PICKLE BRINE POTATO and GREEN BEAN SALAD with GRILLED STEAK

I’m afraid that I’m hooked on spicy extreme beans.  It used to be dill pickles but oh that spice and crunch sends me over the moon.  I buy them in large jars but recently the frugal Galley Kat in me was resenting wasting all that tasty brine. So I made me some pickle brine potato and green bean salad.  Within a few minutes pressure cooked […]

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TASTY CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When Captain makes a request for something specific from the galley, the Kat does her best to comply.  Francois has been asking for pulled pork anything for some time now so tonight I broke out the pressure cooker to assuage his cravings.  The important thing to remember is that the cut of meat has to be a rather fatty one.  I’ve tried to make pulled […]

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ASIAN CHICKEN and CABBAGE SALAD

Spending as much time as we do on the boat, economy becomes a huge focus: Economy of efforts (streamlining the chores so we can be spending more time enjoying sailing) Economy of scale (keeping our enviromnment small and simple as the less we have, the less that needs our attention) Economy of resources (anyone who has spent any amount of time on a boat or […]

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

I don’t think I could ever get tired of eating scallops.  Just writing this makes me want to make this easy salad again and again and again.  Light plump bites, sprinkled with just a touch of salt flakes and a grind of pepper served over a fresh salad.  The beauty of this dish is the scallops can be served either warm straight from the pan […]

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THE PERFECT SALAD

 This salad was a progression to perfection.  I’m really liking the French way of first whisking the vinegrette directly in the salad bowl, then layering beginning with the least fragile ingredients and topping with the greens.  When it comes time to serve, just toss. The greens will have stayed separate from the vinegrette and not all wilty and soppy Perfect! THE PERFECT SALAD what you […]

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QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD

Not your typical cabbage slaw, this salad with a delicious Asian kick also packs in some extra protein, making it even more perfect as a meal in itself. QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD what you willl need 2 -2/1/2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup of uncooked) 1 package cabbage slaw 1 or 2 green onions, chopped 1 cup toasted cashews or  peanuts (dry toast in a small […]

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CHOPPED SALAD

Ready for some summer grilling? Want an easy salad to go with? By the time the hot dogs were grilled, this yummy salad was ready to toss and serve. CHOPPED SALAD what you will need for 4 servings 1 cup corn 1 cup chopped sweet peppers 1 cup black beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 cup packed parsley or cilantro […]

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ROASTED PEPPER AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

Want a super easy and SO tasty salad to go with your next grilled supper?  The cool thing is that it can be made with all fresh ingredients: peppers, parsley, garlic.  Or for us folks on boats who don’t always have access to the fresh things, you can use bottled roasted peppers and Gourmet Garden parsley and garlic.  Garlic is very easy to store onboard […]

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SEARED VENISON LOIN and FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM SALAD

I lied. Sorry. Yesterday I said you had seen the last of my French Onion Mushroom recipes but I lied. Here I am back again with another  meal for my week-long fix of French onions and mushrooms.  Love it so much I made another smaller batch to complete the week (recipe here).  Surprising just how versatile the recipe is. This doesn’t have to be restricted […]

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

I’m in love with versatile recipes ….ones that are  simple to make …ones where ingredients can be swapped to produce a result just as delicious as the original …ones that can be transformed into something entirely different using the same ingredients. This is one of those recipes. I took a basic corn chowder recipe (for my boat version click here) I swapped out fresh corn for […]

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