Tag Archives: dinner

Nik’s Divas Proudly Present: Spagilli!

While I was in Las Vegas my divas were playing with their food. Apparently the story goes like this. My dear friend Katey bravely agreed to stay with them while I was away and one evening they decided to make Zar’s famous chili (Zar = Zariyah = La Petite Diva), which is very similar to my Turkey/TVP Chili, but with …

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Nik’s Kitchen Sink Cabbage Stew

So…I had this head of cabbage. And it was about to go bad. And I could have made my regular “Comforting Cabbage & Sausage Stew.” But alas I didn’t have all the ingredients. But you know what we say around these parts: “Play with your food!” I didn’t change it up much but my goal was three-fold:  Get tomatoes in …

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

I’m going to make a bold pronouncement: Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is a perfect summertime meal. Seriously! It comes together quickly, doesn’t have a bunch of ingredients and it’s sooooo yummy. And serve it like in the picture above and it’s even low-carb and possibly keto? (I’m not sure as I don’t subscribe to a keto diet. Feel free to correct me …

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Nik’s Taco Soup

Looking for the Bariatric Foodie Grand Prize post? Click here! So I didn’t invent Taco Soup. I just want to put that out there. I try my very best only to claim what I truly believe to be my own inventions (like I think Taco Casserole is all me…I had never heard of it before I made it…but I invite …

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Nik’s Shrimp Faux Fried Rice

True fact: What you see above? I made in 20 minutes this morning while the kids were feeding the dog. And it will be my lunch probably for the entire week. This is the story of how a simple bag of frozen cauliflower became so much more… (By the way to all my Facebook Foodies, this is the take-out swap …

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Alethea’s Shrimp & Quinoa

Well, folks. It was bound to happen. With two kids in public school, some noxious germ was bound to find its way into my body. My immune system is fighting hard, though! So while I am down for the count, I thought I’d share some Foodie submissions. I just love it when you guys email me with pictures and recipes …

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Mama Foodie’s “Chicken & Rice” Remixed

When I was little and it snowed outside, my mom would always make us “Chicken & Rice.” Even in the years before she died every so often she’d call me up and say, “Nikki, I made some chicken & rice. Come over and have some.” Here’s my food memory of the dish. Looking back, it usually followed my mom cooking …

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Dee Dee’s Cheesy Squash & TVP Casserole

I just love it when you guys play with your food and let me know about it. It’s so exciting to see what you’re cooking up. My pal Dee Dee sent this to me to show her first attempt at working with TVP (“What the heck is TVP?”). It looks yummy, vegetarian-friendly (correct me if I’m wrong) and easy to make!  …

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Nikki’s Quickie Salisbury Steak & “Rice”

Ok so can I just say Salisbury steak is REALLY hard to photograph??? It all looks like gravy and mush! This is the story of how these simple turkey burgers became heroes. You see…it was late evening on a weekday. My evening ran late. The kids were hungry (and whiny) and frankly I was already feeling like a bad mom …

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Weight-loss Surgery Friendly Indian-Style Creamed Spinach

For those of you who are excited about this recipe, you have my girl Hillery to thank (yes, Hillery, your Foodie Fitness Correspondent). One day she graciously agreed to help me mow through style La Petite Diva’s hair and she was cooking this. And me being the person I am, I have stalked her for the recipe ever since. Here …

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