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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dinner Winner: Erin’s Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

    (Heh…Dinner Winner…ok…moving along…)   Dinner! I don’t know about you but it’s always been a challenging meal for me. I think it’s the finality of it all. Like dinner. It means you’re, like, done. With food. For the rest of the day. (In my head.) My issues aside, a good, WLS-friendly dinner the entire family can eat is …

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#PWMF2014 Recipe Contest Lunch Winner: Margaret’s Avocado Egg Salad

(Dear Margaret: This is by far one of the BEST food pictures I’ve ever been sent!) The lunch judge – Pam T. – is not easy to please. We’ve been friends forever and two more days. You all know her without knowing her, especially if you’ve ever bought a Bariatric Foodiebook – she designed all the covers! And as hard …

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Ten-Minute Meal: Nik & Steak & Cheese Zoodles

  Zoodles! Have you tried them? I LOVE THEM. That’s one (of many) reasons I wrote Oodles of Zoodles: Your Jumpstart Guide to Zucchini Noodles, which gives you not only a great starter collection of zoodle recipes, but step-by-step (and illustrated) instructions on how to prepare your zoodle dishes so they come out perfect. Be sure to check it out! (After …

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Alfredo Chicken Roulade

So I may have mentioned once that when I get on a kick, I sorta just ride it out until I get sick of whatever I was obsessed with. Or maybe I didn’t. At any rate, the Chicken Roulade I made while in Michigan with Pam inspired this version – Alfredo! Enjoy. (Wow…I feel compelled to write four more paragraphs …

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Nik’s Mini Farm-Stand Frittata

This is a close-up but this frittata fits on a SALAD sized plate! So in case you haven’t heard, my third book, The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book, was released today in hard copy on Amazon! (My e-book loving Foodies, hold tight! I just got what I hope is the final draft of the Kindle, Nook and iPad versions so I …

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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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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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