA

Re: What's on your plate?

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Butternut "polenta." It's a bit more orange than traditional polenta (which is made with cornmeal). My "polenta" is gluten-free and corn-free. The squash taste sweetens in this dish so that the end result tastes rich and not really like a squash. It can accommodate any gravy or sauce. The edges turn a crispy brown. The texture is very similar to real polenta.

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Steps:

Use one butternut squash -- get one that's longer in the tubular area instead of a bulbous one. Need two pounds (weigh before peeling and dicing).

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Steam the cubed squash - I use two steamers so is quicker. Steam until very soft--about 20 minutes. You can also bake the squash whole and then scoop out about 2 pounds.

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While squash is steaming (or baking), measure the other ingredients (3 slightly-beaten eggs, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the kind in the green sprinkle container is okay to use), 1 cup blanched almond flour). Put parchment onto 9x13 pan.

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Let cooked squash cool in a large glass bowl.

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Mash the cooked squash. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

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Consistency will be like mashed potatoes. Spread around into the parchment-lined pan.

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Bake at 320 degrees F for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer the whole thing (including the parchment paper) to a cutting board. Cut into squares--I do 6 per recipe but you can do 8 too.

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lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Thanks for the detailed recipe and photos!

jisub89

Re: What's on your plate?

Yes, I'm excited to try as I've been obsessed with butternut squash lately! Thanks for posting the recipe, DiVWA! :smileyhappy:

knuevekm

Re: What's on your plate?

Thank you for the awesome step by step photos!

EvangelineDamon

Re: What's on your plate?

I wish I could heart this 20 times. 

Thank you so much for the recipe (again) and the terrific pictures.

 

How long does a butternut squash last if you keep it intact?

DiVWA

Re: What's on your plate?

At least several months. We're buying up a bunch from TJ's right now and making different polentas to store in the freezer. We use magic marker and write the bought date right on the TJ sticker. Then use up the oldest first.

vegchililover78

Re: What's on your plate?

Yum! I love butternut squash, love how you mixed it up here. :smileyhappy:

knuevekm

Re: What's on your plate?

Tonight I made mushroom asiago chicken. It is wonderful! The chicken is pan fried so there are lots of different textures in this dish. 

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lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I really think this is going to be on the menu for tonight. I have to make a trip to the grocery store so I can pick up what I'm missing and I happen to have chicken defrosted.

knuevekm

Re: What's on your plate?

Please post pictures if you do! :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

If I can even make it to take a photo before gobbling it all up! Haha!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

So I totally made this last night, I ended up cutting the chicken breasts I had into chunks and initially added too much chicken broth, but I let it simmer down more and added some flour to thicken so it actually turned into more of a thick cream/gravy/stew-like mix which was still very good! I'll definitely be repeating this recipe, thanks again for sharing it, Knuevekm!

knuevekm

Re: What's on your plate?

You are welcome!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Totally put it over quinoa and brown rice like mentioned below too! ^_^

 

It's very hearty (probably because my "cream" sauce ended up being more like a thick gravy)!

jisub89

Re: What's on your plate?

Looks delicious! I didn't know of asiago cheese before but I'll be on the lookout now :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Recipe, recipe, recipe....please?

 

That looks delicious, I love mushrooms and ohhh that would look scrumptious over some rice or quinoa!

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