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BF Basics: Greek Yogurt

~~posted by Jen Fage brand Greek Yogurt So you’ve heard all about Greek yogurt, some of you have probably already been using it for quite some time now as part of your daily routine. A year or so ago, I dubbed myself the “Queen of Greek Yogurt” because there is literally NOTHING I won’t at least try to add Greek …

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The Perfect Roast Chicken!

~~posted by Jen Well, you know all about roasting now, whether you want to cook vegetables or meat.  Now, as promised, here are the instructions for making my “Perfect” roasted chicken! Your family will love you even more than they already do, I promise! Jen’s Perfect Roast Chicken Ingredients: 1 (5 to 6 pound) fresh Roasting Chicken (may be called …

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BF Basics: Roasting Part 2: Meats & Poultry

~~posted by Jen Yesterday in Part 1, we learned all about roasting vegetables, so today we’ll cover roasting meats, seafood, and poultry. Roasting meats is no more complicated than roasting vegetables, although the cook time is a bit longer in some cases, except seafood. The tools and ingredients you’ll need are the same, with the exception of some additional spices …

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Introducing……BF Basics!!

~~posted by Jen Roasted Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Nik and I have talked about our different styles and approaches to cooking quite a bit over the years. As most of y’all may know, she didn’t really cook all that much prior to WLS. Post-op, cooking became a necessity in order to make sure her nutritional goals were met. I’ve always …

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Have protein shake, will travel…

So you’re busy. You work. You have to get yourself, your kids and, let’s face it, even your spouse out the door every damn morning and you just don’t have time to stop and make, much less enjoy, a home-blended protein shake! Calm down…we got you covered! I have a friend who I will not name publicly but if she …

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The “Official” Triple X method post

I needed one central place for the Triple X method to be so I could link back when the need arises. So here it is kids…(doesn’t this feel like when you’re in the car and you started singing “99 Bottles of Beer on the wall” and you get to 92 bottles and you are SO over it?) Nik’s Triple X …

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Nik’s Guide to Salad Dressing Bliss…

I love salads. Do you love salads? Or did you pre-op. Some of you can’t yet tolerate raw veggies and for that I am sorry…but there is hope! Salad is one of my favorite things to eat because it is one of the only things I eat that looks like “normal people food.” Sorta. I can eat a full salad …

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There’s NO excuse for drinking a nasty protein shake

Like for real. There isn’t. So if you are…STOP IT!!! Now this video took forever and three days to save to my computer (and another seven to save to this blog–even after compressing!) so you have to be kind and watch it. 🙂 After all the hoopla I realized I cut out the last scene in the damn thing. We …

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TVP: a Primer…

I may, from time to time, post recipes with TVP, or textured vegetable protein, so I thought I’d give a short primer on what it is, how it is used, etc. TVP is a soy product. It can be bought in bulk at places like Whole Foods and some company’s (namely Bob’s Red Mill) sell it pre-packaged. Some important information …

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