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DUCK SOUP

DUCK SOUP

Remember Francois’ duck-in-a-bag post from several days ago? (recipe link here in case you missed it) WELL!….I stripped that baby of it’s meat, then plopped the carcass, seasonings and veggies into my slow cooker and boiled the bejesus out of it for 18 hours.  Then I carefully pulled the remains of juicy bits of meat from the bones.  It’s surprising what I harvested…enough meat for 2 more meals and 8 cups of bone broth.  Frugal little Galley Kat! So for…

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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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SWEET POTATO LENTIL STEW

SWEET POTATO LENTIL STEW

I have a tasty dish for your Meatless Monday, Galley Peeps. It took next to no time in the pressure cooker. Or for those of you lucky enough to own an Instant Pot, you will barely have time to set the table. This recipe is great on days when you don’t have a lot of time to cook but want something hearty to fill your belly. It makes a generous 4 servings, keeps well refrigerated for 5 days and freezes…

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EAST COAST HODGE PODGE with SEAFOOD

EAST COAST HODGE PODGE with SEAFOOD

How can you resist all the fresh produce these days?  I certainly couldn’t on a recent trip to our local farmers’ market.  A big bunch of carrots, new potatoes, fresh green and yellow beans, some shelled peas made the base of one of my favourite East Coast dishes.   Hodge Podge is a sort of soup, sort of stew depending if you make it thickened or more milky (my recipe for basic hodge podge here)   Tonight though, I went…

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GINGER POACHED EGG SOUP

GINGER POACHED EGG SOUP

Today’s recipe qualifies as an easy meatless meal. Lots of garlic, broth and ginger for the base. Eggs and bok choy filled in the rest to give us a well-rounded nutritious supper.   I used vegetable broth but chicken or beef broth would add extra dimension.  I’ve also used a spoonful or two of miso paste in the past for that added immunity-probiotic boost. Loosen the miso with a bit of broth or water then stir in at the end…

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LEMONY TORTELLINI SOUP

LEMONY TORTELLINI SOUP

We’ve both been a little ‘under the weather’ lately and were craving something warm, comforting and healing for supper tonight.  Tortellini Soup (my favourite recipe here) always does it for me but I didn’t have any sausage on hand.  Lots of carrots, spinach and celery but sadly, no tomatoes either. Two juicy lemons were substituted  in and I think I now have a new favourite soup. A little sautéing  of vegetables first.  The addition of lemon zest came next.  Seven…

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CHANKO NABE (Sumo Stew)

CHANKO NABE (Sumo Stew)

Ah, the wonderful holiday season when we share all that the season has to offer….including the dreaded virus.  We returned from our wonderful family travels with hearts full and noses dripping.  Luckily we had provisioned well and menues were planned with easy healthy meals for holiday down time. I had made an extra batch of my Asian meatlballs (Pork meatball recipe link here) and happened to have some shrimp leftover from a little cocktail get-together (recipe for Thai Shrimp here) so…

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FENNEL SOUP

FENNEL SOUP

“Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour”  ~Marge Kennedy …and who doesn’t love soup? ….and we are in need of some simple healthy holiday overindulgence relief. This next delicious soul and heart-warming soup is straight out of Soup for Syria. Over 50 renowned  chefs have contributed to this wonderful book.  Costs for production and distribution have been absorbed so the total…

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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

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 counter space, a hand pump sink to wash up, a one burner alcohol stove to…

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STRAWBERRY GAZPACHO

STRAWBERRY GAZPACHO

Too hot to cook? This chilled summery soup is filled with loads of farmers’ market freshness and bursting with so much flavour.  I can hardly contain myself.  And probably the best part – no cooking required. All I had to do was dump all the ingredients into a large bowl and blend until smooth.  That’s all there was to that.  Chop, chop, dump and blend.  I made it spicy (2 large jalapenos)  but those could even be listed as optional…

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