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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Polpettone del Tacchino (Turkey Meatloaf)
November 3, 2008 – 9:35 am | No Comment
Polpettone del Tacchino (Turkey Meatloaf)

Polpettone del Tacchino (Turkey Meatloaf)

3 lbs ground turkey breast
2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups medium salsa
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup steak sauce (A1 or equivalent)
4 ounces egg substitute (or 2 …

Savory Mushroom Risotto with Sautéed Chicken Breasts
October 22, 2008 – 9:28 pm | No Comment
Savory Mushroom Risotto with Sautéed Chicken Breasts

Savory Mushroom Risotto
6 cps low sodium, fat free chicken broth (may be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp rosemary, finely minced (or 1/2 tsp powdered rosemary)
2 …

Building The “Perfect” Burger
October 20, 2008 – 7:19 pm | One Comment
Building The “Perfect” Burger

24 ounces ground sirlon or turkey or chicken, divided
4 seeded rolls
shredded lettuce
sliced tomatoes
8 strips of turkey bacon, cooked, drained
4 slices of cheese (American or Cheddar)
pickle relish (dill or sweet)
mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise
Divide ground meat into four …

Tangy Breaded Pork Cutlet
October 15, 2008 – 2:33 pm | No Comment
Tangy Breaded Pork Cutlet

Tangy Breaded Pork Cutlet
1 lb boneless pork cutlets (4 oz each), pounded to 1/4 inch thick
2 large eggs
2 tbsp water
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp Italian seasoning
dash …

Healthy Frittata
October 8, 2008 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
Healthy Frittata

Healthy Frittata
1 tsp olive oil
Non-stick cooking spray
1 large potato, diced (about 14 ounces)
1 medium onion, diced (about 6 ounces)
1 medium green pepper, diced (about 5 ounces)
5 ounces Canadian Bacon, diced
16 ounces Egg Substitute (Pasteurized Egg …

Creole Romano
October 7, 2008 – 8:28 am | No Comment
Creole Romano

Creole Romano
1 medium onion, finely minced
1 tbsp celery, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 16 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp hot pepper …

Ginger Pork Won ton
October 5, 2008 – 4:54 pm | One Comment
Ginger Pork Won ton

Ginger Pork Won ton
1 lb ground pork
1 1/2 tbsp minced ginger (or 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 small onion, minced
1 package won ton wrappers
1 …

Burbon London Broil & Oven Roasted Frites
October 5, 2008 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
Burbon London Broil & Oven Roasted Frites

Bourbon London Broil
2 lb London Broil
1/4 cup good Kentucky Bourbon
Cracked Black Pepper
Kosher Salt
In a zip-top bag, combine London Broil and Bourbon. Turn to completely coat and let set aside for 15 minutes to allow to …

Oriental Glazed Scallops and Zesty Veggie Rice
October 5, 2008 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Oriental Glazed Scallops and Zesty Veggie Rice

Oriental Glazed Scallops
1/2 cup Apricot preserves (sorry, best not to use sugar free here)
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp white vinegar
1 lb sea scallops
Turn the broiler on to high, and place …

Hearty Macaroni & Cheese with Ham (and Spinach Salad)
October 4, 2008 – 8:07 pm | No Comment
Hearty Macaroni & Cheese with Ham (and Spinach Salad)

Hearty Macaroni & Cheese with Ham
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cups skim milk
16 ounces medium shell pasta
1/2 lb ham (any type except country), finely diced
2 1/2 cups mixed reduced fat …

Seared Tuna Spinach Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing
October 4, 2008 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
Seared Tuna Spinach Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing

Seared Tuna Spinach Salad
16 oz fresh tuna steaks
1 tbsp olive oil
12 oz baby spinach, rinsed and drained
1 medium red onion, sliced into rings
12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
3 medium carrots, sliced into coins
2 ribs celery, sliced …

Insalata Composta Degli Spinaci
October 4, 2008 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Insalata Composta Degli Spinaci

Insalata Composta Degli Spinaci
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion
1 tbsp honey
4 ounces turkey bacon, cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
6 cups fresh spinach
Dijon Vinaigrette
4 large poached eggs
Kosher Salt and freshly ground …

Mandarin Salad Margherita with Wasabi Dijon Dressing
October 4, 2008 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Mandarin Salad Margherita with Wasabi Dijon Dressing

Mandarin Salad Margherita with Wasabi Dijon Dressing
Salad:
3 cups of salad greens (spinach, red lettuce, or your favourite mixture)
3 scallions (green onions), diced
1 small white onion, diced fine
1 small red onion, diced (or if particularly sweet …

Seared Beef with Horseradish Dipping Sauce & Pasta Primavera
October 4, 2008 – 3:40 pm | No Comment
Seared Beef with Horseradish Dipping Sauce & Pasta Primavera

Seared Beef with Horseradish Dipping Sauce & Pasta Primavera
Seared Beef
1 lb lean sirloin steak, cut into 1/2″ – 1″ cubed
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
Horseradish Dipping …

Cracked Black Pepper Shrimp
October 4, 2008 – 7:56 am | No Comment
Cracked Black Pepper Shrimp

Cracked Black Pepper Shrimp with Scallions and Garlic
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced (according to taste)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 bunch scallions, cut into matchstick size
1 pound (31/40) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails …

Perfect Homemade Pizzas
October 3, 2008 – 11:32 pm | No Comment
Perfect Homemade Pizzas

Perfect Homemade Pizzas

Dough:
3/4 cup warm water (105F to 115F)
1 envelope active dry yeast (not rapid rise)
2 cups bread flour (or all purpose)
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp regular table salt
3 tbsp olive oil
Pour water into a small …