Dinner

Nik’s Stuffed Zucchini

Quinoa & Tilapia Stuffed Zucchini So I think I should stop calling Meatless Friday, Meatless Friday. It’s sort of misleading. More than once I’ve been told if I eat fish it’s not a true Meatless Friday and, thinking about it, that’s kind of right. I think it’s much more a function of my Catholic grandpa’s conception of “meatless” that I …

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Nik’s Chicken Chorizo Skillet

  I go to Denny’s. Quite a bit. That may be a bad thing for a post-op to admit but what the heck. If nothing else, you know I keep it real! S’anyway. I mostly go there because I know what to order there. I know my options and I exercise them! But every now and again they get something new. …

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Nik’s Vegetarian “Meat” Sauce

Sorry about the stove…if I’d know you were coming over… 😉 So I thought it’d be nice, after all the flurry of the Pledge, to post about…food. Remember when we used to talk about food? Me too! Let’s start doing that again! This is a quick one but, as always, there’s a story. My youngest child has decided to become …

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Italian Sausage & Lentil Soup

I have a confession to make. I actually go out to eat quite a bit. Much as I love cooking, I also love the restaurant experience. Being more than a few years out, the habits of a WLSer with regards to restaurant eating are pretty second nature. I usually never go to a restaurant where I can’t check out the …

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Julia’s Thai Shrimp Skillet

Before we get into the yumminess you see above, indulge me a proud mama moment. My friend Julia (who some of you may know as the “Bariatric Foodie Pledge List Minion”) took this picture. When she did this picture I gave her a few pointers, as I give many of my friends, on taking a good food photo. It was …

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Kale & Quinoa Soup

  Those of you who were on Facebook and Twitter last night, and experienced my impromptu “cook-a-long” may wonder what prompted me to make soup, from scratch, after 10 p.m. And that would be a valid question. Yesterday I had a small bout of LPS (Little Pouch Syndrome, or, when you just get full very fast with very little food). …

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Lobster Faux-Mac & Cheese

Remember back in the day when ignorance was bliss? When you could o to a restaurant, order some food and, even though overwhelming evidence to the contrary, delude yourself that there is some redeeming health value. Yeah…well those days are over. This recipe started because of that fact. The “not-so-bariatric boyfriend” and I were at a restaurant where they served …

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Taco Soup

  …and a lesson about self-care. Since I realize I don’t put date stamps on my blog posts, for future reference this is being posted on December 5, 2013, the day after my 37th birthday. I know many of you wonder what to do on your birthday. In a former life there was cake and ice cream and overly indulgent …

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Super Juicy Meatloaf

  So…if you had absolutely no life, an abundant amount of time on your hands and no responsibilities and happened to have the interest in perusing the history of this blog…you would see that ground meat and I have a precarious relationship. Which is funny because I have lots of recipes on this blog using ground meat (like my “Magic Meatballs“). …

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Margaret’s Chicken Roulade featuring Laughing Cow Light Swiss

This recipe is dedicated to all those people who think that eating tasty, healthy food has to be laborious. Margaret is here to tell you that’s not true! She was our fabulous host for the Laughing Cow cheese party and a great friend of mine! This is the picture of her chicken roulade, but I’m sorry, I’m gonna send you …

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