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AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

Fresh, easy and very tasty. What a great way to start your day with some crispy pan-grilled toast, creamy garlicy avocado and tangy lime-dressed cucumber ribbons… AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST what you will need 1 mini cucumber, thinly sliced in ribbons 2 tbsp lime juice, divided sea salt and pepper 1 ripe avocado 2 bulbs of roasted garlic (my boat how-to here) 1 healthy pinch of crushed chilis 12 grape tomatoes, halved 2-3 tbsp olive oil for drizzling and toasting 1…

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BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

My love affair with puff pastry continues. I made Cheese Straws with success (for recipe simply click on image) Next came my Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels, so easy and SO tasty (simply click on image for the recipe) Here’s another easy treat along the pinwheel line for your next Happy Hour using just 3 ingredients.   Two sheets of puff pastry, with a mix of roasted garlic and blue cheese. That’s it! Pure crispy, cheese heaven! BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC…

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

I’m in love with versatile recipes ….ones that are  simple to make …ones where ingredients can be swapped to produce a result just as delicious as the original …ones that can be transformed into something entirely different using the same ingredients. This is one of those recipes. I took a basic corn chowder recipe (for my boat version click here) I swapped out fresh corn for canned corn. I eliminated the milk/cream component and added some fresh green to turn soup…

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QUINOA CARROT MUFFINS

QUINOA CARROT MUFFINS

For an easy and healthy on-the-go breakfast or quick snack, these little gems take the prize. QUINOA CARROT MUFFINS what you will need 2 cup cooked quinoa 2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup coarsely grated carrots 1/4 cup neutral oil (I chose grapeseed oil) 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup carrot juice 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract putting it all together Mix…

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EASY FISH TOSTADAS

EASY FISH TOSTADAS

I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for easy meals that can be made with what we have on hand in the galley. Sort of like tossing my Foodie Dice. It’s a fun way to plan meals and is certainly a creative exercise. From time to time I toss my dice (read all about ‘playing with my food’ here) and from time to time I just wing it. Today I winged it..wung it…(whatever the past tense of the verb…

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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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