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Peach-Ginger Chia Protein Popsicles

So first let’s address the elephant in the room: this is not the most attractive popsicle you’ve ever seen. If this popsicle were at television character, it’d probably be Jan Brady (not that Jan wasn’t attractive but she never thought she was as attractive as Marsha), especially in comparison to my Strawberry-Mint & Cheesecake protein pops. If it were a …

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Strawberry-Mint & Cheesecake Protein Pops (featuring BiPro USA)

It’s summer! Sorta. I mean…theoretically it’s summer. Even on the calendar it is summer. Someone forgot to send Baltimore the memo. Don’t get me wrong. We have intermittent summer going on here. But it’s very indecisive. It’s like the city wants it to be summer but it’s afraid to let go of spring? We get these random, gorgeously warm days …

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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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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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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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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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No-Sugar Added Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spoiler Alert: Nutella is never going to be health food. This is not health food. It will always be a treat. I felt like I should lead with that because there are always new folks coming to this blog and I want you to know that we do, in fact, know the difference between a healthy food and indulgences. We talk about that …

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Single Serve Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Yesterday I posted the above picture on Facebook of my beautiful little lunch: about 2.5 oz. grilled salmon, along with a spear of brocolli (both leftover from a trip to TGI Friday’s) along with a side of cheesy mashed cauliflower I made that morning. Since I only wanted it that day, I made a single serving. I know some of …

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Nik's Roasted Red Pepper Puree Soup

Show here with two Parmesan crisps. To make, simply bake small heaps of Parmesan cheese in a 350 degree oven until they harden, about 12 minutes. I like this soup. A LOT. What I like best about it is its versatility. For newer post-ops this soup is quick, comforting and gives you something that is not sweet. For longer-term folks …

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Nik’s Roasted Pear Butter

See the “HOW TO USE” section for details on what this is! Ok, so I’m really, really, really REALLY behind on stuff lately. For those who have followed this blog more than a year, this is a familiar song and dance. But I’m trying to get caught up because next week will be all about the release of The Bariatric …

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