GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

  Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and play an important part in macrobiotic diets. There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…  GOMASHIO 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tbsp sea salt (typical proportions are 12-15 to 1) Heat a small skillet Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey Set aside Add sesame seeds to pan and toast carefully swirling as they burn easily. Add toasted seeds and…

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KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

KOREAN-STYLE GRILLED STEAK

During a recent visit with my daughter she let me have a whiff of some beef she was marinating… Oh my!!!! I woke the next morning still thinking about that heavy delicious scent. So on the menu for dinner tonight…     Korean-style Grilled Steak ¼ c sugar ¼ c soy sauce 1 tbsp mirin 6 large cloves garlic, minced 6 scallions, white part only, minced 1-inch knob fresh ginger, finely chopped (my link to preserving ginger) 1 tbsp sesame oil…

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SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING

SOBA NOODLES with PEANUT DRESSING 6 tablespoons peanut butter 1 cup boiling water 4 tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or 1 tbsp honey) 1 tsp sea salt 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 tsp lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil Hot sauce to taste       Add hot water to peanut butter and whisk until combined. Whisk in remaining ingredients adding hot sauce a tablespoon at a time at the end….

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WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

WHITE BEAN & PALM HEART DIP with PEPPERONI CHIPS

Today I am trying out R.E.D.’s new toy… Kitchen King Pro manual food processor It seems like the perfect addition inexpensive, small and no battery life will be sacrificed in the process… For my first attempt I decided to make a hummus-type dip White Bean and Palm Heart Dip 1 can white beans, drained 1 can palm hearts, drained 6 garlic cloves 3 tbsp tahini (or natural peanut butter with a splash of sesame oil) 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice…

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BAKED EGGS with GRUYERE and MUSHROOMS

BAKED EGGS with GRUYERE and MUSHROOMS

  BAKED EGGS with GRUYERE and MUSHROOMS     1 tbsp butter 1/2 cup mushroom, any variety, sliced 1 garlic clove minced 1/2 tsp thyme Salt (sea) & pepper 4 large eggs 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded * 2-3 tbsp heavy cream Melt butter in small sauté pan When butter is foaming add mushrooms, Sprinkle with salt and pepper and thyme, cooking until slightly browned and tender Add garlic in last few minutes ** Place Omnia base on burner set…

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BLACK BEAN & CORN BURGERS

BLACK BEAN & CORN BURGERS

Looking ahead optimistically to boating season when these two winter-worn ‘dirt people’ will once again be on the water, I prepared a really tastey grilled dinner… Good for ‘Meatless Monday’ and this version, gluten free… BLACK BEAN & CORN BURGERS olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 jalapeño chopped (seeds removed for less heat) 1 can black beans (about 2 cups) 1 small can corn niblets (about 3/4 cups) 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1.5 tsp…

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KIMCHI SOUP

KIMCHI SOUP

A few years ago when my husband was on a tour of duty in Afghanistan we decided to meet part way during one of his leave periods for a little vacation. My daughter at that time was teaching in South Korea – which became the perfect meeting point and a chance for a family visit. Aside from the super memories of the raw beauty of the country and the wonderful people, the one thing that keeps popping up in my…

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PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

Sami from Cooking on a Boat (a boat related group I am a part of) posted a recipe today for what looks like a really simple recipe for beef stroganoff made in a crockpot. On R.E.D. an appliance like that would draw far too much power so thought I would try it out in the pressure cooker. First though I cooked the egg noodles in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes, drained and kept warm in my Kuhn Rikon Cook…

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COCONUT & LIME BARLEY BREAKFAST PUDDING

COCONUT & LIME BARLEY BREAKFAST PUDDING

Now that I have added a little pressure cooker to our galley repertoire, I thought I would try a variation of my Apricot Brown Rice Pudding for breakfast. In the past I would have brought cooked brown rice onboard but I can now prepare it on the boat in the pressure cooker in 15 minutes. For this recipe though I used barley. COCONUT & LIME BARLEY BREAKFAST PUDDING Makes 2 sailor-sized portions 2/3 cups barley 1 15 oz can coconut…

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PRESSURE COOKER TOMATO PASTA with TUNA & CAPERS

PRESSURE COOKER TOMATO PASTA with TUNA & CAPERS

Here I go again with the cold weather food, but I am really excited to find out just what this pretty little appliance is capable of… I am also trying to compile a data base of healthy tastey meals with minimal ingredients that require no refrigeration, as these make for good back-up options should we be away from fresh markets for periods of time.   Tomato Pasta with Tuna & Capers 2 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 15…

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