Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Steph Wagner

October 8, 2019

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits     Shrimp sautéed with lemon, riced cauliflower to replace cheesy grits A word about gaining flavor It’s true. The first time I tried to create this little dish, it was okay but my husband was honest enough to tell me it just didn’t have much flavor. I considered this and put … Continue reading "Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits"

Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet

Steph Wagner

October 2, 2019

Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet Bake stuffed yellow peppers in a skillet to save on time   Packed with protein, low in carbs There are two vegetables that I love that “stuff” with lean protein. Peppers and zucchinis. They are easy, yummy and have great texture! These recipes are great for weight loss surgery patients because … Continue reading "Stuffed Yellow Pepper Skillet"

Beefy Chili Stoup

Steph Wagner

May 23, 2019

Beefy Chili Stoup Thick and hearty like chili, with soft fresh vegetables like soup Why post-ops have to be careful of soup Beefy Chili Stoup is name inspired by Rachael Ray’s made up term of “stoup” (soup + chili) and one that I often use on this website. You see, soup is not the best … Continue reading "Beefy Chili Stoup"

Chicken Cacciatore

Steph Wagner

May 21, 2019

Chicken Cacciatore – Hunter’s Stew   , Moist Chicken, Fresh Vegetables, Italian Flavors Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Stew) Chicken Cacciatore is a dish you may have heard of, but not always easy to place exactly which one that is. Okay, maybe that’s just me. I remembered reading that on an Italian restaurant menu but assumed it … Continue reading "Chicken Cacciatore"

Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts

Steph Wagner

May 16, 2019

Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts Served with sautéed mushrooms and tomato slices Chicken Cordon Bleu, re-done What is “Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts?” – really, it’s a spin off a classic Chicken Cordon Bleu. Traditionally Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish with meat wrapped around cheese. How most have come to know it … Continue reading "Hot Ham and Swiss Chicken Breasts"

Beef and Ratatouille Skillet

Steph Wagner

April 22, 2019

Beef and Ratatouille Skillet Fresh eggplant, squash and tomatoes with lean ground beef Adding protein to a classic vegetable dish This Beef and Ratatouille Skillet sure sounds fancy but it’s truly a classic vegetable dish that uses eggplant, yellow squash and a whole list of other vegetables and adds in lean ground beef. The results? … Continue reading "Beef and Ratatouille Skillet"

Sunday’s Beef “Stoup”

Steph Wagner

March 13, 2019

Sunday’s Beef “Stoup” Bariatric Friendly Instant Pot Recipe Thinner than stew, thicker than soup I have recently come into a wonderful pattern for Sundays – I don’t cook. And it’s amazing! So why is this called Sunday’s Beef Stoup you ask? In an effort to make Sunday’s very restful and relaxing, I do more prep … Continue reading "Sunday’s Beef “Stoup”"

Taco Salad in a Jar

Steph Wagner

December 19, 2018

Taco Salad in a Jar Easy bariatric friendly lunch idea Assembling the Jars I’ve made a few variations of salad in a jar type of recipes and for me, the key is layer ingredients from most wet to most dry. Keeping the lettuce at the top makes sense, sometimes it’s the other ingredients that take … Continue reading "Taco Salad in a Jar"

Asian Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

Steph Wagner

December 12, 2018

Asian Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Simple Bariatric friendly, Asian inspired recipe Simple Sauce, Simple Recipes I recently posted a recipe for Asian Chicken Thighs and loved the flavor so much I also adapted it for this Asian Shrimp Zucchini Pasta dinner! I use frozen, cooked shrimp to keep my life simple. I love recipe that are … Continue reading "Asian Shrimp Zucchini Pasta"

Italian Zucchini Stew

Steph Wagner

December 4, 2018

Italian Zucchini Stew Hearty blend of ground turkey, tomatoes and zucchini I don’t post recipes that I don’t really enjoy personally (I have made several recipes that were NOT worthy of taking a picture!) However, there are some recipes that I just really love more than others. This Italian Zucchini Stew is for sure one … Continue reading "Italian Zucchini Stew"