JENN’S BOOM BOOM SAUCE

Still on my Galley Basics kick, I looked through some Friends Faves submissions and found this recipe delight from Jenn.  I love the name…Boom Boom Sauce.  No idea where she came up with this name but it does come with a huge flavour explosion…especially if you make it a few hours, or even a day in advance so the ingredients have a chance to hang […]

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with HOMEMADE HUMMUS

Imagine, if you will, perfectly roasted and lightly spiced cauliflower nestled in a puddle of creamy lemony hummus.  Well right here is where imagination becomes reality. I was feeling inspired with my recent creation using Urfa Biber, my latest spice obsession and decided to continue this love story to throw together (almost literally) something plant-based for supper tonight. Here is the link and where I […]

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CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

I’m on a roll here bringing you yet another Friends’ Faves recipe.  The challenge – baking potatoes.  Can you make this without a conventional oven Christine asked?  I’m confident was my response. I have ‘baked’ potatoes before – my favourite being the Salted Baked Potatoes and Roasted Garlic (recipe here), and another potato favourite in my galley is Potato Stacks – an elegant way to […]

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JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

So you’ve been entertaining this month have you?  Well, according to July stats you have.  Quite heavily in fact in the appetizer category.  We have too.  With visits from near and far and a spectacular neighbourhood house warming, I’ve been a very busy Galley Kat. Top of the list was this tasty recipe for zucchini and chicken bites.  I guess some of you must already […]

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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other […]

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EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

Finding ways to improve conveniences in our tiny galley is always welcomed and this next recipe is simply brilliant in its simplicity.  We love grilled cheese.  We enjoy them often.  They are easy to throw together, tasty, satisfying and depending what you serve with them or add to them, a complete meal.  So what if I tell you that you can make grilled cheese even […]

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EASY CHEESY ARTICHOKE DIP

What to do with all that leftover holiday cheese?  Make a dip!  Add some greens, seasonings and a can of artichokes and voilà, dinner is served.  Anyway for us tonight it’s dinner with all the main components: protein, veggies with a side of bread and crackers. It made the perfect I-don’t-really-feel-like-cooking lap picnic. When we are onboard with no oven this dip can be ‘cooked’ a […]

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MUSHROOM TARRAGON LEMON PATÉ

I wanted to make an easy healthy appetizer for a recent docktails soirée but first I had to run it by my faithful taste tester.  I can always count on Francois to give a reasonably candid evaluation. Well, he loved it.  I meaned LOVED it! And the weirdest part was he thought it was creton, a typical French Canadian rillettes or terrine type of spread […]

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PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS

So versatile when one night you are enjoying a fresh delicious cracker dip… So easy to make and will be a hit at your next docktails gathering. On its own with a cracker or add the crunchy tangy bite of an apple slice. …and the next night transform it into a tasty pasta supper… …add a salad of tomatoes, bocconcini and a fresh crop of […]

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 1 and 2

Here I am at the end of the second day of our Whole30 challenge. Still feeling great and proud of ourselves. We woke earlier than usual filled with energy. The reason for combining the first and second day is because it was easier for me to make enough on day one for leftovers on day two. A good strategy I think. The key to success […]

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