Seasonal Foods — Good, Good, Good

No particular theme for this post, simply good recipes which are good to eat. They are also good for you. In Albuquerque now they are roasting green chiles, so the breakfast is rather seasonal. Fresh cherry tomatoes for the dinner are probably still in your garden or at your favorite farm stand. Apples and natural apple cider should be widely available now.

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 filling yet 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                                                          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 green smoothie or fruit smoothie or natural apple cider.                                              Black-ish coffee with cocoa powder stirred in for a ‘cafe mocha’, or black-ish tea, or 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.

Salmon Roasted with Tomatoes: 304 calories                                                           PB  GFroasted salmon w: tomatoes & broc:caulif

One of the earliest recipes we made when starting the Fast Diet. Still a favorite. Quick and delicious.                                                                                                                                                           5 oz salmon                                                                                                                                                       10 cherry tomatoes [5 oz]                                                                                                                              ½ cup green beans OR 2 oz sugar snap peas  OR 3 oz broccoli/cauliflower                                                               seasonings to taste

Spritz a small oven-proof pan with olive oil or non-stick spray. Put the salmon in the pan and sprinkle with seasonings of your choice. Arrange the tomatoes on/around the salmon. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Meanwhile steam the green vegetables. So easy. So yummy.

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