More and more I’m appreciating the beauty of using my pressure cooker.  A little sauté time and one minute under pressure and bang we were ready to eat.  In fact, it took less time than making the sweet and sour sauce and that took just five minutes. I kept half the cabbage slaw to add after pressure to give a little extra crunch to the […]

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This was one of those ‘show stopper’ dinners.  Not at all a gourmet-ish type of meal, made with lowly ground beef and a simple gravy, yet somehow when we sat down to dine and took that first bite….wow!  The flavour of the gravy was amazing, the beef patties were surprisingly tender and that I had walked away four hours earlier to do other things made […]

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Tonight we felt like eating something that felt clean, something easy. This was one of those winning combination meals when with a little planning I could put this delicious dinner together using only one burner (boat galley in mind of course).  The potatoes went on first (recipe for my stove top method here) Then, while the potatoes cooked, I prepared the rub and massaged the salmon […]

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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

You might be thinking ‘oh yeah another meatloaf recipe’.  You’re right in that practically everyone has a fave meatloaf recipe.  But this post (as with all of my others) is more about versatility for folks like us who spend a whole lot of time in tiny spaces and especially for me as chief Galley Kat, cooking in wee spaces with minimal resources, next to no […]

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Got another good one for you Galley Peeps.  It’s one of those really versatile Asian-inspired sauces that work well with meats, seafood, fish, with pasta or rice and is far too easy to make and has evolved from many trials to my now ‘tried and true’ formula. Tonight I did the full meal deal and made it fresh,  then made some breaded chicken nuggets, braised […]

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I had a big hunger for Huevos Rancheros for breakfast today, so stirred up some quick sauce to serve with. SIMPLE HOMEMADE RANCHERO SAUCE 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed for less heat) oil for sautéing 1 tsp ground cumin sea salt and pepper to taste 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes (juice included) Sauté onion and garlic in […]

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Making aoli is so easy to do. With just a handful of ingredients and an immersion blender you can whip up a wonderful sauce in seconds, to serve with your next fish dinner, use as a sandwich spread or smeared on your burger. BASIL AOLI 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 egg 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 small garlic cloves, chopped […]

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This recipe is truly a ‘have-nothing-in-my-kitchen-so-raid-my-pantry’ recipe. EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes a generous 1/3 cup unsalted butter here’s the plus 2… 1 medium onion cut in half 3 cloves garlic sea salt and pepper to taste (I don’t count these as ingredients because who doesn’t always add salt and pepper to their tomato sauce?) […]

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When you are craving something easy, using up pantry stock… wanting something healthy… and super tasty… …dinner can’t get much easier than this… …sauté your veggies… …add the tomato party… …a bit of grated cheese and some fresh basil flash fried… …perfect Yum for a cold winter night… SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA 1 small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped […]

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AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

So remember when I said that Costa Rican food isn’t particularily spicy? …well they do serve some very hot stuff on the side. The two women whose home we visited and with whom we enjoyed a typical Costa Rican meal, also prepared a homemade Ahi Chombo (literally ‘black pepper’)… …a golden looking sauce, somewhat resembling a pico de gallo (salsa) but more finely processed. I […]

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