MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE LEMON CHICKEN

Time to add a little heat to the galley today.  Another chilly rainy day  and I have a good book to curl up with.  No time to be messing around with time consuming meals. Six chicken thighs and a handful of vegetables, some olives and lemon for a Mediterranean flair and we had a tasty meal in a little over one-half hour. Being the frugal […]

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EASY CHEESY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this recipe until Captain  gave his review (unbiased of course).  It was love at first bite. Sometimes going to that extra effort is worth it to hear the ‘mmmm’s’ and ‘oh-this-is-SO-good’s’  Not that in a traditional galley or land kitchen it would be difficult to put together (basically a cheesed up spiced up white sauce with […]

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ZUCCHINI CHICKEN BITES

With all that’s been going on (condo selling and spring boat stuff) we probably haven’t been eating as well as we should.  Stopping to pick up some fast food breakfast in the morning so we don’t mess up the kitchen for home showings and frozen pizza for supper (no excuse there., just didn’t feel like cooking).  Could be partly the reason for all the colds/flu/pneumonia/bronchitis, […]

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DECONSTRUCTED EGG ROLLS with SWEET and SOUR SAUCE

More and more I’m appreciating the beauty of using my pressure cooker.  A little sauté time and one minute under pressure and bang we were ready to eat.  In fact, it took less time than making the sweet and sour sauce and that took just five minutes. I kept half the cabbage slaw to add after pressure to give a little extra crunch to the […]

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CHICKEN RAVIOLI BAKE

This recipe is one of those zero-stress-company’s-coming kind of dinners.  We have our condo up for sale and in the midst of making sure everything was clean and neat we also were expecting dinner guests, and on top of that we had scheduled three showings back to back just before guests were to arrive.  So I can confirm first hand that this meal was indeed […]

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CHICKEN CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When I made pork carnitas the other day, we loved it so much that I felt I had to share the joy with my daughter.  Well, even though I said she could  make it with ‘happy pork’ (her words for free range, no hormone etc etc), she politely responded with a firm ‘no thank you’ but couldn’t I make it with happy chicken?.  So thanks […]

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CHICKEN MARABELLA (pressure cooker version)

Chicken Marabella is a delicious dish. Served hot or cold it’s that perfect ‘company’s coming meal’.  So full of rich flavours but the ‘real’ recipe does take some time to put together.  You can read a little about its origins here.  I thought why not see if I could capture the same wonderful taste using a pressure cooker. Success! Imagine this much richness in just […]

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ASIAN CHICKEN and CABBAGE SALAD

Spending as much time as we do on the boat, economy becomes a huge focus: Economy of efforts (streamlining the chores so we can be spending more time enjoying sailing) Economy of scale (keeping our enviromnment small and simple as the less we have, the less that needs our attention) Economy of resources (anyone who has spent any amount of time on a boat or […]

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POACHED CHICKEN BREASTS

I am so over the moon about this brilliant way of cooking. Thanks to Nagi my friend from afar and super-blogger of RecipeTinEats fame, I’ve found an ingenious way of saving energy and increasing my cooking options on our one-burner alcohol stove in the boat galley.  This is my third time cooking with this method and each time the chicken came out fully cooked and […]

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SLOW COOKER TURKEY & STUFFING

Even though we are now land-based for the next several months, I still try my best to keep our meals simple to make and economical.  This past boating season I found my combo pressure/steamer/slowcooker to be invaluable.  It does mean that we have to be plugged into shore power or use the generator but the meals that it can produce make onboard life so much […]

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