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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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My bf and cousins love kim chi, but I'm not a fan of anything pickled >.< I always tell them that at least leaves more for them!

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I love kimchi! Smiley Happy

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Right now I'm eating some cucumbers from the garden before fixing a chicken Cesar wrap.  I love stuff fresh from the garden!

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I've been on a kick making cucumber salads, like the ones in sushi bars!


Thinly sliced cucumbers topped with some sweetened rice vinegar, crab meat, and sesame seeds!

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My Aunt made some sort of cucumber salad for my papaw's surprise birthday cookout last weekend.  I don't think it was like the one you described.  I didn't get to try it because I wanted room for one of the desserts lol.

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My bf sweet-talked me into baking a cake tonight.  I decided to use some fresh peaches in it- I'll be tasting it to see how the peaches altered the consistency, but other than that.... there's 0 calories in smelling!

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Confession time: He didn't take all of the cake with him.  I'm so exhausted and mentally drained from work that I am having a small piece of cake just for the sugar rush so I have energy to go cook.

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Fresh peaches are the best!

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@starletta8 I'm so close to purchasing the Skinny Grill Pan to use instead of our old electric caphlon grill & thought of you. I love that it's cast iron. We went chemical free a few years back, so no tephlon, plastic storage, non-stick... It's expensive, but since I do most of the cooking it seems easier to use & clean up than the caphlon grill. & it's safe for glass tops... YAY! 

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I have a glass top, and it's worked wonderfully. I have the Sur la Table exclusive one because it's the smallest one that Le Creuset makes and I'm only ever cooking for 2, max.


Not to enable, but it's the best cooking-related purchase I've made in a long time.  I use it almost daily, and twice a day on the weekend!  You just need to make sure to keep it oiled with olive oil- yum!

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As an update- I still use that grill 1-2 times a day, and it's just getting better with use.  And keeping it oiled is just habit by now.

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@starletta8 I LOVE asparagus I usually squirt a little lemon juice on mine. Yum yum.

Whimsically yours,

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Yes!  I love fresh asparagus!


I just love summertime cooking in general- it's just better and almost more fun to cook with all fresh ingredients.

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Oooo, I'm going to totally have to add some lemon onto mine! Don't know why I never did!


It's such an easy thing to make and takes no time at all!

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Another productive day lost to headaches- I woke up at almost 2.


Brunch: Naturebox Whole Wheat Figgy Bar


Dinner*: Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Corn on the Cob

Grilled Asparagus with Sea Salt


* Subject to change since I'm heading out to the farmers' market later.

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Feel better soon!  I yet migraines as well so, definitely feel your pain >.< have you tried taking meds for it?  I find Imitrex works for mine Smiley Happy

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I've been on medication for literally decades... I just have to accept that I'll lose a certain number of days to them.


And my dinner prediction was spot-on, aside I added a pint of fresh strawberries for desert.

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Tonight's dinner (cooking right now):

  • Rosemary and garlic roasted lamb shoulder chops
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Tossed fruit salad

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I should mention that I have a new obsession in my cooking life: the Le Creuset Skinny Grill Pan- from Sur la Table. I've been using it almost daily since I got it a month ago.  For most, way pricey splurge.  For me? Totally worth it already.


ETA: Due to local regulations, you pretty much need to have a SFH with a large yard to have a grill that's non-electric.  So, I get my beloved grill taste on a cooktop! Yay!

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This looked too good not to share!

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Today's food:

Breakfast- Cup of tea, cup of coffee, bowl of reduced calorie apple cinnamon oatmeal

Lunch- mini side chicken ceasar salad (no croutons, light dressing), Pellegrino water

Dinner (planned)- Pan-Seared Flank Steak (about 4oz), side salad

Snack for hockey game- air popped popcorn