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Eggplant Ricotta Bake

Eggplant Ricotta Bake

Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  8/16/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This version eliminates the 'frying' step, instead the eggplant is roasted, which concentrates the flavor. While not traditional, I love the added ricotta 'lasagna' layer that serves as the protein. I like the eggplant to shine, so I do not add too many herbs or spices. A wonderful dish!

Sheet Pan Meal: Spatchcocked Game Hen

Sheet Pan Meal: Spatchcocked Game Hen

Susan Maria Leach  /  8/15/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This is also called Spatchcocking, I don't know WHY, but it is! I put the game hen on my cutting board and with my big chefs knife cut through the breast bone and then flatten it out. You can also ask them to do it for you at the meat counter in your supermarket. I love Cornish Game Hens, they are super juicy.

Bariatric Lab Tests 101

Bariatric Lab Tests 101

Susan Maria Leach  /  7/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Patients who have had a surgical weight loss procedure, whether the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, require close monitoring of nutritional status, physical and mental well being for the rest of our lives.

FAQ: What's a Good First Soft Food? Italian Chicken in Sauce

FAQ: What's a Good First Soft Food? Italian Chicken in Sauce

Susan Maria Leach  /  7/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

IF you are searching for a way to make that jump from smooth creamy pureés to soft foods and have NO idea how to do it, please let me give you the gift of this recipe. It is a technique for braising that you can have in your pocket for the rest of your life. This meal is soft and delicious and makes chicken easy to eat for ANYONE. I promise.

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

Susan Maria Leach  /  7/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Take a bowl of these to a bbq and watch them disappear. Super delish, easy to make and full of flavor. Plus they make your protein slurpy and moist - WIN! 

Lets Make a Quiche

Lets Make a Quiche

Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  6/26/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Tender to eat, plenty of protein, cheesy, delicious, and since you are making an entire pie, one quiche lasts for several breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Minestrone Soup - Italian Summer Garden in a Pot

Minestrone Soup - Italian Summer Garden in a Pot

Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  6/25/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

IF I ate this every day for a month I bet I'd lose 20 pounds. There is nothing in that pot that was responsible for my being 300 pounds. So many of you are afraid of vegetables and we would like to help you to not fear them. Some of you BM just once a week and believe it is normal. PROBLEM: No vegetables.

Sheet Pan Meal: Chicken & Corn Roast

Sheet Pan Meal: Chicken & Corn Roast

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/25/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Omg... corn? Oh no, not evil corn. Yes, corn... cutting an ear of fresh corn into rounds gives everyone a taste and adds about 3 carbs to your meal. THREE CARBS! It's clean and fresh and flavorful and tastes so good with the pan juices. What a meal... try this one.