Both Sides Now

You won’t find any ‘frozen flows of angel hair’ here — that was only in the Carol King song.  But here you will find menus from both sides of the Atlantic, from Mexico and France.  You will also find foods which will keep you healthy and guide you to a better weight.

Breakfast Burrito      291 calories       11.9 g. fat           18.7 g. protein           38 g. carbs   GF Inspired by breakfasts enjoyed at the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, N.M., this has all the tastes of the Southwest in a low-calorie meal.breakfast burrito

one 6” corn tortilla, I like Ole brand which is widely available                                                      one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                1 Tbsp roasted green chiles, available canned under the ‘Hatch’ brand or Old El Paso                 1 Tbsp carne adovada – this is boiled pork shoulder with hot spices. Make a batch and freeze it in small amounts or see if you can find it at a Mexican market.                                    Large pinch oregano, Mexican oregano if you can find it.                                                                 [Hot sauce to taste]                                                                                                                                          1 tsp cheddar cheese, finely grated                                                                                                              2 ¼ oz of apple                                                                                                                                                           5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or natural apple cider.                                                                                   Black-ish coffee, black-ish tea, lemon in hot water

Whisk the egg with the chiles and carne. Heat a dry, well-seasoned cast iron pan and heat the tortilla until it is warm, soft, and just beginning to brown. Remove to a plate. Scramble the egg to your preference in a spritz of oil on your pan. Put the egg on top of the tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese on the egg and put it all in the toaster oven for about a minute. Douse with hot sauce if you wish, serve with the apple, smoothie, and hot beverage of your choice.

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HINT: If you plan ahead a bit, this meal goes together in minutes. A few days before, eat a meal of baked or grilled salmon and green beans. Prepare 3 oz more salmon than you’ll need for that meal and save it for this meal. Cooked salmon freezes well, just leave enough time to thaw it thoroughly. Also cook an extra bit of green beans and save them in the ‘fridge.

1 tsp white wine vinegar                                                                                                                               1.5 tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                      3 oz green beans, cooked and cooled                                                                                                                                                 3 leaves of romain, medium-sized                                                                                                              2 black olives                                                                                                                                                      ½ hard-boiled egg                                                                                                                                        5 cherry tomatoes

Whisk the oil and vinegar in a wide shallow bowl. Add the beans and turn them to coat with dressing. Remove to another plate. Coarsely chop the lettuce and toss with dressing. Place the salmon in the center of the lettuce. Surround it with the remaining ingredients. A wonderful meal in no time flat.

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