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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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They are, they're bite sized so when they're pan fried they're sooooo easy to just munch on! Little dipping sauce...BOOM!

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We have these too!

One day there were all of these older Asian people waiting around the area they were making these.

And it smelled so good, I didn't even fight for a sample.

I just bought them on smell and they are so tasty!



Mmmmm.....slice of carrot cake!

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This is another night in which the main protein was leftovers. This is the meatloaf that I made last month that has shredded beets in it. (No, you can't taste the beets.) I served this meatloaf with some steamed greens that were tossed with some diced orange, orange zest and sesame oil. The other side was smashed parsnips. A couple small sticks of Persian cucumber were added to the plate for a crunchy diversion.


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Those vegetables.....they look even more delicious than the meatloaf.  How is that possible????

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LOL. I like to make my veggies look and taste delicious! Otherwise, I won't want to eat them.


I always put an oil on raw greens (massage it in) and also drizzle it on steamed veggies. Other times, I use ghee, which I absolutely love. The smashed parsnips have ghee mixed in with some coconut (drinking) milk.


I have read in various nutrition books that adding a fat to veggies (especially to greens, for example) ensures that the nutrients are absorbed by the body. I'm not sure if that's true but it makes perfect sense to me!


Leafy greens is one of my favorite veggies. So much can be done with them. I like them so much more than salad greens.


Recommended book: "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson.

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Greens > Salad any day.  When I eat a salad, I feel like I still need to eat real food.  I am trying to get over that.


I always eat fat with my vegetables.  I use plain old butter on them.  I got some goat milk butter which is delicious.  I eat it plain from a spoon too. 



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Tonight's dinner: pasta and parmesan alfredo sauce with roasted heirloom tomatoes, roasted garlic, crimini mushrooms, chopped basil, fresh spinach leaves, and ground sweet pork Italian sausage. So stuffed. Sorry about the poor lighting; it was fully dark outside by the time that dinner was ready.


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Oh mine, you are teasing me with this dishSmiley Happy

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This looks seriously delicious! It looks like what you would get from a fine Italian restaurant! I love the use of fresh basil over the dish! 

<3, Randee

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I want to dive fast first into that, don't even need the fork!

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Here goes one of my recent dinner ventures. Normally it's steamed pork spare ribs or pork chops that I'll make when involving pork as the meat, but my bf and I got porkloin at Costco last and I had my first hand at that.


Per usual, I'm a season to taste/smell/personal preference kind of gal so exact measurements aren't really my thing. 


Here goes! (I'll see if I can upload a photo later)


-3 porkloin pieces cut into medallions or bite sized chunks, the size of the pieces before they were cut resembled this:


-5-6 red potatoes, cubed, enough to fill the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish

-Olive oil

-Butter (I used about 2-3 tablespoons)

-Finely chopped garlic

-Onion powder

-Chili powder



-Black pepper, I love using fresh cracked black pepper

-Salt, I like sea salt 

-Montreal Steak seasoning (optional, it adds a bit more kick because it's a spice blend)


*Preheat oven to 375


1. With the potatos cubed and in the baking dish, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle on rosemary, salt, pepper, onion powder, and chili powder and mix well (I tossed it all together with my hands)

2. Drizzle a little olive oil onto pork medallions and rub in salt, pepper, oregano, and rosemary

3. Melt butter down in a pan on the stove over medium-high heat, add in garlic to begin a roast. Once butter is melted down, lightly sear the pork medallions on both sides, remove from stove and add on top of potatoes

4. Set pan in oven to bake for 45-55 minutes

5. Once finished baking, remove from oven, let cool a bit, enjoy food coma after!


I did have a it of honey water that I would drizzle over the pork while it was baking from time to time (did this maybe 3 or 4 times while it was in the oven) to ensure it wouldn't dry out and to add a very subtle sweetness to the pork without also drenching the potatoes.


This recipe can obviously be edited based on spices you like or even adding things like pearl onions or cut up carrots as well (I was out of carrots at the time, if so, I would have added them to the potatoes).


The pork came out very tender and the potatoes were roasted super well!

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Lylysa, are you da expert of everything Smiley Happy. Big fan here. Oh shoot, we went for poke today but we was so hungry and devoured everything and I totally forgot to take pictures. I will try to take picture if we go there again.

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Mmmmm poke! There's been more times than I care to count where I start digging into my food and then go "Crud, should have snapped a pic for the food thread!" Smiley Tongue

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I need to make this, asap!!

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Cheers to that!

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I bet it would be difficult to misplace those glasses. LOL Well, except maybe after drinking the entire contents of them.

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The large glasses are for functional purposes should anyone ask...y' that way you never lose them because they're so large and always able to be seen out in the open! Smiley Wink

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...or my "upper chestals" so droopy? Oh my! That's quite the picture! Smiley Very Happy

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I feel liked this sometimes Smiley Wink

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My cousin is back in town (he's in the Marines) and this is his last week here before he's off again, but my cousins and I are treating him to dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse.


I intend to channel my inner food-coma corgi after said-meal.


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Have a great time, IyIysa, and thank him for his service.

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Will do, ladies! Thank you both for the support! ^_^


*we dined ourselves stupid* 

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