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QUICK KOREAN-STYLE FRIED RICE

QUICK KOREAN-STYLE FRIED RICE

Hi there from your absent Galley Kat.  We’ve been so busy here in our little home by the sea that I can barely turn around before another round of guests from away arrive.  I’ve been told to stop being such a good Welcome to Nova Scotia ambassador but when you’re so much in love with living in paradise it’s really hard for me to stop shouting it from the roof tops. I know that in my last post (recipe here:Easy…

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TEX MEX RISOTTO

TEX MEX RISOTTO

 Here’s a tasty one for you Galley Peeps.  It was inspired by one of our home delivery plant-based meals.  A simple risotto with a Tex Mex flair. You’ve probably noticed that I’m big on making my own spice mixes.  For one thing, in my tiny galley there’s precious little space for a gazillion spice containers.  And we do love our Mexican type foods so this Tex Mex combo has become a favourite.  We love a little heat too so I…

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SALMON and SWEET CORN STEW

SALMON and SWEET CORN STEW

 Having one of those days.  Don’t want to cook.  Don’t know what to cook even though I have a well planned database to choose from and a pantry and refrigerator fully stocked.  I just DON’T FEEL LIKE COOKING!!!  Let’s see what miracle I can pull from the cupboard.  Always conscious of a balanced meal…protein, vegetables and some carbohydrates…I find a can of salmon…I find a can of corn…I find some jasmine rice…I find a can of coconut milk.  Where’s my…

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EASY SHRIMP PAELLA (pressure cooker version)

EASY SHRIMP PAELLA (pressure cooker version)

I hope you don’t feel inundated with my latest flurry of blog posts.  I’ve not been inspired to write much lately…that is until this week.  So many recipe successes have given me the push I needed during this winter down time.  While Francois uses his latest purchase to evacuate a blocked gutter, a fibreglass ladder (note the very cool orange colour) and shovels our first real east coast snow storm results,  I’m here inside a steamy warm kitchen creating and…

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WILD RICE and MUSHROOM SOUP (pressure cooker version)

WILD RICE and MUSHROOM SOUP (pressure cooker version)

Isn’t this the time of year for soups?  Belly warming, rich, flavourful soups.  And to be honest, when it comes to galley prep, I’m lazy.  That’s what’s so appealing about living with restrictions…both in what’s available and environment.  No one expects fancy pants elaborate meals when all you have to work with is a boat cooler and a one-burner alcohol-sometimes-with-electricity-fueled stove.  Some of the best and most memorable meals have been the ones that have been cooked in one pot…

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BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

Not too many days left now before our dear R.E.D. is wrapped strapped and tarped for the winter months.  This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a few last meals onboard. Most of my galley has been emptied of cooking gear but I’ve kept my treasured pressure cook onboard for one last hurrah.  The list of ingredients for this meal was minimal: a couple of pork chops, tomaotes and peppers, a few seasonings and some rice. I brined the chops for…

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MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

Rice! Such a simple grain. But oh my, when it’s transformed into a creamy rich main attraction such a risotto that’s when it really shines. MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO what you will need 1 cup rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 cup chopped mushrooms 2 cups chopped kale 4-6 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 1/2 package Boursin cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2-3 tbsp chopped basil ready to…

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE and TOMATO RISOTTO

ITALIAN SAUSAGE and TOMATO RISOTTO

Risotto is one of my all time favourite dishes for so many reasons. It’s the ultimate comfort food…easy, creamy and flavourful. The base ingredients keep so well in our tiny galley…rice, garlic, onion, chicken broth and parm. Easy to throw together…gather the ingredients and 20 minutes later…pure Italian heaven! With a few additions the basic recipe can be transformed into a multitude of options. This next recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen by way of Martha Stewart seemed like quite a…

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SWEET CORN RISOTTO

SWEET CORN RISOTTO

As far as fresh produce this has to be my favourite time of year. so many fruits and vegetables are in season and available locally. The gifts of tomatoes from our neighbour’s community garden keep flowing in with gift bags of them left on our doorstep. My little basil plant continues to thrive onboard Lately we were given several ears of local corn. And I was craving risotto. So besides the corn I had some arborio rice, garlic and onion,…

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CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE

CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE

This is one of my favourite throw-together meals. Super easy and can be made mostly with what you have on hand. Make some extra rice for tonight’s meal and you will have this very flavourful and complete vegetarian dish for tomorrow… CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE 2 tbsp minced ginger 2 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 cup cooking oil (peanut or grapeseed is a good choice) 4 green onions, chopped (some green parts reserved) 4 cups cooked jasmine rice sea salt…

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