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DIETARY REBOOT – DAY ZERO

DIETARY REBOOT – DAY ZERO

DIETARY REBOOT DAY ZERO For a while now Captain and I have felt generally unwell. You know the feeling when you have eaten too much, that bloaty puffy feeling. Nothing really specific, just bleh. And the earth’s force of gravity has had a significant effect on our bathroom scales. So here it is, my latest Galley Kat Rant… I stumbled onto the recent craze in dieting called Whole30. You can read all about it here if you wish. Now, I have to preface…

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GARLIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS

GARLIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS

Tapas is on the menu in our galley tonight. Simple, no-fuss tapas.   GARLIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS what you will need 8 oz button mushrooms 2 tbsp capers 3 garlic cloves, smashed and minced 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1/2 cup fresh minced parsley 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice throwing it all together Mix mushrooms, capers, garlic and olive oil together. Spread on a heat proof dish. I used a small ceramic pan that can be used on a…

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MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

Rice! Such a simple grain. But oh my, when it’s transformed into a creamy rich main attraction such a risotto that’s when it really shines. MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO what you will need 1 cup rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 cup chopped mushrooms 2 cups chopped kale 4-6 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 1/2 package Boursin cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2-3 tbsp chopped basil ready to…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: WINE BRAISED RABBIT LEGS with MAPLE ROASTED CARROTS

CAPTAIN COOKS: WINE BRAISED RABBIT LEGS with MAPLE ROASTED CARROTS

After the pleasant occasion of the Captain’s Family Festivus (story here), we decided we wanted two more special guest-worthy meals before we dig in and get serious about pre-spring projects. Mine was a simple Lobster and Pan-Roasted Corn Chowder (recipe here) for New Year’s Eve. Captain wanted to cook us some rabbit. Apparently something from his past cooking ventures that had stuck in his head and what speaks cozy winter dining than a little wild game and a good red wine….

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AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

If you, as with us, are at the over-consumption, all gobbled out and your bellies feeling like they may never be empty again stage of the holiday season, here’s an easy light salad packed with flavour and protein. A couple of years ago I stumbled onto an article about Teff, a tiny Ethiopian grain with an impressive nutritional profile, which led me to making some interesting African inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes. My recipe using teff here. This salad is…

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PUBLISHED

PUBLISHED

YAY! One of my Sea Salt Galley Kat recipes will be making an appearance in Canadian Yachting February 2016 issue and the Winter 2016 edition of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons’ The Port Hole for the original recipe post click here. I am one very happy and proud Galley Kat!  

LOBSTER and PAN-ROASTED CORN CHOWDER

LOBSTER and PAN-ROASTED CORN CHOWDER

A year has ended. Another has arrived all fresh with resolutions and expectations. It’s the time of the year that calls for an extra special meal shared with special guests.   A very rich and very easy one-pot supper that I created that has brought back memories of places I’ve lived where lobster was served as a traditional New Year’s celebration. LOBSTER and PAN-ROASTED CORN CHOWDER what you will need 2 tbsp butter 3/4 cup corn cut from the cob…

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JALAPEÑO POPPER PINWHEELS

JALAPEÑO POPPER PINWHEELS

Quite often on the boat appetizers amount to opening up a can of something or tearing open a box of crackers or chips or opening a jar of olives. …still, when presented in an attractive fashion, you can make even the simplest look appealing. But when time allows, provisions are available and special guests expected, it’s so much fun putting in a little extra effort. These next little treats were surprisingly easy to make. Encouraged by the success of my…

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PORK and MUSHROOM STEW

PORK and MUSHROOM STEW

I am one scattered Galley Kat these days. It tends to happen to me each year around this time when schedules (holiday parties, and a rather large family gathering), obligations (finishing off the last of our Power and Sail courses and meetings) and what-I-would-rather-be-doing collide (my list is long). So I started making lists which helps somewhat. Shopping lists, what to cook and when lists, which all has to be planned within space available lists. And within all this planning…

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