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END OF SEASON GALLEY CLEAN OUT CASSEROLE

END OF SEASON GALLEY CLEAN OUT CASSEROLE

Well!… I have to admit that when I provisioned this year I really really really overdid it. Always one to have a contingency plan I loaded up our little boat with a good deal of contingencies.. packaged this, canned that, long term dried stuff, two or three of this or that… you name it, I had it. Now that we have to face unloading and winterizing, I need to use up our stash.     …so I sautéd some garlic,…

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ONE POT CHICKEN PASTA CASSEROLE

ONE POT CHICKEN PASTA CASSEROLE

We took the barbecue off the boat the other day in preparation for haulout next week which means our meals will be prepared totally à la Galley Kat. With Indian Summer gone and temperatures dropping, comfort food has become the order of the day… …some pasta of course… …a few chopped veggies… …sautéd, seasoned and savoury… …all ooy gooy and cheesy… ONE POT CHICKEN PASTA CASSEROLE Ingredients 4 cups cooked pasta (I used large egg noodles) 3 tbsp butter 1…

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ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp Bragg seasoning (or your choice of soya sauce) 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sriracha sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp sesame oil 1 chopped green onion 1 seedless cucumber, julienned 24 oz asian noodles or other egg noodles (it produced a generous 4 cups of cooked noodles) 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced sesame seeds to garnish Whisk together the first 6 ingredients and set aside Cook noodles, drain…

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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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