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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?

Happy Valentine DiWA! I always love your dishes. They always look beautiful and yummy at the same time. What get me the most is you always somehow have green/lettuces in your dish. I love green and lettuces Smiley Happy

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Thank you BlackKitty! You're becoming more and more adoptable. Smiley Wink

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Yay, I won't be hungry no more Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

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My dream is that one day we will have a huge BT potluck style dinner party with makeovers and live trading with everyone just looking fab and the most delicious, healthiest food being eaten!

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I will bring wine.

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If you'll have the wine, then I want a seat next to you! Smiley Wink

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There should be a huge weekend event where one day we all go shop our hearts out and enable each other to the max capacity and the second day is where we have the potluck and get to do make overs and play with all our new goodies from the shopping day before!

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And music!


I'M IN!!!


What would everybody bring?

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I think this would be great! An evening of playing with makeup, eating, and listening to good music! Smiley Happy

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I agree with 80% of these declarations. Guess. Which. Ones.

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The healthy part? I had to throw that in because I know many BTers are vegans and a lot like to just watch what they eat, but we can totally have unhealthy food as well Smiley Tongue

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This is all the love, Malday knows. No sweet is healthy unless we're talking fruit. And mama taught me to shower the sugar on the ones I love. Then they can't run very far.

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Guess: healthiest = the 20%? Or having to bring a dish to potluck?

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This sounds amazing. Count me in!

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Beef Bourguignon tonight. The color is a bit off in the photo, it is much redder in person. And, it is absolutely delicious! Smiley Happy




Recipe in spoiler tag!
Beef Bourguignon


1 tablespoon good olive oil
8 ounces dry cured center cut applewood smoked bacon, diced
2 1/2 pounds chuck beef cut into 1-inch cubes
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound carrots, sliced diagonally into 1-inch chunks
2 yellow onions, sliced
2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)
1/2 cup Cognac
1 (750 ml.) bottle good dry red wine such as Cote du Rhone or Pinot Noir
1 can (2 cups) beef broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pound frozen whole onions
1 pound fresh mushrooms stems discarded, caps thickly sliced
For serving:
Country bread or Sour Dough, toasted or grilled and rubbed with garlic clove
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, optional


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the bacon and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is lightly browned. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a large plate.

Dry the beef cubes with paper towels and then sprinkle them with salt and pepper. In batches in single layers, sear the beef in the hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove the seared cubes to the plate with the bacon and continue searing until all the beef is browned. Set aside.

Toss the carrots, and onions, 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of pepper in the fat in the pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the Cognac, stand back, and ignite with a match to burn off the alcohol. Put the meat and bacon back into the pot with the juices. Add the bottle of wine plus enough beef broth to almost cover the meat. Add the tomato paste and thyme. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven for about 1 1/4 hours or until the meat and vegetables are very tender when pierced with a fork.

Combine 2 tablespoons of butter and the flour with a fork and stir into the stew. Add the frozen onions. Saute the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of butter for 10 minutes until lightly browned and then add to the stew. Bring the stew to a boil on top of the stove, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste.

To serve, toast the bread in the toaster or oven. Rub each slice on 1 side with a cut clove of garlic. For each serving, spoon the stew over a slice of bread and sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten



Re: What's on your plate?

I want this in my mouth right now. Please share the recipe with us....

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Lol! Are you sure? This is pretty pain in the behind to make...? Don't you say I never warned you! Smiley Tongue

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Yes, please! My best recipes are the hardest/most time consuming ones to make! I must eat this dish!!

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It is a fantastic dish. You certainly have to try it. At least once. Smiley Wink


Ok, the recipe is in spoiler tag! Good luck, and let us know how you liked it. Smiley Wink

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