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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?

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.

Re: What's on your plate?

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 ^_^

Re: What's on your plate?

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

Re: What's on your plate?

At my commissary (military grocery store) it's by Franz so it might be in any local place.  

Re: What's on your plate?

Time to go on the hunt for blueberry bread! Making french toast with it sounds even better!

Re: What's on your plate?

Lylysa - I have gotten blueberry bread from target it's their archer farms brand!  It's very good!  Happy hunting!

Re: What's on your plate?

Blueberry bread sounds like heaven.

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post zumba snack- a bowl of left over mushroom risotto and Justin's Dark chocolate PB cups. YUM

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Haha you sound like me! I love Zumba Smiley Happy and I always end up eating like a mini meal when I get home

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its such a great workout.  I am drenched in sweat afterwards and super hungry!

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Yep. and the cool thing is that its actually a fun workout!

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Dark fave! Toss in on!

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Pita bread, different kinds of salami and cheese Smiley Very Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

It was so hot today, I was too lazy to really cook so I made a quick skillet meal: red potatoes, onions, broccoli, mushrooms & italian chicken sausage cooked in white wine, truffle oil & some leftover chicken stock I had in the freezer. 

Re: What's on your plate?

Your too lazy to cook --> mushrooms & italian chicken sausage cooked in white wine, truffle oil & chicken stock


My too lazy to cook --> Cup of Ramen and honey dew melon.


Lol, you are too good. Speaking of which, I've been curious about truffles stuff. I know there's black truffle and white truffle? and somebody claimed they taste like mushroom? How do you like them, what do they taste like, and are there any brands of truffle/oil you would recommend?

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I've had some fancy potato chips at this one place that used truffle oil and another place that made french fries with truffle shavings, they do have a very earthy flavor, I mean, heck, they're buried under the ground, but that's really the best way I can describe it from the ways I've tried it.


Dinner tonight is rice, pork spare ribs, gai lan, and steamed egg.

Re: What's on your plate?

I agree with beautytester. I didn't feel like cooking and ended up with an assortment of side dishes.


I'm highly impressed with your lazy dish!

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