Hot Protein Drink: Clickety Split Vanilla Toffee Salted Cocoa

~~by Jen Alas I have managed to let myself run out of Mocha Click. That almost NEVER happens, but I forgot to place another order over the weekend! Usually in times of Click crisis I would use Nik’s Decaf Mochachino for my cold Click Frappe fix. But I have gotten so used to my Hot Salted Caramel Click on the …

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Egg In The Basket (or Toad in the Hole, etc)

~by Jen Most every region of the country has their own name for this popular breakfast dish. We called it eggs in the basket or toad in the hole, Paula Deen calls it “One-Eyed Sailor” in honor of her husband Michael, and I’m sure y’all may call it something completely different in your neck of the woods. Basically, it’s a …

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BF Top 5: Fitness Games for Xbox with Kinect and Wii

~by Nikki Raise your hand if you are one of the many Americans who received an Xbox with Kinect for Christmas (raises hand on behalf of the divas). I was once vehemently opposed to game systems, but this is a nice accompaniment to our existing Nintendo Wii. The intention of this post is not a review of the system, but …

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Protein Banana “Rum” Cake (with peanut butter frosting!)

  This recipe was born of a craving for cake. And not just something cake-flavored. I wanted a cake. But as we all know, cake usually ends in calamity (whether that be dumping, a blood sugar drop or just intense guilt). So I had to rethink cake. I know there is sugar-free cake mix . But see…here’s the thing about me and …

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The Clickabutter Frapp (…and a BF Review)

My friend Pam. You’ve heard me mention her a few times, right? Well, she sent me a box for Christmas, bless her heart. In it was something I’d been wanting to try forever: Body Fortress Chocolate-Peanut Butter protein powder!!! So I have a review and a recipe. The whole thing is too damn long (meaning it really should be two …

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Liz’s Cuban Chicken Chili

~~by Jen  A big bowl of deliciousness  Here’s a fun fact! I am one of those weird people (yes, thank you for noticing) who has more than one person I consider my “BFF.” In fact, I have four, and two of them even have the same name! One of my two friends named Liz is a non-op, but …

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Recipe Remix: Chicken Quesadilla Pizza

~~by Jen So we’re expecting another big snowstorm in NJ starting tonight. I work for a utility company in my “day job,” so I am considered an “essential” employee. That means I get to go to work, snow or no snow. We’re told to always bring a change of clothes and extra food when big snow storms are predicted, that …

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Nik’s Curried Cabbage & Chicken “Stuff”

~by Nikki God bless me for thinking I could eat all of that. About five bites in my pouch showed me who was boss! As always, our recipes come with a story. The difference being this time I am going to ATTEMPT brevity. So, long story short: I made a pot of cabbage in homemade chicken broth. And for days …

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Nik’s Three Year Surgiversary

~by Nikki Today is my three year surgiversary. Notice there aren’t any exclamation points behind that sentence. Don’t get me wrong. I am grateful every day for the changes my RNY has brought. I am such a different person now than I was three years ago and I continue to change and learn new things about myself each and every …

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Nik’s Protein “Blizzard”

~by Nikki  Oh Dairy Queen…DQ…whatever you want to call it!!! I used to love you (and your blizzards)! But now I can’t anymore!!! Piety? No. Not me! I am a firm sugar dumper and anything from their Blizzard menu takes me from here to Dumpsville in about 3 minutes. Recently, I decided to take the advice that we’ve given …

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