Fall Food

Nik’s Fall Eggplant Casserole

Aubergine. That’s what I think of when I think of eggplant. Because that’s what my mom used to call it. With an exaggerated, fake French accent. Aubergine. Turns out that’s French for eggplant. Who knew? (Shouting up to heaven: “Sorry, mom, for all the times I rolled my eyes!”) It’s a nifty little vegetable once you are able to eat it. …

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One Recipe, Three Ways! Protein Quick Bread.

Recap: In honor of the release of The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book we’re talking about breakfast this week! The next major section of the book is called “Smart Carbs.” Many folks are afraid of carbs, in general. With all the publicity about them, it’s no wonder. So before you get this book and freak out, I suggest you read my …

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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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#PWYF Moment: Tammy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Roll Cake

(Before we get to the cake…have you entered this week’s “Bariatric Foodie Season of Giving” drawing? There’s Quest Bars up for grabs, people go enter!!!) Anyhoo…I love when you guys show me what you’re cooking. Doesn’t even have to be from this blog. I just love to see what you’re up to in the kitchen. Incidentally this submission was inspired …

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Protein Pumpkin Bread

Indulge me a short manifesto. Every year (late-August, to be exact) the same thing happens. I innocently log onto my Facebook feed and see that my friends have started to “pumpkin all the things!” And frankly, it’s all a bit ridiculous to me. Like the other day I saw a pumpkin spice flavored chicken sausage. Like…really? I’m not going to …

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Nik’s OTHER Protein Banana Bread Recipe

  So I already have a perfectly lovely, no-flour protein banana bread recipe here on the blog. Lookit: But yesterday I played with my food to come up with another recipe, this one using Quest banana flavored protein powder. I like both versions but this one is a heartier banana bread. Whereas I can eat a whole mini-loaf of the …

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Dee Dee’s Cheesy Squash & TVP Casserole

I just love it when you guys play with your food and let me know about it. It’s so exciting to see what you’re cooking up. My pal Dee Dee sent this to me to show her first attempt at working with TVP (“What the heck is TVP?”). It looks yummy, vegetarian-friendly (correct me if I’m wrong) and easy to make!  …

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