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SPINACH PESTO

SPINACH PESTO

When fresh basil isn’t available why not try spinach?… SPINACH PESTO 5 oz package of baby spinach 1/4 cup pine nuts 2-3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 2-3 tbsp olive oil Place all in your blender and whirl away until you have a smooth consistency. Saving battery power onboard I used my little Kitchen King Pro Season with salt and pepper. This makes an easy and healthy veggie dip. Or why not try it stirred into some pasta? …cook…

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ONE PAN SHRIMP & GREENS with PASTA

ONE PAN SHRIMP & GREENS with PASTA

Here is another easy pasta dish, packed full of flavour. Spring peas and sweet peppers… Succulent shrimp…   …with a handful of fresh herbs, greens and a healthy splash of lemon….     ONE PAN SHRIMP & GREENS with PASTA   Pasta (I used Asian Green Tea Noodles) 1 generous tbsp coconut oil 1/2 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped white wine to deglaze 1 cup sliced sweet peppers 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas Shrimp, about 16 medium Juice…

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SAUSAGE and VEGGIE PASTA

SAUSAGE and VEGGIE PASTA

Many years ago when Francois and I were dating, we reached that point when I was faced with inviting him to dinner ‘chez moi’. It was intimidating on so many levels. Firstly, my meal preparation revolved solely around cooking for my kids. You know – Mac ‘n Cheese, Shepherds Pie, Fish Sticks, PB&J… and yes, my dear daughter, if you are reading this, I did try to hide veggies in your peanut butter sandwiches, sometimes even shredded chicken and smashed…

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PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE

PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE

Just a few simple ingredients… …some colourful veggies…   PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE 2-3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small onion,chopped 1 leek, white only, chopped 1 red pepper, seeded & chopped 1 orange pepper, seeded & chopped 1 Serrano chili, chopped (for less spicy remove seeds) Sea salt & pepper 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/2 cup good red wine 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 4 tbsp *tomato paste (see Galley Kat…

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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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CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE

CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE

  What started out as a Happy Hour blog post turned into a full scale meal… …some Mache greens drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sprinkled with salt & pepper and grated parmesan completed this Happy-Hour-turned-main-course. CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE 12 fresh cheese & spinach ravioli cooking oil 1 cup of your favourite marinara sauce 6 Merguez sausage, cut into 2″ pieces 1 egg 1 tsp water 1 cup panko bread crumbs 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 garlic…

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PASTA FRITATTA

PASTA FRITATTA

  It’s a blustery day in the neighbourhood of the ‘dirt people’… Horizontal snow & white-out conditions…   Good day for indoor ‘games’ and a warming pasta breakfast. Yep! that’s right…pasta…   PASTA FRITTATA   2 cups kale greens 1/4 cup shredded carrots 2 + cups leftover spaghetti with sauce (link to last night’s yummy pasta dinner) 6 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 4 oz mozzarella, shredded sea salt and pepper dried oregano, basil, nutmeg   Heat a bit of…

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MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

Here is another good one for Meatless Monday. I cooked enough for 4 – keeping with my ‘cook once, eat twice’ philosophy – as I have another recipe ready for the leftovers….   SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE 1-1/2 cups cooked sweet potato, mashed (10 minutes in the pressure cooker) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp flour 1-1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese, plus more…

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING 6 tablespoons peanut butter 1 cup boiling water 4 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or 1 tbsp honey) 1 tsp sea salt 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 tsp lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil Hot sauce to taste       Add hot water to peanut butter and whisk until combined. Whisk in remaining ingredients adding hot sauce a tablespoon at a time at the end….

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PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

Sami from Cooking on a Boat (a boat related group I am a part of) posted a recipe today for what looks like a really simple recipe for beef stroganoff made in a crockpot. On R.E.D. an appliance like that would draw far too much power so thought I would try it out in the pressure cooker. First though I cooked the egg noodles in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes, drained and kept warm in my Kuhn Rikon Cook…

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