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SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND KALE GRATIN

SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND KALE GRATIN

If ever there was a rich creamy totally satisfying comfort food  this  vegetarian dish is the one. And what a perfect meal considering the weather we have been having… …east facing windows of our little condo apartment completely covered with ice. Spring thaw can’t come fast enough… I took the original recipe, omitted the cream and used 2% evaporated milk instead and I really couldn’t tell the difference in the end result. A little Galley Kat advice for my boating…

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VENISON BURGER with RICH MUSHROOM ONION GRAVY

VENISON BURGER with RICH MUSHROOM ONION GRAVY

It’s not very often that our world stops to focus on one really good meal. This was one of those occasions. Credit for these wonderfully flavoured burgers goes to friends, whose snagged the beast, dressed it and seasoned  it so well. The part I played was to cook it to a perfect medium rare then serve it up with a wonderful rich gravy.   RICH MUSHROOM and ONION GRAVY what you will need 1 small onion, chopped (about 2/3 cups)…

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VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY

For Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a fun and easy menu for you filled with hearts and love. Simply click on each image for the recipes.                   Happy Heart Day Galley Peeps!  

ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP

The end of our thirty day Whole30 quest is not the end of our Whole30 quest. Each eliminated food group has to be re-introduced one by one. At the time of this road trip we have added non-grain alcohol/wine back into the mix….obviously not to be included in our road trip menu. We did however toast our success on Day 30 +1 with a very fine potato vodka….just a splash…not shaken…not stirred. We are allowed lentils though. What can I do with…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 29 and 30

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 29 and 30

Morning has broken on our final Whole 30 day. Looking back over the month, I can’t think of anything I would have done differently.  Variety in our meals made it all very enjoyable.  Good planning was key to keeping on track. I found the creativity of finding substitutes for some things (mostly condiments) challenging but there is a whole world wide web of exciting recipes to choose from. We never felt deprived.  There were a few times we would loved…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 27 and 28

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 27 and 28

Here’s what’s on the menu board for today… Breakfast Pumpkin Spice Smoothie minus the yogurt (click on the image below for the recipe) Lunch Apples with Sunflower Seed Butter Supper Grilled Steak  with Cocoa Coffee Rub and  Green Salad Steak of choice 2-3 tbsp cocoa coffee  rub (my recipe here)

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 25 and 26

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 25 and 26

Our Whole30 Thirty Day reboot is almost over. Just four days to go! I’ve found that fitting in three full meals works best when the second is light, like a snack or as today, a soup.  I located another of my daughter’s delicious creations, modified it to make it Whole30 compliant, used a very tender cut of beef and made her lettuce wraps.  Just one little filet mignon was all we needed for the two of us.  On the menu…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 23 and 24

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 23 and 24

I’m one lucky Galley Kat this week. Not only did my daughter prepare us her Shakshuka, (her super delicious recipe here) Captain François decided to treat us to one of his faves for supper. On to the menu board for today… Breakfast Sweet Potato Sausage Pie I omitted the cheese this time and went back to my butcher for Whole 30 compliant sausage (click on image for recipe link) Lunch Pineapple Chicken Lettuce Wraps No recipe needed but this is…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

Barely a week to go to the 30-day mark and we’re still going strong. As challenging as it’s been to create meals without dairy, grains, legumes and sugar, we’ve eaten really well and don’t feel at all deprived. Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Very simple to throw together. A base of hash browns, 8 eggs, crumbled bacon and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. About 30 minutes at 375 ° and it’s ready to enjoy. Lunch Chicken Lettuce Wraps Sliced grilled chicken topped with Dijon…

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CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ MONTH

CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ MONTH

  I put together a few of my favourite chocolate recipes for you to celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Month beginning with my latest Chocolate fix… A dear friend’s recent birthday pushed me to make a little something special to leave at his door. I know he’s crazy about my Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter treats but I wanted to try something new. Hot Chocolate Truffles sound good? I thought so too. This recipe from Your Cup of Cake was perfect, very much…

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