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How to Roast Vegetables

Raise your hand if the very thought of the aroma of roasted veggies in your oven gives your heart a little pitter-patter. I pittered. I pattered. Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest ways to make them approachable, especially to humans of the smaller variety. They smell amazing and they taste even better, since the process of roasting caramelizes the veggies …

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Easy Breakfast: Spinach & Eggs

I think I’ve said before, I’m a visual eater. And unlike when I first started this blog, I’m sort of a lazy cook now. These days I LOVE meals that don’t take long to make. This is a quick throw-together IF you are the sort of person who preps veggies weekly (I am!). Spinach & Eggs (and a few other …

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Nik's Roasted Red Pepper Puree Soup

Show here with two Parmesan crisps. To make, simply bake small heaps of Parmesan cheese in a 350 degree oven until they harden, about 12 minutes. I like this soup. A LOT. What I like best about it is its versatility. For newer post-ops this soup is quick, comforting and gives you something that is not sweet. For longer-term folks …

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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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BF Review: Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

It even happens to me, dear Foodies. I wake up late, get out the door late, get the kids to school and…”Oh crap! I forgot to pack lunch!” Thankfully there’s a supermarket between the diva’s school and my job (I only work about 3/4 mile from their school!) so I headed there to see what they could offer me. And …

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Reader Submission: Chrissi’s Spicy Bean Dip

All the pretty colors… (Before we get to this recipe…have you taken a look at the finalist recipes for the Fit Frappe recipe contest? Yes, ok. Well…have you voted yet so that YOU have a chance to win some Fit Frappe? Ah…you didn’t, did you? Go do it now! We’ll wait.)  Alrighty then! So anyone that knows me knows that …

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Name This Dish (really…I need you to name it!)

Then, of course, you should make it. Cuz it’s yummy! So…I should say there are only a scant few situations in life where your girl Nik feels totally zen. During a REALLY intense workout (those who are exercise buffs know that when you are in the zone that is as close to the divine as you can get) and when …

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Veggie Tales (part 5): A day in the life of a post-op vegetarian

So now that we’ve gone over what a vegetarian is, whether post-ops can even be vegetarians, how to make the transition and how to make good food choices, I figured I’d give you a day in the life of a post-op vegetarian. Let’s start in the pantry. Here are some of the staples you’ll always find in my kitchen: Greek …

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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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Four Cheese Mashed Cauliflower

(Programming Note: If you like this, or any other BF recipe, an easy way to let me know – so I can keep more recipes like it coming – is by clicking one of the “reaction” boxes at the end of the post!) You ever clean out your refrigerator and find small blocks of random cheese (that’s still good) that …

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