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?

Now I need a food processor.

michelleshops

Re: What's on your plate?

That sounds amazing!  Simple is PB&J; your lunch is anything but!

DiVWA

Re: What's on your plate?

just needed to steam the cauliflower. The ham was leftover, reheated in microwave. The oil was from Trader Joe's.

Mochapj

Re: What's on your plate?

Caramel Chocolate Rye Banana Bread.  

lylysa

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I read your post all out of order but it all still sounded delicious!

Mochapj

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Lol, it was/is.  It's one thing.  

 

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lylysa

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Whether it's all together or separate....YUM! ^_^

LariTheLoud

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Thanksgiving dessert: pumpkin cheesecake and salted caramel chocolate chip pecan bars. Or the leftovers that I left at my parents' house. :smileywink:

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

How can you leave the pecan bars behind, they'll be lonely.

knuevekm

Re: What's on your plate?

um yeaaaaaaa, gonna need that salted caramel chocolate chip pecan bar recipe! Please! :smileyhappy:

(it looks AWESOME!)

lylysa

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^^^^^^ I agree!!!! 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Supppppper easy, cake-like cornbread recipe I follow (my home-ec teacher back in high school gave it to me):

 

-1 box yellow cake mix

-2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix

-2 cups of milk

-1/3 cup of oil

-5 eggs

 

Preheat oven to 350, lightly grease a 9x13 pan (merely cut the recipe in half if you're using a 9x9 pan). Sift or mix dry ingredients together, add in milk, oil, and eggs and beat together. Get rid of lumps in batter, pour into pan, bake for 40-45 minutes (if you're using a 9x9 pan it may take 35-40, so just keep an eye starting around the 35 minute mark regardless of pan size). 

 

I adore this recipe because I'm a fan of sweet cornbread and this takes all the guess work out of how much sugar to use and avoiding making it too sweet but also getting it sweet enough. It pairs great with any upcoming Thanksgiving meals or even on its own paired with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

guzelkiz

Re: What's on your plate?

This whole thread is making me wish I could cook. :smileysad: It's funny because you would think with a chemistry background I could manage to make edible food but alas, no.

TheSocialQuota

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It's nearly the holidays so you can cheat french toast easy. Grab brioche or any egg bread like Challah. I've found cutting up into half slices works best around a quarter or third of an inch thick. let it stale up a few hours in the oven/fridge/open. Douse the mess of it with a food whole milk + cream top eggnog with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pan fry up a nice crust on it all (medium low heat, keep a bit of oil in the pan for each batch you put in). Since eggnog is typically pasteurized, it is fairly goof-proof.

guzelkiz

Re: What's on your plate?

That sounds really good! Definitely will give it a try. Thanks!

BuxomBabe80

Re: What's on your plate?

That actually sounds pretty tasty, as long as it doesn't actually taste like eggnog. :smileytongue:

TheSocialQuota

Re: What's on your plate?

I promise it doesn't. This is just a way to cheat having to crack eggs and mix up the slosh. :smileywink:

BuxomBabe80

Re: What's on your plate?

Nice! I'll keep that in mind then! :smileyhappy:

BuxomBabe80

Re: What's on your plate?

I hear ya, girl! I can cook but not well and I certainly don't enjoy it. :smileysad:

guzelkiz

Re: What's on your plate?

It's just sad because my mom is an amazing cook and she can make anything! I think what happened is that growing up she never let me be in the kitchen with her because she didn't want me to make a mess or do things differently than her way. So I stuck with my dad and worked on cars and fixing things around the house.  We also did countless renovation projects together. So now I just don't know how to start learning to cook and my husband and in laws spoil me so I don't really have to cook.

BuxomBabe80

Re: What's on your plate?

Sounds to me like you have a pretty good deal with the husband though! 

 

Growing up I had it in my mind that I was going to be the opposite of my mom. Not because I didn't love my mom or respect her, but it's not the life I thought I wanted to lead. My mom stopped working when I was very young and has never worked full-time since. She did all the cooking and cleaning when I was growing up. She still does the bulk of it. But my mom's twin, my favorite aunt, was an engineer who got married in her 30s and kept her maiden name. She seemed more independent and that is what I wanted to be like. 

 

Fast forward a few years and I had my kids at 22 and 24. LOL But I have worked since my oldest was six weeks old and I'm the breadwinner in my relationship. So I guess I got the best of both worlds in some sense. :smileyhappy:

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