BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cook or Foodie

~~posted by Jen Still finishing up the last minute items on your list for the holiday shopping? Me, too! Missing so much work this year, my finances aren’t as stellar as I wish they were. But that’s ok! I made lots of the “extra” gifts this year, like the Soup In A Jar and Romantic Dinner In A Basket. Those …

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Nik’s Curried Fish Stew

~by Nikki True fact: Jen did NOT used to like curry…I have made her into a curry convert! After trying this you might convert too! It’s a truly extraordinary day when Giada De Laurentis gives you a cultural lesson that really inspires you. But it happened to me! I was watching her show (Giada at Home) and she was preparing …

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One Shake, Three Ways: Protein Egg Nog

  It’s that time again, kids! Time to be merry and cheery and all that wonderful jazz!   I must admit I LOVE Christmas. My family has more traditions than you can shake a stick at but we mostly just love being together.   Part of my holidays of yesteryear was a cup of rich, delicious eggnog. But nowadays, unless …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas–Jen’s Fave Things

~~posted by Jen Santa can you hear me? Santa? I had to y’all, sorry for the Yentl flashback. I do love me some Babs, though. S’anyway! A couple weeks back on her birthday, Nik shared her “Top 5 Favorite Things” that are on her Christmas wishlist. So today, it’s my turn!  No, this is not a “Dear BF readers, please buy me …

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Holiday Party Post-op WLS Style

~~posted by Jen Submitted by our pal Christine S, she made Nik’s pumpkin roll cake. ‘Tis the season! Lots of shopping, busy schedules, running hither and yon trying to get it all done. Sound familiar? Of course at some point in the next few weeks, you’re expected to have some guests over to your house for drinks and nibbles, or …

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“Sending out an S.O.S.” Creamed Chipped Beef

~~posted by Jen Raising a family of four kids, sometimes more, since there were inevitably extra kids at our house, my parents became experts at stretching a food dollar. It certainly didn’t hurt that my Momma was the “State Homemaker” for a few years running in her High School Future Homemakers of America Club and the undisputed Queen of Home Ec at …

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Friday Night Mocktail: Irish Cream Protein Drink

~by Nikki Not our drink…but doesn’t it scream “I’m SESSAY!” Ok, so I’ll admit it…I only ever had Irish Cream in ice cream as a pre-op. I used to work at a place called Lee’s Ice Cream at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and they served Bailey’s Irish Cream flavored ice cream. NOMMITY NOM NOM! So that’s what I was trying to …

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BF Indulgence: Three Great Ways to Top Your Protein Ice Cream!

My little army of ice cream toppers…stuff easily found in most post-op pantries! I know it’s winter and our bodies are cold so, theoretically, we should be celebrating hot desserts but something about ice cream transcends seasons to me. Besides…protein ice cream is a way to get your required protein in and carve out a little indulgence for yourself. Have you …

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Tuna Zoodle Casserole

Tuna casserole. Do you love it or hate it? I love it, as does my youngest daughter. My oldest daughter (who hates 99% of food) hates it. I’ve found this is generally true. You either absolutely cannot get enough of the stuff OR you cannot stand the sight of it. If you are a tuna casserole lover, you are in …

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