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CHICKEN MARABELLA (pressure cooker version)

CHICKEN MARABELLA (pressure cooker version)

Chicken Marabella is a delicious dish. Served hot or cold it’s that perfect ‘company’s coming meal’.  So full of rich flavours but the ‘real’ recipe does take some time to put together.  You can read a little about its origins here.  I thought why not see if I could capture the same wonderful taste using a pressure cooker. Success! Imagine this much richness in just 10 minutes of cooking time. Each juicy morsel of chicken tasted as though it had…

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CHICKEN MANGO AVOCADO SALAD with LIME DRESSING

CHICKEN MANGO AVOCADO SALAD with LIME DRESSING

Change in weather.. change in attitude… I think it may be safe to say spring has arrived, so I’m spending my time this week putting together some easy healthy salad-y type meals for us all to enjoy. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast so threw together this main dish salad for supper tonight. CHICKEN AVOCADO MANGO SALAD for your Lime Dressing… 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp grapeseed or other neutral flavour oil 2 tsp fish sauce 2…

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SUN-DRIED TOMATO and FETA CAKE

SUN-DRIED TOMATO and FETA CAKE

I had some feta cheese staring at me from the refrigerator this morning, a morning when I felt hungry for muffins… It’s been a while since I made muffins, but I am always it seems in a boat galley frame of mind, so out came my Omnia stove top for another creation. Feta screams for something savoury, so I grabbed my last few sun-dried tomatoes, some eggs, ground up a few almonds, a little flour and some seasonings… Mixed it…

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ENERGY BARS

ENERGY BARS

This is a very easy recipe to make and have on hand for on-the-go snacks and especially for a quick energy fix. No added sugar but these little morsels of deliciousness are really sweet. Galley Kat recommends doubling the recipe – they are that good!   GALLEY KAT ENERGY BARS 1/2 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup dried blueberries 1 cup raw almonds   Soak dried fruit in warm water for about 30 minutes to soften. Process…

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DESSERT ‘SALAMI’

DESSERT ‘SALAMI’

Yep! I said dessert salami… …buttery,sweet, dessert salami… …made with rich dark chocolate… …and almonds…   …and dried cherries…     DESSERT ‘SALAMI’   1 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup dried cherries 6 tbsp butter 2 cups dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee (I used espresso) 2-3 almond biscotti, crushed 1 tbsp grated orange rind Melt chocolate chips and butter over simmering water. Cool slightly and stir in the remaining ingredients. Let cool completely in refrigerator. When firm,…

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PUDDING IN A PINCH

PUDDING IN A PINCH

I bought a small package of chia seeds the other day at the market after reading so much about the health benefits…. Rich in manganese, phosphorous and calcium (makes my Kat bones stronger) Rich in fibre (we could all use more fibre) Packed with protein (have to create some new Meatless Monday recipes) Rich on Omega 3 (2 tbsp apparently my daily requirement) and my favourite… may help combat belly fat (so I can be that sleek lithe Galley Kat…

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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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