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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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I so need to make this! I brought Hoisin sauce (seafood sauce) just because I feel like my cupboard need more asian-ness, but I haven't had a chance or any recipes to use it in. Maybe I will use it with this recipe (I usually don't cook meat since I'm paranoid about bacteria and lazy about washing dishes). =X

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The Hoisin sauce would be perfect in this dish!!!


Clean up is pretty easy, the only dish you wash is the platter you cook it in (unless you have leftovers, then keep it in that platter and stick it in the fridge) and the bowl you mix it in.


Of course the knife and cutting board, and chopsticks/spoon that you use to mix up the meat and marinade with, but it's not bad for clean up. Smiley Happy


You can also use the marinade just cooking on the stove for beef rather than steaming.

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that's my favorite dish!!!!! steamed spare ribs!  my mom makes it for me whenever I visit them.  thanks for the detailed recipe steps Smiley Happy

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Awesome!!! My pleasure for providing the recipe and photos! I figured images could help out and bring some nice visuals!


Now you can make it on your own! Smiley Very Happy

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I will try to make this. I had it at dimsum. Yummy. Thanks.

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Spinach Potato bisque from Joy the Baker

Cauliflower quiche from Smitten Kitchen


I made a ton of those 2 things, otherwise I'd just gorge on fried chicken all day long. Also made chocolate sauce (chocolate chips, Kahlua licquor, milk, leftover caramel ice cream) for smoothies (I'm on a banana smoothie bend.


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aren't smoothies supposed to be a kind of healthy food?  I wanna try your version with chocolate, booze and ice cream!

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I went to a sweets shop this weekend and had a white chocolate, strawberry milk shake! Sooo good! It wasn't crazy thick or crazy sweet, juuuust right!

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Oooh, people have such a difficult time making fruit and chocolate milkshake mixtures, my favorite of all time is chocolate cherry, and so far there's two places that do it perfectly, Johnny Rocket's and Lucky Wishbone (in Anchorage)!

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I just had a chocolate and strawberry milkshake that was diiiiivine!!!!! It wasn't crazy thick and the it was a perfect balance of berries and chocolate (think they included some white chocolate). Delish!

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Well, that was the ingredients for my chocolate sauce. The actual smoothie was banana, milk, nut butter, and some chocolate sauce (cuz straight up chocolate chips don't work quite as well).


Besides, booze and ice cream are not as bad as ingredients for smoothie than by itself eaten/drinking alone, right?


(somehow the grammar didn't seem right, hmm...I'm losing my touch).

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This was my "breakfast of champions". The coffee makes it an adult meal, right? Smiley Wink


Sorry the pic is sideways...I'm ddoing this from my phone and there is no way to rotate Smiley Happy

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Cocoa Pebbles!!!! Smiley Tongue

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Sometimes a girl just wants some Cocoa Pebbles! Smiley Happy

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Pfft, I saw this while lying in bed with my laptop sideways, and when you said the pic is sideways, I was like "...but it's not sideways." And didn't realize until now when I saw it again. #BeautyTesterMoment.


Lol, you can make it more adult by putting some Kahlua in that coffee. I was too lazy and just went straight to lunch:

- stirfried turnip greens + tomato sauce + Walmart rotesserie chicken as topping for 

- whole wheat pasta (great for my digestion o.O, doesn't make me gain weight like normal yellow pastas do)

- a whole packet of asian egg roll snack thing. =X

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Hahaha Kaluha idea isn't a bad one...just may not be work appropriate! Smiley Wink


Mmm lunch sounds delish!!

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Today I didn't have really any set meals.. I kinda just ate when I wanted lol


- salad for lunch (romaine lettuce, turkey breast/ham, craisins, apples, onions, peppers, low fat feta cheese, croutons, light italian dressing)

- an apple w/ peanut butter

- carrots + hummus

-2 turkey hot dogs + side salad for dinner


Drinks: 2 cups of coffee, Vitamin Water Zero, Water bottle


I try to eat healthy - Anyone have any good suggestions for different things to eat? besides obvious stuff - chicken, vegetables, whole wheat, etc.

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I've been in love with baking, from fish to chicken to pork chops. It's so easy!


I also love making homefries or potato wedges (even sweet potato ones), but rather than frying, bake them.


A couple of girls and I have tossed recipes here in this thread, sift through some of the pages and see if any of them catch your eye! There's a couple of soup/sauce recipes, fish, pasta, and pork recipes.

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Yah know I don't take advantage of baking enough. I get very lazy and impatient, but thats a really good idea. Baking is a good tip. 


The sweet potato wedges sound really good. Any suggestions for seasoning them?? 


Thanks for the tip!

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I like to stick to basics, but the general ingredients I stick to for sweet potato wedges is:


-Olive oil (drizzle over wedges to mix and distribute)

-Coarse sea salt (fine just disappears and coarse salt just adds a kick of flavor)

-Fresh ground pepper (if you have a pepper mill it's great or many pepper varieties have the grinder built in to the bottle now)

-Dried rosemary (I like to crush it up into finer pieces in my hands as I sprinkle it over to release more of the aromatic flavors)

-Chili powder (for a bit of warmth)

-Onion or garlic powder (just a bit for a tough of flavor, you can also fine mince/chop up fresh garlic for this too)


Add all that to the wedges and mix it up, go off smell, if you find you like your fries a bit more spicy or hot, add more pepper or chili powder, adjust it to your tastes.


Have the oven at 425 and bake them anywhere from 22-35 minutes, you can leave them longer if you like crispier fries or take them out early if you want them softer.


The same seasonings can be applied to red or other varieties of potatoes. For the super basic, olive oil, sea sale, and crushed black pepper works just fine!

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Also, you can cook up asparagus spears with the same basic formula or olive oil, salt, and pepper at 425 and that cooks up in 10 minutes.


You can even get fancy, at the last 3 or 2 minutes, toss in some crushed up pistachios and mozzerella cheese for a change up in texture and some heartiness!

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I live alone and am to lazy to cook every day, so my tip is make freezable stuff. When you make cake or cookie, first freeze half of it so you are not as tempted to eat the whole thing right then/there. Same with healthy things, I always freeze half when I make quiche or soup that can be frozen (most of them) so when I've got nothing healthy to eat, I unfreeze those and eat them. 


Especially in the summer, some frozen fruit taste as good or better than ice cream. Try frozen blueberries, grapes, and mango by themselves. Other frozen fruits like strawberries, banana, pineapple are great as smoothies. I try to make a batch of chocolate sauce and usually put that in the smoothie along with some flax seeds or chia seeds.


Hmm, other than that it's assembly meals. I keep tomato sauce, pesto, and peanut/soy sauce in the fridge. I also keep hard boiled eggs, wilted/stirfried veggies and grocery store cooked chicken in the fridge. I can boil some pasta and put sauce/chicken/veggie over it, or buy some bread and throw things together to boil as soup.

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Nothing currently but tonight I'm makeing breakfast for dinner (guys love that so I know my husband will be it's easy for me haha) I found some blueberry bread, you know like cinnamon swirl bread but blueberry and I'm going to make french toast with it. Along with hashbrowns ^_^

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Where did you find that bread??? It sounds wonderful!

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