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ADDICTIVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON and DATES

ADDICTIVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON and DATES

Did you ever think you would see ’addictive’ and ‘Brussels sprouts’ coupled together.  Well, this might just be the recipe to tip all those sprout haters into sprout lovers.  Savoury and sweet all in the same dish with a little added crunch of charred Brussels sprouts, it makes the perfect side dish.  But today was to be one of our meatless days and I wanted this to be the main event so I added some crumbled bacon and quickly seared…

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CAPRESE CUPS

CAPRESE CUPS

I’ve been trying out some recipes for an upcoming guest visit and wanted to prepare something yummy for breakfast or brunch.  And foremost, something easy.  I don’t want to be spending my time with them cooking all day.  I like make ahead dishes but we don’t have a whole lot of room to stash pre-made meals. This recipe fits perfectly.  I can make it fresh with little effort with ingredients that I can have on hand.  Some cheese, tomatoes and…

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MAY ROUND-UP

MAY ROUND-UP

My goodness this month went fast!   We’ve been so busy dividing our time amongst getting the boat ready for her spring splash, preparing for guests and tending to getting our new-to-us gardens cleaned up that it’s left little time for anything else. I did take the time though to put together a list of your favourite Galley Kat recipes for the month of May. Simply click on the caption of each image for the recipe link. First way at…

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PEPPER BACON

PEPPER BACON

Oh my, but this was good!  I made a batch of this pepper bacon and before it was barely cooled I had consumed or rather inhaled at least half of it.  Sadly this was all that remained from one pound of bacon.  Seven slices.  I made a special trip back to the market for another package.  Bacon addicts anonymous should be notified. I think I’ve demonstrated how good it is on its own but added to a spicy grilled cheese…

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GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

Missing my land-based Friday happy hours. The one day of the week that was a no-cook zone.  I could prepare things in advance but the whole idea was to create a no fuss, easy on the Galley Kat end of the week kind of dinner when we both got home from work.  Sometimes I would get a little carried away (who me?) with new recipes to try but it was that one sacred day…no not Sunday….sacred in the sense that…

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EASY CHEESY FAUX-TATO CASSEROLE

EASY CHEESY FAUX-TATO CASSEROLE

Today’s post is all about the cauliflower. So many things can be made with this unassuming vegetable. I think it’s OK to call a vegetable unassuming. One of my favourites is to use it to make a faux alfredo sauce which I mix in with my Three Cheese Hash Brown Casserole (recipe here) And for a low carb alternative to a summery barbecue picnic type dish try using cauliflower in a salad instead of potatoes. (recipe here) Fresh cauliflower is…

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CHEESY POTATO CAKES

CHEESY POTATO CAKES

I’m all about making it easy on myself in my little galley.  Leftovers used to be considered a four letter word to me but now I purposely make extra so that there will be enough for another meal.  Quite often what was leftover from an evening meal will become the next day’s breakfast. In the case of this next recipe I had made enough mashed potatoes to be transformed into tasty potato cakes. And since this recipe produces  at least…

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BANANA BREAD MUFFINS with MAPLE BACON COMPOUND BUTTER

BANANA BREAD MUFFINS with MAPLE BACON COMPOUND BUTTER

  Keeping simple galley methods in mind I transformed my favourite banana bread recipe into individual muffins baked in my Omnia Stove Top Oven.  A dozen perfect little hand treats resulted.  What made them even better was the addition of Maple Bacon Butter smeared over their already rich moist warm surface.  Sadly they never last very long once Captain gets wind of their existence but they are so easy to make that once I have another ripe banana or two…

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

I’m in love with versatile recipes ….ones that are  simple to make …ones where ingredients can be swapped to produce a result just as delicious as the original …ones that can be transformed into something entirely different using the same ingredients. This is one of those recipes. I took a basic corn chowder recipe (for my boat version click here) I swapped out fresh corn for canned corn. I eliminated the milk/cream component and added some fresh green to turn soup…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

Barely a week to go to the 30-day mark and we’re still going strong. As challenging as it’s been to create meals without dairy, grains, legumes and sugar, we’ve eaten really well and don’t feel at all deprived. Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Very simple to throw together. A base of hash browns, 8 eggs, crumbled bacon and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. About 30 minutes at 375 ° and it’s ready to enjoy. Lunch Chicken Lettuce Wraps Sliced grilled chicken topped with Dijon…

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