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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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I love celery root! I need this recipe, @DiVWA !

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Gorgeous plating! Looks really good, I'd never think to pair lamb with strawberries but now that I've seen you do it I can see how the flavors would work!

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Leftover BBQ ribs with quinoa/sprouted rice pilaf, steamed green beans and orange slices.

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This looks delicious, @DiVWA ! Yum!

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This looks really good!!

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Last night I did Chex and pecan crusted chicken strips! Smiley Tongue


My bf likes to eat Chex cereal but he's terrible at letting a cereal get toward the bottom of the bag and leaving the remaining pieces left....all the broken parts/crumbs and not quite enough cereal to make a full bowl, so we ended up with two leftover bags of Chex. During the holidays my aunt gave me a bag of pecan pieces so I put two and two together as to not waste the Chex!


I sifted as much of the sugar crystals left on the Chex as I count and then crushed it all up, smashed up some pecan pieces, and mixed them all together. I added some Italian seasoned bread crumbs, pepper, salt, and garlic powder with it just to cut any residual/extra sweetness the Chex had.


I did a dredge and egg wash on the chicken strips, dipped them in my dry mix, laid them all out on a baking pan, and let em have their time in the oven.


I was nervous because I had my potato wedges in there at 425 and didn't want the chicken to dry out or the pecan pieces to roast into a crisp.....low and behold, I ended up having to clean the bottom half of my fridge out because a bag of meat I took out to defrost leaked its blood all on the shelf and down the edge of the fridge and all the way to the bottom. -_- I had to remove both bottom drawers and shelves and tackled the dried the time I finished, the chicken was JUST right! *lucky lucky lucky*


The pecans gave a nice roasted nutty flavor with no burning, the check was so fine that it paired with the bread crumbs nicely and didn't taste like obvious cereal. Smiley Happy

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Great idea! I used crushed pork rinds in my various chicken coatings. Glad it turned out perfectly too!

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I could have done without the cleaning mess, but at least it made me not go bonkers and check on the chicken too often!

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Last night I ran errands like crazy after work so I didn't have time to make a meal from scratch. Instead I grabbed the below from Costco and popped it into the oven...very satisfying! I have leftovers for lunch today!


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Image result for costco ravioli lasagna

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My hubs wasn't appreciating my home cooking and I threatened to buy him frozen meals!


I did!  I got one of those Stouffers lasagnas to teach him a lesson.  When I tasted it.......was sooooo bland.


Was this good??? @lylysa

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This is always delicious, I've gotten it many times before and the portions are quite generous. Since it's layered like a lasagna, more than often my bf and I can each get a helping (even seconds) and have enough to divy up for lunch the next day!

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Stuffed bell pepper. Stuffing had chorizo, quinoa, celery, carrot, onion, garlic, tomato sauce and cilantro.

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I love bell peppers stuffed!

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That pepper looks so beautiful!

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Mexican Street Corn with Shrimp and Grits. And Roasted Corn and Onions, and Lime Crema. Couldn't use the fancy china for this one. This was delicious! I don't know if the grits came out right, I've never had grits before. 

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This china is just as fabulous and eyes are actually torn at looking at the delicious food and the awesome plate! Smiley Very Happy

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@lylysa Haha thanks. My mom is obsessed with horses.

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Last week Super-Easy Sunday Supper.


Spanish Style Stewed Whole Chicken.  

Normally this is served with rice, but I like egg noddles better after eating it this way in Peru.


 My House


In Peru

(perfect hang-over food. either from altitude or drinking!)



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AGAIN need recipe!! hahahah for allllllll!!!!

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OMG, this dish looks like some no-nonsense good ol' comfort food! That's probably why it's also perfect hang-over food!



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Have I posted enough??? hahaha!  @lylysa

(sorry, it took so long!)


Buffalo Wings Recipe

1. Chicken Wings pack (1-2 pounds per person)
2.  Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
3. Buffalo Wing Sauce (Franks Red Hot Wings, Louisiana Hot Wing Sauce)
4. Vegetable Oil (for frying)
5. Veggies (carrots, Persian cucumbers, celery, cherry tomatoes, peppers, etc.)
6. Bleu Cheese or Ranch Dressing (I like Marie's brand)

1. Soup pot for frying
2. Tongs, Asian strainer
3. Bowl or small pot
4. Prepare the plate with paper towels for frying wings. Extra clean plate.

We are gonna work backwards, so you don't cross-contaminate. 

1. Cut-up Veggies, arrange with dressing and set inside fridge. 

1. The pro-way. Empty bottle into a small saucepan and cook on low to reduce and thicken. If you like that 'smooth sauce flavor' add 1-2 TBSP of butter. about 15 minutes. 
2.The lazy & skinny way. Empty into a medium bowl, cover with paper towel and set inside the microwave. Don't add butter. ;')

1. Fill-up pot with about 3-4 inches of oil and set on low to start heating up.
3. Cut-Up/Wash/DRY chicken wings. Freeze the wings tips for homemade stock.  
4. Season with spices.
5. Check oil temp and start frying in batches!
6. Frying is like 10-15 minutes.  More like 13 minutes for me. Don't over-fry wings! 

Making Hot Wings
1. When wings are ready to come out heat up hot sauce in the microwave for 30 SECONDS. 
2. Place the heated Hot sauce on counter, grab the plate with paper towels and clean plate.
3. Remove wings from oil.  Dab the oil away on paper towels.
4.  Dip the wings in sauce and then set on clean plate!
5. If you reduced sauce on stove, then dip there. 

Serve with the cold veggies!  

If you want Garlic Hot wings.....sprinkle a little garlic powder on top.  I do this! ;')



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I love buffalo wings!

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Never, you will NEVER post too much! I love it all!!! Everyone who posts here just puts a smile on my face!



Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Cedar-Roasted Salmon with roasted thyme potatoes ,and green beans, and onions.

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This looks amazing! 😍

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