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M-J’s Low-Carb Luncheon Salad

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M-J’S LOW-CARB, HIGH PROTEIN LUNCHEON SALAD

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.

©M-J de Mesterton, April 2010

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Elegant Brown Rice & Lettuce Luncheon Salad

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One Cup of Cooked Brown Rice, a Few Soft Adzuki Beans, a Diagonally-Sliced Carrot and 1/4 of a White Onion Sautéed in Coconut Oil , Resting on a Bed of Chopped Little Gems Lettuce by Tanimura & Antle: a Nutritious Luncheon Salad, Dressed with Home-Made Red Chile Oil* and a Little Soy Sauce

Below, a photo from earlier this year of Little Gems Sweet Lettuce by California’s Venerable Tanimura & Antle Farms

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*M-J’s Original Red Chile Oil

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One cup of liquid (room-temp) coconut oil

One half-cup of red pepper flakes or crushed, dried chiles

One or two tablespoons of cayenne pepper (optional)

Two tablespoons of soy sauce (this liquid will help reconstitute and soften your dried chillis or red pepper flakes.)

Mix ingredients together and keep at room-temperature in a sealed jar.

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M-J’s Chicken Medallions in Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce

M-J's Original Recipe for Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce, Coming Soon to Elegant Survival News
Pollo en Pimentón de la Vera…M-J’s New Original Recipe, an ALTERNATIVE TO  BARBECUED CHICKEN
Slicing the Poached Chicken Breasts into Medallions for M-J’s Pollo en Pimentón de La Vera

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.

M-J’s Chicken in Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce is Ready to Bake, for about an Hour in a Medium-Hot Oven
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Elegant Taco Salad

Seasoned Ground Beef, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Avocadoes, Cheese, Tortillas, Sour Cream and Lettuce Make an Elegant Austerity Meal in One Bowl

Seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, fried tortilla-sections, lettuce and sour cream,
arranged neatly in a bowl makes an elegant luncheon dish.

©M-J de Mesterton

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Elegant Lasagne

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: