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:

beautylovingirl

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Seriously I see a new product in the making:smileytongue:

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What's on your plate?

I want a zebra print one. :smileyhappy:

 

 

beautylovingirl

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Sorry I had to go do some stuff. OK now I'm back we'll set your order for a zebra print.

midnightangel

Re: What's on your plate?

Good to know I'm not the only junk food eater here, but I'm still probably the worst. I've had 2 Frappuccinos today...so far. lol Other stuff too of course, but 2 freaking Frappuccinos! Had one yesterday too. On one hand I feel guilty...on the other I don't really care. Om nom nom nom.... :smileytongue:

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh goodness, it's not all about healthy foods 100% of the time here! Be it junk food or sweets, I love to hear about them! Especially home made baked goods, even better if a recipe is posted! :smileywink:

beautylovingirl

Re: What's on your plate?

You got that right girlie!:smileyhappy:

beautylovingirl

Re: What's on your plate?

Oh heck no I eat junk food to like I love those Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes man those are good!

Candy357

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@lylysa Oh no your poor friend! I feel for her.

Just happens automatically with any fruits and veggies. Unless if I add hot sauce, salt, ranch, lemon & if they are chocolate covered, otherwise if I eat them plain the itching begins immediately.

Oh I love those cucumber salads and since they have that asian dressing on it , I am ok eating that. Yummy.

I am super hungry now! LOL

lylysa

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Cucumber salads are super easy to make! Rice vinegar is sold in super markets and Asian grocery stores, I like to add a touch of water to dilute the tartness a bit as well as a bit of sugar (I like to warm the water and melt the sugar in that before adding it to the vinegar).

 

Drizzle on cucumber slices and if you want, add some artificial crab meat and sesame seeds!

Candy357

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@lylysa sorry can't reply direct, errors. You are so sweet. Thank you, you guys are super sweet I noticed here. Which is so nice.

 

I think I do have some allergy, which is sucky. I love to eat fruits and veggies. I crave celery and pb a lot, but can't have it, completely kills me.

 

I sure do love food porn, so I will be popping in here a lot :smileyhappy: Thank you!

lylysa

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No worries! :smileyhappy: Here in BT, we all seem to be on the same page of keeping this wonderful forum drama free! It just makes it so much better for everyone and makes it such a wonderful escape!

 

Awww, food allergies are horrible! My friend carries a giant make up bag FULL of pills for her food allergies in case one is triggered! She has pills, epi-pens, you name it! She even has a latex allergy (you won't believe how present latex is in food, not even processed stuff, but from the ground up!) and bought a new phone case, and not even 20 minutes after she had it up to her face, she started turning red and itchy!

 

It wouldn't hurt to get the allergy checked out and find out what all to keep an eye out for. That sucks that you can't have celery and pb! Do you know what aspect of it that irritates/triggers a reaction?

 

Fruits and veggies are always good, especially with it being hot and in the summer! Cucumber salads (like the ones in sushi restaurants) have been something newer that I like to make. It's crisp, refreshing, and a good snack!

Candy357

Re: What's on your plate?

@lylysa Just plain cheese :smileytongue: Thank you!!

I have tried organic stuff and all that nice healthy stuff, but for whatever reason sometimes my throat and ears start to itch! Like an allergic reaction. I can't place it because if I add like hot sauce lol it stops?!?! I am just weird!

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Eep, sounds like you might just have some type of food allergy or sensitivity. I know that some folks that make a switch over to "healthier" or organic foods (or even alter their diets in general) tend to have a tough time getting a hang of flavors, textures, and tastes, but if you're itching or having a reaction, it might be due to the food itself and not just because you're having to reset your palette.

 

We don't look down on meals here :smileyhappy:. Though someone might post something another user may not like, the mood is kept light enough where it's not some personal attack or offense to someone's tastes. I think it's fair to say we have a good grasp on balancing out healthy food posts and super indulgent or junk food posts!

