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Chicken Meatballs with Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

I don’t eat most of the foods that I ate before my surgery. Pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, all sugars – all out. I eat mostly meat, eggs, and tofu with a few bites of soft veggies if I still have room. Some meats still make me nauseous, but my repertoire is slowly expanding. When I was first on a “normal” bariatric diet, I was having tremendous difficulty eating. Every single thing I ate made me feel so sick that I couldn’t imagine eating again a few short hours later. She told me to try some meatballs – a few bites … Read more

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice

This recipe was inspired by the Cheesy Chicken Monterrey that I shared two weeks ago. That recipe was part of a program sponsored by Knorr Recipe Sides. The idea was to create a full meal around one of their pasta and rice side dishes. It worked really well, and the result was a flavorful, quick and easy meal. Unfortunately, I couldn’t eat the finished dish because Knorr Recipe Sides are pasta and rice mixed together. Good for flavor, bad for gluten-free diners. The recipe is so easy that making it gluten-free was really simple. Joe doubled the ingredients for the … Read more

Classic French Ratatouille

How to make the best classic authentic French ratatouille recipe - This simple and easy stew includes zucchini, eggplant, and squash. It's super healthy when made the traditional way. Made on the stovetop. Whole 30, paleo approved. Low carb and vegetarian.

Several times this summer, we’ve had so much zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant that it wouldn’t all fit in our refrigerator. Seriously, that’s a lot of vegetables.   It’s a good thing that we like to eat healthy, fresh food ’cause it’s all we’ve got.   Last week, I made No Noodle Crockpot Lasagna that popped up in my Google Reader. Instead of noodles, you’re supposed to cut zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant in long, thin slices. Then you layer them in the crockpot with some cheese and other veggies, and cook it all day. I ended up overcooking mine, and it … Read more