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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? Smiley Very Happy

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pepperoni, the typical free food kind. And spicy wings

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Mmmm, hungrrrrriiiessss!

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Back again! Not going to lie, I've been slacking on cooking lately and have been hitting up restaurants for crawfish and crab legs, sushi, and giant burritos (spinach tortilla loaded with cilantro rice, roasted corn, sour cream, and grilled chicken).


Last night I got back into the swing of things with cooking:



Got some steamed broccoli, beef and mushroom stir-fry, and oven-roasted potato wedges!


The recipe for the wedges are super easy!




-Red potatoes (I normally buy a bag of them, use them for wedges, home fries, and mashed potatoes), in this case I used 5 of them

-Olive oil

-Chili powder

-Onion powder

-Fresh ground pepper

-Coarse sea salt

-Rosemary (I like to grind it up in my palms to release the flavor more and to where it's smaller pieces)


1. Preheat the oven at 425 degrees.

2. Chop up the washed potatoes into wedges and toss them on a baking sheet.

3. Drizzle wedges with olive oil and give them a good mix, coating all pieces with oil.

4. Sprinkle the chili powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and rosemary over the wedges, mixing them up to distribute the spices. I like to go off smell, so after that mixing, take a whiff and see if you need to add more seasoning.

5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.

6. Enjoy!!!!

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This thread makes me so HUNGRY!  I logged in just to check what temperature you set the oven for the baked wedges....I bought a bunch of red potatoes the other day just for that! Smiley Very Happy

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Gotta love roasted potatoes!  

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Mmhmm! And so easy to make!

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Interesting topic!  For breakfast this morning, I had a couple of gluten free waffles.  For lunch later today, I brought one of my gluten free noodle bowls. For supper, I think my family will be having leftover roast and potatoes (or taters as we always say around here lol).


Back in November, my dad and neighbor took a couple of steers to the meat packing place.  Since the steers were raised here, we know what they've been fed and whatnot.  And it is the best meat ever!  I never want meat from the grocery store again.  Before the steers were hauled, my dad had to get a bigger freezer for his share of the meat.  As Jase Robertson from Duck Dynasty says: "Meat from the grocery store scares me." lol.

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Oooooo, I bet it's super tender!


Roast and taters sound so good right now! It's got a tad bit chilly here again (for the week at least Smiley Tongue) so having a good ol' bowl of stew sounds perfect!

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It was!  And probably healthier. The hormones and stuff some people give their cattle affects the test.  We only have cattle here, but I think we need to add in some pigs and chickens lol.  Homemade sausage is really good, too.  A family friend raises pigs and makes his own sausage, but he makes it spicy more for my dad.  I'm not much for super spicy lol.


I know different area of the US have different traditions of what fresh meats they eat and whatnot.  For example, when I watch Duck Dynasty, they have meals that I have never tried lol.  What wild game have you all tried?


I've had deer meat fixed a couple of different ways, and I've had dove during dove season.  Dove is really good, but not a lot of meat.  You better have a few good hunters to go hunt lol.


Also, I do not mean to offend anyone, if you're not for hunting or anything.  

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I've had homemade sausage (deer and pork) and it's delicious, you can definitely tell fresh, homemade versions from store bought.


I've never had dove, but I've tried quail and duck tends to be a regular at some family dinners (Pei-King duck, it's skin is slightly crispy and we cut thin slices and make little sandwiches in buns with green onion, cucumber, and sauce).


My boyfriend's family is into hunting so whenever we're back in his home town if they have anything prepared they send us back with it. We got deer meat tamales last time but my b/f's freezer shorted out and we didn't know so we had to toss them out. Smiley Sad

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wow, everyone here has such good eating habits, i find this thread a bit intimidating, lol.


I'm eating potato chips right now....when work stresses me out that's what happens....

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I'm more into Doritos and peanut M&Ms than potato chips, I usually grab them for my 6-9pm meetings/classes.


Haha, eating healthy occasionally makes me feel less guilty about snowed in days like today, spicy ramen and oreos (without milk, so that's healthy, right?).

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Haha, better add that milk for calcium, boom, back to healthy! Smiley Tongue

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No need to be intimidated at all! This isn't a place to judge, it's just to share and maybe even learn about new products or even recipes!


I wish I had some chips right about now, I love BBQ or blue corn chips. Yum yum! My friend showed me an awesome recipe of baking chicken dipped in egg (just egg whites if you want to be more lean) and rolling the pieces in crushed BBQ potato chips then baking them in the oven. This gives a nice crunchy texture without having to fry anything and you can serve them with various dipping sauces.

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Cedar-Roasted Salmon with roasted thyme potatoes ,and green beans, and onions.

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This looks amazing! 😍

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It was delicious!

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Have I posted enough??? hahaha!  @lylysa

(sorry, it took so long!)


Buffalo Wings Recipe

1. Chicken Wings pack (1-2 pounds per person)
2.  Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
3. Buffalo Wing Sauce (Franks Red Hot Wings, Louisiana Hot Wing Sauce)
4. Vegetable Oil (for frying)
5. Veggies (carrots, Persian cucumbers, celery, cherry tomatoes, peppers, etc.)
6. Bleu Cheese or Ranch Dressing (I like Marie's brand)

1. Soup pot for frying
2. Tongs, Asian strainer
3. Bowl or small pot
4. Prepare the plate with paper towels for frying wings. Extra clean plate.

We are gonna work backwards, so you don't cross-contaminate. 

1. Cut-up Veggies, arrange with dressing and set inside fridge. 

1. The pro-way. Empty bottle into a small saucepan and cook on low to reduce and thicken. If you like that 'smooth sauce flavor' add 1-2 TBSP of butter. about 15 minutes. 
2.The lazy & skinny way. Empty into a medium bowl, cover with paper towel and set inside the microwave. Don't add butter. ;')

1. Fill-up pot with about 3-4 inches of oil and set on low to start heating up.
3. Cut-Up/Wash/DRY chicken wings. Freeze the wings tips for homemade stock.  
4. Season with spices.
5. Check oil temp and start frying in batches!
6. Frying is like 10-15 minutes.  More like 13 minutes for me. Don't over-fry wings! 

Making Hot Wings
1. When wings are ready to come out heat up hot sauce in the microwave for 30 SECONDS. 
2. Place the heated Hot sauce on counter, grab the plate with paper towels and clean plate.
3. Remove wings from oil.  Dab the oil away on paper towels.
4.  Dip the wings in sauce and then set on clean plate!
5. If you reduced sauce on stove, then dip there. 

Serve with the cold veggies!  

If you want Garlic Hot wings.....sprinkle a little garlic powder on top.  I do this! ;')



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Never, you will NEVER post too much! I love it all!!! Everyone who posts here just puts a smile on my face!



Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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I love buffalo wings!

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Last week Super-Easy Sunday Supper.


Spanish Style Stewed Whole Chicken.  

Normally this is served with rice, but I like egg noddles better after eating it this way in Peru.


 My House



In Peru

(perfect hang-over food. either from altitude or drinking!)




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