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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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Taco Soup

(But first…have you entered week one of the “Bariatric Foodie Season of Giving” to win some Click Espresso protein? If not, go do it! I’ll wait…) …and a lesson about self-care. Since I realize I don’t put date stamps on my blog posts, for future reference this is being posted on December 5, 2013, the day after my 37th birthday. …

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What to eat on Cinqo de Mayo after Weight Loss Surgery

Aside from the holiday, today is my late “Pop-pop’s” birthday. Manuel Fernandez was the first man I ever loved and I still miss him every day! In addition to being an awesome grandpa, he also laid the foundation to some of the recipes you guys enjoy from the blog. For instance, he taught me to make homemade pizza crust, which …

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Gypsy’s Cilantro Lime Chicken

Foodies…how do I love you? Let me count the ways… Well, firstly, because you all are always on time! What do I mean by that? Well, if you haven’t heard yet, the divas and I are moving! On May 5 to be exact. So you know what that means…not much recipe invention going on over this end until the big …

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WLS-friendly Quesadillas

 How do you know the food blogging lifestyle has REALLY penetrated your household? When you make a yummy lunch to share with your little diva and she insists you photograph it before you can eat any of it. Yep, this is my life folks. So, down to business. Quesadillas. Usually not such a great idea. I hated when restaurants …

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Nik’s Fiesta Chicken and “Rice” Skillet

 Cinqo de Mayo is almost here and I promised you some fun recipes. This is one. The other is a dessert (the divas finally finished off the last of the Easter treats…woot!) which I’ll share probably tomorrow (but it’s quick and easy enough that I reserve the right to post it on Thursday). Tonight’s offering can be a one …

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BF Top 5: How Nik does Mexican…

Next Thursday is a special day in three very special ways. #1 – It is Cinqo de Mayo…let the margaritas pour! #2 – I’m going to bare all to the blogosphere along with some of your favorite WLS bloggers #3 – For way more personal reasons…it is my late grandfather’s, Manuel Fernandez, birthday. He did eight years ago of cancer …

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Mexican Spaghetti featuring “Skinny Spaghetti”

 RECAP: Along with the Carb Confusion series, I’m highlighting recipes and reviews of so-called “better for you starchy carbs.” So yesterday we tackled breakfast with the wonderful world of oatmeal. Today let’s discuss pasta. I should warn you and say that, in general, I am not a fan. And there’s no need to suggest your favorite post-op noodles. I’ve …

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Nik’s Taco Bowl

 I should first say that I didn’t have much faith in this experiment when I started out. I had been missing my old school taco salads in the taco bowl but…baking tortillas has never really worked that well for me. Then I got inspired to play with my food by two women who I admire: one on television and …

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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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