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TEX MEX RISOTTO

TEX MEX RISOTTO

 Here’s a tasty one for you Galley Peeps.  It was inspired by one of our home delivery plant-based meals.  A simple risotto with a Tex Mex flair. You’ve probably noticed that I’m big on making my own spice mixes.  For one thing, in my tiny galley there’s precious little space for a gazillion spice containers.  And we do love our Mexican type foods so this Tex Mex combo has become a favourite.  We love a little heat too so I…

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PRESSURE COOKER ‘ROAST’ CHICKEN and BONE BROTH

PRESSURE COOKER ‘ROAST’ CHICKEN and BONE BROTH

I have a super easy and quick two for one recipe post for you today, my Galley Peeps.  In truth it’s actually three because I added my recipe for gravy mix which comes in handy if you don’t have real chicken stock on hand.  Now that we are off-season country dwellers, I have become very conscious of supporting local enterprises.  My latest find is ordering vegetables and meats every two weeks from a nearby farm.    They send a list…

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FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

We were recently gifted with some tuna from our sailing/fishing friends and wanted to put together something worthy of their generosity. In my search, I landed on what looked like a winner from The Domestic Man.  Simple, very quick to prepare and cook, plus I was introduced to a new-to-me seasoning, Furikake, a combination of sesame seeds and nori seaweed.  Well, I thought to myself, I can make my own, which is what I did. All this to say, my…

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POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

I’ve been using crumb topping on the boat for the past 2 years. It works really well to simulate that crusty finish to casseroles à la Stove Top. But when I started reading more about this Poor Man’s Parmesan, it kicked up my topping game several notches. Yes good quality Parmesan is expensive but a little adds so much to a recipe. After trying this though I am a convert. Add as a topping to your next pasta dish, a…

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GOOP – the recipe

GOOP – the recipe

I honestly don’t know what else to call this…pan release maybe? not Pam because I can’t spray it. The main issue is not what to call it but does it work?  Onboard as you by now know, I don’t have an oven but when one is needed I use my little stove-top Omnia Oven.  We found it so useful that Captain suggested we have one for land use and one for the boat.  The only problem with it is that unless it…

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JIFFY CORNBREAD CLONE MIX

JIFFY CORNBREAD CLONE MIX

I’m not much for commercially prepared mixes but I do love the convenience of them. Part of my provisioning strategy is to prepare dry packets of our favourite ‘mixes’ so I can just add the liquids. Sometimes to save washing up, I even add the wet ingredients right in the bag. JIFFY CORNBREAD CLONE MIX 1 cup corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp sea salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda When…

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PARSLEY GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER

PARSLEY GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER

I made a couple of baguettes today and just seeing them cooling on the counter all golden and inviting started me craving garlic bread. This should go together very well with something else I’m cooking up for supper today and will make my bread-lovin’ Captain over the top happy to have some freshly baked bread to dive into. Since I seem to be on a compound butter kick, I decided to throw together some parsely and garlic compound butter. PARSLEY…

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RANCH DRESSING MIX

RANCH DRESSING MIX

By now you know that I’m not a big fan of commercially prepared mixes and whenever I can I make my own. My Mississippi Roast recipe called for Ranch Dressing mix so I substituted the following… (I liked Gimme Some Oven‘s recipe the best)   RANCH DRESSING MIX 1/3 cup buttermilk powder 2 tbsp dried parsley 1-1/2 tsp dried dill 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp dried onion flakes 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp sea…

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CHAI SPICE FRENCH TOAST with RUM CARAMEL BANANA PECAN SAUCE

CHAI SPICE FRENCH TOAST with RUM CARAMEL BANANA PECAN SAUCE

Galley Kat is into the sauce again… …but first let me throw together some spice…. CHAI SPICE 1 tsp ground cardamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 ground cloves 1/4 ground all spice Mix all together and store in an air tight container OK…now let’s get saucy… RUM CARAMEL SAUCE with BANANAS & PECANS 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp chai spice 2 oz dark rum 1/3 cup pecans 2 bananas, slice diagonally Melt…

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PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE

I found another way of using our little Baby Boo pumpkins and everywhere you look there is something be PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE 2 servings 1 banana 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 plain yogurt 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (link to my recipe) 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups coconut milk 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth     Galley Kat Note I like to add other things to my smoothies which…

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