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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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MMM Pho. I love pho!

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You know, the hubs and I were just talking about rutabagas when we were grocery shopping the other day. Neither one of us has ever had one (at least as far as we know) and were wondering what you do with them actually. What do they taste like? What's the best prep method?


BTW, your stew looks yummy. Hubs is prepping a slow-cooker beef stew for dinner as I type this. Perfect for this arctic weather we're suffering! Minus 30 wind chills today. This is just so wrong....

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Hey Jozkid, slow-cooked beef stew sounds yummy! I love being safely inside with yummy food cooking while the weather is cold and unbearable outside.


Rutabega is a bit of an acquired taste. It's a stronger root veggie. Similar to turnips or parsnips in its unique strong taste. (If that makes sense.) It can be steamed or roasted or probably even sauted. It takes a while to cook, as most dense roots do, so cut or dice accordingly. Be sure to cut off the peel first!


Because it's a stronger tasting root, it's better with other veggies and with meats that can stand up to it. It would be perfect in your beef stew. Pork goes well with it too. Chicken or seafood, not so much because it can overwhelm. Be mindful of what you mix it with too; for example, it wouldn't play nicely with mild veggies (unless you don't care if it's stronger tasting than they are--like celery, it's fine with that) or with strong tasting veggies like asparagus. It plays well with celery root (similar in most respects to rutabega) or turnips or onions, etc. Again, use it in the larger context of having with a stronger meat or where it's with other veggies.


I don't want to make it sound like it tastes yucky or has a taste like beets that takes some getting used to. It's just not a bland veggie. It's worthwhile getting used to using it when it's in season, because it's a great source of nutrients and is a nice change of pace.

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It is cold here! My man requested tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner.



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That is one of my mans favourite meals!!!! 

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I may not be your man, but can I request this as well? Smiley Tongue

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We had grilled cheese on the brain too!


I left my Lodges in the oven to get an extra layer while I was roasting carrots and my husband came to me all sad. "What's wrong?" "I was hoping for grilled cheese." "Why would you think that?" He knows we don't have the stuff around. "The pans, they reminded me of those bacon grilled cheeses you made [it had to have been 2-3 years ago]." "Oh yeah." The local WF had gotten in some huge loaves from a local baker, Straus butter, I think it was a Tillamook cheddar, and then the bacon was Maverick uncured. Most enormous grilled cheeses and our guest had the most distressed look on her face, "how am I going to finish this?" I don't recall that actually being a problem! I haven't made grilled cheese since I haven't been able to lay my hands on all those things on the East Coast. :/


We have a grilled cheese restaurant and they're pretty good (their tomato soup is more like a marinara <3) but they frustrate me with the order checking. Twice now the clerk has ordered up something I didn't ask for.

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That looks so good! Grilled cheese is the way to my heart! 

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I present you....

My Heart

ha ha


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Oh!! It looks so yummy! Smiley Happy haha

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I will gladly trade you....

It looks so good.


Hey! we could have teamed up and made grilled cheese and crab sandwiches with tomato soup!!


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Yes! or maybe instead of tomato soup we could have made crab bisque to go with the grilled cheese

Plus, I love old black and white song and dance movies so we could put on TCM and eat to our hearts content!

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Even better!!!

Both of your suggestions are fantastic!

I can waste many of days watching Busby Berkeley films and Fred & Ginger marathons.


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The leaves are changing colors and the temperatures are getting colder, that means it is time to make chili! (and corn bread muffins, of course)



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I came here to ogle your chili & cornbread.  It looks delicious! 

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Was it a sweet corn muffin?????

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That looks delicious! I love chili! It's still 80 degrees here but I look forward to the cooler months when I can have warm chili too!

<3, Randee

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Same here, Randee. It was really warm and extremely humid here today. Tomorrow's high is expected to be in the upper 80s. I'll be really happy when autumn finally gets here!!

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Soon we'll all be complaining of the freezing weather, so may as well enjoy this Indian Summer. I think it will finally start getting a little cold around Halloween but we'll see! Smiley Tongue

<3, Randee

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I know what you're saying, Randee! Where I live, Kansas, we can feel all four seasons in one week I think! I'd be happy if we had spring for six months and autumn for six months. A girl can dream, right? Smiley Tongue

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well the temperature is in the mid 60's here and raining almost everyday this week, so the only thing good about the weather is that it gives me a reason to make chili and drink hot chocolate. (not together of course! haha)

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