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:

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh forgot the credit. Originally the recipe was from Luxirare, she had water and I substituted with licqour cuz I like my dessert darker/more adult (and I added the syrup from my other rum cake recipe). You can use water instead. It taste best hot/warm cuz then it's fluffy and the center is gooey (it hardens a bit when cold).

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

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Aaahh, there were some talk of ramen yesterday so I ate ramen today. Also made Chocolate Run cake with gooey chocolate center, the lazy version. It turned out quite well, 3in of rich fluffy chocolate cake. Yes I ate straight from the pan, it's legit cuz I live alone anyways, less dishes to wash. =P

 

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Recipe:
- Chocolate cake mix (the one with pudding)
- 3 eggs (default)
- 1/2 cup of oil (default)
- 1 1/4 cup of water (default)
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 oil
- 1 tsp expresso powder or grounded coffee
- 1/4 cup of burbon, rum or brandy.

 

Mix all of the above together. Pour half (or a bit more) the batter into the pan, lay some bittersweet chocolate bar on top (I used 60%), pour in remaining half.

 

Bake according to box directions (preheat, then 350F for 30-40min).

 

Mix 1/4c each of rum, water and sugar, and 2tbsp butter. Microwave to combine. When the cake is done, poke with toothpick and pour this on top. Dig in.

 

Whipped cream/frosting unneccessary unless you really like them. Even the syrup's just an enhancement. Nothing complicated, actual work prob took 10min.

 

*instead of chocolate bar in the center, you can also do other things like pureed strawberries or rasberries.


*you can also flip it and dust some cocoa powder on top for presentation if frosting's not your thing.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Oooo, good idea with different fillings and dusting it with cocoa powder! I bet you can get fancy with a lace doily and dust powdered sugar into a fancy design!

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

That looks AMAZING!!!!  I'm going to have to try that one.

malday

Re: What's on your plate?

@lylysa well I didn't find any miso paste (I have a ton of Asian markets near me but didn't want to drive that extra mile in the heat lol) so I made this instead!

 

 

haha I realize this isn't the same thing at all but I really just wanted cold soba!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Did you get a chance to get the refrigerated area? That's where I found mine!

 

Anywho, mmmm, cold soba! And little bun baos!!! Cute chopsticks!

malday

Re: What's on your plate?

I didn't even think to look there haha. I went to a Fresh & Easy. I don't know if you have those where you live but they're relatively small and sometimes that store is really hit or miss when it comes to "international" foods (I always laugh when stores label aisles like that). I'll have to check again on my next trip! And thanks! I never eat noodles without my chopsabers haha.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I wish they lit up! I got a pair for my friend one year!

 

 

malday

Re: What's on your plate?

Me too! How cool would it be to eat a bowl of ramen in the dark! I imagine it would make the broth look like it's glowing

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

@lylysa: wow and wow. I'm usually not a fan of Asian anything but I gotta say I would try that in a heartbeat.

 

@BeautyJunkie325: omg that dessert looks like chocolate heaven!! Even on the ceiling! :smileywink:

Sorry about your mom too...that's rough. :smileysad:

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

I'm sooooo trying to figure out why some of my pics are posting upside done.  Oye!!!!!

 

She was diagnosed a few years ago which was rough.  The year after she was diagnosed with lung cancer.  I was sooooo done with everything & everyone.  I had completely shut down & stopped believing in anything.  I couldn't believe that my mom not only was going to loose everything that made her my mom but now she had cancer.  My friends kicked my butt, prayed for her and did little things for us.  One of my closest friends made her a quilt out of blue fabric (her favorite color) to use when she went for chemo treatments.  We had a long year of surgery & chemo.  After going through that everything else is cake.  She has good days and bad days, but I'm lucky that she knows who everyone is, she just can't ask for a fork. :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Upside down or not, that looked delish!

 

All the best for your mom, you, friends, and family. It sounds like you have a really good, solid circle of people and that can make all the difference in the world when days get dark.

 

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

:smileyhappy: It's really different, if you're not accustomed to miso you might not even be able to place your finger on it being what is used, but the honey really helps to give it a balance. Spyski isn't a miso flavor fan, but like I mentioned, any time I post recipes, I encourage folks to adjust and alter to their tastes to make it work for them!

