World War I — 1740-1763

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: a simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Those of us who are history-challenged tend to think of wars as unique events. In the last century, there were two ‘world wars’ which were named ‘One’ and ‘Two’ as if no other wars had happened before them. In 1754, a war began that involved many nations and that had battle sites all over the world. In the USA, we call it the “French & Indian War” — not because they were fighting each other, but because ‘we’, as English citizens, were fighting them. In reality, England and France were fighting for control of all of North America. In Europe, France was allied with Austria, and Sweden against Prussia and they called it the “Seven-Years War” which was a continuation of the “War of the Austrian Succession.” Fighting took place all over — in Canada; in America; battles on the sea; in India; in Germany; in Bohemia; in the Caribbean — making it a ‘world war’ indeed. This war certainly did not end war — it set the stage for the American Revolution 20 years later. On June 16, 1745, a rag-tag group of New Englanders and British forces were attacking the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. By hauling cannon overland, through bog and forest, they took the fortress from the unprotected land side, defeating the French — for the moment.

Since this war took place around the entire globe, a breakfast from India — not the Indians of the ‘French & Indian War.’ Dinner involves a meal with ingredients from France and England.

Tikka Masala ScrOmelette w/ Salmon: 149 calories 9 g fat 0 g fiber 12 g protein 5.6 g carbs 48 mg Calcium  NB: Food values shown are for the ScrOmelette and fruit only, and do not include the optional beveragesPB GF  Had a little Tikka Masala sauce [from a jar], and since we love the combo of curry in eggs, this was a sure thing. Ordinarily, we enjoy fruit with the eggs in the morning, but a curry dish is well complimented by a cool cucumber raita.

1½ 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.  1 Tbsp Tikka Masala sauce @ 20 calories/tablespoon 2 Tbsp/1 Fluid oz plain, fat-free yogurt pinch of garlic powder pinch of ground cumin 1/8 c/0.52 oz diced cucumber ½ oz tomato, chopped 1/8 oz cooked salmon   Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or mocha cafe au lait [65 calories] or lemon in hot water  Optional: 5 oz Berry Lassi [89 calories] or berry-yogurt smoothie [88 calories]

Stir together the yogurt, cucumber, and spices, and let sit while you prepare the eggs. Spritz a fry pan with olive oil or non-stick spray, and add the tomato and salmon. Warm them while you whisk the eggs with the Tikka sauce. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook to your liking. Remove eggs to the plate, fold, and top with the raita. Prepare optional beverages. This is a recipe to do again.

Pear & Bleu Cheese Salad: 277 calories 18 g fat 5 g fiber 17 g protein 22 g carbs 215 mg Calcium   PB GF  Such a delightful melange of flavors! This is one of our favorite salad meals. If walnuts disagree with you, try pecans or hazelnuts.

2½ cups mesclun [baby greens] 2 oz pear, sliced 1 oz bleu cheese, crumbled 1½ oz tomato, cubed or cherry-type ¼ oz walnuts 1 oz cannelli beans, rinsed and drained 1 tsp olive oil + ¾ tsp white Balsamic vinegar

Toast the walnuts by putting them in a heavy, dry pan and tossing/stirring over medium-high until the nuts become fragrant slightly browned. Whisk the oil and vinegar in a wide, shallow bowl. Add the white beans and the salad greens along with a pinch of finishing salt. Toss to coat with the dressing. Put into the serving plate and garnish with the remaining ingredients. Amazing.

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

1 two-oz egg + garlic1 two-oz egg + queso fresco 
leek + American streaky baconPimenta sauce
Gruyere cheese + applesaucechorizo paste
plain yogurt/mayonnaisepineapple or banana
Optional smoothieoptional smoothie
optional hot beverageoptional hot beverage

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

romaine lettuce + cooked salmon4 oz grouper + cauliflower
green beans + black olives + olive oil4 limpets, 2″ in diameter
white wine vinegar + radishbroccoli + carrots
hard-boiled egg + cherry tomatoesgarlic + butter
Sparkling waterSparkling water

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