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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap for It -- Free Shipping! No Coupon. No Minimum.

Happy Leap Day 2012!!

In celebration of this extra day of LIVING we are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed in the LivingAfterWLS General Store for the next 24 hours.

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Just a leaping good deal for you, our loyal customer as we celebrate LIVING after WLS!  Enjoy!


*Regretfully, we can not extend this offer to our International Customers. Please see our International shipping policy here.

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Sale begins noon eastern time 2/29/2012 and ends noon eastern time 3/1/2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery Books

There is still love in the air at the LivingAfterWLS General Store! Use code: CUPID2012 and save $2.50 off any order- no minimum purchase. And get a free gift with every order. We love our #WLS Neighbors and it shows in every package we send you. CUPID2012 -- Shop Now! Books, Dietary Support, Hair Care, and our FAMOUS Carb Monster Soup Mixes!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cooking with Kaye: Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets
One easy method;
Many delicious recipes

February 23, 2012


Today's recipes are rich and delicious and surprisingly quick and simple to create. They are perfect weeknight skillet dinners. (Fast clean-up and inexpensive too!) Plan one chicken breast half for each person and adjust the ingredients to serve more people or to have more leftovers.Chicken Parmesan From start to finish these recipes are ready in 30 minutes. Add a quick bagged salad or quick cooked green vegetables for a balanced and nutritious meal.

Today we present a new feature in Cooking with Kaye called Weeknight Cheater. Even though most of our traditional recipes are uncomplicated to prepare there are times we need to have a go-to meal that goes from preparation to table in a flash. In this issue we share Prego® Quick Chicken Parmigiana, a recipe that rated many happy pouches with our testers and their families. We will include a WLS-tested "Weeknight Cheater" recipe in each issue of Cooking with Kaye so that you may build a catalog of ready-recipes to have in your toolbox. Studies suggest that we are less likely to snack or graze when we know a yummy meal is minutes away.

To prepare a chicken cutlet take one clean thawed chicken breast half and cut in two lengthwise. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a wooden cutting board. Lay one chicken piece on the plastic and top with another layer of plastic wrap. Firmly pound the cutlet with the smooth side of a mallet to an even thickness of 1/4-inch. Repeat with all chicken pieces. This is necessary to break down the tougher connective tissues and prepare the meat for quick even cooking. (Shortcut: you can also find ready-prepared chicken cutlets in the meat department of many supermarkets.).

Thanks for cooking with me!
Kaye Bailey

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Protein & Iron Rich Beef

Protein & Iron Rich Beef
Protein and nutrient rich lean beef is one of the foods the bariatric community is divided over. One camp says to eat beef in small portions, another group says beef is on the "Don't" list and yet another common belief is to experiment and eat what can be tolerated. The concern with beef is that after a malabsorptive and restrictive procedure there is no longer enough stomach acid to properly digest the meat. In addition, overly fat cuts of beef or ground beef may not sit well with some patients, causing nausea or digestive distress.

Patients who include beef as part of their healthy diet report that moist cooking methods (stewing or braising) result in a tender meat that is well tolerated and satisfying. Consider any of our stew recipes or the slow braised Osso Buco alla Milanese as shown here.

One 3-ounce serving of lean beef, such as beef round, has 184 calories, 30g protein, 6g fat. It is rich in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Niacin, Riboflavin and Vitamin B6. Additionally, beef supplies two kinds of iron (heme and non-heme iron). Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient-deficiency problem in the United States. This nutritional shortfall can result in fatigue, irritability and lowered immunity. It is believed that eating iron rich foods such as beef will improve iron absorption in women who have undergone gastric surgery. 

LivingAfterWLS Beef Recipes

Osso Buco alla Milanese
Finished Braising: Osso Buco alla MilaneseOsso Buco is a classic dish in which veal, lamb or beef shanks are slow braised in aromatics and cooking liquid. The long braising time results in a tender rich meat. The dish is further enhanced by the release of bone marrow into the cooking liquid. This version of Osso Buco uses beef shanks and dry white wine. Pictured is the finished Osso Buco ala Milanese.

All-purpose flour for dredging (about 1/2 cup)
4 meaty veal or beef shanks (about 3 - 3 1/2 pounds)
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk with leaves, chopped
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, cored and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 strips orange zest
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram (1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry white wine or dry white vermouth
1/2 cup veal or chicken stock
1 cup chopped peeled tomatoes with juice
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Dredged beef shanks searing in hot oil.Season the shanks with salt and pepper on all sides and then dredge in flour, shaking away excess. Heat the olive oil and one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven. When oil is hot brown the shanks (see photo at right), turning with tongs until both sides are well caramelized, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer shanks to a large platter and set aside.
Discard the fat from the pan and wipe with paper towles. Return to low heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the onion, carrot, celery and fennel. Season lightly with salt and pepper and cook until vegetables become soft. Stir in garlic, orange zest, marjoram and bay leaf. Continue cooking for two minutes.
Adding wine to the aromatics.Add the wine and increase the heat to high, bring to a boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, to reduce the wine by about half, 5 minutes. Add stock and tomatoes, with their juice, and boil again to reduce the liquid to about 1 cup total.
Return the shanks to the pot and pour any juices that accumlated as the sat back in the pot. Cover pot with lid and place in preheated oven. Without disturbing the meat check occasional to make sure the liquid is simmering slowly, not boiling. Occassionaly spoon some of the pan juices over the shanks. Continue cooking on low simmer until meat is completely tender and pulling from the bone.
Remove shanks from cooking liquid and place on platter. Tent loosely with foil. Return the pot to the stove and simmer, reducing volume slightly. Taste for flavor and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve shanks with reduced braising liquid.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Safely Slim Protein Shake Mixes

Safely Slim Protein Shake Mixes

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Safely Slim Shakes: protein, calcium, fiber

Safely Slim stimulant free fat loss shakes are made with Protone which is clinically shown to target fat while maintaining muscle. Manufactured in the USA by Science Foods, LLC.

Safely Slimmer "What I love about these nutritional support drinks is not just the smooth texture and creamy flavor, but they add 10 grams of fiber to my diet per serving along with 20 grams high quality protein and 60% the RDV of calcium. Weight loss surgery patients will not find a more delicious nutritional powerhouse on the market." Kaye Bailey

Safely Slim Stimulant Free Fat Loss Shakes provides 20g protein per serving. Convenient single serving packets provide 20g protein, 10g dietary fiber, 110 calories. Clinically shown to reduce body fat. Delicious thick Vanilla Ice Cream flavor. Ideal for 5 Day Pouch Test, meal replacement or healthy protein first alternative to snacking. Easy to prepare using a glass & spoon, a shaker cup or blender. Adjust flavor by increasing or reducing the amount of water used. Safely Slim is the stimulant free complement to any diet and exercise program that promotes fat loss, not muscle loss. Sweetened with sucralose, 1 g sugar per serving. (Allergen Information: Contains milk, and soy lecithin ingredients).
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