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BF Cook-along: Cold Asian-Style Quinoa Salad

Ok, first my apologies to my Foodies who only access the blog and not my Facebook or Twitter pages. Let me get you up to speed. I decided to do a cook-long and it works like this. Folks give input on an ingredient they’d like to see everyone get challenged to use in a recipe over the course of the …

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Nik’s Kitchen Sink Cabbage Stew

So…I had this head of cabbage. And it was about to go bad. And I could have made my regular “Comforting Cabbage & Sausage Stew.” But alas I didn’t have all the ingredients. But you know what we say around these parts: “Play with your food!” I didn’t change it up much but my goal was three-fold:  Get tomatoes in …

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Nik’s Bacon-Ranch Chicken Salad

Baltimore is currently having a “heat wave” so I decided to take my lunch outside and enjoy it! So I know it’s been a minute since my last recipe post. Forgive me! Even Bariatric Foodies get burned out from time to time. And I can already tell March is going to be a rough month for me from this point …

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BF Top 5: Mini-sizing BF’s most popular recipes!

Believe it or not, I do listen to you guys. And what I hear you saying is that some of you want smaller batch recipes that yield only a few servings, maybe even a single serving. Today is your lucky day! Here are five of BF’s most popular recipes – mini-sized! Click the title of each for the original recipe. …

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Nik’s Taco Soup

Looking for the Bariatric Foodie Grand Prize post? Click here! So I didn’t invent Taco Soup. I just want to put that out there. I try my very best only to claim what I truly believe to be my own inventions (like I think Taco Casserole is all me…I had never heard of it before I made it…but I invite …

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Nik’s Cheesesteak Ramekin

I know. Ok? I KNOW. I do. I know. Some of you live alone. Some of you have families who hear healthy and say “[BLEEP] no!” And so with many of my recipes you make them and you have a WHOLE lotta food left. What can I say? I blog my truth and my truth is that I’ve always had …

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Nik’s Shrimp Faux Fried Rice

True fact: What you see above? I made in 20 minutes this morning while the kids were feeding the dog. And it will be my lunch probably for the entire week. This is the story of how a simple bag of frozen cauliflower became so much more… (By the way to all my Facebook Foodies, this is the take-out swap …

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(More) Fun with Eggs!

Continuing my eternal love for eggs, I have two offerings this week. The above photo was the first I made, for breakfast on Saturday. It was so delicious that I felt COMPELLED to share it with my Facebook Foodies right then and there! So…you know how sometimes you end up with a really random amount of leftover taco meat? Like …

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A PWYF Moment: Eileen’s Low-Carb Sushi

Play with your food. #PWYF This has been my mission since day one of this blog. To play with MY food. To encourage you to play with YOUR food. To build up a Foodie Nation of post-ops who are unafraid to embrace their love of food and translate their old favorites into new hits! I think this philosophy might be …

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Sausage Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Soup

This soup is not for the faint at heart. No…this soup is chocked full of nutrients and protein. This soup is soup for people who love their bodies and respect their souls. Yes, it’s that good. I don’t usually brag on my food (lies!) but I made this soup wanting to have some relief against the cold front that hit …

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