Favorite Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving Meatballs w/ Mashed Cauliflower and Craisin Sauce

You see meatballs…I see a “Violet Beauregard” moment. (Thank you Lisa on Facebook for correcting my blatant error – I originally attributed this moment to Veruca Salt. Not sure how I got the name mixed up…) If you ever saw Willy Wonka you know Violet as a little girl who won a tour of the famed factory, only to meet her demise …

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No-Sugar Added Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spoiler Alert: Nutella is never going to be health food. This is not health food. It will always be a treat. I felt like I should lead with that because there are always new folks coming to this blog and I want you to know that we do, in fact, know the difference between a healthy food and indulgences. We talk about that …

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Parfait (featuring Premier Protein)

Long-time readers…I know what you’re going to say, ok? I KNOW. Yes this is the gamillionty-seventh cheesecake-inspired recipe on this blog. But Google Analytics says 90+% of you reading this have never been to this blog before so…hi. I’m Nikki. And I like cheesecake! But as we all know cheesecake can be fatty and sugary and all sorts of things …

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Let’s have dinner together for Cinco de Mayo!

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. Let’s see if we can manage it. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. It’s also my late grandfather’s birthday. So I’m feeling festive! I already posted a delicious protein drink you can enjoy in the spirit of the day, but I thought it might be fun to have dinner together too! …

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Low-Carb Ramekin Shepherd’s Pie

Here’s another idea to throw onto the heap. I love cooking with ramekins. It’s so fun! You can make a perfect portion (by purchasing the ramekin size that suits you), it’s easy to ditch starches (like pie crust in this instance) and they are just darn cute, don’t you agree? I love Shepherd’s Pie. And I even love it without …

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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dessert Winner: Sue’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe was a category winner in the 2014 Bariatric Foodie “Play With My Food” recipe contest. This contest occurs every fall. Have a good recipe to enter? The best way to get notified of the contest is by joining my email newsletter list! Y’all thought I forgot about the rest of the “Play With My Food” recipe contest winners, didn’t …

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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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Mocha Toffee Protein Pie

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Nik’s Buffalo-Style Meatballs

Ok, I am now a live-blog cooking addict. It all started a few weeks ago when I live-blogged on Facebook as I made what would become Yumbalaya. Last night I decided to do it again! It’s fun to post as I’m cooking and see/hear reactions from folks. Plus, there’s something about preparing food that just naturally brings out good conversation. …

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