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The Ghost of Christmas Past: Nostalgic Eating

Ralphie, the main character in A Christmas Story, wanted an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle more than anything from Christmas. A Christmas Story really brings back my childhood memories of Christmas morning. Like Ralphie, my brother, sister and I always had that one gift that was the matter of life and death that we just had to get from Santa.

Black Bean Salad with Feta Cheese and Cilantro

Today was my bariatric center’s annual picnic. It was a perfect sunny summer day for a picnic. Each of the attendees shared the recipes for the dishses they prepared. I tasted a few that I will try to share with you in the coming months. I went searching for a bariatric friendly salad recipe that would hold up in the heat. In my recipe file, I found…

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Pop Quiz: Can a bariatric patient survive a day on the county fair’s midway?

It’s midsummer in Ohio where festivals and fairs are in full swing. I love small town festivals and county fairs. I attend many of these fairs with my husband Brett. He helps his family show draft ponies. They are part of his family’s traditions that have been part of their lives for over fifty years. I don’t need to tell you that your healthy eating…

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Salsa Verde Chicken or Pork

The first tomatillos appeared at a local farmers’ market this week. Three years ago, I never cooked with this vegetable which is foreign to most Midwesterners. I am a farmers’ market junkie and love to shop several each week. That summer a vendor who I purchase from weekly had a huge surplus of tomatillos and was selling them dirt cheap. She urged me to take some…

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Pancakes are classic all American breakfast fare. That bad news is that they are carb laden and generally smothered in butter and maple syrup. This is not a good combination for weight loss surgery patients. As a Lapband patient, they are also way too heavy. I am always on the look-out for a low carb, high protein pancake recipe. Awhile back I posted this recipe for waffles I…

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