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Soup Week Cook Along Shopping List

~~posted by Jen OK, y’all, here we go! Soup Week has officially begun and our Cook Along Contest starts tomorrow! Double check the Top 5 Soup-Making Essentials to make sure you’re geared up, then peruse the BF Basics of Soup-Making in case you missed it this morning. Now, are you ready? As promised, here’s our downloadable shopping list, and it’s separated …

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Summer’s Over Seafood Salad

~~posted by Jen Last night was the bi-weekly fridge cleaning at my house, and y’all know what that means! Anything I find that needs to be used is fair game for a new concoction! I had 2 packs of imitation crab meat that were purchased a couple weeks back with the intention of making my Crab Dip, but they got …

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Thai Waldorf Salad

~by Nikki This might sound corny but, this is a recipe that was born of friendship. Which makes it precisely the kind of recipe I love. You guys know me well enough now to know there’s almost ALWAYS a story behind my food. So my wonderful friend Pam sent me a picture of something called “peanut butter salad.” It looked …

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BF Top 5: Soup Making Essentials!

~~posted by Jen Our Faithful Readers are probably wondering why the heck there’s a Top 5 post on Sunday, am I right? Usually we have Top 5 Tuesdays or Thursdays, but this week we’re mixing it up! You get Top 5 today and BF Basics on Tuesday. Have to keep y’all on your toes! Seriously though, since we’re getting all souped …

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Bariatric Foodie is getting all “souped up”

~by Nikki and Jen Jen stole this pic from Google images Well, Pouchers, fall has arrived and here on the East Coast we’ve had some downright COLD days! The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter and we ALL know what that means… SOUP TIME!!!! Yeah baby! We’re dubbing October 24 through 31as Bariatric Foodie’s first annual soup week. …

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Nik’s “Magic” Meatballs

What’s in a meatball? When you make Nik’s…a whole lot! I know a lot of you buy your meatballs at the grocery store. It’s convenient, I know. There are many brands that have turkey and lean beef and they are quite tasty. I don’t tend to buy pre-packaged meatballs, though. Why? (Broken record in 5, 4, 3, 2…) Well first …

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Nachos a la Nik

Now remember last week how Jen gave you her outlook on nachos? This is one of the many instances where we do the same dish, two ways. We’ve decided when that happens, we’ll both post so you can see various ways to approach a dish. For the folks that want their nachos now, now, now!!! I would suggest Jen’s recipe. …

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I heart Nachos! You will, too!

~~posted by Jen Yes, I eat nachos as a WLS post-op. They were a pre-op favorite and not something I wanted to give up in my post-op lifestyle. So, I had to find a way to make them work in my plan. I don’t eat them every day, but I do have them probably once a week. The first step …

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How to roast your own pumpkin

~by Nikki Currently there seems to be a shortage of canned pumpkin due to the summer heat and its affects on the pumpkin crops. We’ve heard from fellow Pouchers that when they do find canned pumpkin, it is more expensive this year than in the past (if you’ve found a good deal, please post in the comments so others can …

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Curried Lentils

~by Nikki Ok, so the weather has dipped into the 70’s…the 60’s even for a few days. Which, technically, is a sign of climate change which probably means we’re all doomed. But after a long, hot summer…forgive me environmentalists…I am glad for the cooler weather. It has me thinking about things I haven’t thought about since…March at least. Baking. And …

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