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BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS

BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS

  How’s that for alliteration… …the beer brine… …the barbecue… …and the breasts… BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 1 bottle beer (I used Guinness) 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp whole cloves 1 tbsp peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup brown sugar 2-3 tbsp butter, melted 2-3 tsp chili powder Plan ahead and place chicken breasts with all but butter and chili powder in a plastic container in the refrigerator or cooler in the…

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PLAYING WITH MY FOOD

PLAYING WITH MY FOOD

I can’t remember when I first discovered Foodie Dice, but I thought, ‘what an amazingly creative idea!’ If you ever have a cooking block and want to add a challenge to the ‘what to eat’ process, these are just the boost you need… (not to mention a super gift idea for your foodie friends) I used them for the first time today, gave them a shake, and voilà… my what’s-for-dinner question has been answered… It looks like I will need:…

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE

MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE

Here’s another really tasty and easy pressure cooker dinner. …a mild combination of spices… …juicy bits of browned chicken… …stewed in the pressure cooker for a mere 8 minutes… …an addition of chick peas and almonds and it’s all done…       MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE 5 boneless chicken thighs cut into 1″ pieces 1 tbsp Moroccan spice (1/2 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 2 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. coriander) 2-3 tbsp flour…

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MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

Another snowy day in the Galley Kat neighbourhood… …and I needed to prepare a box lunch for Francois’ work day. …so I took the opportunity to try out these little pies that I found on the Betty Crocker site They are really versatile: ham, broccoli and cheese, totally veggie, or when limited to fresh things onboard… (tinned cocktail shrimp, lemon zest and drained & chopped tinned asparagus with Swiss cheese) …another of my Omnia oven creations   Mini Chicken Pot…

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SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken 2 servings Chicken ingredients: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 corn starch 1 eggs, beaten Salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning the chicken several tbsp vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed oil) 1/1 green pepper cut into chunks 1/2 each red & yellow bell pepper cut into chunks 1/2 cup pineapple chunks Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup ketchup 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse black…

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LEMON GARLIC CORNISH HENS

LEMON GARLIC CORNISH HENS

We are just two so unless it is for a dinner party I rarely prepare a full turkey dinner… A good alternative for us is Cornish Hens. They are usually fairly meaty little birds, our local butcher supplies free range grain fed and he is always good enough to cut them in half for me. For these I used Compound Butter slipped under the skin of each half for extra flavour and to keep the meat moist during roasting. After…

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