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GAZPACHO ANDALUZ

GAZPACHO ANDALUZ

Spicy heat with a creamy texture Gazpacho is a wonderfully refreshing soup served chilled. Perfect on a hot day when you just don’t want to heat up your galley or kitchen. I used a habanero pepper but to tone down the spicy heat, you could omit altogether or use something farther down on the Scoville Scale of pepper heat: GAZPACHO ANDALUZ 4 servings 2-3 lbs of tomatoes 2-3 mini cucumbers 1 green pepper 1 small red onion (or 3-4 red…

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EASY BOAT POZOLE

EASY BOAT POZOLE

Our steamy summery weather has turned to chilly and rainy which always seems to require something warm and comforting in our bellies. This vegetarian version of boat pozole was made with on-hand ingredients, topped with eggs to give us a bit more protein. The leftovers were equally as good the second night with some leftover shredded grilled chicken added in. Adjust your spices to accomodate your personal tastes (we like it spicy) and you have a super easy complete meal…

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SAFFRON CHICK PEA STEW

SAFFRON CHICK PEA STEW

I’m in the soup and sandwich frame of mind today. Our ‘almost’ above 0 °C (32 ° F) temp starts my wheels turning for a boat picnic… Something quick and easy… something portable… Here is part one of my soup/sandwich duo. Warming but not too heavy, buttery and smooth super easy to make, and transports well in a thermos if that’s the direction you want to head. SAFFRON CHICK PEA STEW 4 cups cooked chick peas (* see note below),…

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CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

Dreaming of grilling but these all-too-frequent sub-zero days beg for some tasty warming soup. By the time we get into some warmer weather I’m going to have such a great stash of soup recipes. Here’s another good one for you… a little Italian seasoning, lots of fresh garlic to fight those seasonal demons, pasta, some veggies, and a hint of lemon… CHICKEN ORZO SOUP 1 tbsp olive oil 5 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 1 small onion, chopped 6 good-sized…

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SOPA NEGRA (Costa Rican Black Bean Soup)

SOPA NEGRA (Costa Rican Black Bean Soup)

We just arrived back from the most wonderful advenurous trip to Costa Rica. One of the many things we enjoyed was an invitation into the home of two women who prepared for us one of the most delicious meals we have ever eaten. Costa Rican cuisine at its base is simple and fresh with well-seasoned but surprisingly not spicy beans and rice served at every meal. We found the spicy was usually served on the side. One of the dishes…

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CAPTAIN COOKS – WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP

CAPTAIN COOKS – WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP

…Big surprise… no Pillsbury dough was sacrificed in the process! Captain François is diving into this galley cooking with such enthusiasm! Today I was allowed in for a brief period to bake some boat bread but then I had to retreat. I was allowed to take photos but that was it. He even made our preparing-dinner-cocktails (now that would be a great future post! – Captain’s Cocktails) WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP Serves 8 2 cans of 19 oz white…

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FISH CHOWDER

FISH CHOWDER

I was distracted today… I call it AAADD (Age Affected Attention Deficit Disorder) You know the kind of day when you start out pursuing one task, then you pass by something that needs to be done, then something else attracts you and you start in on that, and by the end of the day nothing in particular gets done. This was one of those days… I planned on studying for an upcoming Weather exam and maybe a blog post or…

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R.E.D.CORN CHOWDER

R.E.D.CORN CHOWDER

I scored four cobs of corn after our club’s corn boil the other day. It was young, fresh and so sweet. The corn chowder I make is rich and creamy and usually kept for chilly wintery days that call for comfort food but here we are still in the summer month of August and temperatures are already starting to drop. I have made it’s richer version using creams but I find I can get the same creamy tasting results using…

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SPICY LENTIL LIME SOUP

SPICY LENTIL LIME SOUP

I was asked recently if I (AKA Galley Kat) had any vegan recipes worth sharing. While I search back through my recipe bank I thought I would share this yummy soup we enjoyed for last night’s Meatless Monday meal. My original recipe uses dry lentils which take approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours to cook the lentils completely. But as always I try to speed things up on the boat to conserve fuel as much as possible and because who wants…

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CAPRESE SOUP

CAPRESE SOUP

This soup is easy enough in its original form but it requires roasting the tomaotes and garlic. I could roast fresh tomatoes and garlic on the barbecue but thought I would try to simplify it even further. There wouldn’t always be fresh tomatoes on board and if there were I would rather use them ‘as is’ in a salad instead of sacrificing them to cooking. Garlic I usually do have a good supply of though and throwing a bulb or…

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