SEA SALT GALLEY KAT

SAUSAGE and VEGGIE PASTA

Many years ago when Francois and I were dating, we reached that point when I was faced with inviting him to dinner ‘chez moi’. It was intimidating on so many levels. Firstly, my meal preparation revolved solely around cooking for my kids. You know – Mac ‘n Cheese, Shepherds Pie, Fish Sticks, PB&J… and yes, my dear daughter, if you are reading this, I did […]

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CHEESE and CORN SOUFFLÉ #10 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

While we are waiting for R.E.D. (our boat) to ‘splash’ , I figured I might as well get back to working my way through these 44 Classic French Meals I need to modify for my galley… This next one will be a challenge… Soufflés are tricky in the best of conditions (they can fall) …and we don’t have an oven onboard. So out comes my […]

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TOFETA

Is this even a word? Tofu > Feta = TOFETA We aren’t vegans or even vegetarians. But I will quite often insert a tasty meal without meat or fish. And from time to time I create a winner without meat or eggs or dairy.     Veganism does intrigue me though… Life without meat or fish? – maybe… Life without eggs? – perhaps… Life without […]

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QUICK VEGAN ASIAN “BEEF”

TVP or textured vegetable protein has turned out to be a very useful addition to our boat provisioning since it doesn’t require refrigeration (our little cooler space is at a premium). I don’t use it often but it is a great stand-in when a quick meal is required… and I mean quick… (see link to my vegan boat chili)   …once hydrated the TVP has […]

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PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE

Just a few simple ingredients… …some colourful veggies…   PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE 2-3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small onion,chopped 1 leek, white only, chopped 1 red pepper, seeded & chopped 1 orange pepper, seeded & chopped 1 Serrano chili, chopped (for less spicy remove seeds) Sea salt & pepper 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/2 […]

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SPROUTING

A while ago I published a post about sprouting lentils. The process was surprisingly easy… So much so that I decided to buy a real sprouter to use on the boat as glass (i.e. the make-shift Mason jar sprouter) isn’t the best material to have around when we rock and roll on the water. An internet search brought me to the Easy Sprout… …a 1 […]

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PLAYING WITH MY FOOD

I can’t remember when I first discovered Foodie Dice, but I thought, ‘what an amazingly creative idea!’ If you ever have a cooking block and want to add a challenge to the ‘what to eat’ process, these are just the boost you need… (not to mention a super gift idea for your foodie friends) I used them for the first time today, gave them a […]

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FACIALS FOR THE FOODIES & COOKIN’ UP A STORM

Today is an extra special day for this Galley Kat so I’m skipping ahead to #14 on my list of ’44 Classic French Recipes to Modify for the Boat Gallley Before I Die’. My daughter and foodie blogger… of Rock My Mouth fame, asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a project she is involved in. We devised a menu, parts of which […]

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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 […]

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SMOKED HERRING with BEET and LIME

Appetizers onboard don’t get any simpler… or more elegant… than this…     SMOKED HERRING with BEET & LIME several slices of crusty bread 1 clove garlic 1 tin smoked herring, drained 1 raw red beet, shredded 1 raw orange beet, shredded juice and zest of 1 lime 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley small handful pea sprouts, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil sea salt & […]

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