Bacon bits, 1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese, an avocado cut into pieces, Romaine lettuce and almond-coated white-meat chicken combine to make an elegant, high-protein luncheon dish.
I top this low-carb salad with home-made ranch dressing, which I create from mayonnaise, buttermilk, and/or sour cream, mixed with onion and garlic powders and dried parsley. When I don’t have the powdered onion and garlic, I will dice bits of fresh ones very fine and sauté them before mixing with the other ingredients. Add salt and green or white pepper to taste, then blend with a wire whisk.
Start by poaching four or five boneless chicken breasts in one cup of water with salt or bouillon mix added. You will reserve this broth after the chicken is cooked in it, and use it as the basis for your sauce….
Ladle some of this sauce into the base of a baking pan. Coat the sliced chicken meat in it, and arrange them as shown below.
This smoky chicken is great the next day after its initial baking, cooked for a few minutes under a broiler (see first photo for results). The broiled chicken is good in pita sandwiches or wraps, with lettuce as a refreshing counterpoint.
Egg-based “fresh pasta” is hung to dry on the handle of my stainless-steel kitchen cart, after being rolled and cut by hand. It will be boiled and set into a rectangular pan on top of a layer of meat sauce, covered with a ricotta-cheese mixture, which will then be covered with more of this pasta, on top of which will go some more meat sauce, pasta and béchamel (balsamella) sauce. See Elegant Cook for my recipes.
Here is the assemblage of lasagne and fillings, ready to bake: