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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 need help BBFs!!!! 

I impulsively purchased fresh cranberry beans from the market the other day. I thought they were some type of green bean. I should have Google Machined it before I purchased them....

I'm not the biggest fan of beans, texture is usually my issue. So anyone have any idea what to do with these silly red & white things? I'll take anything as long as it tastes good; instant pickled, a spread to put on pita, a salad... as long as the bean texture isn't there. 

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Since you mention pita, I found some quick recipes online for cranberry bean hummus!


Cranberry Bean Hummus (from The Parsley Thief)

Adapted {quite generously} from The British Larder
Makes about 2 cups

4 ounces shelled fresh cranberry beans
1/4 onion, peeled
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon kosher salt {divided}
1 large zucchini {about 9 ounces}
2 {heaping} tablespoons tahini {sesame paste}
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil {plus more zucchini & garnish}
freshly ground black pepper
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sumac {divided}
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Place the cranberry beans, onion, bay leaf & 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Cover with water & bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer & cook for about 20 minutes, or until the beans are tender; transfer to a bowl of ice water & set aside.
While the beans are cooking, slice the zucchini into long, fat strips. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Add the zucchini {in batches, if necessary} & saute until tender & lightly brown. Set aside.
Transfer the cooled beans & zucchini to the bowl of a food processor. Add the tahini, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly ground black pepper {to taste}, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon sumac & lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Check for seasoning & adjust as necessary.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil & the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of sumac. Serve with toasted pita bread triangles.


FRESH CRANBERRY BEAN HUMMUS WITH CHERVIL (from Getting Lost in the Woods post on The Year in Food)

1.5 pounds cranberry beans (pre-shelled weight)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garnish: carrot sticks, pita bread, tortilla chips

First, shell the beans. Place beans in a medium-sized pot and fill with water about two inches over the beans. Do not salt the water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until beans are tender. Remove from heat and drain beans. (Reserve a little of the water if you’d like a thinner hummus.)

Using a handheld blender or food processor, combine beans with olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and minced garlic. Blend to desired consistency. Add salt to taste.

Spoon hummus into a serving bowl. Drizzle olive oil over hummus. Garnish with fresh chervil and cracked black pepper.

Re: What's on your plate?

Thanks, I'm between one of those or a bake with bread crumbs & bacon. Let's face it... bacon makes everything better Smiley Tongue 

& if it's yucky, my boyfriend can eat it all & I'll have a salad. yup, I'm spoiled Smiley Wink 

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Hahah! I'm in the same boat as you! Though my eating habits have definitely improved, my bf will still "pick up" something if I try and don't like it!


Mmmm, bacon!!! I did a breakfast scramble mash with left over brown rice and quinoa with some bacon (baked and then crumbled), scrambled eggs, and mushroom last weekend.


I'm odd about the texture of beans too....sometimes it just throws my taste buds in for a loop! :-S

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image.jpgAnother day, another salad. I post more food pix here than makeup pix. I guess it counts if I was wearing Shalimar and Meteorites when I made it. Smiley Very Happy

rare steak and masago on top of a chopped salad. Dressing: Yumyum sauce. A Brie wedge larger than I should be eating. Avocado sprinkled with shiso furikake. Dill pickle and Spanish olives. 

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Furikake!!! Love that stuff!


Nice on the addition of masago to the salad! I never would have though of that!

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I'm addicted to the masago! 

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That. Looks. Amazing. *drool*

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I'm kinda lucky as far as food goes right now.... I eat just about anything. Five months pregnant and underweight to begin my husband n doc tell me to eat anything n everything! But for some crazy reason all I crave is water, broccoli n cheese! But today... I had a croissant with an egg. The bad part is I love to cook so I'm always cooking something ...healthy of course!... But then I have no appetite! Tonight...spaghetti and stuffed breadsticks sounds good though!

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Yum yum yum!!!!


Yay for craving water (whether it's a pregnancy craving or a regular craving), I'm always drinking it, and when I don't get enough, I definitely notice!


Mmmm, broc and cheese! I love making velveeta and adding in giant chunks of broc!


Congrats on the baby, by the way! Boy or girl?

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Same here with the water! I always have a huge glass of it with me! And thanks for the congrats! We're waiting til baby gets here before we find out though!!!!

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Ooooooo, a surprise!!!!


That's so wonderful! I hope you and your husband have a beautiful and healthy baby! From the sounds of the food, the baby is getting all kinds of spoiled already!

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I'm glad this post has popped up again! I love looking at everybody's delicious food! Today for lunch I had some currywurst, no pics though, I have a personal "no food photography in public" policy haha.


Here is my dinner from last night though, Chana Masala, basmati rice, and some salad for good measure:



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Basmati rice!!! Love love love it!

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Basmati is my favorite! I'm never without a bag in my pantry. 

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There's an Iranian restaurant by my work that has basmati rice along with fresh baked naan bread that pairs so well with hummus....I'm drooling, pardon me.

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My dinner tonight! Lentil and brown rice pilaf with cucumber and pepper salad Smiley Happy I'm trying to cut down on dairy to see if it will help my skin, so I resisted the urge to make the cucumber salad with yogurt and cover the pilaf with feta! So hard for this Wisconsin girl Smiley Wink


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I love making cucumber salads like they do in Japanese restaurants/sushi spots!


Thinly slice cucumber rounds, drizzle some rice vinegar (you can melt a touch of sugar in it if it's too sharp on its own), top with crab meat (most of the time it's the artificial crab stick at sushi places), and sesame seeds! 

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Mmmmm, that sounds so tasty! And a great use for some of the cucumbers I've picked up from the farmers market.

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Sure is! I hardly touch cucumbers, except for when they're in sushi rolls or when I get the cucumber salads. Play around with the sugar/rice vinegar ratio to your liking. I heat up the vinegar a tad to make the sugar dissolve better and you can even have the vinegar/sugar mix pre-made and kept on hand for whenever you want to toss in some slices of cucumber into a bowl and chomp away!

Re: What's on your plate?

I made cajun chicken pasta tonight. Simple but good! Smiley Happy


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