Okay, a bit of back story.
I had gastric bypass four years ago and still attend a support group. Also, I live in the land of "cheap" and "buffet" being key food criteria. It drives me crazy. If I'm only going to eat 1 cup of food at a time, it is going to be good! I'm always pushing the idea of quality ingredients prepared well instead of worrying about fat, salt, calories, etc. Even the nutritionist agrees when directly asked, but then she falls back to talking about the standard line.
We have a recipe exchange a couple of times a year and one is coming up this October. I, perhaps unfairly, want to use the occassion to bring something that is so good it really makes my point. And which highlights quality ingredients, easy preparation, and exceptionalism. It can't be a dessert as many of us cannot eat sugar without getting sick. So a protein focused entree would be best.