REVIEW: OnCali CBD Gummies and Oil

I was recently given the opportunity to try OnCali’s CBD gummies and sublingual oil. Now, admittedly, the gummies I received are not sugar free and thus not the best choice for a bariatric patient. However, a 2 gummy dose only has a couple of grams of sugar total, so as long as you stick to…

Let’s be Frank(furter)…

So now that Memorial Day has come and gone, we are officially in barbecue season. While that may look a little different this year, what with all the changes that have come with Covid-19, I think it’s something most of us will still experience in one form or another. Barbecues are wonderful, family and friend…

Another Chicken Recipe? I’m Alfre-do…

As we near Summer here in CNY after having barely had anything resembling a Spring, we’re also nearing month three of quarantine. Things around here officially shut down in the third week of March. Our officials are talking about opening up approximately 25% of eligible businesses beginning this Friday, but what and where those businesses…

This Snack Be Straight Poppin’

Captain’s log 342. I’ve lost count of how many days we’ve been living this quarantine life. Every day brings something new but at the same time, nothing new. More restrictions, more rules, more fear, more munchies! I know I am not alone here. I’ve seen it all over the place; everyone is struggling with being…

If You Like Piña Coladas, and Being in Quarantine….

⇒Please note that while there is a recipe on this post, there are also many links to various information sources regarding the current happenings surrounding Coronoavirus-19/Covid-19.⇐ If you are only looking for the recipe, please feel free to scroll to the bottom of the article where it will be posted as per usual. There is…

I’m in a New York (Cheesecake) State of Mind….

Having lived in New York for my entire life, I’ve always known that there are a few certain inexorable things that come with being a New Yorker: a snarky attitude, a large roster of four letter words, a love of REAL apples and cheesecake. Real, honest to goodness cheesecake. The dense, creamy decadence that all…

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip…

Just dropping in to share a few easy recipes for dips. These are great for when you want a quick snack, need to take something for travel or are trying to help yourself get some extra veggies in. The first recipe is something very Upstate NY: Rye Boat Dip. Traditionally, rye boat dip is served…

Cause it’s the mash, it’s the Cauli-mash!

One of the biggest complaints I see from the bariatric community regarding cauliflower mash is that it’s way too liquidy. Having tried various brands of pre-made as well as a few homemade recipes I’ve found online, I totally agree. I’ve also found that most of the recipes for cauliflower mash require you to either steam…

Korma, Korma, Korma, Chameleon….

This is a really simple recipe! In all honesty, Patak’s® has done all the hard work with their korma sauce. I mixed it up a little by adding some additional seasoning and some vegetables, but this is by no means a personal masterpiece. With that said, it’s still delicious! NOTE: While writing this recipe up…

Won’t Be Much Frenchin’ With This Onion Soup…

French Onion Soup is a very classic, very easy yet oh so fancy meal that everyone should try making at home at least once in their lives! The most difficult part of the entire ordeal is slicing all the onions! The average batch of this soup requires approximately 3 pounds of sliced onions! You can…