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‘What’s on Your Plate – July Edition’ is Coming Soon!

This month’s ‘What’s On Your Plate’ will go live on Wednesday, July 7. Below are a few of my food photos from the last few weeks. (Yup, I’m that annoying person with a camera when others are trying to eat.) I am incredibly grateful that family and close friends are once again front and center in these photos.

My cohost, Deb, and I would love for you to join us. Please let us know something that’s been on your plate this past month. It could be breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dine-in or dine-out. You can share with one simple photo, a few words or an entire post…the sky’s the limit!

Deb, Widow Badass, will be sharing her Watermelon Salad and her summer drink of choice, Pink Gin & Tonic. Ju-Lyn from Touring My Backyard has already published her link-up post, which focuses on dumplings and urban landscapes. Sue, Women Living Well After 50, will be sharing Date and Walnut Bread. Jo, And Anyways, will feature a Vegetarian Carbonara with Mushrooms, Miso and Parmesan. Debbie from Deb’s World will be joining us for the first time with her Chocolate Banana Cake. I will share a Cantonese Noodle Dish made four different ways. (1. Hello Fresh. 2. Made by my niece in Winnipeg with locally sourced groceries. 3. Prepared by me on Vancouver Island with locally sourced groceries. 4. Purchased for takeout from a local Chinese Food Restaurant. I will then do a taste and cost analysis.

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday! I’d love to see what dish you have to share.

54 thoughts on “‘What’s on Your Plate – July Edition’ is Coming Soon!”

    1. The cost analysis surprised me (in a positive way). And the HUGE BONUS of us ordering Hello Fresh is that Richard cooks those meals. If I knew that this is all that it would take to get him to cook, I would have ordered long ago! 😀

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  1. You gals all eat such pretty and exotic sounding food. We have grilled cheese and tomato soup. Or brats on the grill. I really need to up my game. And Hello Fresh is helping me do that twice a month. Look forward to reading the cost analysis on the various versions of the Cantonese noodle dish. I imagine Hello Fresh, when calculated, turns out to be a bit pricey but it sure is a treat!!

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    1. Hi, Leslie – Deb and I would love you to share any of your dinners. Brats on the grill sound especially good to me. I was originally a HUGE sceptic regarding Hello Fresh….but I quickly have become a believer. So far, I have received more discounted meals than full cost meals. My Cantonese Noodle meal was a ‘beginners discount box’. I calculated at the discount price that I paid, as well as the regular price. Either way, I was pleasantly surprised!

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  2. I really like how you mix it up Donna – lots of plant based stuff, but also a variety of other interesting foods – and look at all those pictures of you being social – it’s so lovely to see after all that lockdown isolation x

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  3. Wow, what a great intro to you and Deb’s series Donna, I’m quite nervous about joining in but as it’s my year of being Bold, how could I not take up the challenge?? All your photos are great and I like the idea of zero calories 🙂

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  4. Wowee! What a feast to look forward to and the photos and descriptions here are so tantalising! I’m glad you’ve taken so many photos to share with us and it’s wonderful to see friends and family able to gather again, sharing meals and enjoying life! 😀

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  5. Omg – will I won’t I share a photo of food I’ve prepared? Maybe not Donna, I’ll be on the sidelines, gawping and gaping, feeling perfectly envious and hungry. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy – One of my personal growth areas is not judging thngs before I actually try them. Hello Fresh has been a good eample of this for me. I had assumed that they would not be as environmentally friendly, healthy, and cost-effective as they actually are. And an added bonus for me is that they have given Richard the confidence to cook!

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    1. Hi, Natallie – It feels awesome to meet with friends and family in person again. We are still being cautious, but both Richard and I have been fully vaccinated for over three weeks now so that does feel good!

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  6. Would love to join in what’s on your plate – my Wednesday post I had already planned is about cake. I’m in New Zealand so my Wednesday is probably still your Tuesday, but will pop a link in anyway.

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    1. Thanks so much for joining in. Who doesn’t love cake?!
      Deb’s and my post will go live in the very early hours of our Wednesday (your Tuesday). This link-up is rule free so you are welcome to post whenever suits you best. Please ensure to include your link when replying to Deb or my posts so that we don’t miss it. Looking forward to reading your selection. See you soon!

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  7. Hi Donna – looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries and I’ll be back to look at yours more closely. They all sound and look delicious … cheers Hilary

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      1. Sad really – it all looks so delicious … my cooking days for others are almost over – it’s the way life has panned out … but so be it. I’ve had a great life with food involved … but now it’s just me – except left to drool at your entries … I will so enjoy all of these. It looks so much fun with your friends … good memories of VI … cheers Hilary

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  8. I will link up as well; should have taken food photos the other night. We had turkey sandwiches with potatoe salad,spinach salad and garden pickles. First time we’ve had friends to eat! We stayed outside and no one is hugging yet but it felt so good. Oh and the bread was fresh off the BBQ! So good!

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  9. Well that is a delicious looking assortment of photos! I think it is so common for people to photograph their plates of food these days that no one seems to mind. At least that is what I tell myself when doing it. 🙂

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