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Nik’s Pumpkin Chili

I would just like to note that this recipe was developed before the food industry decided to “pumpkin all the things” (as Shannon, your friendly neighborhood BF Facebook manager likes to say). I mean honestly! I went to the grocery store the other day and they had an entire wall of pumpkin products. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin beverages, pumpkin …

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What the HELL is Sofrito?

Hey Foodies!  This month instead of doing the Foodie Fitness Corner, I’m handling the recipe of the month.  Long story short: I recently had surgery on my leg and I’m limited in activity. So rather than bore you all with my attempts at exercising within my doctor’s limits, I thought I’d put on my chef hat and bad Julia Child’s …

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WLS-friendly Lunchables (the sequel!)

You all might remember my first, more traditional, WLS-friendly Lunchable. I’ve been having lots of fun creating different iterations of this idea. Today’s offering: tuna salad with halved cherry tomatoes, onions, TONS of garlic salt, salt, pepper and a little canola mayo. Alongside it are my “cuke-ers” (cucumber crackers) and I have a nectarine for a sweet finish! What would …

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Lunchables WLS-Style

Just a quick one today for you, Foodies! I used to love me a Lunchable. But as I always say, I’m living better these days! So I started putting these together instead. Isn’t it cute? Best thing about it is you can make it up the way YOU want it. All you need is: A few thick-cut slices of your …

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Nik’s Protein-y Zucchini Fritters

This started out with me trying to dispel a myth. You see, someone at work told me they’d eaten a zucchini fritter that tasted just like a crab cake. Being a lifelong Marylander (home of the crab cake) I thought surely this cannot be. So I took to the only place I thought might hold the answer: The Google. Through The …

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TVP Tuna

I figure until I get it together recipe-wise (and believe me I have a bunch of freshly tested stuff to share…I just have to make it and photo it!), I’ll continue to give you a glace at my real-eating perspective. So here’s another lunch! I don’t know that I’ve ever put my TVP tuna recipe in one post so here …

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Faux-tato salad lives on!

A little Faux-tato salad…a little chicken…who needs those starchy carbs??? You wanna know how I come by about 89% of the Foodie-submitted posts on this blog? I am watching you. Yes, I am. And when one of you says, “Hey, Nik, I tried ______ and I really liked it!” I POUNCE! Because I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, …

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Nik’s “Kickarse” Veggie Chili

Before we start, have you entered yet to win yourself a FREE canister of Click Decaf? Yes? Ok, good. Let us proceed! Look closely at that bowl of chili above. REALLY stare at it. It doesn’t look that out of the ordinary does it? Sure, it has a few more veggies than regular chili but besides that, pretty standard fare, …

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Nik’s Cheesy “Faux-tato” Bacon Soup

 This soup is good. No…this soup is DAMN good. OMG. I have to get myself together just to give you the recipe. So…potato soup. Oddly enough, I wasn’t a big fan pre-op. I loved a nice, loaded baked potato but soup didn’t really do much for me. But I love this soup. I was inspired to make it by …

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Mexican Sausage & Peppers

(This recipe is brought to you by Trader Joes. Yummy!) So the divas and I went to Trader Joe’s the other day. For us this is a trek but it’s well worth it. I always try to pick up at least one thing I’ve never tried before to broaden my horizons. So this time I got some Spicy Jalapeno Chicken …

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