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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

You read that right – Sweet Potato Frosting and it was spoon-lickin’ yummy.  And just two ingredients.  Where else can you marry rich dark chocolate and a vegetable and call it healthy.  The muffins also were packed with veggies…and rich dark chocolate…and so moist! Super easy to throw together once all the ingredients were gathered.  Dry ingredients all stirred or sifted to make sure there were no lumps, then the wet stuff was folded into the dry.  Lastly I folded…

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BLUEBERRY MANGO SHORTCAKE

BLUEBERRY MANGO SHORTCAKE

My sister  made shortcake biscuits for me years ago.  They were so moist, so fluffy, so good.  I haven’t made them in years because we rarely eat dessert but what a treat they were, biscuits cooked in my little stove top oven, fresh fruit drizzled with lime juice and maple syrup, cream whipped to soft peaks. The original recipe is made with Bisquick but I bring my own clone mix onboard (recipe here) Now that I have the rack for…

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MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

Want a touch of something sweet for your next dessert? Here’s a good one for you.. No baking required, so easy to make and vegan, these little pumpkin pies were really delicious. I simply ground up some almonds, coconut shreds, added a little coconut oil and maple syrup… Pressed the mixture into my mini cheese cake pan. (a regular muffin tin would work well with little parchments cups) I added the pumpkin mixture, then refrigerated for a few hours.  …

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NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

Now that my Omnia oven is all washed up from our Italian Easter Pie I can make a little Easter dessert for you. …and for Captain François of course. Ahh the limitations of boating life… not a lot of space and most of us, even on special holidays, would rather be out of the cabin enjoying the fine weather and sunshine. NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 small can pineapple bits in juice,…

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CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

It has been a while since I made a dessert onboard R.E.D. but there was a can of bing cherries just begging to be used for something sweet. Some butter, sugar and flour… some seasonings that paired well with cherries… My trusty Omnia stove top oven… and Voilà! Dessert on a boat!   CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 tsp baking powser 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla…

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VEGAN PANNA COTTA

VEGAN PANNA COTTA

I made this dessert the other night for a dinner party… Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges in Grand Marnier Caramel Sauce… (let me know if you would like this recipe. It isn’t vegan but it is SO good.) It is really easy to make and takes so little time. Would I go to the bother of making the caramel sauce on the boat? …possibly. Would I likely keep a good supply of heavy cream onboard? …possibly. I tried several ways…

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DESSERT ‘SALAMI’

DESSERT ‘SALAMI’

Yep! I said dessert salami… …buttery,sweet, dessert salami… …made with rich dark chocolate… …and almonds…   …and dried cherries…     DESSERT ‘SALAMI’   1 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup dried cherries 6 tbsp butter 2 cups dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee (I used espresso) 2-3 almond biscotti, crushed 1 tbsp grated orange rind Melt chocolate chips and butter over simmering water. Cool slightly and stir in the remaining ingredients. Let cool completely in refrigerator. When firm,…

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PUDDING IN A PINCH

PUDDING IN A PINCH

I bought a small package of chia seeds the other day at the market after reading so much about the health benefits…. Rich in manganese, phosphorous and calcium (makes my Kat bones stronger) Rich in fibre (we could all use more fibre) Packed with protein (have to create some new Meatless Monday recipes) Rich on Omega 3 (2 tbsp apparently my daily requirement) and my favourite… may help combat belly fat (so I can be that sleek lithe Galley Kat…

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LENTIL & BROWN RICE PUDDING

LENTIL & BROWN RICE PUDDING

LENTIL a & BROWN RICE PUDDING (yields 4 cups) 2 cups cooked French lentils 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups coconut milk 3 generous tbsp Agave syrup or honey Pinch sea salt 1/2 tsp ground cardamon 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried apricots (about 15) 1/2 cup slivered almonds Whipped cream for topping (try adding a pinch of ground cardamon when whipping the cream) In a medium saucepan simmer all the ingredients, stirring frequently, until the milk is mostly absorbed and…

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NATIONAL COOKIE DAY

NATIONAL COOKIE DAY

YAY! One of my favourite foods has its own day! I have been wanting to try this recipe for a couple of reasons …no baking required… and I needed an easy gluten-free-transportable-something-sweet-for-dessert to take to our winter cabin family get-together so am subbing the wheat flour with brown rice flour. Francois subscribes to the get-the-grandkids-hopped-up-on-sugar-then-send-them-home-plan so this should fit that criteria perfectly. SO much sugar! I would never make these onboard for many reasons (sailing is its own ‘high’ –…

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