Bariatric Recipes

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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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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Shrimp & “Grits” A La Nik

Now for those of you who are new, I’d like to let you in on an important piece of information (that you probably already know): when I put the name of food is “quotations,” it means it’s not really that food. So “rice” is not rice and, in this case, those “grits” are not grits. We all on the same …

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PB&B Greek Yogurt

Disclaimer: Blue Diamond provided almonds for use in this blog post. The opinions stated in this blog post are the unbiased opinions of its author.  I’ll let you in on a little secret if you promise not to shame me for it. Part of why I like to work out is because I like workout recovery food. There, I said …

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S’mores Protein Pudding Pie

 Even though we’ve been experiencing fall-like weather in Baltimore over the past week it is still, in fact, summer. Which means my gut instinct is to NOT turn on the oven if I can avoid it. I have one big cooking day a week where I make or “start” a bunch of things and then finish them off throughout …

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Bake

  Ah…fall. I love it! Some folks get down during fall because it’s the gateway to winter. Not me! No, no. I love, love, love fall. (But I hate winter.) Especially because after many long weeks of avoiding my oven like the plague I can turn it back on! (I don’t have central AC…the struggle is real!) So in honor of …

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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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Chicken Roulade

I’m writing to you today from cloudy and cool Saginaw, Michigan, where I’m visiting my friend Pam (of “The Journey to a Healthier Me” or you all would best know her as the cover designer of all of Bariatric Foodies fabulous book offerings on Amazon!). She’s been showing me all sorts of lovely places and I’m having a blast. We’ve …

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Breakfast Week: Nik’s Warm Asparagus Salad

This blog post title is something of a misnomer. I started wanting to remake a warm asparagus salad I had at Cheesecake Factory. Oh it was lovely! It was on their Skinnylicious Menu and had fresh asparagus, pine nuts, basil, Parmesan Cheese and a fried egg on top.  It was a bit heavy on the oil though so I knew …

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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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