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PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

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 pathetic but still useable. I ripped apart the chicken, reserving the meat, put the bones…

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R.E.D. TORTELLINI SOUP

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. Today, a feed of sushi from the local market served as our breakfast/lunch… And for…

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LAST of the LINE TOMATOES

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 me about 4 cups of cooked pasta and about 1.5 cups tomato sauce. To the…

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LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

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 ground cloves pinch dried chilis sea salt and pepper to taste 2 cups canned diced…

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LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

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, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped sea salt and freshly…

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PASTA WAFFLES

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 steam subsides and both sides are brown and crispy.   Now load your sandwich.. spread…

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PASTA FRITTERS with SRIRACHA MAYO

PASTA FRITTERS with SRIRACHA MAYO

Is there any one like me who gets excited over leftover pasta? These types of meal really speak to my ‘economy of efforts’ boat mentality. It may take a bit of organizing and a little extra planning of your meals, but if you are going to cook up some pasta why not use the energy once? (effort, fuel or electricity, and that precious water)     PASTA FRITTERS with SRIRACHA MAYO 2 cups cooked angel hair pasta 1 cup grated…

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PASTA and PEAS ALFREDO with BABY CLAMS

PASTA and PEAS ALFREDO with BABY CLAMS

Here I am again showing off my love for this marvellous versatile vegetable CAULIFLOWER. (Psst: if you haven’t tried my Cauliflower (not potato) Salad yet – shame on you!) I have been making Creamy Cauliflower Sauce a long time, in truth before the birth of Sea Salt Galley Kat when I was posting a recipe or three in our little boat blog, R.E.D. sails in the sunset and have recently begun adapting more cauliflower recipes for boat meals. At home…

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CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

Another snowy day with nothing much in your pantry? Got pasta? Got butter? Got Parmesan? some dried chilis? salt & pepper? Well you’ve got dinner! CACIO e PEPE Spaghetti or Fettucini (enough for 2 servings) 1 generous tsp freshly cracked pepper (extra to garnish) 1 tsp dried chilis 3-4 tbsp butter 3/4 cup grated Parmesan (+ 1 cup more if making ‘Frico’, see below) Cook pasta in well salted water until ‘al dente’. Scoop out 1/2 cup pasta water. Heat…

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SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

When you are craving something easy, using up pantry stock… wanting something healthy… and super tasty… …dinner can’t get much easier than this… …sauté your veggies… …add the tomato party… …a bit of grated cheese and some fresh basil flash fried… …perfect Yum for a cold winter night… SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA 1 small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 2 – 14 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes 2-3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp dried oregano…

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