LIME SHRIMP with UDON NOODLE

This next recipe came about after a long day on the water when all I wanted to do was pour a glass of wine and kick back a bit.  You know those days when you ask your significant other what they would like for dinner and all you get is ‘surprise me’.  So I poured that wine and thought and came up with a tasty […]

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PUMPKIN RIGATONI

Want an easy dish for your next Meatless Monday?  Very budget focused, healthy, made with simple ingredients… …the basics: pumpkin purée, onion and garlic, some greens and seasonings. …the sauce, rich with either cream or a more healthy version with evaporated milk. …all ready in the time it takes to cook your pasta. PUMPKIN RIGATONI   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients ½ lb uncooked rigatoni […]

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM PASTA

  Remember that extra effort we went through  the other day? Of course I haven’t forgotton. Here’s how you can make use of some, but not all, of that rich delicious onion mushroom mixture. I may have been overly creative throwing this together so feel free to add or subtract as you wish. It’s the way I get when I have the base of my […]

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MARCH is NOODLE MONTH

“According to the National Pasta Association, it is because of a sharp rise in the amount of noodles eaten at the beginning of the year in an effort to thwart the cold weather that March has been designated Noodle Month.  In other words, a steaming bowl of delicious pasta is real comfort food. March is also a month where certain religions give up meat for […]

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PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Today is a really crappy day weather-wise. Howling winds, pelting rain. Really don’t want to venture out. So going to shop my pantry. Taking stock, I found the remains of my rotisserie chicken, needing some attention 1/2 an onion (still more in the pantry) Captain’s fave ‘designer’ carrots – still crispy and in good shape and 6 parsnips, on the edge of wrinkly, limp and […]

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R.E.D. TORTELLINI SOUP

Yup! we are still on the boat. Lots of work remains to be done before haulout and we are remaining onboard until the bitter frigid end. I have removed most of the functional items from the galley: dishes, most seasonings, cutlery and other cooking utensils. What remains are the bare essentials: my favourite cooking pot, my travelling bento boxes and a few odds and ends. […]

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LAST of the LINE TOMATOES

Last can of tomatoes… Last onion… My little alcohol stove filled with the last of the fuel… And this Galley Kat has run out of creative ideas… …almost…   I made a batch of my Two Ingredient Tomato Sauce for a simple pasta supper tonight… …but being ever conscious of time and stove fuel economy, I doubled the amount of pasta we needed. This gave […]

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LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

For your next rainy chilly evening when you are craving something packed full of flavour, something that hugs you like a warm blanket, try this easy stir-up. LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA 1 lb ground lamb (substitute ground chicken or turkey if lamb isn’t available) 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 3 cloves garlic, chopped cooking oil 1 tsp dried dill 1/2 tsp […]

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LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta. Great in soups, casseroles and salads… Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner. Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.   LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD 4 side servings 4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, […]

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PASTA WAFFLES

I found another great use for leftover pasta… Pasta Waffles… …then turned them into the base for our morning fried egg sandwich.     PASTA WAFFLES (makes enough for 4 waffles) 2 cups cooked angel hair pasta 2 tbsp flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg Whisk egg then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop portions onto heated waffle iron and cook until […]

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