GRILLED POLENTA

GRILLED POLENTA

From Meatless Monday to Tasty Tuesday… ….last night’s Creamy Sage Polenta, grilled… …served with maple syrup, Lemon Sauce, Greek yogurt…       …my new favourite combo – lemon sauce & Greek yogurt… Lovin’ the leftovers…   Posted with Blogsy

MEATLESS MONDAY: Creamy Sage Polenta with Braised Asparagus, BrusselsSprouts & Mushrooms

MEATLESS MONDAY: Creamy Sage Polenta with Braised Asparagus, BrusselsSprouts & Mushrooms

I have been having a love affair with polenta lately. It is so easy to make and offers lots of options for leftovers… (my favourite is fried until it has a crispy brown coat, served with a drizzle of maple syrup) …and with my little Kuhn Rikon Cook ‘n Serve with its neoprene jacket I can keep the polenta warm while preparing the rest of the meal. CREAMY SAGE POLENTA 1 cup water 2 cups milk 1/2 cup polenta 1/2…

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CRÊPES de la CHANDELEUR with LEMON SAUCE

CRÊPES de la CHANDELEUR with LEMON SAUCE

I planned on posting this for Groundhog Day (Candlemas) but so many other things got in the way. This early morning’s sunrise inspired me to create it today… Better late than never, I say, when it comes to a tasty easy breakfast dish. LEMON SAUCE 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice zest from 1 lemon 1 tbsp butter Place all in a small saucepan Bring to boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for a couple minutes until sauce…

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WILD WEDNESDAY: VENISON BURGERS

WILD WEDNESDAY: VENISON BURGERS

A ‘hunter/fisherman and amazing wild life photographer’ colleague of Francois recently shared some of his hunting good fortune with us. Deer meat is typically very lean so if over-cooked the result can be dry.   VENISON BURGERS I have no particular recipe for the burgers. just added minimal seasoning: a healthy splash of Worchestershire sauce, a good pinch of tarragon, and a sizeable dollop of Dijon (has to be Maille according my Frenchman) Gently mix together. To offset some of…

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BAY SCALLOPS & MUSHROOMS on CREAMY LEMON POLENTA

BAY SCALLOPS & MUSHROOMS on CREAMY LEMON POLENTA

There really isn’t any recipe for this one but I had a hunger for scallops… Here’s what I used (quantites are variable)   For the Crumb Topping 1 cup Panko 2-3 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp olive oil I like keeping this on hand in an air tight container. Since we don’t have an oven onboard it’s great to sprinkle on a stove top casserole so I can pretend it all just came out of the oven all crispy. Toss…

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UNIVERSAL MUFFIN MIX

UNIVERSAL MUFFIN MIX

This recipe for Universal Muffin Mix has been in my database for years. I can’t remember the original source but it seems to be the same one I see floating around various recipe sites.     Mixes are great to have on hand but when ever I can, I prefer creating my own (no nasty additives) As with my Bisquick clone recipe… and taco seasoning recipe…   This one makes enough for a ton of muffins but it is so…

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SIMPLE IS BEST

SIMPLE IS BEST

Sometimes simple is the best… Making use of what was in the refrigerator this morning…     BREAKFAST STIR UP …some leftover hash browns, …mushrooms, …green onions, …baby spinach. …eggs to scramble …sea salt and some pepper. …a dash or three of hot sauce… …a tasty breakfast in five… And making use of what’s lying around for supper…     EASY PIZZA   Homemade pitas Brussels sprouts Pepperoni (leftover from pepperoni chips) Mozzarella (leftover from pasta fritatta) Brush each pita with…

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PASTA FRITATTA

PASTA FRITATTA

  It’s a blustery day in the neighbourhood of the ‘dirt people’… Horizontal snow & white-out conditions…   Good day for indoor ‘games’ and a warming pasta breakfast. Yep! that’s right…pasta…   PASTA FRITTATA   2 cups kale greens 1/4 cup shredded carrots 2 + cups leftover spaghetti with sauce (link to last night’s yummy pasta dinner) 6 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 4 oz mozzarella, shredded sea salt and pepper dried oregano, basil, nutmeg   Heat a bit of…

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MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

Here is another good one for Meatless Monday. I cooked enough for 4 – keeping with my ‘cook once, eat twice’ philosophy – as I have another recipe ready for the leftovers….   SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE 1-1/2 cups cooked sweet potato, mashed (10 minutes in the pressure cooker) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp flour 1-1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese, plus more…

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CRISPY KALE

CRISPY KALE

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 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (again with the sesame…) 4 tbsp finely grated Romano cheese…

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