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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?

Right now, i'm eating colby jack cheese sticks and up next is a package of Sour Skittles. Lol I don't normally eat candy, but it's been a long day, ok?

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Have you tried the Riddle Skittles??? Those are fun! The color make you think it's going to be one flavor but when you eat them and it's a whole other flavor entirely!

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Oh my gosh those sound amazing! I don't think i've ever tried them! *runs to the store and picks up 10*

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In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, here is one of my favorite things....cupcakes. Smiley Happy

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omg. way to give me the cupcake cravings haha. those look amazing! 



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Cupcakes are my kryptonite!!!!  I love baking them, decorating them & eating them.  I took a dozen to my salon today when I went for my nail appointment.

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To celebrate National Taco Day!  I made fresh Pico & Corn Salsa for our chicken tacos.  I even roasted the corn on my grill pan before I made up the salsa.


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Corn salsaaaaaaaa mmmmmmmm!!!! Those look super delish!

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I love some corn salsa!!!!!

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Midnight snack: cold roast beef, broccoli slaw and Brie. Maybe a fig or 2. I need to quit eating so late! Smiley Wink

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Broccoli you have me craving broccoli slaw. Gonna get some today when I go to walmart. =X

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I love the type they have there! 

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post zumba meal-

Giant Salad

quinoa & brown rice on the bottom, then a bed of kale (from my garden!), Romaine, avocado chunks, candied pecans & balsamic vinegar dressing. YUM!photo-138.JPG

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*steals your candied pecans*



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Looks really yummy! I'm always looking for lighter but really tasty things post-workout too.

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Oh I wanted to share the amazing Mole dinner my mom made. Well I don't have pics, but she made it for me with steak. So amazing.

You cut up the steak into strips and smear Mole on your tortilla with the steak in the middle and you eat like a taco. With her delicious gold rice.


This weekend she is making tamales. GAH another favorite.

Smiley Happy

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OMG, that Mole dinner sounds amazing! What kind of tamales is she making??? Snap pics of that!

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That sounds amazing!  

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Here are two dinners I've made this past week. The top is my take on a super easy, chicken shepherd's pie and the below is this spinach quiche-pie dish.


The shepherd's pie was:


-Bag of frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrots

-Half bag of frozen peas

-10 oz can of condensed cream of chicken soup

-Salt, pepper (to taste)

-Cooked, cubed chicken (used two breasts that were butterflied)

-4 medium red potatoes, cubed and boiled

-Cheese blend

-Splash of milk and butter (for potato mashing)


Preheat oven to 400, in baking pan, add in cooked chicken, frozen veggies, and portion of cooked potatoes, add in soup and salt/pepper, mix up until coated evenly. Mash rest of potatoes, adding in milk, butter, salt/pepper to taste, add on top of mix in pan and spread evenly to cover. Top with shredded cheese (your choice), bake for 20 minutes!


The spinach quiche-pie is (feel free to sub in the meats/more veggies, I just went the pig route for this one):


-6 large eggs, beaten


-Mushroom (cut into pieces)


-Pepperoni (cut into pieces)

-Smoked ham (cut into pieces)

-Lemon pepper (or just salt/pepper, or whatever seasonings you want to add)

-Large tortilla (should cover the base of your round baking pan/dish)

-Shredded cheese (your choice)


Heat the oven to 350, lay one tortilla at the base of the round baking dish (this will prevent the need to grease the pan), lay down a light layer of spinach, combine seasonings and beaten egg together and whisk, add in mushroom and prosciutto/ham/pepperoni to the egg mix, pour nearly all over the spinach, layer another round of spinach, pour rest of egg mixture, top with cheese, bake for 20-30 minutes.

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They both look so delish! The tortilla bottom is such a great idea! 


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I made something similar to your shepherds pie this week. We had a ham steak, so I mashed cauliflower with one potato, can of cream of potato soup, frozen peas, garlic & the chopped up ham steak. I lined the dish with tortilla crumbs (from a can, breadcrumb replacement) and topped it with the tortilla crumbs & some shredded cheese. 

Cold weather = comfort casserole meals mmmmm