Tag Archives: dinner

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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Nik’s Vegetarian “Meat” Sauce

Sorry about the stove…if I’d know you were coming over… 😉 So I thought it’d be nice, after all the flurry of the Pledge, to post about…food. Remember when we used to talk about food? Me too! Let’s start doing that again! This is a quick one but, as always, there’s a story. My youngest child has decided to become …

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Italian Sausage & Lentil Soup

I have a confession to make. I actually go out to eat quite a bit. Much as I love cooking, I also love the restaurant experience. Being more than a few years out, the habits of a WLSer with regards to restaurant eating are pretty second nature. I usually never go to a restaurant where I can’t check out the …

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Julia’s Thai Shrimp Skillet

Before we get into the yumminess you see above, indulge me a proud mama moment. My friend Julia (who some of you may know as the “Bariatric Foodie Pledge List Minion”) took this picture. When she did this picture I gave her a few pointers, as I give many of my friends, on taking a good food photo. It was …

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Kale & Quinoa Soup

  Those of you who were on Facebook and Twitter last night, and experienced my impromptu “cook-a-long” may wonder what prompted me to make soup, from scratch, after 10 p.m. And that would be a valid question. Yesterday I had a small bout of LPS (Little Pouch Syndrome, or, when you just get full very fast with very little food). …

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Lobster Faux-Mac & Cheese

Remember back in the day when ignorance was bliss? When you could o to a restaurant, order some food and, even though overwhelming evidence to the contrary, delude yourself that there is some redeeming health value. Yeah…well those days are over. This recipe started because of that fact. The “not-so-bariatric boyfriend” and I were at a restaurant where they served …

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BF Cook-along: Butter Garlic Herb Tilapia w/ Squash and Cheesy Cauliflower

Obligatory “Fed” Disclaimer: When clicking links in this blog post related to products, you will be redirected to sites where those products are available for purchase. If you purchase products through those links, a portion of the sale price is paid back to Bariatric Foodie.  I really enjoy doing these cook-alongs on Facebook. It holds me accountable to cooking lunch …

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Nik’s Buffalo-Style Meatballs

Ok, I am now a live-blog cooking addict. It all started a few weeks ago when I live-blogged on Facebook as I made what would become Yumbalaya. Last night I decided to do it again! It’s fun to post as I’m cooking and see/hear reactions from folks. Plus, there’s something about preparing food that just naturally brings out good conversation. …

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Nik’s Yumbalaya!

Are you on the Bariatric Foodie Facebook Page? Do you follow BF on Twitter? You really ought to. Today’s post is a prime example why. Last night I decided to live-blog myself making a dish. I revealed each ingredient and Foodies seemed to have a great time trying to guess what the heck I was making. It also inspired conversation …

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