2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Breathe · Faith · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Fog

Just because you don’t see the sun rise doesn’t mean it hasn’t.

Have a little faith…believe.

Blessings.

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Affirmations · Autoimmune · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Exercise · lupus · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Perfection

I have to remind myself that I don’t have to be perfect at everything.

I don’t know about you, but I am a perfectionist at heart. So this is hard for me, but I have to let go of some things.

Are you putting energy and effort where you really don’t need to?

Blessings!

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · desserts · friends · Happys · Uncategorized · WLS

Biscoff Cookie Butter

Y’all. My girlfriend Julie had me taste this, and at first, it was eh.  But then after a couple of weeks, I had to get some. Now I have a small jar, and I am obsessed.

It doesn’t have the protein that I should have (only one gram per two tablespoons), but as a treat this is wonderful. So reminds me of childhood, and of the cookies.

You must taste this, and let me know what you think?  What is your favorite cookie or spread?

Blessings.

Appetizers · Bacon · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Shrimp · snacks · Uncategorized · WLS

Bacon Wrapped…

Everything is better with bacon, right? Shrimp. Basically, shrimp with a 1/4 cut piece of bacon, wrapped and secured with a toothpick.And smoked oysters (drained), wrapped with a 1/4 cut piece of bacon, secured with a toothpick.Place on separate pans of baking sheets, covered with aluminum foil.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes (shrimp might not take as long) or until done. 

So good…you can serve these as is, with your favorite sauce, really doesn’t matter, because…bacon. Ha.

Enjoy.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · children · comfort food · Uncategorized · WLS

Roasted Cornish Hen

Comfort food, but simplified.  One Cornish hen, cut in half, patted dry.

Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Use very little olive oil and brush both sides. Lay them in an oven safe dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes rated until done.

You don’t have to turn them or baste. Just don’t over cook them as they will become dry.

My plate with a spoon full of cauliflower rice. These are indulgent for me as it seems as though I am eating a lot of chicken. I couldn’t even eat all of this piece.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cheese · Lunch · Lunch Prep · Shrimp · Uncategorized · WLS

Cheesy Shrimp

Ingredients:

Uncooked, peeled and deveined Shrimp
2 – garlic herb laughing cow wedges  (you can use any flavor you like)

Directions:

Heat a pan with a small amount of olive oil.  Add the shrimp and a bit of salt and pepper.  Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.img_7177Open two of the cheese wedges, and add into the pan with the shrimp.You can add more cheese if you like, but I didn’t want it coated more.You can place this on a bed of spinach or arugula like I did or on cauliflower rice. My plate.  I made enough shrimp for several dinners or lunches.  You can make this as saucey as you want or gummy like mine is. The flavored cheese adds a ton of flavor to the shrimp. img_7182.jpgI really liked this.  Super quick to make, and can be done in a wide variety of flavors with the cheese assortments with Laughing Cow.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Beef · fall · Uncategorized · Vegetables · WLS

Roast Beef & Mushrooms

The past couple of Sunday’s, we have been making beef roasts.  It’s not been cool enough to the oven on, but my cravings for them have been there.

So I did the same basic recipe with Beef Roast that I made not too long ago.  However, this time I added a container of white button mushrooms.Saute until cooked down, and a little brown.Add the meat back and cook on 350 degrees for 4-5 hours.   David’s plate below.And, my plate.I served it with pan sauteed carrots.  I think I need to make another roast.

Blessings.