BF Top 5: Nik’s Fave 2011 Recipes

It has been an interesting year, Foodies. The year began with two authors and ended with one, but as you can see, nothing can stop the Foodie Nation. We rock on, baby! This is very uncharacteristic of me, but I’m going to skip the long intro and just get to my five favorite recipes posted on BF this year. Click …

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Nik’s Protein Peppermint Mocha

 For those who’ve read this blog for a while, you know I have this secret fantasy to take Starbucks DOWN!!! (Well not down…but at least have a higher protein answer to every nominous offering they have). This is why I took on the art of the Frappucino (using Click as my medium) and it’s what inspired my latest protein drink obsession. This …

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BF Basics: How to Make a Hot Protein Drink

As it usually happens, this post came about because I thought I’d already done a tutorial post, went looking for it and found I did not. I mention how to make hot protein drinks in all of my hot protein drink posts, but there is no one post for how to mix one up, similar to the post about how …

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Need a last minute gift…get crafty!

 I am known within my family and circle of close friends as “the gift lady.” Every Christmas Eve, I have a Christmas party and the running joke is that EVERYONE gets a gift…even if you brought someone I wasn’t expecting. How do I achieve this? Well, I try to always have extra gifts on hand, just because there are …

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No-Flour Almond Butter Cookies

Many folks shy away from playing with cookie recipes because they are something of a science experiment. Cookies need to have the right balance of starch, fat, flavoring and levening agents to form into the perfectly simple deliciousness that we know as a cookie. But really it isn’t all that complicated. Take these almond cookies. They use no flour. They …

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Mint Brownies (sorta…)

(Earlier today in Nik’s kitchen. Two divas leaning in front of the oven door, peering in the window.) Diva #1: What is it? Diva #2: Smells like brownies… Diva #1: Maybe it IS brownies. Diva #2: With our mom it’s never JUST brownies… Yep…they are right. Because this is no-flour baking baby!!! Ok, so I didn’t invent the concept of …

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BF (No Flour) Cookie-palooza!!!

 Ok, first I have to give a big, PHAT (with a P) BF congratulations to Christine, the winner of the “Ho-ho-holiday Photo Contest!” She’s won a super cool nutrition label digital scale. Check it out! I have one myself and when the divas and I FINALLY move (read: have a bigger kitchen) I am going to start playing with …

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Ho-ho-holiday Photo Contest

I am not above admitting when something I have done is a dismal failure. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s Christmastime, or because I asked for a picture, or perhaps the prize wasn’t that exciting. But the response to this contest was not good. But alas…a contest is a contest. And I had three wonderful Foodies send in pictures, …

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Who’s the Winner? It could be YOU!!!

 Happy Monday Foodies! And thanks to EVERYONE who came out to the 2011 Bariatric Foodie Holiday Food Tasting and who ordered a Holiday Survival Kit. IMPORTANT: All Kit orders have gone out. So far I’ve gotten a few back return to sender because of the addresses and I’m working to get in touch with those folks to get them …

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BF Kid Zone: Trail Mix Pancakes

 Anyone who knows me and the divas in real life should know we are unapologetic food snobs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that boxed pancake mix is forbidden in my house. One might think this means I spend a lot of time making pancakes. Not so! My 12 year old has gotten so adept at mixing up …

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