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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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Nik’s Cinnamon Bun Protein Oatmeal

~by Nikki  I feel like, over the past few weeks, I’ve worked a lot on Frapps. Having developed quite a few, I feel like you all have a good foundation on which to play with your protein drinks. It’s time for me to move on…to the realm of…oatmeal. It’s a favorite food of mine. It is also very carby. …

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BF Beginners: Nik’s Creamy/Cheesy Broccoli Soup

~by Nikki What’s that on the side there…we’ll talk about that in a minute… OK…hear me out here! Because I know what you’re saying, “Broccoli??? For beginners????” First and foremost, you should check with YOUR plan to see when you are cleared for cruciferous veggies. I should note that these are cooked to within an inch of their lives and …

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Protein Smoothie: Chocolate Covered Strawberry

~~posted by Jen Yes I love these!  Y’all have heard me mention my morning protein smoothie by now, I’m sure. Well this morning I was out of my usual EAS Vanilla Soy Protein Powder that I use for my Blueberry and Tropical Smoothies. I had plenty of Chocolate EAS Soy on hand, so I decided to try something new, just …

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