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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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Slow Cooker Corned Beef
March 17, 2010 – 9:02 am | No Comment
Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Slow Cooker Corned Beef
2-3 lb whole corned beef
2 lb white potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 lb carrots, peeled, cubed
1 lb turnips, peeled, cubed
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 1/2 cp water
This recipe is very simple:
Trim the fat from …

Gorgonzola Asparagus Bake
October 12, 2008 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
Gorgonzola Asparagus Bake

Gorgonzola Asparagus Bake
2 pounds young asparagus (the more narrow, the more tender)
3 tbsp chopped chives
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsalted butter, …

Chili Con Carne
October 10, 2008 – 9:50 am | One Comment
Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne
1 lb 93% lean ground beef (or ground turkey breast or ground chicken breast)
14 oz dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
28 ounces diced tomatoes (or 2 14 oz cans of petite diced …

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 …

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 …