Every meal has multiple courses. Lunches start with an appetizer, followed by a full-meal salad, and finally a cheese course and a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer). Dinner starts with a soup, followed by the main course, a salad, cheese and then fruit or a desert like pudding with coffee or tea.
Dinners are not the fancy affairs designed to treat friends or visitors. The recipes are kept simple to minimize the preparation time. There are times for the more complex recipes and dinner menus, but that’s not for every day meals.
Every meal has a cheese course. Any cheese will do. It’s not meant to be a main course, but to complete the meal. A small portion is all that you need. A thumb’s size of cheddar or jack cheese. Even better are the creamy soft cheese like brie or camembert. Don’t skip the cheese course. It adds health value as well as variety to the meal. But if for any reason you can’t or don’t want to eat cheese, instead try a wedge of avocado or a small serving of one of the puddings or coconut tapioca.
Sample evening meal menus
- Soup: 1 cup of broth
- Main course: Poached salmon with rice and broccoli
- Salad: Boston lettuce with oil and vinegar
- Cheese: 1 ounce brie
- Fruit salad