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FACIALS FOR THE FOODIES & COOKIN’ UP A STORM

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 could accommodate my simple boat galley and that which also could fit into the focus…

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SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

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 all together and set aside for meat & veggies 1-2 tbsp cooking oil splash sesame…

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PAJEON with DIPPING SAUCE

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 (link to recipe) I thought, something Korean would be good today… …simple ingredients… …and just…

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

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 give you general guidelines for 2 servings… 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup julienned carrots…

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GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

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 seeds to pan and toast carefully swirling as they burn easily. Add toasted seeds and…

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KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

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 1-inch knob fresh ginger, finely chopped (my link to preserving ginger) 1 tbsp sesame oil…

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

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. Whisk in remaining ingredients adding hot sauce a tablespoon at a time at the end….

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KIMCHI SOUP

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 the country and the wonderful people, the one thing that keeps popping up in my…

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

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 soya but without the added salt)   3 cups of crisp shredded veggies (cabbage, Brussels…

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SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken 2 servings Chicken ingredients: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 corn starch 1 eggs, beaten Salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning the chicken several tbsp vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed oil) 1/1 green pepper cut into chunks 1/2 each red & yellow bell pepper cut into chunks 1/2 cup pineapple chunks Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup ketchup 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse black…

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