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SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

Working with puff pastry isn’t something I would normally undertake in my little galley but I have been curious about homemade cheese straws. Recipes I’ve seen make them look so simple to ‘just throw together’. So today I gave them a try. They are indeed simple to make. But ‘just throw together’? Still not convinced. SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS what you will need 1 package of puff pastry sheets (2 sheets per package) 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 package…

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MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

Want to add a touch of the exotic North Africa to your next party? Try this mildy sweet with a touch of spicy dip. MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS what you will need 1 lb carrots, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 cloves garlic (skins left on) 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup tahini 1 tbsp Harissa 1 1/2 cups chick peas 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp…

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SEA SALT and DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

SEA SALT and DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

Oh my! Who would have thought that the hit of the party could be these little sweet treats? But they were indeed! The combination of peanut butter and dark chocolate with a slight crunch of fleur de sel (salt flakes) make them irresistible. SEA SALT and DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TREATS   what you will need 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1/2 cup butter 3 cups powdered sugar (the amount will vary according to the type of peanut butter and…

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BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS with BLUE CHEESE DIP

BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS with BLUE CHEESE DIP

When you don’t want messy drippy chicken wing fingers try these little cocktail meatballs. Very easy to make ahead, then simply reheat when ready to serve. BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS   what you will need 1 lb ground chicken 1 cup panko (or your fave bread crumbs) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup very finely minced onion 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground pepper oil for cooking 1/2 – 3/4 cups of…

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CARROT TOP PESTO

CARROT TOP PESTO

The other day I purchased some lovely fresh local carrots from the market, tops and all and I got to thinking, since we eat beets greens, are carrot tops edible? So I did a little research and apparently they are very much edible…. and nutritious… and tasty… and versatile. As a topping for my Lemony Carrot Cauliflower Soup recipe here… As a condiment for boiled eggs… Or for a little added something to simple goat cheese and crackers… CARROT TOP…

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PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Today is a really crappy day weather-wise. Howling winds, pelting rain. Really don’t want to venture out. So going to shop my pantry. Taking stock, I found the remains of my rotisserie chicken, needing some attention 1/2 an onion (still more in the pantry) Captain’s fave ‘designer’ carrots – still crispy and in good shape and 6 parsnips, on the edge of wrinkly, limp and pathetic but still useable. I ripped apart the chicken, reserving the meat, put the bones…

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MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

Want a touch of something sweet for your next dessert? Here’s a good one for you.. No baking required, so easy to make and vegan, these little pumpkin pies were really delicious. I simply ground up some almonds, coconut shreds, added a little coconut oil and maple syrup… Pressed the mixture into my mini cheese cake pan. (a regular muffin tin would work well with little parchments cups) I added the pumpkin mixture, then refrigerated for a few hours.  …

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QUINOA and LENTIL SPROUT SALAD

QUINOA and LENTIL SPROUT SALAD

Captain François and I have a challenge going on in our land galley. He actually asked to create another of his marvelous meals for a Captain Cooks blog post (his recipe here) and my task was to come up with an equally delicious accompanying side dish. Since his choice has a definite Asian (ginger and soya) flare to it, I wanted to come up with something complimentary. Here’s my contribution… Isn’t this pretty?   All fresh and crispy looking and…

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CAPTAIN COOKS – Soya Ginger Marinated Tuna

CAPTAIN COOKS – Soya Ginger Marinated Tuna

Be still my little Galley Kat heart! François asked: “Can we do another Captain Cooks blog post?” He plans it. He shops for the ingredients. He prepares it. AND… He even cleans up! Could there be any other answer than YES!!!? The following is the latest of his galley creations, always made (he says with a wink) with a ‘secret ingredient’ (don’t worry, I took the photos so I know what it is and promise not to leave it out)…

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