St Kilian

How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow, for a calorie total of less than 600. On another day this week, eat the meals from a different post, another day of eating 600 calories or less. Eat sensibly the other days of the week. That’s it. Simple way to lose weight and be healthier. 

,While working on Dear Husband’s very German genealogy, I was surprised to find several men named “Kilian.” How did an Irish name get into the family? Saint Kilian/Cillian/Killian was born c. 640 in County Cavan, Ireland. At that time, Ireland followed an independent, home-grown Christianity of hermits and monasteries. Kilian was part of 11 monks who traveled to Rome. They were instructed to convert the pagans of Wurzburg in the Frankonian region [now in Bavarian Germany]. What a journey and such a culture-shock for our pious Kilian! He converted the Duke Gozbert, and thus his followers. But by teaching Leviticus Chapter 18, verse 16 about not marrying your brother’s widow, Kilian ran afoul of Lady Gailana who was Gozbert’s widowed sister-in-law. This Bible verse is the one that Henry VIII later cited in an effort to divorce his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Lady Gailana solved her problem by having Kilian and two of his followers beheaded. John the Baptist’s preaching on the same verse got him beheaded by King Herod. The verse in Leviticus is about maintaining family unity by preventing jealousy. However, in Deuteronomy Chapter 25, verse 5, a husband is told that he must marry his brother’s widow if she has no children. At any rate, Kilian died and his relics are in the Cathedral of Wurzburg. He is the patron saint of all of Franconia. And that is how an Irish name arrived in Bavaria!

Menu for the July 8th Feast of Saint Kilian: For his origins, a breakfast of corned-beef and cabbage — even though this is an Americanization of Irish boiled beef. For dinner, an unexpectedly German dinner salad: Pikanter Geflugelsalat mit Melone.

Corned Beef & Cabbage ScrOmelette: 154 calories 7.6 g fat 1 g fiber 14 g protein 6.5 g carbs [5.4 g Complex] 65 mg Calcium  NB: Food values shown are for the ScrOmelette and fruit only, and do not include the optional beverages. PB GF  When St kilean’s day falls on a Fast Day, you are all set!

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.  ½ oz uncooked corned beef 1/3 cup cabbage, very thinly sliced ½ Tbsp cottage cheese pinch caraway seed + pinch thyme 1 oz apple   Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or mocha cafe au lait [65 calories] or lemon in hot water  Optional: 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or berry-yogurt smoothie  [88 calories]

Mince the beef and put in into a pan with ¼ cup water. Simmer until beef is cooked, then remove it to a small bowl. Put the cabbage in the water in the pan and simmer that until the cabbage is cooked – add more water as needed. Put the cabbage in the bowl with the cottage cheese and seasonings. Add some pepper, but you probably will NOT need to add salt, due to the corned beef. Mix the ingredients together. Heat a non-stick pan with some cooking spray and whisk the eggs. Put the beef/cabbage in the pan and distribute it over the surface. Quickly pour the eggs in and tip the pan to cover all the cabbage. Cook on one side, then flip and cook it some more. Fold and plate with the apple. ‘Tis a fine breakfast you’ll be having.

Honeydew-Chicken Salad:  264 calories 9 g fat 3 g fiber 23 g protein 23 g carbs 102 mg Calcium  PB GF The now-gone Manhattan restaurant Luchow’s created this recipe for their Sommer Fest menu of cooler fare. True, I swapped out some original ingredients for those with a lighter impact on the waistline. That said, this is a fine meal for a hot day. It makes you feel cooler just to look at it.  HINT: This recipe serves two [2] people.

5½ oz/1 cup chicken breast meat, cut in ½” cubes 2 oz dill pickle, chopped 2 Tbsp slivered almonds 2 oz red seedless grapes, each cut in two 8 ripe olives, halved 1 tsp capers 3 Tbsp plain yogurt + 1 Tbsp whipped cream cheese 2 cups crisp lettuce, roughly cut 1¼ cup honeyew melon, cut in ½” cubes

TIP: For the chicken, I cut 5.5 oz breast meat into cubes and poached them, the night before, in a little water until cooked. Place the chicken, pickle, nuts, grapes, olives, and capers in a bowl and stir to combine. Whisk the yogurt and cream cheese together and pour over the ingredients in the bowl. Gently add and mix in the lettuce. Arrange two small Romaine lettuce leaves on the plate and mound the salad atop them. Surround the salad with the honeydew. Lovely.

Ingredients for next week: Breakfast, single portion for Monday …………………………… single portion for Thursday:

1 two-oz egg1.5 two-oz eggs 
smoked salmon + scallions1.5 cups dandelion leaves or crowns
chèvre cheesegarlic
parsley + blueberriessmoked uncured bacon
Optional smoothieoptional smoothie
optional hot beverageoptional hot beverage

Dinner, single portion for Monday:………………………….. single portion for Thursday:

two eggs + tomato + zucchiniMediterranean Vegetables
red bell pepper + red onion +lettucechicken breast meat
mozzarella + cottage cheese + plain yogurtpolenta
Parmesan cheese + herbs + balsamic vinegar
Sparkling waterSparkling water

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