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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

Re: What's on your plate?

Randee, try removing any of the stalks the next time you try kale. The stalks are what makes kale taste bitter. It's not going to magically make kale taste like cupcakes, but it should definitely help. 


Whole Foods has a great kale salad in their self-serve salad area (near the hot items, soups, etc.). They tend to have two, but one has feta and... maybe dried cranberries, almonds and something lemony? 

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Good idea! Thanks for the advice, etscore1. I'll give that a try!

<3, Randee

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Ooh, I will def make this. Yum!

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Made this peanut butter cheesecake for my honey bunch recently. In my new toy - instant pot! ( Obsessed with that thing right now! ) Easy peasy and delish! I've never made a cheesecake before getting that thing, but now I'm slowly but surely becoming an expert ( not really, but you know... ) Smiley Wink This is my second cheesecake ever, and I'm so proud of it, but excuse it being a bit "rough around the edges".




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That is a work of art!!! 

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Oh my, thank you so much, AMHWKI! You are too kind! Heart

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OMGGGGGGG!!!! Everything about that screams delicious!!!!




It looks wonderful, so kudos for it being just cheesecake attempt #2, because it's stellar! I bet it tasted even better too! Your honey is super lucky!

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Thank you! You guys make me feel better, and more comfy, about this new adventure people call "cheesecake". Smiley Happy


He went totally ga ga over it. And, now I'm in trouble - I'm gonna have to make it more often... Not sure if that's good or bad... Smiley Very Happy But, it makes me happy he loved it so much.


I'm gonna edit my post and include the recipe in spoiler tag. Just so you know, this is an instant pot recipe. Not oven recipe. I think you can make everything the same, except, of course, you're gonna make your in the oven if you don't have the ipot. And, I'm not familiar with the "oven method", so I hope you are. Smiley Wink


Also... The amount is enough for 7" pan ( it needs to fit in the ipot, so it's smaller than usual cheesecake pans ), so keep that in mind, as well.

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Spoiler tag is not working?!!! I tried to do it twice, and it just deleted everything i put in it... twice! Grrrr! What the what?!!!


I'll PM you the recipe.

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I totally don't care if the whole recipe is sprawled over this thread, so I've pasted it below from your PM!


Pressure Cooker Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
  • 1 cup crushed Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Filling
  • 12-ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Topping
  • 6 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped peanut butter cups

* I was all out of choclate, so I used melted/softened Nutella instead of ganache.

  1. Prepare a 7 inch springform pan by coating it with a non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and butter. Spread evenly in the bottom and up the side of the pan. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl mix cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until smooth, blend in peanut butter, heavy cream, vanilla, and flour. Mix in eggs one at a time just until blended; don't over mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into the springform pan on top of the crust. Cover top of springform pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooking pot, and place the trivet in the bottom. Carefully center the filled pan on a foil sling* and lower it into the pressure cooking pot. Fold the foil sling down so that it doesn't interfere with closing the lid.
  6. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and set the timer for 50 minutes. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker. use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid. Remove cheesecake and check the cheesecake to see if the middle is set. If not, cook the cheesecake an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the springform pan to a wire rack to cool. Remove aluminum foil. When cheesecake is cooled, refrigerate covered with plastic wrap for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. When cheesecake is chilled, prepare topping:
  9. Place half of the chocolate in a mixing bowl. Heat heavy cream on medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately pour cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add remain chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool until ganache is thickened but still thin enough to drip down the sides of the cheesecake.
  10. Spoon chocolate ganache on top of the cheesecake, spreading to edges and letting the ganache drip down the sides. Pile coarsely chopped peanut butter cup chocolates on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. *Make a sling with a 20 inch piece of aluminum foil, folded three times length wise.

Enjoy! Smiley Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

As long as it's fine with you. Smiley Wink


The next one is gonna be Oreo cheesecake! I have a recipe somewhere, and I have to try it... Smiley Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

Totally, feel free to post recipes (even if not in spoilers) any time! 


I'm sure others will appreciate it too!

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Omg please post the recipe if you find it. Oreo cheesecake is my favorite!

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That looks delicious!

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OMG this looks delicious!!!

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sou.jpghomemade soup. Smiley Very Happy

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post your food people! This is kinda fun! Smiley Very Happy

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Oooo, I see green beans, cauliflower, and carrots...parsley flakes...what else did ya put?  This makes me want to make soup again!

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Yep! A few little pieces of chicken, alphabet noodles (yes I know I'm not a baby but even if I live to be 130 my soups WILL have these noodles!), little bit of salt and vegeta seasoning and potatoes!! Thats it Smiley Very Happy Soup is the easiest thing in the world to make, take whatever you like/got and put it in a pot!

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and everything (except the vegeta) is from the farmers market ;D

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Yummmmm, and yes, soups are easy to make, and they're so filling and warming too! Great comfort food!


I shared my chicken noodle soup recipe a while back:


Alphabet noodles! You're the best! I think that made my day! By chance did you get any messages in your soup?? Smiley Tongue

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