When revolutionary fervor struck France in 1789, the governing committee didn’t simply wish to overthrow the king, they demanded a new society altogether. Enter the metric system [a very good idea] and a new calendar stripped of the church holidays. The year was completely revamped and months were given new names.  The 11th month, running from July 17 to August 18 was called ‘Thermador’ from the Greek for ‘hot.’ Of course ‘Lobster Thermador’ gets its name from the month. Let’s celebrate the end of Thermidor.

Bleu Cheese ScrOmelette:   284 calories   10.7 g fat   0.6 g fiber   18.5 g protein   19.6 g carbs 281.4 mg Calcium   GF PB     So much flavor from the bleu cheese!  This is a ScrOmelette because you could prepare these eggs scrambled or as an omelette, depending on your whim.    Bleu cheese ScrOmelette w: melon:Rb   1 ½ two-oz eggs HINT: If you are serving one person, crack three 2-oz eggs into a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Whip up those eggs and pour half of their volume into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week.                                                                           3/8 oz bleu cheese                                                                                                                                                   1 Tbsp fat-free cottage cheese, drained                                                                                                             1/2 oz raspberries + 1 oz melon, diced                                                                                                                             3 oz fruit or green smoothie                                                                                                                       blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water

Mash the cheeses together with a fork or the back of a spoon. Whisk the eggs and put into a hot pan spritzed with cooking spray. Once the bottom of the eggs are set, dab on the cheese, scramble, and plate. Portion the fruit, brew beverage, blend the smoothie or take it from the ‘fridge and shake it before serving. Mmm-yummy!

Lobster Thermador:     269 calories    13.4 g fat    5.5 g fiber   29 g protein    18.4 g carbs     130.5 mg Calcium PB GF       Lobster is wonderful for the Fasting Lifestyle, whether you get it pre-cooked or raw. The damage comes when it is slathered in butter.  I think that butter masks the clean, pure taste of the lobster, so I haven’t dunked my lovely crustacean in it for years. This recipe is so elegant yet lacks calories to such an extent that I have added a very French dessert course: fresh peaches and raspberries.Lobster Thermador

¾ cup lobster, cooked and cut into chunks                                                                                                    1 Tbsp heavy cream                                                                                                                                                       2 Tbsp Béchamel sauce [see: 1789, posted  July 13, 2016. I always keep Béchamel sauce frozen in small amounts.]                                                                                                                                                ½ tsp Dijon mustard                                                                                                                                       pinch of flat-leaved parsley, chopped, for garnish                                                                                        3 oz green beans                                                                                                                                                         dessert:  1 oz raspberries    &    2 oz peaches, cut into cubes

Stir together the cream, Béchamel, and mustard. Lightly fold in the lobster. Heap into a ramekin, sprinkle on the parsley, and heat at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cook the beans and put the fruits in a lovely bowl for dessert.

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