Tag Archives: solid food stage

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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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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Your Best Hot Dog Options After WLS

Barbecue season is coming. Now aside from the mental preparation of surviving a family barbecue, I thought it might be nice for us to…contemplate our options with regards to traditional grilling choices. First up…the hot dog. I looooooove a good hot dog. Especially that one that the cook left on the grill too long so it looks like a fourth …

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Chili Dogs (WLS Style)

I’m not playing with your emotions. Tomorrow I am going to go over my picks for the best nutritional value for hot dogs but first we have to discuss something important. Chili. Hot dog chili. As in…to make…a chili dog.  I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Chili dogs, Nik??? Frickin’ chili dogs???” No, I promise I am NOT …

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Nik’s Sweet Potato & Asparagus Egg Casserole

 I am so happy! Besides the usual reasons, I am happy because I have FINALLY discovered a way that I can eat sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes and I have a turbulent post-op history. Indulge me a moment of recollection. For the first year following surgery, sweet potatoes made me violently ill — as did all foods that were orange …

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Nik’s Asian Chicken Salad

Yet another instance where I wish my photography skills did my dishes justice!  I…am a salad person. I have been since relatively early post-op. I was cleared for raw veggies pretty early out but didn’t really attempt salad until, I’d say, about 5 or 6 months post-op. But when I did, I made a discovery. I could eat a …

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Nik’s Sausage Extravaganza!

This dish has humble roots. It started out as an attempt to replicate a childhood memory. I had a friend growing up named Paolo. His mother used to make sausage and peppers. But I’d had sausage and peppers before. I live in a city and there is no shortage of Italian restaurants, run by actual Italian people…from Italy! (My reigning …

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BF Reader Request: Creamed Chipped Beef (on Toast)

 The other day someone on the Pouch Party Facebook page requested a creamed chipped beef recipe. I should first say I don’t find much wrong with creamed chipped beef in the first place.Yes, it can be high in fat and a little bit carby but it’s certainly not the worst choice one can make and if you have it …

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BF Review (and “Recipe”): Fiber One English Muffins

 I’m sort of under the weather this week, so rather than try to sneeze my way through a bunch of longer recipes, I thought I’d give myself a break and catch up on the gazillion and two products I’ve been meaning to tell folks about. Next up…Fiber One English muffins! Now, up until now I’d done Thomases 100-cal English …

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