QUICK VEGAN ASIAN “BEEF”

TVP or textured vegetable protein has turned out to be a very useful addition to our boat provisioning since it doesn’t require refrigeration (our little cooler space is at a premium). I don’t use it often but it is a great stand-in when a quick meal is required… and I mean quick… (see link to my vegan boat chili)   …once hydrated the TVP has […]

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FACIALS FOR THE FOODIES & COOKIN’ UP A STORM

Today is an extra special day for this Galley Kat so I’m skipping ahead to #14 on my list of ’44 Classic French Recipes to Modify for the Boat Gallley Before I Die’. My daughter and foodie blogger… of Rock My Mouth fame, asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a project she is involved in. We devised a menu, parts of which […]

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SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe caught my eye… so pretty… so simple… (and I had one lonely steak in the freezer which didn’t want to be left behind when boating season starts)       SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY Adapted from The Clever Carrot 2 servings   for sauce 2 tbsp soya sauce (or Bragg seasoning) 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup beef broth 1 generous tsp cornstarch Whisk […]

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PAJEON with DIPPING SAUCE

Several years ago we visited my daughter who was then teaching in South Korea. My first meal that first evening was Pajeon, a delicate, tasty, tender onion pancake. We returned to the same restaurant several times over our three-week stay, they were that good. I had four little green onions staring at me from the refrigerator this morning.. right beside my jar of kimchi paste […]

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pancakes) I can’t seem to get enough of these. Each bite is a flavour explosion with crunch. My version of Okonomiyaki is usually made with a mixture of cabbage and onion or broccoli slaw with the addition of chopped leftover grilled chicken. But today I decided to try root veggies… The beauty of these is that there are no set quantities but I’ll […]

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GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

  Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and play an important part in macrobiotic diets. There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…  GOMASHIO 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tbsp sea salt (typical proportions are 12-15 to 1) Heat a small skillet Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey Set aside Add sesame […]

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KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

During a recent visit with my daughter she let me have a whiff of some beef she was marinating… Oh my!!!! I woke the next morning still thinking about that heavy delicious scent. So on the menu for dinner tonight…     Korean-style Grilled Steak ¼ c sugar ¼ c soy sauce 1 tbsp mirin 6 large cloves garlic, minced 6 scallions, white part only, minced […]

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING 6 tablespoons peanut butter 1 cup boiling water 4 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or 1 tbsp honey) 1 tsp sea salt 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 tsp lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil Hot sauce to taste       Add hot water to peanut butter and whisk until combined. […]

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KIMCHI SOUP

A few years ago when my husband was on a tour of duty in Afghanistan we decided to meet part way during one of his leave periods for a little vacation. My daughter at that time was teaching in South Korea – which became the perfect meeting point and a chance for a family visit. Aside from the super memories of the raw beauty of […]

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

The real name for these is Okonomiyaki a name derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or ‘what you want’ and yaki meaning ‘grilled’ or ‘cooked’.     I have been making these for years from leftover coleslaw-type ingredients, quite often adding leftover shredded cooked chicken or pork frying then up and serving with soya sauce or Bragg soya seasoning (same flavour as […]

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