Dinner

#PWMF2014 Recipe Contest Lunch Winner: Margaret’s Avocado Egg Salad

(Dear Margaret: This is by far one of the BEST food pictures I’ve ever been sent!) The lunch judge – Pam T. – is not easy to please. We’ve been friends forever and two more days. You all know her without knowing her, especially if you’ve ever bought a Bariatric Foodiebook – she designed all the covers! And as hard …

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Nik’s Fall Eggplant Casserole

Aubergine. That’s what I think of when I think of eggplant. Because that’s what my mom used to call it. With an exaggerated, fake French accent. Aubergine. Turns out that’s French for eggplant. Who knew? (Shouting up to heaven: “Sorry, mom, for all the times I rolled my eyes!”) It’s a nifty little vegetable once you are able to eat it. …

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Ten-Minute Meal: Nik & Steak & Cheese Zoodles

  Zoodles! Have you tried them? I LOVE THEM. That’s one (of many) reasons I wrote Oodles of Zoodles: Your Jumpstart Guide to Zucchini Noodles, which gives you not only a great starter collection of zoodle recipes, but step-by-step (and illustrated) instructions on how to prepare your zoodle dishes so they come out perfect. Be sure to check it out! (After …

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Shrimp & “Grits” A La Nik

Now for those of you who are new, I’d like to let you in on an important piece of information (that you probably already know): when I put the name of food is “quotations,” it means it’s not really that food. So “rice” is not rice and, in this case, those “grits” are not grits. We all on the same …

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Bake

  Ah…fall. I love it! Some folks get down during fall because it’s the gateway to winter. Not me! No, no. I love, love, love fall. (But I hate winter.) Especially because after many long weeks of avoiding my oven like the plague I can turn it back on! (I don’t have central AC…the struggle is real!) So in honor of …

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Alfredo Chicken Roulade

So I may have mentioned once that when I get on a kick, I sorta just ride it out until I get sick of whatever I was obsessed with. Or maybe I didn’t. At any rate, the Chicken Roulade I made while in Michigan with Pam inspired this version – Alfredo! Enjoy. (Wow…I feel compelled to write four more paragraphs …

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Chicken Roulade

I’m writing to you today from cloudy and cool Saginaw, Michigan, where I’m visiting my friend Pam (of “The Journey to a Healthier Me” or you all would best know her as the cover designer of all of Bariatric Foodies fabulous book offerings on Amazon!). She’s been showing me all sorts of lovely places and I’m having a blast. We’ve …

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Nik’s Mini Farm-Stand Frittata

This is a close-up but this frittata fits on a SALAD sized plate! So in case you haven’t heard, my third book, The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book, was released today in hard copy on Amazon! (My e-book loving Foodies, hold tight! I just got what I hope is the final draft of the Kindle, Nook and iPad versions so I …

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Tilapia Verde

I’m literally eating this beautiful tilapa dish as I type. I don’t routinely upload recipes this quickly after sharing them (read: don’t go getting spoiled) but I figured since it’s a quiet day and I have the time, why not? This dish started with me having a random assortment of vegetable-type stuff to use up. A few days ago I …

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Nik’s Stuffed Zucchini

Quinoa & Tilapia Stuffed Zucchini So I think I should stop calling Meatless Friday, Meatless Friday. It’s sort of misleading. More than once I’ve been told if I eat fish it’s not a true Meatless Friday and, thinking about it, that’s kind of right. I think it’s much more a function of my Catholic grandpa’s conception of “meatless” that I …

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