 

I'm a big believer in "the nose knows" in regards to mixing up ingredients!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

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Okay! Back with another recipe, folks!

 

MISO HONEY GLAZED CHICKEN!

 

Again, for those that know my previous recipe posts, lots of them vary in terms of measurement (use your own judgement/tastes, if you like the flavor more of one spice, add more, if you want to take away some, do so, use your nose as a guide as far as what you're making and having it smell right = tasting right), but I tried to be a bit more precise on this recipe.

 

For starters, preheat your oven to 350!

 

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Okay! Onto recipe/photo guide time! Refer to the the above pic as you read on!

 

Step One - Ingredients/supplies

 

-Baking pan/sheet (covered in foil, I rubbed a touch of sesame oil on it)

-Chicken breast (butterflied and fileted into two pieces, you can also just cut the chicken into piece to cook on the stove in a pan or in strips cooked in pan or oven)

-Honey

-Miso paste

-Onion powder

-Chili powder

-Black pepper (I like fresh ground pepper, but preground is fine)

-Salt

-Sesame oil

-Sesame seeds (toasted, optional)

 

Step Two & Three - Mixing your marinade

 

For this specific time, I used 3 1/2 tablespoons of honey, 2 1/2 teaspoons of miso paste, sprinkled in some salt, pepper, onion powder, and chili powder, and added a small touch of sesame oil (keep it easy on the SO, no need to get crazy). Mix it up with a spoon or whisk until the miso is no longer clumpy and it makes almost a runny paste. Again, use your sense of smell, if you want to add more of a spice in, go ahead, if the paste is too runny, feel free to add some corn starch a little at a time to thicken it up some but be sure it doesn't make your glaze smell too powdery. Photo three shows the texture of this particular time I made it, but I've also had times where I didn't add as much honey and the miso was more dominant.

 

Step Four - Glaze time

 

Add in your chicken now, mix it up, coat up pieces, slices, breasts (however you cut it) to the marinade to make sure it's evenly glazed (I'll post what polish I'm wearing in Mani Friday post later, haha!). Keep any left over marinade to reglaze later.

 

Step Five - Prepare to bake

 

Lay chicken pieces on baking pan and sprinkle sesame seeds on top, pop into oven for 20 minutes

 

Step Six - Reglaze

 

Midway through baking, pull out chicken and drizzle on some left over marinade. use a spoon as a brush will just remove/move sesame seeds, close oven, let it finish out for the remainder of the bake time.

 

Step Seven - TA DA! (Check out my sweet oven mitt :smileytongue:)

 

Pull out, let cool, plate and serve! TA DA!!!!!! Enjoy!

 

*As mentioned, this can also be cooked on the stove in a pan, the key is to cook on medium/high heat and ensure the chicken doesn't stick, I like using sesame oil as the recipe itself calls for it.

 

As for dinner last night, I made soba (buckwheat) noodles in broth with chicken, dumplings (bought at Costco), fish balls, baby bok choy, mung bean sprouts, and garnished with some green onion! Here my bf displays his bowl proudly before we pig out!

 

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malday

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh my goodness. It's a million degrees outside but I'm totally going to brave the heat so I can go pick up some miso paste to make this!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I came up with the recipe on a complete whim a while back too! I had originally bought the miso paste for soup making (I also like to use it in broths when I make noodles), and thought, "Man, I have a whole bag of miso, don't want to waste it....what to do...what to do???" And the idea of mixing it with honey popped into my head! I've made it for friends before (made on the stove) but also I use that marinade over salmon too!

Spyski

Re: What's on your plate?

I wish I was your bf in that picture eating yummy goodness! I will print this one out as well! I think I have  like a  "lil lylysa cookbook" going on now with all the printouts over the past couple of months! HAHA

lylysa

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He's a goof! <3 him! I gave him his bowl and was all , "WAIIIIT! I need to take a photo to show the girls!!!" And he just holds it up smiling, he doesn't mind be posted on BT since he's already on my avi pic with me and I've posted some of our other pics before.

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

That is great!!!!  My poor parents have to wait for their food so I can take pictures  and post to my instagram. :smileyhappy:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Hahah, "Hold it mom and dad! *click click* Okay, you're good to eat now!" :smileytongue:

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh its worse than that - wait you can't have your plate until I take 7-10 pictures.  Gotta make sure I get a good picture. :smileyhappy:

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