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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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Oh forgot the credit. Originally the recipe was from Luxirare, she had water and I substituted with licqour cuz I like my dessert darker/more adult (and I added the syrup from my other rum cake recipe). You can use water instead. It taste best hot/warm cuz then it's fluffy and the center is gooey (it hardens a bit when cold).

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@lylysa Oh no your poor friend! I feel for her.

Just happens automatically with any fruits and veggies. Unless if I add hot sauce, salt, ranch, lemon & if they are chocolate covered, otherwise if I eat them plain the itching begins immediately.

Oh I love those cucumber salads and since they have that asian dressing on it , I am ok eating that. Yummy.

I am super hungry now! LOL

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Cucumber salads are super easy to make! Rice vinegar is sold in super markets and Asian grocery stores, I like to add a touch of water to dilute the tartness a bit as well as a bit of sugar (I like to warm the water and melt the sugar in that before adding it to the vinegar).


Drizzle on cucumber slices and if you want, add some artificial crab meat and sesame seeds!

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@lylysa sorry can't reply direct, errors. You are so sweet. Thank you, you guys are super sweet I noticed here. Which is so nice.


I think I do have some allergy, which is sucky. I love to eat fruits and veggies. I crave celery and pb a lot, but can't have it, completely kills me.


I sure do love food porn, so I will be popping in here a lot Smiley Happy Thank you!

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No worries! Smiley Happy Here in BT, we all seem to be on the same page of keeping this wonderful forum drama free! It just makes it so much better for everyone and makes it such a wonderful escape!


Awww, food allergies are horrible! My friend carries a giant make up bag FULL of pills for her food allergies in case one is triggered! She has pills, epi-pens, you name it! She even has a latex allergy (you won't believe how present latex is in food, not even processed stuff, but from the ground up!) and bought a new phone case, and not even 20 minutes after she had it up to her face, she started turning red and itchy!


It wouldn't hurt to get the allergy checked out and find out what all to keep an eye out for. That sucks that you can't have celery and pb! Do you know what aspect of it that irritates/triggers a reaction?


Fruits and veggies are always good, especially with it being hot and in the summer! Cucumber salads (like the ones in sushi restaurants) have been something newer that I like to make. It's crisp, refreshing, and a good snack!

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@lylysa Just plain cheese Smiley Tongue Thank you!!

I have tried organic stuff and all that nice healthy stuff, but for whatever reason sometimes my throat and ears start to itch! Like an allergic reaction. I can't place it because if I add like hot sauce lol it stops?!?! I am just weird!

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Eep, sounds like you might just have some type of food allergy or sensitivity. I know that some folks that make a switch over to "healthier" or organic foods (or even alter their diets in general) tend to have a tough time getting a hang of flavors, textures, and tastes, but if you're itching or having a reaction, it might be due to the food itself and not just because you're having to reset your palette.


We don't look down on meals here Smiley Happy. Though someone might post something another user may not like, the mood is kept light enough where it's not some personal attack or offense to someone's tastes. I think it's fair to say we have a good grasp on balancing out healthy food posts and super indulgent or junk food posts!


What I like to do is to eat flavorful, delicious food. I try to find a good middle ground and make sure whatever I'm eating, TASTES good and IS good for me. For example, if you want to watch your carb intake but crave Italian food/pasta, take a wheat French loaf, slice it up thin, toast them up, rub on fresh garlic, drizzle with olive oil, and top with diced tomatoes, parsley, basil, or even some cooked turkey (lean meat). You can add a touch of fresh cheese and it's a spin on a craving that gets you fresh ingredients and tons of flavor without it being some giant bowl of pasta soaked in canned sauce full of sodium.


This is an excellent place to look if you're ever wanting some ideas for recipes!

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Great thread.

But as for me, I had pizza today with a pepsi. Total junk food eater.


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Junk food or not, I hope you enjoyed it Smiley Happy


What kind of pizza did you get?

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This morning it's scrambled eggs (from a local farm) with fresh ground pepper.

Scrambled eggs really is the ultimate rock star breakfast. Easy to make & good for your hair. Smiley Very Happy

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Right! If someone messes up scrambled eggs then something is wrong! Smiley Tongue Haha!

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Now that I know this thread exists, I'll be using it to help keep me on track.  Smiley Very Happy


So far, I've had one slice of French toast with one scrambled egg, one sausage patty, and one slice of bacon.  The egg & sausage went on the toast for a sandwich, the bacon was savored all on its own.

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This place is a haven for all things food! Be it healthy or sometimes just super lush! Smiley Tongue


I encourage everyone to post recipes or ask for recipes too if something someone posts catches your eye! I myself have posted a few recipes complete with photos to show steps!


Bacccccccon! I have some in my casserole right now!

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yesterday I had

honey crunch flakes with 2% milk

fajhita's with all of the awesome Mexican companions


moose tracks ice cream+homemade cookie and boston cream pie yogurt.


LOL talk about a binge! Smiley Happy usually during the week I stick to my favorites like fruit and veg.

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OMG, I haven't had Moose Tracks in forever, that was delish when I stumbled on it at the grocery store!

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Wonderful food today.

- Dark chocolate + strawberry crapes (with a hint of cognac)

- Chestnut crapes

- half gallon of lavender boba tea (ok, not half gallon, but it came in a giant soup bowl cup size, at least 16-20oz.



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Dark chocolate!!! *Drool!*


Was the cup too heavy to lift in one hand??? If so, it was a half gallon! Smiley Tongue

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Chowing down on my favorite summer snack right now- grilled zucchini with a wash of olive oil and a bit of sea salt.

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Mmm, sea salt is the best! So flavorful!


I just came back from Panera so it was chicken and wild rice soup, their Frontega chicken panini, chips and a strawberry smoothie! Their frozen drinks are 50% for August from 3-5! Whohoo, it's like a Panera happy hour!

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Since I have been on clear liquid diet for a week I was finally able to eat!!!!! We went to a Mongolian Grill soooo good!  To drink I had a watermelon spritzer which is watermelon, pineapple juice and sprite (I spiked it) haha Smiley Happy

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Yum, what watermelon spritzer sounds super refreshing for Summer!


What all did you load up on at the grill?