Meals that begin with “L”

How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow. On Thursday, eat the meals that will be posted on Wednesday.  Eat sensibly the other days of the week.  That’s it.  Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Last week was Lammas-tide, so just for the ‘ell of it, we’ll have some foods that start with that Letter.  These meals are Lovely and Luscious and might Lead you to be Lithe and Lively as you lose some weight. Give some thought to what you eat on a Slow Day as you read this article:

Leek & Salmon Bake:   270 calories   7 g fat  2.9 g fiber   15.2 g protein   36.4 g carbs   225.6 mg Calcium   PB GF   Simply delicious. Leek-Salmon Bake w: plum One 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                  ½ oz salmon, smoked or not [could be leftover from a previous meal]                                                  1/2 oz leek, sliced thinly                                                                                                                                          1 tsp low-fat sour cream OR plain Greek Yogurt                                                                                       dill weed to taste                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 plum                                                                                                                                                                     6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or unpasturized apple cider                                          blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water

Spritz an oven-proof ramekin [for 2 people, my Husband likes to use a 6×4” oval casserole] with non-stick spray and set the oven for 350 degrees F. Slice the leek and put in a microwave-safe dish with a little water.  [NB: if the fish is raw, cut it into small pieces and put it in the dish, too] Cook in microwave for 30 seconds at high heat to soften the leek. Add to the ramekin. Whisk the egg with the sour cream, dill, and salt/pepper to taste. [NB: some people find dill to be a very strong flavor] Pour over the salmon/leek mixture and bake for 12-15 minutes. Prepare your beverages and plate the plum. Have a wonderful breakfast and a wonderful day.

Lobster a l’Armoricaine:   272 calories  2.6 g fat   2.5 g fiber   20.5 g protein   12.2 g carbs    123 mg Calcium   PB GF     No, it isn’t a typo. This lobster dish is from the Armor coast of Brittany, therefore: Armoricain, “from the Armor.” The recipe is from Brittany Gastronomique by Kate Whiteman. Elegant yet simple.Lobster a l'Armoricaine

3 oz lobster, cooked or uncooked                                                                                                                   2 Tbsp shallot, minced                                                                                                                                       ½ clove garlic, minced                                                                                                                                                  1 oz cognac or other brandy                                                                                                                              2 oz dry white wine [not cooking wine]                                                                                                         ½ cup tomato, diced                                                                                                                                           1 tsp tomato puree [not paste]                                                                                                                         1 Tbsp half & half [blend cream in Canada]                                                                                                1 oz broccoli florets  +   1 oz carrots, in coins or batons

Remove lobster meat from shell and cut into 1” pieces. Put the shallot and garlic in a pan spritzed with oil. Saute over low heat until soft. Add the lobster meat, and cognac. Tip the pan to distribute the brandy, then, off the heat, light the contents on fire until the flames die. Put into a heat-proof dish and keep barely warm. Add the wine, tomatoes, and puree to the pan and cook until syrupy. Add the cream and heat slowly to reduce in volume a bit. Do not let if boil lest the sauce separate. TIP: You could do this the day before.  Meanwhile, cook the vegetables. Pour the sauce over the lobster and heat under the broiler or in an oven until bubbly. Plate with the vegetables.



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