Bariatric Recipes

Peppermint Mocha Protein Pudding

This is one of those desserts that so good it makes me want to cuss when I taste it. (Cuss? Yes, cuss!) I took one spoonful of this deliciousness and said to myself, “Hot DAMN, that’s good!” (Risque, I know…) But the beauty of this little dessert also lies in how simple it is to make. I mean seriously. This …

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Four Ways WLS Post-Ops Can Have Cake

I know I don’t put dates on my posts so I will say that as I write, it is December 4, 2015. Also known as “the 14th anniversary of my 25th birthday.” What’s the first thing (food-wise) that comes to mind when you think of your birthday? Yep…cake. Birthday cake is more than just a food. It’s a cultural institution. …

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Mint Chocolate Protein Pots de Creme

So when I say “Pots de Creme” you may be thinking one of three things: “Nik, you’ve gone bougie!” “What the hell is a ‘Pots de Creme?'” “I am a chef/cook/French/food snob and I do not believe that this can be achieved.” Let’s talk this out. So #1 – yeah, I’ll admit, it’s sort of a bougie thing to say you …

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Salty & Sweet Potato Casserole

In case you’re just joining us, I’ve been mini-sizing some of the recipes from The Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Guide.  Next up is a mini version of my Sweet (and Salty) Potato Casserole. So far I’ve mini-sized my Apple Crumble into Apple Crumble Ramekins and I have turned the Thanksgiving Casserole recipe from the book (which is exclusive to the …

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Thanksgiving Meatballs w/ Mashed Cauliflower and Craisin Sauce

You see meatballs…I see a “Violet Beauregard” moment. (Thank you Lisa on Facebook for correcting my blatant error – I originally attributed this moment to Veruca Salt. Not sure how I got the name mixed up…) If you ever saw Willy Wonka you know Violet as a little girl who won a tour of the famed factory, only to meet her demise …

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Apple Crumble Ramekins

So you all are probably used to seeing this full-sized version of my WLS-friendly Apple Crumble: But here’s the deal. I’ve heard from a lot of you that you need something a little smaller. Maybe you live by yourself or just one other person. Maybe the rest of your family recoils at sugar-free desserts. Or maybe you just don’t want to have …

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Four Bariatric Post-Ops & LOTS of Sriracha

I debated whether or not to share my post-op sriracha party. Why? While I’m not afraid of the food police, just like the rest of you I kind of get sick of being food policed. I mean, sure, it comes with the territory of being a food blogger but at a point even I can get testy. But, in the end …

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No-Sugar Added Ramekin Blueberry Cobblers

I think I’ve mentioned before my kids live with their dad in the summer. This year he lives in Texas. I live in Maryland. So off they went to Texas, the same weekend I flew off to Haiti (sniff…sniff…). What does that have to do with these cobblers? Well. Them being gone means a few things. First, that I have …

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Five Easy, WLS-Friendly Summer Recipes

We’re now in what I like to call “the thick of summer.” The first day of summer has passed. The 4th of July has passed. Now it’s time to settle into summer until Labor Day gets here. I actually like the thick of summer. Holidays sometimes stress me out. You either have to host something or contribute a dish to …

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Summer Shrimp Salad with Watermelon Champagne Vinaigrette

  Ok so let me set the scene of this meal for you. It’s Wednesday – Hump Day – mid-summer. It’s warm, but not offensively so. There’s a slight breeze that feels really nice against your skin and it’s evening so there’s just enough shade for you to think to yourself, “It would be nice to have dinner outside tonight.” …

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