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The Kid made an epic charcuterie board the other day which i tried to copy this morning in mini-version (need to use up all the stuff she bought)

i haven't eaten any of it cuz im not hungry yet and the rest of the fam are still in bed, so it's sitting in the fridge for later. also made some foccacia dough that is proofing in the the fridge as well for tomorrow, AND i butchered a pork shoulder which is marinating for BBQ. busy morning, eh? now its time to veg on the couch with reruns of Top Chef.

the mini charcuterie!

891 calories for it all.

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Dinner:

Lean beef enchiladas (which you can’t see 🤣) topped with a greek yogurt crema, tangy salsa, avocados and Chloula sauce. I used mission low carb mini tortillas, my hand is for reference. Ate 3/4 of it, guessing around 300ish calories?

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My daughter’s High School graduation cake. After the party we threw away 1/2 of it instead of eating everything. I’m noticing that cake isn’t a big thing with anyone I know anymore. Anyone else noticed Desserts are being left uneaten?

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The cake is beautiful!!
I’m not sure on the whole no one eats cake anymore. We however did cupcakes instead of a cake (less having to cut and serve)

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@ms.sss
You will love this.

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From my sons grad food spread. What’s funny is I never did eat anything bc I was so busy til everyone left and so by then all I got to eat was some guacamole and some cucumbers with ranch dip.

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On 6/9/2024 at 11:20 AM, Lilia_90 said:

Dinner:

Lean beef enchiladas (which you can’t see 🤣) topped with a greek yogurt crema, tangy salsa, avocados and Chloula sauce. I used mission low carb mini tortillas, my hand is for reference. Ate 3/4 of it, guessing around 300ish calories?

@Lilia_90: are you a professional chef? your creations and plating are Instagram-worthy!

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

My daughter’s High School graduation cake. After the party we threw away 1/2 of it instead of eating everything. I’m noticing that cake isn’t a big thing with anyone I know anymore. Anyone else noticed Desserts are being left uneaten?

omg, even though I know baking isn't your main profession, it TOTALLY should be!!!! you could totally start a custom cake/dessert business.

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27 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

@ms.sss
You will love this.

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you are correct lady. I LOVE THIS. did you do all this? it looks so fab.

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

Anyone else noticed Desserts are being left uneaten?

i notice that people are more "receptive": to bite sized/individual Desserts vs. stuff you have to cut yourself to eat.

i think pre-cut or bite sized stuff just appeals to everyone's laziness lololololzzzzzz.

if i make a cake or something large that needs cutting, i usually pre-cut so that people can just grab and go.

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28 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

omg, even though I know baking isn't your main profession, it TOTALLY should be!!!! you could totally start a custom cake/dessert business.

Lol! I didn’t make this but I’m honored that you think I could (grocery store cake 😅)

Buy one of my nieces is a custom cake maker. Her cakes are gorgeous.

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Some of my eats the past few days:

strawberry summer salad. I have an obsession with salads!!
This one has baby spinach, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, cucumbers, walnuts, feta cheese, topped with crispy shallots and crispy garlic, with a pomegranate molasses dressing. My bowl below which I ate over the course of 3 hours.

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chocolate basil seed Protein pudding. 2/3 cups of basil seeds, 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop chocolate whey, 2 tbsp melted Peanut Butter, stir and leave overnight. Top with berries and pumpkin seeds. I ate 3/4 of one.

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1 hour ago, Kris77 said:

The cake is beautiful!!
I’m not sure on the whole no one eats cake anymore. We however did cupcakes instead of a cake (less having to cut and serve)

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I think both you and @ms.sss probably have the right idea. Smaller Desserts are probably a lot more appealing.

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Some “healthier” desserts I’ve made the past few days:

Top to bottom:

Paleo almond flour tahini Cookies

Mixed berry frozen yogurt

Flourless fudge chocolate chunk brownies

I would have a bite after I’m done making them to taste and they all are incredible lol.

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55 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

@Lilia_90: are you a professional chef? your creations and plating are Instagram-worthy!

I’m so flattered lol!! I am definitely not a professional chef but a very avid cook and baker, I love love love making (and eating) food lol!!

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