Bariatric Recipes

Nik’s Taco Bowl

 I should first say that I didn’t have much faith in this experiment when I started out. I had been missing my old school taco salads in the taco bowl but…baking tortillas has never really worked that well for me. Then I got inspired to play with my food by two women who I admire: one on television and …

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Ramekin Peach Pies

Break out your ramekins, kids, it’s time for more fun! Next up: peach pie! When trying to think of something sweet I experienced a phenomenon I call “information overload.” Quite simply, there were too many choices and I couldn’t decide which one to move forward with. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog for a minute, you know I …

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BF Family Style: Nik’s “Winner, Winner” Pork Chop Dinner

The dark complexion is no accident. I actually like my food darn near burned, but that’s my issue…  Oven fried porkchops. Nothing new, right? Shake ‘n Bake has had this on lock a looooong time, right? Believe it or not, there’s still room to make this just a bit more WLS-friendly. How? That trick I taught you guys about …

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Captain Nik’s French Toast!

~by Nikki Anyone who ever saw the very first Baltimore episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” knows about the wonderful confection that is “Cap’n Crunch French Toast.” It’s served at the Blue Moon Café and it is an experience (meaning, one I’m glad I got to have before my surgery!). I make a variation of this breakfast for my children …

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BF Kid Zone: Warm Pocket Sandwiches

Someone call the Food CSI. That one on the left looks MURDERED!!!  Sometimes bad things happen to good food. Even mine. Especially mine. Which is why this recipe underwent my self-imposed three test batches before I even thought about presenting it to you. And yet…something went wrong. As you can see, one of my pocket sandwiches is gorgeous – …

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Nik’s Queso Chicken

Ok, so I realize since I’ve been stepping my photography game up lately that this picture COULD have been better. But it was taken at work. Cut me some slack!!!  You ever go to make something you REALLY want, reasonably sure you have all the ingredients, then you go to finish it and you find that you really don’t? …

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Riley’s Mozzarella Sticks

PWYF??? Play with your food! Learn that acronym…then we can speak in secret languages and giggle as others look confused! Moving on…seriously. This acronym is going to become increasingly important on Bariatric Foodie in the coming months…so I want you to know what I mean while I describe a “PWYF Moment.” An e-mail I got from a reader, Melissa, perfectly …

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Nik’s “Lil Baby” Pot Pies

~by Nikki The pies go marching one by one…hurrah…hurrah…  Raise your hand if you, like me, used to love it when your mom was too busy to cook dinner and handed you off one of those little pot pies that you cook in the oven? The only problem for me with that little pie…and I mean the ONLY problem…was …

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BF Family Style: Easy Cheesy Chicken & Brocolli Penne

Pssst…pledgers? Have you submitted your week 2 pledge yet? If not, go do it now! I’ll wait…  Remember the other day when I posted Creamy Brocolli &Cheese soup and how I told you that it also makes a great pasta sauce for the family? Well, I made this the other night for the divas and they absolutely LOVED it. Pasta and …

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Super Bowl Eats Post-WLS

 It’s Super Bowl Sunday…and I know you…all of you. You’ve gone and made your family and friends wonderfully yummy treats to eat during the big game but…have you made anything that is yummy that YOU can feel good about eating? Or did you resign yourself to “going with the flow” or “just having a few bites” (which, I dunno …

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