Surviving Halloween After Weight Loss Surgery

Jack-o-latern

Halloween is a perfect example of one thing America does particularly well:  totally obliterating the meaning of a holiday with food! We start the year with Valentine’s Day…which is supposed to be about love. How do we celebrate? With chocolate. Then there’s Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And how do we Americans observe it? With candy …

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Nik’s Comforting Cabbage and Sausage Stew

Cabbage has an interesting reputation amongst vegetables. It looks sort of like a head of lettuce when it’s raw (and, yes, I have bought a head thinking it is lettuce before. Don’t pretend you haven’t either!), it’s got lots of water in it and it is extremely affordable. All this leads some to believe that this is a simple food …

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Salted Caramel Protein Hot Chocolate

~by Nikki I totally stole this picture. Mine did not do this wonderful drink justice! First off, I give credit where credit is due. I would not have had ANY conception of this wonderful drink had it not been for my good friend Jupiter6 from OH. She is a stats goddess and anything I know about computing stats, making swaps, …

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Nik’s Carrot-Ginger Soup…

…is actually a misnomer. It’s actually carrot ginger butternut squash soup, but that’s not quite as snappy, so I changed the name. So shoot me! I posted this soup a while back and I’ve made it a few times since then, made some tweaks…not many, but a few. The question I get asked about this soup is HOW to serve …

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BF Top 5: Soup Serving Solutions

~~posted by Jen Well we’re halfway through our first ever Soup Week! We’ve shared some delicious recipes, and lots of you are participating in our Cook Along Contest. Last week we gave you the Top 5 Soup-Making Essentials, so we thought this week we’ll cover the  Top 5 Soup Serving Solutions.  In no particular order, here they are: 1. Small …

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Cowboy Soup

~~posted by Jen This soup is kind of a cross between chili and vegetable beef soup. A good friend of mine makes her taco soup like this, except without the mixed vegetables, and she adds hot sauce to it. She serves it over corn chips, but that is not the best choice for us in our post-op eating plans.  I …

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Pouch Party BIG Announcement!!!!

We promised that if we got 1,000 Facebook fans, we were going to go BANANAS, crazy, loco…(you get the point). Well, we put out the challenge and you met it! It’s going to be a week of surprises for you, faithful Pouchers, and here is the first one. You might recall us saying that we’re taking our show on the …

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Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

~~posted by Jen Quinoa and chicken and veggies, oh my! Beef Barley soup was one of my “go to” recipes in my pre-op life when we were having people over on a Fall or Winter weekend. It was delicious and always a crowd pleaser, but I needed to change it a bit to fit my new post-op eating plan. I …

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Nik’s Split Pea and Ham Soup

Hey peeps! How’s it cookin’ so far for Soup Week? Did any of you try Jen’s Practically Famous Chili yesterday? It’s good isn’t it? Later on this week I’ll show you my interpretation of chili, but first we’ve got a whole bunch of other kinds of soup to talk about! Before we talk about this split pea and ham soup, though, …

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