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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 took the easy way out and picked up pre cut stew meat.  Normally I buy a bottom round roast and cut it down.  I browned the meat and cooked it with a can of tomatoes and covered the meat with beef stock for like 4 1/2 hrs before I added anything else. the meat totally fell apart when it was done. 

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Precut stew meat makes those lazy meal days even better Smiley Happy



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Since there's been some mention of moon cakes, here's what my mom whipped out during an early dinner to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.


They're not traditional moon cakes, but instead are like the mochi dessert. For anyone not familiar with mochi, it's ice cream encased in a gelatinous rice flour layer which is kind of like a chewy dough. These moon cakes didn't have ice cream inside, but were served cold to ensure the outer layer didn't get melty and sticky. The two dark brown ones had black sesame and peanut filling, the big orange/yellow one had a mango creme filling, the white was a white chocolate and chocolate cookie crisp filling, and the peach/tan one was guava!


They were surprising to my taste buds and I really liked them! Got to try all but the mango, we had to cut them up and split them between 12 people!


P.S. Pay no mind to the fallen green pea pod in the photo....photobomber! Smiley Tongue

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Omg they look so good. I've been tempted to buy moon cake and have been avoiding them whenever I'm at the store... Your mom is awesome!

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Everyone at dinner really enjoyed them, she should have brought more! Smiley Happy

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That looks SO yummy!! *drool*

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Last time I snuck a mooncake out of the fridge it has durian in the middle.  GAG!

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>.< Oooooooo, ouch!


Moon cakes are like a Pandora's Box, you never know what you might get if you didn't take it out from a clearly labeled package. I always cut into them first just to be sure!

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I don't know who keeps buying them, only my father and youngest kiddo like durian out of the entire family.  Even when we go to dim sum he has to ask for it to be made up special, so few people like it they don't even put it on the carts.

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Hmmm, it's a great mystery now. Who bought the durian moon cake????? Smiley Tongue

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I grew up eating durian, so I have to show some love for the durian moon cakes with salted egg yolks Smiley Very Happy

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I don't even want to think about duck eggs after last year.  Middle sis was pregnant so some of the family sent eggs for her.  Dragon year, bigger is better, a bucket of huge swan eggs instead of duck.

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I was feeling the need for bacon, so I made a turkey bacon, low fat muenster cheese and toasted flax seed bread breakfast sandwich with my usual mammoth cup of coffee and fat free milk. Gotta love the weekends when you have time to enjoy more than a rushed bowl of cereal!

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Mmmm, bacon.....


Toast sounds super nice *must buy bread*

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Lol i was looking at Pinterest and saw this!! Smiley Happy


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The weekend means cooking up breakfast and bacon tends to be a regular for me. I do have scallops in the fridge so maybe BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS?!?!?!??!??!

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Lol i don't really know how to made bacon! I'm a horrible cook, so i've never experimented much with bacon! And it splatters in a skillet!! Any tips!??

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I'll be honest, I'm not the best when it comes to bacon the stove because I like to rush things and the wait to flip and flip them makes me want to hurry up the process so if bacon's made on the stove top my bf does it. The key (according to him) is medium heat, don't crank the stove to high or even medium high. Using medium heat ensures your bacon cooks up and excess fat pulls away from it as opposed to just frying it to a crisp on too high temperatures and having it not cook up and crisp evenly.


I like to use the oven for bacon, it's a touch easier and you don't have to flip it if you don't want to. Preheat your oven to 375 and layer bacon on a baking sheet covered with foil. Since they shrink up, there's no need to cut them unless you just want smaller pieces. Lay the slices onto the sheet and place in the oven. Depending on how you like your bacon (super crispy or just cooked and tender) is how long you leave them for. At the bare minimum I let them cook for 20 minutes, but again, gauge by your tastes/preferences. I like to start this right at the beginning of my breakfast making or if I'm make the cheeseburger bacon casserole I cook for dinner sometimes. That way when I'm making pancakes, eggs, or whatever else, the bacon can cook. Plus it makes the entire kitchen smell all bacony!!!!!!!

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Hmm i will have to try making bacon sometime! Whenever i buy eggs lol! 

If it doesn't work out on the stove top i'll try the oven! Smiley Happy

Thanks @lylysa!!!! 

Re: What's on your plate?

No prob! Keep us posted on your bacon endeavors! The bacon cheeseburger casserole I mentioned is super easy to make, I've posted the recipe to Spyski one here before because she mentioned her bf was a picky eater. Let me know if you want me to send it to you too!

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Hmm while it sounds good to me, when i do cook, it's for me and my sister, so i highly doubt it's something she would like. She never likes any type of casserole! But i'll let you know if i want the recipe! Smiley Happy

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