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CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

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 serve the lowly potato (recipe here).  But as you might have figured out by now,…

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JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

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 be harvesting zucchini from your gardens.  Lucky you! Number two on your July faves was…

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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

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 blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

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 easier? Mix all of these flavourful ingredients together and keep them in the refrigerator until…

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EASY CHEESY ARTICHOKE DIP

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 couple of ways.  Either place the heat-proof dish in the barbecue set on low or…

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MUSHROOM TARRAGON LEMON PATÉ

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 made primarily of pork and is quite often very fatty.  Well, this was neither fatty…

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PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS

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 onboard grown sprouts. PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients 1 15…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 1 and 2

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 is in the planning.   For breakfast we enjoyed this BLT Salad with a simple…

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MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

Want to add a touch of the exotic North Africa to your next party? Try this mildy sweet with a touch of spicy dip. MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS what you will need 1 lb carrots, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 cloves garlic (skins left on) 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup tahini 1 tbsp Harissa 1 1/2 cups chick peas 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp…

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CARROT TOP PESTO

CARROT TOP PESTO

The other day I purchased some lovely fresh local carrots from the market, tops and all and I got to thinking, since we eat beets greens, are carrot tops edible? So I did a little research and apparently they are very much edible…. and nutritious… and tasty… and versatile. As a topping for my Lemony Carrot Cauliflower Soup recipe here… As a condiment for boiled eggs… Or for a little added something to simple goat cheese and crackers… CARROT TOP…

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