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Egging You On …

  A well-known advertising campaign from many years ago encouraged everyone to go to work on an egg. It could have been written specifically for bariatrics since it is one of the most nutritious foods...

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Happy Hallowe’en

   Hallowe’en – love it or hate it there’s no getting away from it!  And certainly things are going to get scary over the next week! Personally I have great memories of spooky nights with my children...

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Autumn Newsletter – Mugshots!

The Autumn 2014 Newsletter has just gone out to those who have subscribed – have you got yours? If you haven’t then take a look here  If you want to subscribe for future ones then go to the home page...

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Pecking Order on Valentine’s Day!

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes one of my most favourite sausages in a heart-shape!  I have long been a fan of Heck sausages not least because they are lean, full of meat, tasty and from...

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An Egg-cellent Start To Easter!

  It’s only about a week away so we have been busy preparing and sending out our latest free Newsletter for Easter. Have you got yours? It’s eeasy to subscribe on the homepage to receive this straight...

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Better Than Upper Crust …

  My daughter requested my quiche recipe yesterday – the crustless version which we think is far better than any upper-crust pastry based version since she wants to cut back on the carbs to help shift...

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Proper Picnic Frittata

I’m always looking for recipes that are multi-purpose for use. Something that serves as a great main meal but then can be used in the lunch box or re-purposed for a meal the following day without...

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Substitutions For Cream

  We’ve been spoiling ourselves today with the last of the summer strawberries from our small fruit garden. This prompted a discussion in the kitchen about our preference in days gone by for full-fat...

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It Needn’t Be A Hallowe’en Horror Show!

  The scariest part of Hallowe’en isn’t the ghoulish masks and the frightening costumes, it’s the sweet and candy binge that often accompanies it!   According to some new stats your kid’s...

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Did You Say Leftovers?

A frittata is an Italian omelette or crustless quiche type of dish and Italians often use leftover pasta in its make up. I had some leftover couscous in my refrigerator and some cooked smoky paprika...

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Two Party Nibbles with the Bariatric X-Factor

  As we head towards the final party of the year my thoughts turn towards what I can usually eat at a buffet spread. Too many pastry, fried and ‘beige’ offerings often means I ‘feast’ on the garnish!...

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My Bariatric Food Week

    I don’t believe I am unduly nosy until it comes to food choice – I just love to see what everyone else eats! Sometimes for inspiration, often for research and just more than once in a while...

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Shake Up Your Wake Up!

Those that are eagle-eyed and frequent readers of my blog won’t help but have noticed in my very recent one relating to my bariatric menus for the week (see here) that my breakfast options were...

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Eggcetera…

    Eggs are my go-to food for much of the day. I love them at breakfast time (scrambled or baked); fall back on them for a packed lunch (often as a salad mixture); frequently dine on them for a main...

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Common Food Intolerances With Bariatric Surgery

    Many patients report food intolerances, especially immediately following surgery once you are allowed to progress to “normal” eating.  Some foods may not sit well and cause an uncomfortable...

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Power Up Your Plate with Protein!

    Every week I answer queries relating to the ideal post-op bariatric diet; portion control; weight regain and food choice. One topic that crops up time and time again is the need for protein and how...

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The Best Bank Holiday Breakfast/Brunch

Breakfast/Brunch is often the best time of any day and should be extra decadent on a lazy bank holiday. This week we have been trying out some new vegetarian sausage alternatives in the Bariatric Test...

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

  Scrambled eggs alone don’t seem so luxurious – but when served with an avocado salsa, spiked with the flavours of basil, tomato and spring onion, they are super decadent. So simple to make, and as...

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Tempting Toast!

    If your idea of toast is beans-on or jam-smeared then it’s time to think again! Bread, in all its guises, can now be made super healthy and extra-delicious if topped in a more imaginative way. So...

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Eat like an Olympian!

So it’s started …. one of the greatest shows on earth! I think it will be impossible not to be inspired by some of these amazing athletes in the days to come. If nothing else I am sure it will...

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