 

What I like to do is to eat flavorful, delicious food. I try to find a good middle ground and make sure whatever I'm eating, TASTES good and IS good for me. For example, if you want to watch your carb intake but crave Italian food/pasta, take a wheat French loaf, slice it up thin, toast them up, rub on fresh garlic, drizzle with olive oil, and top with diced tomatoes, parsley, basil, or even some cooked turkey (lean meat). You can add a touch of fresh cheese and it's a spin on a craving that gets you fresh ingredients and tons of flavor without it being some giant bowl of pasta soaked in canned sauce full of sodium.

 

This is an excellent place to look if you're ever wanting some ideas for recipes!

Candy357

Re: What's on your plate?

Great thread.

But as for me, I had pizza today with a pepsi. Total junk food eater.

:/

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Junk food or not, I hope you enjoyed it :smileyhappy:

 

What kind of pizza did you get?

lylysa

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I did want to share a photo, but then I ate my lunch in a rush!

 

I made scallops cooked in garlic butter with mushrooms, mixed with steam broccoli and brown rice with quinoa plus a side of pan roasted pork tenderloin medallions. :smileytongue:

 

Had some General Tso's chicken left over from 2 nights ago so brought some of that in for lunch. Yummy!

arielaaaaaaaa

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Does anyone know how to make some good Chinese Fried Rice??

My favorite restaurant changed cooks or something and the rice is now so bland. :smileysad:

I would love to try making it myself! Anyone made Fried rice or have a recipe? Lylysa maybe???

lylysa

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Say no more! I'm here! :smileytongue:

 

What's funny is that I saw your reply without the full write up, just up to the "Chinese Fried Rice" part and hopped right in!

 

Be sure the rice you use is a day old, this is key! It helps cook the rice, let it cool, store it in the fridge for the night then break it up before frying. This helps dehydrate and cool the rice so it can "crisp/fry" up a bit in the oil and pan. If you use fresh rice, it'll want to just absorb all the oil and you get a squishy, oily mess. Try using jasmine rice as well, it's a good in-between size in term of grain length and flavorful! If you can't make rice ahead, try adding a bit less water to cook up a fresh batch so rice isn't as moist.

 

Use either peanut, canola, or olive oil (not extra virgin, regular OO), which keep to a more neutral flavor, although the peanut gives it a bit nuttier, heartier flavor.

 

Start with oil in the pan and making sure it's heated up and you can add things like onion or garlic to it at this point so their flavors cook out into the oil and transfer to the rice better. Add in the rice and keep it moving and mixed. Don't let it linger and have the bottom burn. Add in your veggies and meat of choice (be sure the meat is cooked already) and mix up. If you want egg, you can go at it two different ways. Just pour beaten egg to the rice direct, this helps "coat" the grains and result in smaller separate egg bits or you can scramble up some in a separate pan, break apart and add that separately to the fried rice so it's larger, separate chunks.

 

In regards to seasoning with soy, there's a few variations. There are actually soy sauces made to give more "color" to rice and not so much a saltiness, same thing with others adding more "flavor" and not so much color. I find that ones labeled "mushroom soy sauce" tend to add more of that rich, deep brown color to amplify the fried aspect more than traditional soy sauce where if you add enough to make the rice brown, it's way too salty. Try playing with a different combination or both or either one to see what you like! There also fish soy sauces, which I'm a huge fan of (I use it to steam fish), but it has a sharper taste to it and I don't use as much compared to regular soy.

arielaaaaaaaa

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MHmmmmm! I must to go to the store ASAP!!! 

I will be making some very soon hopefully!! :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

Thanks for that detailed explanation! I'm not a great cook so it helps tremendously than a reg recipe!! :smileyvery-happy:

lylysa

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No prob! I hope your fried rice comes out awesome! Give us an update!

Spyski

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*runs home drooling to try new wok* 

My mom left me a wok the other day, so definitely going to try this among other things! One question, do you put the veggies into the rice when they are cut and raw or do you have to separately simmer the veggies beforehand then add to rice?

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