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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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If only we lived in the same city, we could have food swaps!!! Or we can just wait until we can transport things through computer monitors!

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I'm probably making chicken parm tomorrow night and I can't help but to think it would pair nicely with your tomato soup/sauce below.

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I could see that working as a marinara, there certainly would be a LOT left over Smiley Tongue

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LOL....time to start cooking for an army of BEAUTY!!!!!!

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I eat a lot of carbs, I love my bread and my pasta, and I love potatoes (but not sweet potatoes). I'm good with fruits (banana, kiwi, apple, peach, plum, mango) but I'm bad with vegetables. I like green beans, corn on the cob, bell peppers of any color (though I admit, I rarely eat the green ones. Yellow, red and orange please) and cauliflower. I dont eat a lot of rice but I love soup. And I like a good thin crust pizza (Mandolas is the best! Brick oven baby!).


I tend to eat a mix of healthy and junk lol which is fine because I'm healthy. Today for breakfast I had 2 organic eggs sunny side up with a slice of bread. For lunch I ate a jalapeno pretzel from Aunty Annes and for dinner I had a slice of cake. Oh yeah. Living the dream haha! Once the weather gets super hot I barely eat anything, I tend to lose a lot of weight over the summer because its so hoT and I'm usually outside swimming or sweating. Scorching Texan heat.

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It sounds like you've got a nice balance, Sephoramusthave! I'm a huge carb fan too! I believe the key is always keeping a balance regardless of what dietary path one chooses. I used to be super picky on veggies too, but I've become better, I still don't touch salads though! Strange enough!


I posted a recipe for chicken noodle soup before, let me know if you want me to send you a link!

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I like salads but not if they contain meat or eggs. I love meat and eggs, just not in salad. Its weird to me. I'm European and we dont do salad like that. Cheese, like feta cheese, I love in salads. YUM. Thanks for offering me the link but I dont want to waste your time because I know that I would never use that recipe! I cook the way my mom taught me, and we have different recipes. I dont like American soup (the amount of salt...crazy!!). And there's either not enough stuff in there, or its too creamy/fattening. But thank you!!

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Auntie Anne!!! omg, that is my weak spot, the closest one to me is in the mall where the closest Sephora to me is, so I always stop by both of those places. I think their jalapeno cheese pretzel dogs are my worst vice ever.


Yay cake! You know how a normal meal consists of meat, veggies and carbs (bread, potato, pasta etc). Well, the carbs category is replaced with cake the first semester I lived alone.....until I went shopping with my friend and he said " already finished 2lbs of sugar you brought last time???????"...and I recently discovered that cakes freeze pretty well, so I've been eating half a cake per month. =P

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I dont usually have a sweet tooth but that cake was sooo good and not sickly sweet like most. I dont like to cook but I do cook because its healthier and eating out is pricey, but I dont bake. Thats something that I always always buy. I have a Auntie Anne inside my local drugstore (HEB plus) and I was there yesterday getting groceries and I got hungry lol. The jalapeno pretzel was hotter than I thought it would be (I dont usually eat spicy foods) but it was really good. I wish they didnt soak the food in oil before cooking it but I know that thats probably the reason why its so soft.

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You have an Auntie Anne inside an HEB!??!?!??!?! Where!??!?!?! O_O That sounds amazing!!!! Gosh, I could get in trouble if the HEB by me had an AA, I would be snacking while grocery shopping everytime I was there!

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Yep! Its a HEB PLUS, I dont know if you have one of those around you but they are a *lot* bigger than the regular HEBs. Mine has an Auntie Annes, a little boutique in there that sells sunglasses, purses, jewerly...its small but very packed. I almost bought a purse there once but the sales dude was too pushy so I backed away. I'm not the type that likes to be pushed. If I want something, I'll come to you. It also has a giant garden center, inside and outside, a big flower section, and an *amazing* beauty section. And they always always have a coupon section and coupons around the store. For example, last time I bought a Milani mascara because they had a $2 off coupon right next to it. For drugstore makeup I like Burts Bees, Loreal, Milani and Rimmel London. Its in Round Rock. I really love this grocery store because it has *everything* not just food. They also have an amazing book/magzine section and lots of sofas in the isle so you can sit and relax for a bit if you get tired, and then shop some more. I dont get tired easily but I do like to wear 4-6 inch boots. Love them but they are a killer lol.

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Bone-In Pork Chop with Honey Mustard Cream. With miso-roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus, topped with a lemony tomato and green onion garnish.

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Ooo, miso-roasted??? I have miso paste at home and aside from doing soups or miso-honey marinades I've have done stuff with it for potatoes. This has me curious!



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@lylysa It was pretty good. 

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Oohh lala!  If I made that  my husband would say, "This is one of those box (subscription) meals, isn't it?"  Looks yummy and healthy!

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@Ispend2much6 HAHAHA he would be right! I'd never heard of them until last month. 

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@SamtianI don't know what it is about them, but they're a lot of fun.

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Hi everyone!  I mentioned in the Party Thread that there should be a cooking thread, and Samtian referred me here! 

This is my pasta sauce, tried to copy an old family recipe that was never written down, and I'm so happy it came awfully close.  It took over six hours to make, but it was worth it.  Simple ingredients, but the method requires a lot of attention. Lots of garlic here, @wheeeee- an entire head!


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Six hours? I bet that was worth every second to have a sauce get supppper slow simmered to perfection! And YASSSSSS to lots of garlic!!! ^_^


Glad you could join in here! Smiley Very Happy

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1 Head of Garlic = Delicious-ness!!!!

No such thing as too much garlic!



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