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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? 😄

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And, while were posting recipes, here is my mom's amazing spaghetti...most people say it's the best they ever husband makes it= awesome husband. Obviously not low-carb/ low-fat, but definitely a lot healthier than sauce in jar (and cooking tomatoes boosts their lycopene).


Spaghetti Bologna:

1 lb spaghetti

1 lb ground chuck

1/2 lb. sausage-pork or turkey OR 1/2 lb. bacon

1 large onion

fresh garlic(I like a lot-it's up to you how much)

1 carrot-if organic, don't peel

1 celery stick-soak it in salt water to get out chemicals-soak for 10 minutes

1 red bell pepper-or 1 green bell pepper

or 1 small of each

olive oil

1 half pound of mushrooms

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato paste

saute the chopped onion with olive oil

add chopped carrot, celery and pepper

cook for about 15 minutes

add chopped garlic

add meat

cook until meat is not red or pink

add tomato sauce and tomato paste

cook covered for 1 1/2 hrs.

cook spaghetti until al dente

top with either parmesan or romano cheese

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Kudos to men who cook!


BACON in sauce?!?! O_O You have me!


Now with all these spaghetti and tomato based recipes from you and Moregun, I just HAVE to make pasta now! 😛 See how easy it is to twist and pull my arm?

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Omg so lead for sure!

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breakfast: smoothie w/ spirulina, cherry juice, greek full-fat yogurt, coconut oil, banana, frozen pineapple and raspberries, kiwi (the fruits vary daily except the banana, the other components are the same).


brunch: quiche from NewTree (probably not the healthiest thing in the world, but homemade and yummy/ natural)...I never used to eat breakfast at all and the smoothie is just to not have an empty stomach/ get some EFAs and anti-oxidants going, usually have oatmeal as a later breakfast. And a mocha...


lunch: wasn't that hungry at lunchtime, but I knew if I didn't eat something I'd be hungry later (and have to eat/ not work out or work out later). Went to San Francisco Fish Company in the Ferry Bldg and got 1/4 lb of their prawn ceviche...yummy and the perfect amount of food, nice and refreshing while sitting in the sun.


I try to drink a fair amount of tea also (should drink more water...I tend to drink more at night)...Red Blossom Tea company in SF carries fantastic tea...their Three Cultivar Red, Natural Cultivar and Moroccan Mint are some of my faves, but I'm looking fwd to trying more.


Not sure what's for dinner yet, my husband will shop...and actually he has to cook tonight!

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Same here with breakfast! I never used to eat it, but I do know how important it is. Now I try to at least have a breakfast taco, or a smoothie....while reading your's I was drooling and drooling and drooling!


I haven't had quiche in forever, a weakness of mine are mini quiches! I just pop them one at a time until I realize "Oh my gosh, I've had about 5 or 7", along with a plate of food! 😄

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I realized after I ate it all I didn't take a photo! 😄 I had leftovers for lunch, but last night for dinner with my friends I made:


-Beef slow cooked with asparagus

-Garlic butter, rosemary, cheesey mashed potatoes

-Tricolor rotini noodles with velveta and added broccoli


Yum yum!

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Delicious!  That sounds amazing 😛

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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 😛

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

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sgetti.jpgThis is the spaghetti we will be eating, probably for the next 3 weeks >.>  The sauce is titled "Awesomesauce" and my own unique recipe here is all but the special ingredient:


2 large cloves garlic (minced)

1 onion (chopped)

1 bell pepper (chopped)

1Tbs Olive oil

1 jar tomato basil sauce

1 can Italian Stewed tomatoes (with juice)

1 can Mexican Stewed tomatoes (with juice)


garlic salt




red wine

beef base


liquid smoke

(secret ingredient)


This sauce in presimmer can double as a tomato soup if topped with a little gouda and parsley and served with grilled cheese.  Simmer it down and it makes an epic spaghetti sauce 😄



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Oh that looks good.....AND it can double as soup....?!?!?!??! I'm sold! *hands over bowl*

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For breakfast, chocolate strawberry milkshake today, chocolate/nut butter/banana milk shake yesterday. I love my immersion blender!


lunch/dinner: store brought fried/buffalo chicken, my own spinach potato bisque, and freshly made apple cider donut (I couldn't resist, the smell from the stand hit me as soon as I opened the door of my building to go outside.....). Mmmm, aside from that, lots of whole grain pasta with almond pesto cuz they are the easiest to make.

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All I see is chocolate...chocolate...chocolate! J/k! 😛


That sounds yummy, last night I had rice; steamed grouper with ginger and green onion; chicken, baby bok choy, bbq pork, and scrambled eggs with onions.


Finished that off with tons of oranges!

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So far today:




-Odwalla Mixed Berry Shuffle Smoothie Refreshers (they're super light and yummy, they even have coconut water in them)

-Blueberry oatmeal with flax seed




-Lipton Cup of Soup Chicken Noodle (Sephoramusthave, you totally brought this craving on, luckily my coworker had pouches of soup mix on hand)

-BBQ/stir fry beef, my dad made this, it's cooked up with onions and a bit sweet, super juicy

-Fried, spicey white fish (it's cooked up with red pepper and jalepeno for a touch of extra heat)



I've also got myelf a cup of Lipton's green tea with mangosteen!

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That fried fish looks amazing!!!


yumm.jpgPillsbury crescents with rocotta cheese 😄

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It is! The batter isn't crazy thick so when you bite down you're now just stuffing your face with fried goodness. They're cut pretty thin too!


Those crescents look delish, I had linguine alfredo with mushroom, broccoli, and chicken the other night and totally forgot to get crescents to pair with the meal!

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I think I gained weight since easter...



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No such thing!!! Shhhhh!!!! 😉


There's donuts here at work...I would normally resist, but there's my fave, a blueberry glazed, cake donut! And I'm not even normally a fan of cake ones!

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