Francois was the one who introduced me to this interesting vegetable the spaghetti squash… He also introduced baked leftover spaghetti (the pasta version) into my culinary world (check out this recipe for Pasta Fritatta) …spaghetti squash looks like an ordinary squash outside… …and inside.. …but when cooked it has a texture unlike others of the winter squash family. It is almost more bland in flavour, […]

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OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pancakes) I can’t seem to get enough of these. Each bite is a flavour explosion with crunch. My version of Okonomiyaki is usually made with a mixture of cabbage and onion or broccoli slaw with the addition of chopped leftover grilled chicken. But today I decided to try root veggies… The beauty of these is that there are no set quantities but I’ll […]

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Spring has sprung and the markets are filled with spring veggies… Have to take advantage of them while they last…   GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER   inspired by the Tart Tart asparagus olive oil 2 parts butter 1 part miso eggs toast …toss asparagus in a bit of olive oil… …lightly salt and pepper… …grill until edges are lightly browned… Now for the eggs… […]

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LENTILS – A Love Story

I think my love affair with lentils began several years ago when during a visit with my sister she served her oh so yummy Lemony Lentil Soup (link to recipe) We have since been enjoying many delicious dishes from stews to salads to more soups to lentil veggie cakes and our Meatless Monday quite often features a lentil dish. Lentil meals are also frequent onboard […]

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As cabbage keeps better than lettuce onboard, I have been working on some recipes using cabbage to add to my galley repertoire. Our favourite so far is Japanese Pancakes… Braised cabbage is also an easy addition to a grilled supper and I find that a sprinkle of vinegar adds so much to the flavour, which brings me to the reason for this post… Recently we […]

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I needed the kale to top a pasta dish but ‘sans’ oven onboard I would normally have to do without. It is possible that it could be done with a grill sheet on the bbq so will give it a try once R.E.D. is in the water again and let you know…             CRISPY KALE 4 cups of kale leaves […]

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Another snowy day in paradise calls for comfort food…   Potato Latkes are quick and easy addition to breakfast or just on their own… ….grate 2 medium potatoes & 1/2 cup onion add 1 egg stir in 2 tbsp flour salt & pepper   Heat oil on grill pan Scoop portions of the potato mixture onto the grill. Brown well on each side and serve. […]

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Grilled Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus   1-1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil 1-1/2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 1 clove Garlic Minced Or Pressed 1 bunch of Asparagus (20-25 Spears), woody stems removed 4 slices pancetta 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds       Heat grill. In a small bowl, whisk together oils, brown sugar and garlic. Set aside. Bunch together 5-6 asparagus spears and tightly wrap […]

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I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes for smashed potatoes lately. They would be easy to prepare onboard… Boil Smash Load Grill Here is my version… Little potatoes Thyme Green onions Lemon Butter Olive oil Cheese of choice, grated Boil potatoes until fork tender Smash with a masher or fork Top each with a teaspoon of lemon butter Drizzle with olive oil Top with green […]

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I don’t have a crock pot onboard but was curious about the result of this method… 6 medium onions, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp sea salt… …stir all together in crock pot and set for 10 hours or until preferred done-ness…   …Or… my onboard way of caramelizing.. same amount of onions as above 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp […]

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