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 […]

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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 […]

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CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

I was SO hungry after spending a day prepping the boat for late spring launch that I didn’t even take the time to snap pictures of the process for this recipe. Regardless of whether you see the steps or not, you HAVE to try this ….   Rich, creamy, spicy, cheesy, meaty…   It should have served 4, but there was precious little left after […]

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YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 2: CHEDDAR HORSERADISH GUINNESS SPREAD

Of the two Trader Joe’s spreads tried on a recent trip to Rhode Island the Beetroot Hummus was tasty but the Cheddar Horseradish Spread was my fave. …very zingy and cheesy! Here is my attempt to reproduce that yummy cheesy zingy goodness… CHEDDAR HORSERADISH GUINNESS SPREAD 4 cups shredded aged cheddar 8 oz cream cheese or goat cheese 1 tbsp dijon mustard 3 tbsp strong […]

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YUMMY DIPS and SPREADS part 1: BEETROOT HUMMUS

On a recent visit to Rhode Island, for a Marine Systems/Marine Electrical Workshop a friend and I stopped at Trader Joe’s to buy some food for our hotel room. My first visit and what a treat! …lots of yummy temptations… My friend suggested we find things we have never had before.. Great idea! …so we bought Beetroot Hummus (among other things) Bright pink and pretty […]

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OF FIGS and TEDDY BEARS

I needed some fig jam to make a little appetizer for an upcoming dinner party. The former me would normally have run to the local market in search of a jar of fig confiture, usually over-priced but this Kat is gaining wisdom with her advancing age. We always keep dried fruit onboard for easy healthy quick energy snacks and they keep so well. Go easy […]

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LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

photo by Wolfram Schubert Hey there Galley Peeps, the Kat will be away again, this time only briefly. Here is something yummy to snack on while I’m away… …ricotta, artichokes, spices and some tangy lemon…   …mix it all together…     LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD 2 cups ricotta 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2-3 cloves garlic, grated 1 can artichokes, well drained and chopped 1/2 […]

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TASTY TOAST with SWEET CITRUS BUTTER

Would you like a simple no-fuss breakfast this morning? …mixed up the butter, honey and lemon. ….toasted some Panettone. …just boil an egg of two to serve with and maybe some fresh fruit. I halved the original recipe thinking that would be enough. We couldn’t stop eating it! a little more toast to go with a little more butter to go with a little more […]

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CHEESY BACON DIP

When I cook bacon onboard I usually add a few extra strips for future meals like BLT’s (there’s that ‘cook once eat twice’ thing) or this little dip, perfect for an impromptu cockpit party or a pot luck offering. The original recipe is baked for 15 minutes in a 350 ° oven but it needs only a minimal amount of heat to render it that […]

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SPICY CHIA STRAWBERRY JAM

Considering all of the apparent health benefits of chia seeds, and the relative ease and success of my chocolate chia pudding (link), I decided to translate these little miracles into a spicy jam. …just a few simple ingredients… …takes less time and effort than traditional jam… …and we get the added health benefits… We aren’t big jam eaters but a touch of this spicy ‘confiture’ […]

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