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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? 😄

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Dried scallop 🙂image.jpg

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Say whaaaaaaaa?!?! I've never seen or heard this! Where did you get it? asian super market or normal supermarket? *super curious*

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You know what's funny, I've never seen dried scalliops as is, but my parents add it to congee and I love it. Heck, I love scallop in any form or fashion!

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 - scrambled Egg whites with mozzarella

- 2 sausage links

-small bowl of Chocolate malt o meal

- coffee skim milk

- water, tap 2 glasses


- lunch

coffee with a few tablespoons of half & half

- cooked zuchinni squash, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes with homemade hummus

caramel frappuccino medium



- Pancakes & syrup



not the healthiest of choices 😞

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Whooo, breakfast for dinner!


Homemade hummus, YUM! What all did you season/add to it?

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This was my "breakfast of champions". The coffee makes it an adult meal, right? 😉20130411_085425.jpg


Sorry the pic is sideways...I'm ddoing this from my phone and there is no way to rotate 🙂

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Pfft, I saw this while lying in bed with my laptop sideways, and when you said the pic is sideways, I was like "...but it's not sideways." And didn't realize until now when I saw it again. #BeautyTesterMoment.


Lol, you can make it more adult by putting some Kahlua in that coffee. I was too lazy and just went straight to lunch:

- stirfried turnip greens + tomato sauce + Walmart rotesserie chicken as topping for 

- whole wheat pasta (great for my digestion o.O, doesn't make me gain weight like normal yellow pastas do)

- a whole packet of asian egg roll snack thing. =X

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Hahaha Kaluha idea isn't a bad one...just may not be work appropriate! 😉


Mmm lunch sounds delish!!

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Cocoa Pebbles!!!! 😛

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Sometimes a girl just wants some Cocoa Pebbles! 🙂

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Oh the recipes reminded me: try to avoid canned tomatos and go for glass jar if you can. Apparently the acidity of the tomato breakdown some chemicals in metal/tin cans and are bad for you. Go for fresh or glass jarred. 😃

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Yeah I've heard that too, haven't made the switch yet (for the canned tomatoes in the recipe I posted) but we do try to go organic when possible!

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Oh speaking of organic, it's more important for some produce than others or so I heard. Root vegetables such as potatoes/beets/carrots are responsible for absorbing everything so it's more important to get root vegetables that are organic as opposed to things like orange or banana that you peel (especially when you are on a tight budget and can't do organic everything).

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Yep. Anything I eat a lot of I get organic, and its not organic (milk, eggs, cereal, pasta, potatoes, carrots, etc) unless it has the USDA stamp of approval. I cant tell you how many items say "natural" or "organic" but arent. >_< I started buying some organic things when I saw the dramatic difference in taste between organic milk and eggs and regular milk and eggs. The regular fat free milk is basically water and has no milk taste for me, and the organic fat free milk tastes sooo good, its not nearly as watery tasting. The organic eggs taste completely different than the regular ones to me. Its been years now since I've had the "fake" eggs, and I absolutely will never, can never ever go back.


Do you ever think about how every store has sooooo much milk/eggs? Its not real. They put a sticker of a cow on the milk to trick us into thinking that its farm fresh when in reality....its just a powder that they mix with water. O.O

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Especially true for skim milk/ non-fat products (total scam). Your brain and skin need fat (including to metabolize other fats)...I always go full-fat. Should get more raw dairy...and yum, eggs from flax-seed fed, humanely-raised chickens taste great and are rich in Omega-3's...

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Reconstituted milk!!!!!!!

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Bleghhhhhh >.<

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And, while were posting recipes, here is my mom's amazing spaghetti...most people say it's the best they ever husband makes it= awesome husband. Obviously not low-carb/ low-fat, but definitely a lot healthier than sauce in jar (and cooking tomatoes boosts their lycopene).


Spaghetti Bologna:

1 lb spaghetti

1 lb ground chuck

1/2 lb. sausage-pork or turkey OR 1/2 lb. bacon

1 large onion

fresh garlic(I like a lot-it's up to you how much)

1 carrot-if organic, don't peel

1 celery stick-soak it in salt water to get out chemicals-soak for 10 minutes

1 red bell pepper-or 1 green bell pepper

or 1 small of each

olive oil

1 half pound of mushrooms

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato paste

saute the chopped onion with olive oil

add chopped carrot, celery and pepper

cook for about 15 minutes

add chopped garlic

add meat

cook until meat is not red or pink

add tomato sauce and tomato paste

cook covered for 1 1/2 hrs.

cook spaghetti until al dente

top with either parmesan or romano cheese

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Kudos to men who cook!


BACON in sauce?!?! O_O You have me!


Now with all these spaghetti and tomato based recipes from you and Moregun, I just HAVE to make pasta now! 😛 See how easy it is to twist and pull my arm?

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Omg so lead for sure!

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