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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

How to make the best healthy oven baked sweet potato french fries - homemade crispy fries are simple, quick, and easy to make. Includes tips for how to cut. Whole 30 and paleo approved.

This spring, I ran across sweet potato plants at Walmart and picked up a 6-pack on a whim. I got a giant flower pot to put them in and a big bag of Miracle Gro potting soil to fill it with. I came home and set up my giant flower pot at the back of our driveway, planted my tiny plants, watered them, and waited. By the end of July, my plants were huge and healthy, creating a large mound of leaves on the top of the flower pot with many tendrils hanging down the sides to the ground beneath. … Read more

Chicken Crust Pizza – The Best Low Carb & Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe

The best simple & easy low carb chicken crust pizza - Uses ground chicken to make a crispy crust, topped with shredded cheese and other toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms. Great for bariatric patients and those on a keto, paleo diet. Very healthy and high in protein.

The one single food I have missed the most since my bariatric surgery is pizza. I have missed it so much that I have occasionally picked the cheese and pepperoni off of a slice of pizza and eaten it, just to have the flavor of the pizza. If you’re new here, I had bariatric gastric sleeve surgery in early April 2017, and I have lost 190 pounds so far (16 months at the time of publishing). I read early on that bariatric patients who do not eat carbs do the best in terms of long-term success, so I do not … Read more

Quick & Easy Homemade Cheesy Meatballs

How to make the best homemade DIY cheesy low carb keto meatballs recipe - Healthy because they're baked in the oven. Great for spaghetti with sauce or on their own. Simple and easy with Italian breadcrumbs. Typically made with beef but could be made with turkey or pork or a mixture.

I realized recently that I have posted nary a recipe since my bariatric surgery in April 2017. It’s not that we stopped eating, nor that we have stopped trying new recipes.  I just haven’t been as into food since my surgery, if that makes any sense. I haven’t thought about it as much. I just show up to the meal, and I eat, and then I leave the table and leave the food behind. Except, with the flare up of my food addiction over the last six months, I sort of obsessed about some foods night and day, but those … Read more

Easy Homemade Ice Cream (Philadelphia Style – No Eggs)

How to make the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe including variations for many different fruit flavors including strawberry and chocolate! This simple and easy recipe has no cooking, is made without eggs, and uses an ice cream maker machine to make the finished product. This quick eggless recipe is also no cook!

Originally published on June 12, 2009, this easy homemade ice cream recipe has delighted my family for almost ten years. Because it has no eggs, it doesn’t need to be cooked at all before freezing, and I have no worries about giving my kids raw eggs. As you probably have already guessed, I no longer eat ice cream because of my bariatric surgery, but my family still eats and loves it. We usually have some in the refrigerator at any given time. I love ice cream. I love to make ice cream. Back in Febraury, I shared an awesome recipe … Read more

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe for Gyros and Falafels

This tzatziki sauce recipe is just like my Greek grandma makes – heavy on the garlic and cucumbers! Print Recipe Tzatziki Sauce Recipe for Gyros and Falafels Course Condiment Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 12 oz Greek yogurt or sour cream1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons Pampered Chef Dill Mix or use a combination of dried dill and onion powder2 cloves garlic pressed or minced1 medium cucumber grated Course Condiment Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 12 oz Greek yogurt or sour cream1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon … Read more

The Best Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies Recipe

  Gluten-free baking is tricky in my experience. The recipes don’t always taste great, and the texture can be really hard to get right. I don’t have to be 100% gluten-free all the time, but I can’t eat a lot of gluten or I get sick. So I try to make everything gluten-free, but I don’t stress over minute amounts. We’ve made this particular recipe a couple of times, and it came out well every time. I’m pleased to be able to share it with you today. While you’re here, check out my homemade hot fudge recipe. These brownies are … Read more