Yummy Fall Pork & Apple Stew

Hey you! Yes you. Rabid pumpkin people. You can keep your pumpkin, mkay? Cuz I’m alllllllllll about the apples. And they have hit my local farmers market in the biggest way. YASSSSSS! Pink ladies and Braeburn and MacIntosh and Honeycrisp and Jonagold and, and, and… Yeah. Y’all can keep the pumpkin. Imma be over here cracking out on apples. In …

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Smoky Cabbage Rolls

I’m gonna come out and say it. I don’t think cabbage rolls get the respect they deserve. In fact, I don’t think cabbage in general gets the respect it deserves. But I’m about to change all that! Well…at least in my little corner of the world. I love cabbage. Do you? It’s a stand-up veggie. It’s filling. It’s got lots …

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Crockpot Curry Chicken

This is one of those recipes that was not my idea originally. Well…wait. I should say that I think very few of the recipes here on Bariatric Foodie were my idea originally. I think all recipes are some interpretation or spin on another recipe. I say that to say I don’t fancy myself a recipe inventor or anything. But this recipe …

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs (with Everything Sauce!)

You have no idea. Ok? No idea! I miss cheeseburgers. A LOT. I miss everything about them. I miss the meaty, juicy burger. I miss the melty cheese. I miss the pickles and ketchup and mustard. I miss the bun. Oh, how I miss the bun! And, yes, I even miss the French fries. Sigh. I miss the whole damn …

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Citrusy Crockpot Pork Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce

Really the title should read “Citrusy Smoky Crockpot Pork Tacos” but I thought that was just too much. I have this thing about more than two adjectives before the name of a dish. It seems…I dunno…pretentious to me! Anyhoo…this is an August kinda dish. As I write this, it is August. It’s muggy. It’s hot. And I pity the fool who asks …

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Lower-Carb Orange Bars

As I munched blissfully on one of said orange bars this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder to myself, “Nik…why do you insist on baking things during the summer?” I mean, sure, we had a cool snap for a few weeks. Then the great flood. (I am starting to forgive Noah for not picking me up…) But now it’s summer. …

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Three steps to taking a compliment after massive weight loss: A no-fail guide

Far too many post-ops do NOT know how to accept a compliment. I’ve learned this in my 10 years since surgery. It’s actually fairly important that you do learn to accept a compliment, mostly because it’s a part of being respectful of others, but also it’s an important part of building up your self-esteem. So let’s start with the three-step method …

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Smoky, Spicy (and vegan!) Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I admit, I’ve been sitting on this one a while. Of course, there’s a story. So in my family we observe the season of Lent (traditionally though of as the 40-ish days preceding Easter). I’ve always made a Lent promise, which can also be called a Lenten sacrifice. Long story short: you give up something you like for Lent. Now …

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Crispy, Cheesy, Garlicky Cauliflower Tots

So let’s file this under, “technically I could have bought these from the frozen section, but what fun would that be?” Because honestly. What fun would that be? Seriously though. There are a few good reasons to make your own cauliflower tots. If you like a specific flavor to them. (For example, I like a little heat in mine). If you …

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In memory of Mama Foodie

My mother was a goddess. She had to be, after all, to raise a stubborn, willful child like me. She was a force of nature. Like the wind. Like fire. Like water. Like earth. She was so remarkable, that I have decided this year (as of this writing, it is 2018) to start this post about her and add to …

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