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ASIAN CHICKEN and CABBAGE SALAD

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 in an RV knows how important conserving energy output is. There’s also water conservation, and…

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

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 or chilled.  Delicious either way. The dressing with a hint of fresh ginger and squeeze…

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THE PERFECT SALAD

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 will need for 2 servings 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp mayonaise 1 tsp Dijon…

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QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD

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 fry pan) For dressing ¼ cup  peanut butter 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 3 tablespoon…

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CHOPPED SALAD

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 1 avocado, divided (1/2 for dressing, 1/2 chopped for salad) 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup…

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ROASTED PEPPER AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

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 but I always provision tubes of the Gourmet Garden for back-up.  My faves are parsley,…

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SEARED VENISON LOIN and FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM SALAD

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 to wild game.  Any quick cooking tender piece of red meat will do. With the…

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

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 canned corn. I eliminated the milk/cream component and added some fresh green to turn soup…

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AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

If you, as with us, are at the over-consumption, all gobbled out and your bellies feeling like they may never be empty again stage of the holiday season, here’s an easy light salad packed with flavour and protein. A couple of years ago I stumbled onto an article about Teff, a tiny Ethiopian grain with an impressive nutritional profile, which led me to making some interesting African inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes. My recipe using teff here. This salad is…

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WARM SWEET POTATO SALAD

WARM SWEET POTATO SALAD

Captain was cooking up one of his delicious creations the other night so I needed to prepare a side dish that would keep me out of his work space. I found one lonely sweet potato and three green onions. Galley Kat really really needs to do some serious provisioning very soon. Normally on the boat we cook things like potatos and vegetables on the grill. I usually peel and cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks, toss with a tablespoon or…

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