Today’s breakfast makes me think of a meal in an English country-side cottage. Not that I’ve ever had that experience, but I can imagine it. The dinner is not anything my mother ever served us at home, but imagine eating it in a cottage on a hillside above a Greek fishing village. Travel through imagination, while enjoying a real life Fasting Lifestyle!
Cottage Breakfast: 278 calories 3.8 g fat 4.8 g fiber 10.2 g protein 24.2 g carbs 180 mg Calcium
1 griddlecake [made from 2 Tbsp batter from 10-grain muffins**] ½ c. raspberries, fresh or frozen 1.5 Applegate chicken sausage 33 cal/link OR 1 AlFresco chicken sausage 50 cal/link 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or natural apple cider blackish coffee, blackish tea, or lemon in hot water
HINT: I prepared 8 griddlecakes from the 10-grain muffin batter*, cooked them, and froze them. I made the rest into muffins to eat on Slow Days. Take one griddlecake from the freezer the night before and let it thaw. Cook the sausage in the microwave or warm it in a non-stick pan along with the griddlecake. Dish the berries, brew the hot beverage, pour the smoothie. What a sweet meal.
**10-Grain Muffin Batter: 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 10-grain hot cereal mix 1 and 1/4 cup buttermilk [combine cereal + milk and let sit 10 minutes+.] 1/3 cup butter 7 Tbsp sugar 1 egg 1 cup unbleached flour 1 tsp salt + 1 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp baking soda
Cream the butter and sugar; mix in the egg. Add the dry ingredients and the cereal/milk mixture. Stir until just combined. Use 4 Tbsp batter to make each muffin and use 2 Tbsp batter for each griddlecake
Feta Niçoise Salad 298 calories 20.2 g. fat 3.9 g fiber 16.8 g. protein 33 g. carb 250.4 mg Calcium PB GF — if using GF bread or omitting. From the book, this recipe convinced us that a 300-calorie meal could be very filling!
1 and 1/2 romaine leaves or 1 cup Spring Mix baby greens ¼ cup green beans 1 scant cup cucumber, diced 1/2 c feta cheese, crumbled or diced 1.5 black olives 1 tsp olive oil + 1 tsp white wine vinegar + large pinch Herb de Province 1/2 oz whole-grain baguette or omit
Steam the green beans, cool and set aside. Slice the lettuce crosswise into 1” pieces. Prepare the other ingredients as described. Pour the oil and vinegar into a wide, shallow bowl and whisk briskly. Put all the other ingredients in the bowl and toss gently to coat with dressing.
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