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SEPTEMBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

SEPTEMBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

My this month went quickly didn’t it?  And here we are again into fall and the beautiful weather that comes with it…and October.  October!  I barely can remember what happened in September, the days just flew by. I can see by the most viewed recipes that you too are getting into the cooler weather frame of mind with spicey sauces, apple dishes, belly warming chicken and comforting pasta.  Simply click on the caption below each image to access the recipes….

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APPLESAUCE MEATLOAF

APPLESAUCE MEATLOAF

Ah, the versatility of the lowly meatloaf! So many ways to dress it up.  So many different ways to season.   It shows up quite often in my galley, providing variety, using different types of meats and oh, those leftovers.  The one pictured below gave up the basics with slices of bacon-wrapped deliciousness, followed by meatloaf sandwiches the next day and a bonus day of meatloaf and potato soup. Recipe here The next one, up to now, has been Captain’s…

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STOVE TOP MEATZA PIE

STOVE TOP MEATZA PIE

Starting at the beginning of this month Captain and I began our annual food consumption reset.  I don’t like calling it a diet although to some it will seem severely restricting which in my mind is what some diets seem to be all about.  The Whole30 plan is meant primarily for people who have dietary issues such as gluten or dairy or other intolerances.  We have none that we are aware of and since we don’t, I’m not comfortable about…

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PHILLY CHEESE STEAK

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK

Although a lot of our meals are vegetarian, even vegan, we are anything but against animal protein.  And there are times when I actually crave a good feed of steak.  Today is that day. This will make an excellent boat meal once we are back on the water.  I even used one of our galley cooking pans to sauté the onions, pepper and mushrooms. Next, a healthy sprinkling of salt and pepper for the beef. And finally a little stir…

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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

You might be thinking ‘oh yeah another meatloaf recipe’.  You’re right in that practically everyone has a fave meatloaf recipe.  But this post (as with all of my others) is more about versatility for folks like us who spend a whole lot of time in tiny spaces and especially for me as chief Galley Kat, cooking in wee spaces with minimal resources, next to no counter space, a hand pump sink to wash up, a one burner alcohol stove to…

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STUFFED CHIABATTA

STUFFED CHIABATTA

Being able to make meals a little in advance is a real plus in my little galley.  When it comes times to eat most of the prep mess has been cleaned up and I can kind of pretend that someone else has prepared it for me…kind of.  I live a lot in my imaginary world. These yummy stuffed breads are such a meal. Prep, wrap and clean-up and when the time comes just pop them on the barbecue.  They make…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

It’s hard to believe we’ve almost reached the halfway point in our Whole 30 Challenge without cheating. Well not entirely without cheating. We weren’t supposed to weigh ourselves…and we did. aaaand… Captain Francois has shed 8 lbs and I, 4 lbs in just two weeks. This wasn’t about weight loss as much as it was about rebalancing our eating habits but the fact that it has had this much impact on the earth’s force of gravity on our body mass is…

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GUINNESS SHEPHERD’S PIE

GUINNESS SHEPHERD’S PIE

Every time I make shepherd’s pie it’s different. That’s the beauty of this dish. Sometimes I use ground up leftover roast beef and gravy, sometimes ground lamb. For our onboard, tiny galley life it’s easier when I use leftovers as I can make extra mashed potatoes one night and use them to top the pie the next night – economy of efforts. Today I decided to go all-out Irish and make the potato topping a mixture of mashed parsnips, potatoes…

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CAPTAIN’S FAVOURITE MEATLOAF

CAPTAIN’S FAVOURITE MEATLOAF

Really…meatloaf is meatloaf is meatloaf… but I have to admit this one was really tasty! The addition of spicy Italian sausage meat (mild is fine too) and sun-dried tomatoes turned this every day meal into something special. This makes a a lot – could easily serve 6 hungry sailors so I cooked half in my Omnia Stove Top Oven (keeping with this blog focus) and the other half in a traditional land oven to stash away in the freezer for…

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

This next recipe is a standard… classic comfort food… and, of course, an easy fix up for the simplest of galleys… My Mom made it using up leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner. I in turn made it for my kids so my recipe usually included ‘hiding’ lots of veggies in the mix. The classic version uses mainly onions, garlic and sometimes corn. Regardless…add…subtract… the end result is pure tasty memories of childhood…. sometimes called Cottage PIe… sometimes – Shepherd’s…

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