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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?

Noosa tart cherry yogurt with chunks of Theo coconut chocolate bar.

Re: What's on your plate?

Aaaargh, Noosa is soo good! They don't carry it at any of my local stores. I have to drive an hour to find it! But sooo worth it Smiley Very Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

Last night, we had a pizza from the Sausage Factory (Castro, SF) and it was everything I had been dreaming about..

We ordered a Tony's Special (Salami, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Onions & Sausage), walked up the block to the Castro Coffee company and picked up two bags of fresh, dark beans...

-the Fog Lifter has been my new favorite for the past few weeks; "Strong Morning Blend of Central American and African Coffee; Bold Flavor with kick."

and a new of that I think I am already loving

-Barbary Coast ReserveA full Dark blend of Central American and African Arabica's .A strong but not smokey roast that's sure to please your palate

Re: What's on your plate?

Both of those coffee blends sound so good! Smiley Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

Cauliflower 'mac' and cheese. I've been craving comfort foods with this crappy weather, so I've been making this often. Just your basic creamy sauce with steamed cauliflower. For the sauce I make a bechamel with skim milk and stir in a bit of grated onion, dijon mustard, and grated sharp cheddar. Yummmm.


Re: What's on your plate?

Can I just sop that up with a roll? Smiley Tongue

Re: What's on your plate?

Today is Polenta Friday! I have only two more butternut squashes left (that I bought from TJs) so this polenta project will be ending soon.


Today I substituted ground nutmeg with some dried marjoram and dried basil, and then added about 5-6 ounces of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. These are the sun-dried tomatoes sold in bags (not packed in oil).


Re: What's on your plate?

Mmmm, this looks so good!

Re: What's on your plate?

I promised to post this last week, but got all caught up in stuff. Lylysa requested the recipe for the jam-filled thumbprint cookies that I had on my holiday cookie tray photo. So, here ya go:

Jozkid's Aunt Anna's Kisses:

1/2 Pound Butter (can use salted or unsalted)
1 C Powdered Confectioners Sugar
2 Egg Yolks
5 Tblsp of Light Cream, Half and Half, or Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 C Flour sifted with 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

Cream butter with sugar. Add yolks and mix. Add cream and vanilla by spoonful and mix. Add flour/baking powder mixture. Make small balls about the size of a walnut and place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Use thumb or index finger to press indent into top of each cookie and then fill indent with scant amount of fruit jam (strawberry or raspberry work well). Bake at 375 degrees for 14 minutes. 

The cookies are done when they turn barely golden. If they brown, they're overdone. Also, they will not spread, so you can fit a lot on the sheet. I think this recipe makes about 4 dozen or so cookies.

Re: What's on your plate?

Thank you!

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