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Nik’s Peanut Stew

Don’t ask me why, but I’m always hesitant to share recipes that use specialty ingredients. I guess I want you guys all to have fair access to the food I make, but I think my egalitarian attitude has prevented far too many recipes from going on this blog. Well, the buck stops here! I was poking around on Pinterest and found …

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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dessert Winner: Sue’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe was a category winner in the 2014 Bariatric Foodie “Play With My Food” recipe contest. This contest occurs every fall. Have a good recipe to enter? The best way to get notified of the contest is by joining my email newsletter list! Y’all thought I forgot about the rest of the “Play With My Food” recipe contest winners, didn’t …

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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dinner Winner: Erin’s Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

    (Heh…Dinner Winner…ok…moving along…)   Dinner! I don’t know about you but it’s always been a challenging meal for me. I think it’s the finality of it all. Like dinner. It means you’re, like, done. With food. For the rest of the day. (In my head.) My issues aside, a good, WLS-friendly dinner the entire family can eat is …

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#PWMF2014 Recipe Contest Breakfast Winner: Vicky’s Strapatsada

I’m still working on the free recipe e-book for this year’s “Play With My Food” recipe contest, but I thought in the meantime I’d showcase the winning recipes. So check back this week as I post each of the five winning recipes in the following categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. First up, breakfast! The winner of the breakfast …

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Nik’s Fall Eggplant Casserole

Aubergine. That’s what I think of when I think of eggplant. Because that’s what my mom used to call it. With an exaggerated, fake French accent. Aubergine. Turns out that’s French for eggplant. Who knew? (Shouting up to heaven: “Sorry, mom, for all the times I rolled my eyes!”) It’s a nifty little vegetable once you are able to eat it. …

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Shrimp & “Grits” A La Nik

Now for those of you who are new, I’d like to let you in on an important piece of information (that you probably already know): when I put the name of food is “quotations,” it means it’s not really that food. So “rice” is not rice and, in this case, those “grits” are not grits. We all on the same …

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Bake

  Ah…fall. I love it! Some folks get down during fall because it’s the gateway to winter. Not me! No, no. I love, love, love fall. (But I hate winter.) Especially because after many long weeks of avoiding my oven like the plague I can turn it back on! (I don’t have central AC…the struggle is real!) So in honor of …

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Tilapia Verde

I’m literally eating this beautiful tilapa dish as I type. I don’t routinely upload recipes this quickly after sharing them (read: don’t go getting spoiled) but I figured since it’s a quiet day and I have the time, why not? This dish started with me having a random assortment of vegetable-type stuff to use up. A few days ago I …

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Nik’s Chicken Chorizo Skillet

  I go to Denny’s. Quite a bit. That may be a bad thing for a post-op to admit but what the heck. If nothing else, you know I keep it real! S’anyway. I mostly go there because I know what to order there. I know my options and I exercise them! But every now and again they get something new. …

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