Clearing out the root cellar ... recipe ideas?

on 2/4/18 9:11 am, edited 2/4/18 9:12 am

Yesterday I roasted a delicata squash cuz I had to - I could see the beginning of spots on its rind. Today I?m broiling ( with only spray oil) baby purple Brussels sprouts from the fall and half a head of gorgeous Caulibroc ( Romano Broccoli) I?ve been nipping florets from for literally a quarter or more of the year.

At some point all good things must be eaten ...please share your successful post op veggie recipes - especially the vegans and gardeners!! Ty

Erin T.
on 2/4/18 11:23 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I suggest butter buds.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/4/18 1:31 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!

HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170

Cathy H.
on 2/4/18 12:25 pm, edited 2/4/18 4:25 am
VSG on 10/31/16

Pick a low carb veggie, cook it, add loads of butter and/or cheese and/or bacon!! LOL that's my recipe! Keto on!!!!

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

on 2/4/18 12:43 pm

Lol I would get SO sick! ( but thanx for the suggestion) It never ceases to amaze me how many different eating ways work for us post op . For me it's very low-fat dairy and vegetable centered and nearly vegetarian.

Out of total boredom and ( necessary) isolation recovering from the flu I decided to try adapting cheese fondue. Traditionally made you'd probably love this recipe Cathy - it's basically melted cheese and a bit of alcohol used as a dipping sauce.

Some versions make a browned-flour based white sauce first - this is what I decided to try . I browned about a cup of flour using spray oil...then diluted with water and cooked the grain until the sauce thickened. I would use three times the amount of flour were I to do it again- my version this time made about four cups of relatively ( honestly too) loose fondue.

I added about 4 cups reconstituted skim powdered milk butter buds and pepper jack queso mix and four cheese sauce mix. I also melted in ( took forever) some smoked Gouda about three ounces. My mistake was adding fat free half and half about a cup before the cheese melted and the browned flour fully absorbed the liquids.

Overall the taste was very similar to scalloped potato sauce mix (made low-fat ) - but richer thanks to the flour base.

Obviously this is neither low calorie or gluten free but it was an adventure - and tasted great as a dipping sauce for my broiled Brussels sprouts and caulibroc.

on 2/4/18 8:41 pm

I just tried MyFitnessPal's Loaded Cauliflower Bake tonight and it was delicious! I halved their recipe and made two servings rather than four. The recipe goes:

-take half a cauliflower (or about 2 cups) and break/slice it into small pieces. Boil for about ten minutes, then drain and ma**** with a potato masher

-while that's cooking, cook 2 slices of bacon

-add 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 slice of crumbled bacon, 1 green onion, a bit of salt and pepper, garlic powder to taste, and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar

-pat it all firmly into a baking dish and bake (uncovered) at 350F for 20 minutes

-take it out, add the other slice of crumbled bacon, another 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar, and bake for another 5 minutes

It was DIVINE. One serving is supposedly 213 calories. I can't wait to eat the other half tomorrow!

on 2/5/18 8:57 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Take all the squash, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, etc etc and chop them up. Then feed it all to these guys . . . you know what to do next.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

on 2/5/18 11:58 am
VSG on 11/19/14

Brussel sprouts roasted with bacon and balsamic drizzle are real good!

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259,LW - 178, GW - 195, CW - 207.6 , 12.6 lbs to goal.

Gwen M.
on 2/5/18 12:31 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Let's be honest - most things with bacon and balsamic are good :D

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 2/5/18 12:47 pm
VSG on 11/19/14

LOL......yes most things are better with bacon!, I just had roasted asparagus wrapped in bacon with a balsamic drizzle as yummy....

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259,LW - 178, GW - 195, CW - 207.6 , 12.6 lbs to goal.