Home on the Farm

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

We’re back now on our rural homestead, after our summer break. We don’t do any real farming, tho in the past we had large vegetable gardens as well as raising turkeys and pigs.  Now we keep a flock of laying hens and in summer we raise meat birds for the freezer. Produce and fruit are canned and frozen for the winter, with meals planned around what we have in our pantry. Not everyone is as lucky as we are, but today everyone can eat as if they lived in the country. AND you will still be Fasting.

Gizzard ScrOmelette: 292 calories GF Yes, really: gizzards. High in protein, low in fat. You could try this with the gizzard that is in the giblet package at Thanksgiving time.Gizzard ScrOmelette

Three 2-oz eggs of which you will use 1 ½ eggs per person 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.                                                                                                                                                                               1 oz gizzards, cleaned and simmered in seasoned stock with wine or vinegar for 1 ½ hours     HINT: If you have access to gizzards, cook up a batch of them and freeze.                                                                                2 clove garlic, minced                                                                                                                            crumbled sage + salt + pepper                                                                                                                            1 oz applesauce

Spritz a non-stick pan with olive oil or non-stick spray. Slice the gizzards and cook them with the garlic and sage until warm. Whisk the eggs with salt & pepper to taste and scramble in the pan with the gizzards. Plate the applesauce and pour the beverages. Real farm food.

Cottage Pie:   219 calories   7 g fat   1.8 g fiber   21.7 g protein   15 g carbs   35 mg Calcium    GF Cottage Pie is the beef version of Shepherd’s Pie. The addition of mashed cauliflower is a great trick to lessen the calorie and carb count of mashed potatoes. Some people like to do this with mashed cauliflower only, but I enjoy the combo for a more authentic taste. HINT: serves 2. Freeze leftovers for another dinner or invite a guest.Beef Shepherd's Pie w: peas

1 cup roast beef, ground or minced   NB: do NOT start with ‘ground beef’ — too fatty                                          1 two-oz egg, separated                                                                                                                                                   ½ cup mashed potatoes                                                                                                                                        ½ cup mashed cauliflower                                                                                                                                     ½ cup beef gravy, as fat free as you can make it                                                                                              2 0z peas OR 1 cup lettuce + ½ tsp olive oil + ½ tsp lemon juice OR cider vinegar + 1 oz tomatoes

Add the egg yolk and gravy to the roast beef, along with salt and pepper to taste. Whip the eggwhite until stiff and fold into the mashed vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Put the beef mixture into an oil-spritzed oven-proof dish [2-3 cup capacity] and spread it out evenly. Smooth the mashed vegetables on top and ruffle it with a fork or spoon. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until the top begins to brown a bit and the inside is hot. Whisk the oil and lemon juice in a wide bowl, add the lettuce and tomatoes, and toss gently.

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg 1.5 two-oz eggs
 white flour  + white whole wheat flour  garlic  +  scallions
 semolina flour  cooked spinach, 2 Tbsp
 scallions  +  apple  Thai fish sauce  + Thai hot chili sauce
 Sriracha   +  soy sauce  melon or applesauce
Whatever you need for your smoothie Whatever you need for your hot beverage
Whatever you need for your hot beverage Whatever you need for your smoothie

Dinner, single portion:

 white whole wheat flour  1.5 cups sauerkraut
egg white  applesauce  +  caraway seed
 scallion  onions  +  collard greens
 1.5 oz shrimp  +  1.5 oz lobster meat chicken dinner sausage, 110 cals/link
 1.5 oz flounder or other white fish  garlic powder,
 dipping sauce made with: soy sauce/rice vinegar/garlic/chives
Sparkling water Sparkling water

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