July 28, 2012

I Can Cook?!?!


I can cook.

Who woulda guessed?

As I've mentioned in another post, prior to my Lap Band surgery, I used to eat fast food twice a day, every day. I made up excuses like "I don't have time to cook" and blah blah blah, but for one whole year I was on a primarily fast food diet. Now, after surgery, fast food is no longer an option.

Beforehand, I liked to cook. I would make normal things like enchiladas and tacos (yeah, I live in south Texas, that's normal) and the occasional chicken fried steak. Those are not hard things to make, but they sure do have loads of carbs. So what my fat ass has been doing lately is browsing Allrecipes and looking up so new things to cook.

I freakin' love that place.

So, this week alone, I've already made Garlic-Lime Buffalo Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp. I even made a dipping sauce for the Coconut Shrimp! Yeah, it did have some carbs in it, but I pretty much starved myself on carbs until the end of the day so I could eat it.

Here's a picture of my buffalo shrimp.


Right now I'm in the process of making Tuna Cakes. I pretty much used a Maryland Crab Cake recipe, and substituted the crab with tuna. I don't like crab cakes with all that filler, like peppers and onions, so this is just a basic recipe meant to bring out the seafood flavor. I can't wait until I'm done with them!

Oh yeah, did I mention I like seafood? :D

Tomorrow I need to make something that I can take to work with me, because this morning schedule is killing me! The cafeteria at work is open and all I wanna do is eat a hamburger every day, so I need something yummy to eat.

Well, what do you guys like to make now that you're Banded? It's be awesome to trade recipes, especially if they're Band friendly. :)


  1. wow, girl, you're a Rachel Ray natural! you should check out this blog: http://www.bandfriendlyrecipes.com/

  2. I like all of SkinnyTaste's recipes...check them out!

  3. Way to go, girl! Look at all that protein!! I look forward to trying new recipes soon.

    1. It's surprising how satisfying this food is, compared to all the fast food I ate before.

  4. I sometimes wrap a batch of salmon fillets with a little honey and mustard and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Lovely and juicy, falls apart in your mouth. High in protein and incredibly tasty.

    1. That sounds so good! I have a delicious Garlic Salmon recipe I like to make in the oven!