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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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 […]

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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. […]

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QUINOA and LENTIL SPROUT SALAD

Captain François and I have a challenge going on in our land galley. He actually asked to create another of his marvelous meals for a Captain Cooks blog post (his recipe here) and my task was to come up with an equally delicious accompanying side dish. Since his choice has a definite Asian (ginger and soya) flare to it, I wanted to come up with […]

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MAKE AHEAD SALAD

Recently I came across an interesting blog post from one of my faves Shutterbean She really spoke to the always-oraganized-person-I-wish-I-were-but-never-quite-get-there. What I did take away from the gist of the article was her way of eating more salads. Onboard our boat fresh greens aren’t always available and when we do get a chance to provision veggies the greens are the most fragile to store properly. […]

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CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED PLUMS with BUFFALO MOZZARELLA

Here’s another little culinary treat for you Galley Peeps. That wonderful chocolate balsamic vinegar is safely hidden away in my cupboard, but it keeps calling to me. …especially after that memorable grilled cheese So rich, so delicious! This time I used it to enhance some fresh plums, added in some toasted almonds, a sprinkle of herbes de Provence and fresh Buffalo mozzarella. CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED […]

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SEAFOOD BROCHETTES with WATERMELON LENTIL SALAD

Isn’t there still room in our summer for an easy delicious salad and something from the grill? Sure is! SEAFOOD BROCHETTES with WATERMELON LENTIL SALAD For Brochettes 8 large scallops 16 shrimp (large enough that 2 wrap around each scallop), peeled, tails on 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 crushed garlic sea salt & pepper 8 x 6″ […]

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PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING

This salad has quickly become our favourite. I made it the other night for our last summer land-based dinner party. We ate the leftovers the next day, and I quickly ran to the store to get more ingredients to reproduce. The crunch, the hint of spice (both radish and jalapeño), the wonderfully rich tangy avocado dressing all that freshness!!   PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO […]

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R.E.D. QUINOA SALAD

I’m getting back into my boat rhythm. For those of you land-based folks it may be hard to understand but having to get used to working in confined spaces takes a day or two of adjusting. Captain Francois and I have to rebalance what I call our ‘boat dance’, manoeuvring around each other, without knocking things, or each other over. Over the past winter in […]

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MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA

Summery and fresh tasting. Just perfect for your next/first barbecue… MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce salt and pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil 4 cups of cubed watermelon 1 generous handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/2 cup sliced black olives 2 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup scrumbled feta In your serving bowl whisk together […]

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