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? :smileyvery-happy:

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If anyone is a fan of A Bit of Fry & Laurie...remember the marmalade skit??? Your mention of marmalade made me think of it, love these two.

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I love all your dishes Diwva. :smileyhappy: 

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For lunch today I had a salad that had slivered purple kale, red cabbage and radicchio, all massaged with some roasted hazelnut oil. Then added chopped cucumber, some heated and cut-up leftover maple roasted ham, and a bunch of blueberries.

 

Lately I've been using fruits in my salads, which are a great substitute for tomatoes. The fruit adds a sweetness to the salad and makes every bite satisfying. I always add a protein such as leftover meat or some salmon too. Raw leafy greens need to be massaged with an oil to break them down; this oil is the only "dressing" I use--no vinegar or other thing needs to be added.

 

If you've been bored with salads lately, try some of my tricks.

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For dinner we had a hamburger with a PB&J theme except we used almond butter instead of peanut butter. The jam is homemade strawberry. The side dish is sweet potato hash browns, which I made for the first time last week.

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I'm Captain Tardy-to-the-Party but this looks amazing.  I would never think to put PB on a burger but now I really want to try it!  

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Dear Lord, woman, where do you come up with these ideas? I feel so cooking inferior! (mostly because my husband does most of the cooking) :smileywink:

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LOL. This was actually a paleo recipe. I check out lots of recipe books from the library and like skimming through them for ideas. This is actually a pretty relaxing thing for me to do. I make copies of any recipes that seem promising.

 

Cooking, laundry and gardening are the only "domestic" type things I'm good at. Although I think cooking wise, I'm in my prime. I'm not into the fancy chef things either--just honest, whole foods.

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For dinner we had baked "fried" chicken over spicy mango sauce, with steamed green beans with roasted pistachio oil drizzled on top. Small fruit salad consisted of cantaloupe and pitted cherries.

 

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Spoiler
Chicken "breading" consisted of some ground-up pork rinds mixed with cashew meal and a touch of dried mint.

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Awwww yushhhhh to dem ground up pork rinds!!!!!

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One day I will come to visit and you can teach me how to cook all these dishes Divwa :smileyhappy:

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Not homemade, but pretty good for a frozen pizza! Kale, mushroom and onions paired with mango lemonade!

 

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Today we had Dijon Chicken ( thighs ) with wild forest mushrooms, served over riced cauliflower. Plus, fresh cabbage salad. Very yummy.

 

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*dives into plate*

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Omg, I love all the ingredients in this dish :smileyhappy:

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For dinner we had some meatloaf with some sauted slivered chard and some sliced mango. The meatloaf had shredded carrots and diced mushrooms in it (along with grass-fed ground beef). This is pretty much the same recipe I used several months ago that had shredded beets in it, but I substituted the beets with carrots.

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Yummy! I bring some fresh cherries from our garden :smileyhappy: I forgot to take picture :smileysad: This year is the first year we didn't got all the cherries stolen by the birds :smileyhappy:

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Usually I serve this garlic parmesan chicken over zoodles ( absolutely delish! ).

 

Like this:

 

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This time it was over riced cauliflower. And, no spinach. Yumm!!!

 

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Mix it all up, add more grated parm, and dig in!

 

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Looks like some cray pilaf, huh? :smileyhappy:

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This looks good. But Popeye would be very disappointed in you! :smileywink:

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Screw Popeye. I always liked Wimpy better, anyway. :smileywink:

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oh he was adorable with all his hamburgers!

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Yes, pls, hamburgers over spinach any time! :smileyvery-happy:

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