When Can I?

May 12, 2013

Other than the crazy terms we have to learn while taking this journey, the next most confusing aspect is the pre and post-op diets. I am constantly asked what is in different stages, why we have to go through the stages, and of course, just general complaints about having to do this. I don’t ever…

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Language Barrier

May 9, 2013

One of the most overwhelming aspects to any surgical procedure is understand different terms thrown at you. Once you have had the surgery you still don’t always know what on earth anyone is talking about! I hope to help with that concerning weight loss surgery. There are many terms thrown around that leave new patients…

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Balsamic Roast Beef

May 9, 2013

Found through a pin on Pinterest (where else?!?!) that leads you to here: http://addapinch.com/cooking/2012/10/25/balsamic-roast-beef-recipe/. This recipe sounded DIVINE so I HAD to try it. I love red meat. I really do. And with my anemia I need to eat more of it sometimes. Also, balsamic is heavenly. The smell, the taste. You can do amazing…

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Greek Yogurt Chicken

May 6, 2013

Ok, so this one had no name on my Pinterest board. Again it was just a picture and directions under it. Well, it sounded simple, and delicious, therefore I had to try it. Chicken Breast 1/2 c Parmesan cheese (mine is Kraft Reduced Fat) 1 c Greek yogurt, 1 tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp…

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Tamera’s Award Winning Chili

May 2, 2013

So, fine, the award was beaniest. Don’t judge. My chili may not be the BEST chili in the world, but we certainly do love it. My husband is not a fan of spicy stuff, and this certainly is not spicy. It is pretty sweet actually. Very simple to make. It is always a hit and…

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Pasta e Fagioli

May 1, 2013

This has always been a favorite soup of mine when I used to frequent The Olive Garden. I now try to stay out of too many restaurants, and am picky about what I choose when I do go. I found a copy-cat recipe for this soup on Pinterest at http://farmgirlinthesuburbs.blogspot.jp/2011/02/pasta-e-fagioli.html and could not wait to try…

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Carrot Cake Muffins

May 1, 2013

Now, don’t get all excited! I made this mostly for my hubby, but did indeed have one, then decided to make a second batch using pumpkin instead (which my daughter loves much more than carrot!!) First I will list off Carrot, then I will do the pumpkin one! This recipe comes from “Eating for Life”,…

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My Usual Pumpkin Muffins

May 1, 2013

Now, in my last post I had carrot and pumpkin muffins, this one is the typical recipe I use for pumpkin muffins, I just have not made them in awhile, but will when my kids kill off the ones I just made (dude they love those things! And I kinda love feeding them to them!)…

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Tarragon Chicken Salad

May 1, 2013

This recipe is super simple. I first discovered this food at Publix, but HATED that it was made with full fat Mayo. I rarely use Mayo anymore, it just is not usually worth it! So, after reading the ingredient label, I decided to make my own and this is what I came up with. All…

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