Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cheese · cooking · Dinner · fall · rice · Uncategorized · Vegetables · WLS

Sweet Potato Risotto

Craving Fall flavors in Florida is sometimes difficult especially when the temperature outside is 95 degrees.  Ugh…but we turn down the AC, and cook.

A simple risotto with one sweet potato (chopped and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees).Melt three tablespoons of unsalted butter and add a large, finely chopped shallot.Add salt and pepper, and cook until translucent.Add in a cup rice, stirring to coat the rice with the butter.  Cook until a bit browned.For my liquid I use 2/3’s cup chicken stock and 1/3 cup wine (warmed – not hot or cold).I also added four cloves of roasted garlic (smashed).  It adds a nutty flavor and isn’t in your face garlicky.  Add about a half of cup of liquid at a time, and stir until adsorbed.Continue this process until the rice is tender (about twenty minutes) with adding the liquid until the three cups are in the rice.When the rice is done, add in the cooked sweet potato.  Stirring gently. Then my favorite part gets added – the Parmesan cheese.  I like large bites of cheese, so I add in slices instead of grating it into the rice.David’s plate below.  I served this with a roasted pork loin with fig-balsamic sauce (recipe coming soon).And my plate (note the extra Parmesan cheese!).  I love this…and even though I am not supposed to eat rice, I think that this is okay (especially since the amount is less than a half of cup).  I do concentrate on eating the protein first especially since my gastric sleeve surgery.

What flavors are a must for you in Fall (even when the temperatures aren’t agreeing with you or Mother Nature)?

Blessings.

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Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · dips · Lunch · Lunch Prep · pretzels · Uncategorized · weight loss · Wine · Work-job

Everything Bagel Chicken Dip

I have been loving the everything bagel pretzels as a snack even though I shouldn’t be eating them.So I love petite, sweet peppers, and I have decided to use those instead as my chips.

I blended the following with a fork:

3/4 a brick of cream cheese, 1 can of chicken (drained), 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire, and 4 tablespoons of everything bagel seasoning mix.

This is creamy and savory…with the sweetness of the peppers…I am so excited to have this for lunch.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Clothes · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Dress

Most days for work, I end up wearing a dress mainly because I don’t have to think about a shirt and pants or skirt.  I know it is silly, but it is really true laziness.

What is your go-to outfit?

Blessings.

Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · birthdays · desserts · Enough · family · journey · joy · thankful · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Birthday

Today I turn 53. So cupcakes, chocolate, and wine are all acceptable especially today.

I have earned every year, and happy to be here. No regrets. How do you handle your birthday, with joy…sorry…or denial?

Blessings!

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Beth Moore · Bible verse · Courage · decisions · encourage · Enough · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Sunday Thoughts

“In battle with an area of secret darkness, it’s crucial to enter wide-open dialogue with God about it. Open faced prayer flips the light switch.” – Beth Moore

I have so many things that I am trying to put out there. Praying for all and what we are trying to accomplish.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Enough · Goals · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Rest · Uncategorized · WLS

She

Grateful to rest, anytime–anywhere.  When do you rest?  When do you reset?  I used to think I should only rest on the weekends, but lately I have needed to rest (at least with the voices in my head) everyday.

Blessings.