September 13, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

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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Apple Bundles
October 17, 2008 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
Apple Bundles

Apple Bundles
The Pastry
4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chilled solid shortening, cut into chunks
1/2 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup ice water (more, as needed)
The Apple Filling
8 small, tart apples (2 1/2 inches in …

October 9, 2008 – 10:40 am | No Comment

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
6 large egg whites
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
Fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and/or sliced strawberries, peaches, plums, apricots, kiwi or whatever fruit you like
Additional sugar for …

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Crispas
October 6, 2008 – 6:21 pm | No Comment
Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Crispas

Fruit Salsa
4 Granny Smith apples – washed, peeled, cored and diced
2 pounds strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons blackberry preserves
In a large bowl, combine apples, strawberries, sugars, and blackberry preserves. Cover and …

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
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 …

Blueberry Buckle
October 4, 2008 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I find the …

Weekend French Toast
October 4, 2008 – 9:17 am | No Comment
Weekend French Toast

Weekend French Toast
12 pieces sliced white bread
8 oz egg substitute
1/2 cup non-fat skim milk
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
For best results, if possible, place bread …