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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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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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Taco Soup

  …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. I know many of you wonder what to do on your birthday. In a former life there was cake and ice cream and overly indulgent …

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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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Sausage Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Soup

This soup is not for the faint at heart. No…this soup is chocked full of nutrients and protein. This soup is soup for people who love their bodies and respect their souls. Yes, it’s that good. I don’t usually brag on my food (lies!) but I made this soup wanting to have some relief against the cold front that hit …

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Windi’s Jambalaya

But first a bit of business. Thanks to everyone who entered the BF Scavenger Hunt! Yes, I know  it was a pain for me to make you all look up stuff (altho most of it was Google-able) but I HOPE you found some good resources in your search. Anyhoo…the winners are: Heather H. Samantha M. Gwen K. Congrats, girls! They’ve …

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Teddi’s Taco Soup

I am so behind on reader submissions! But I hope to get to some this week and next, so stay tuned! This one comes from Teddi, who sent me a bunch of recipes. Out of fairness, I had to pick one and go with it. I chose her taco soup. I have an affection for tacos, as evidenced by my …

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Nik’s Cheesy “Faux-tato” Bacon Soup

 This soup is good. No…this soup is DAMN good. OMG. I have to get myself together just to give you the recipe. So…potato soup. Oddly enough, I wasn’t a big fan pre-op. I loved a nice, loaded baked potato but soup didn’t really do much for me. But I love this soup. I was inspired to make it by …

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

 I know you all think I’m exaggerating but honesty – this dish disappeared so fast I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of it. I wanted to share it anyway because it is good. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture. This day I had to scrub down my whole kitchen before cooking (because it was driving …

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BF Beginners: Nik’s Creamy/Cheesy Broccoli Soup

~by Nikki What’s that on the side there…we’ll talk about that in a minute… OK…hear me out here! Because I know what you’re saying, “Broccoli??? For beginners????” First and foremost, you should check with YOUR plan to see when you are cleared for cruciferous veggies. I should note that these are cooked to within an inch of their lives and …

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