Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Chicken with Olives and Lemon

I love the tangy bite that Kalamata olives have with lemon.  I decided to try it with chicken thighs, garlic, onion and braise them. We love Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning.  I use it in meatloaf’s, steak, and pork.  Sliced onion, 6-7 whole garlic cloves, two lemons – sliced, and about a cup of olives.Saute the onion until translucent. … Continue reading Chicken with Olives and Lemon

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Time for Pumpkin

Pumpkin muffins that is… Okay – it is officially Fall.  I turned down the AC, and decided it was time to bake.  I found this recipe for pumpkin muffin tops at and decided to give a whirl. We followed the instructions, or so we thought, and it was runny.  Really too wet, like we didn’t… Continue reading Time for Pumpkin

Asian · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · crock pot · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Monogolian Beef

We tried the Mongolian Beef from The Recipe Critic the other night.  When we went to the store, the flank steak was almost double in price what the round steak was…so we ended up getting the round steak. Other than the steak we didn’t modify the recipe.  1 1/2 pounds round steak (flank steak) ¼… Continue reading Monogolian Beef

Asian · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · Recipes · Uncategorized · weight loss · WLS

Honey Garlic Chicken

David found this recipe, and I am a big believer in someone other than myself can figure out what to have for dinner.  You can find the original recipe here at The Recipe Critic.  She has a lot of yummy sounding foods to try, and I think I will be trying the slow cooker Mongolian beef… Continue reading Honey Garlic Chicken

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · casseroles · Cauliflower Rice · Chicken · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Spinach Chicken Cauliflower Rice

The other night I wanted a casserole.  Something savory, comforting but without mushroom soup or rice.  We had cauliflower rice and frozen spinach…add wine and chicken – done.  Casserole. Two bags of riced cauliflower (one was savory herb, the other was plain), 1 package of frozen spinach, defrosted, and drained.Mixed together (fluffed).Season chicken thighs with… Continue reading Spinach Chicken Cauliflower Rice

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · dips · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Parmesan Spread

David found this recipe online (where?), and we wanted to give it a try. 1/3 cup olive oil 150 grams of grated Parmesan cheese (one container) 1/4 white wine And any other thing you may want to add… We added black pepper and Herbs De Provence and more wine.It needed something a little extra –… Continue reading Parmesan Spread

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Brussels Sprouts · Recipes · roasted · Uncategorized · WLS

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love these.  Roasting the Brussels Sprouts brings a nutty flavor, and gives it a different texture (not gummy but crisp) especially when you add bacon. I trimmed up the ends, and cut them in half.  Added about one tablespoon of olive oil, and salt and pepper.  Baked at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.  Chopped… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · BBQ · Hurricane · London Broil · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

London Broil

We got a London Broil for buy one/get one at Winn Dixie the other day.  We decided to have it on Friday evening. I was off due to Hurricane Irma, and thought it would be a good idea to marinate the London Broil.  So I found this recipe at the Food Network, and modified to… Continue reading London Broil

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · football · Pimento Cheese · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Pimento Cheese

Yes, pimento cheese.  Football season begs for pimento cheese.  At least in my house.  I used to make it a lot.  And, then stopped. Forgot to take pictures of the process, but: 2 blocks of cheddar cheese (sharp, mild or medium), coarsely shredded 1 jar of chopped pimentos (or can get whole or sliced and… Continue reading Pimento Cheese

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Cabbage Rolls · Cauliflower Rice · low-carb diet · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls with a modified filling of cauliflower rice… I remembered why I don’t make these that often (like every ten years or so)! Head of cabbage – core and place in a large pot of boiling water.As the cabbage cooks and the leaves wilt (slightly) remove and place in a ice bath. Brown hamburger (or ground… Continue reading Cabbage Rolls