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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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SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS

Working with puff pastry isn’t something I would normally undertake in my little galley but I have been curious about homemade cheese straws. Recipes I’ve seen make them look so simple to ‘just throw together’. So today I gave them a try. They are indeed simple to make. But ‘just throw together’? Still not convinced. SWEET and SAVOURY CHEESE STRAWS what you will need 1 package of puff pastry sheets (2 sheets per package) 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 package…

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BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS

BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS

Blue cheese and dark chocolate pairing? Heavenly! Add to that some crisp bacon and figs… …is there a beyond heaven? Put that chardonnay on ice baby, we’re dining tonight! BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS 12 figs 2 tbsp chocolate balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup blue cheese 12 slices bacon Cook bacon until almost done but not crispy. Set aside to drain on paper towelling Poach figs in a small amount of water until soft and swollen. Remover from liquid and set aside until…

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GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES with CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC VINEGAR PAN-ROASTED CHERRIES

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES with CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC VINEGAR PAN-ROASTED CHERRIES

I’ve been given some home work. Our dear friends recently gifted me with a bottle of Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar. …the same friends who challenged me with that wonderful elixir Blood Orange Vinegar. I had a lot of fun with that, metering it out spoonful by precious spoonful. Here are a couple of my simple creations… Bacon Braised Cabbage Fried Eggs with Vinegar Reduction Now I’ve been tasked with coming up with a recipe or two using another of their wonderful…

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PASTA WAFFLES

PASTA WAFFLES

I found another great use for leftover pasta… Pasta Waffles… …then turned them into the base for our morning fried egg sandwich.     PASTA WAFFLES (makes enough for 4 waffles) 2 cups cooked angel hair pasta 2 tbsp flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg Whisk egg then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop portions onto heated waffle iron and cook until steam subsides and both sides are brown and crispy.   Now load your sandwich.. spread…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Apple Bacon Blue Cheese Pizzas

CAPTAIN COOKS: Apple Bacon Blue Cheese Pizzas

Grilling season is almost here Galley Peeps and here is one AAA-mazing recipe to get it all started… APPLE BACON BLUE CHEESE PIZZAS 2 apples thinly sliced 1/4 cup maple syrup 2-4 slices cooked bacon or proscuitto, loosely chopped 2/3 cups blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup shredded provolone 2 heads roasted garlic 4 slices Naan Bread olive oil Toss apple slices in maple syrup. Slather Naan with olive oil. Top each Naan in the following order……

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ARETHA FRANKENSTEIN’S WAFFLES OF INSANE GREATNESS

ARETHA FRANKENSTEIN’S WAFFLES OF INSANE GREATNESS

I couldn’t come up with a better post title than this one. and on International Waffle Day at that! The origin of the recipe is Aretha’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee. and inspired by Food 52 ARETHA FRANKENSTEIN’S WAFFLES OF INSANE GREATNESS 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup melted butter 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1-1/2 tsp sugar 3/4 tsp vanilla In a large bowl mix together…

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MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR

MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR

Sometimes all of this cold frosty and very icey weather calls for a spicy and hearty cocktail. We have beer on hand… We have a small bottle of Clamato juice… and the rest of the ingredients for this tasty drink, a lighter version of my Blood Thirsty Caesar Shrimp Shooters (recipe here), are staples in our galley…land or water-based.   MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR 2 servings 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tbsp sriracha 1…

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‘BAKED’ PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST

‘BAKED’ PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST

When we’re not in a hurry and want a more substantial start to our day, I put in a bit more effort to breakfast than a quick bowl of cereal and yogurt. This was one of those days and wow, it was worth the little extra effort. Not only did we enjoy the results (warm custard-y pumpkin toast mixture) but it warmed up the cabin and imparted a wonderful spicy fragrance thoughout. I halved the original recipe to fit nicely…

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BETTER THAN COLD CEREAL

BETTER THAN COLD CEREAL

Just because there is limited space… Just because your boat may have a one burner stove, doesn’t mean breakfast has to be ordinary… All it takes is a planning strategy… Rashers of bacon needs a fry pan… Poached egg needs a pan with water… This was prepared in one pan… . …Fry the bacon until lightly browned on each side and set aside wrapped in foil… (I call this my warming oven) …In the same pan boil water to poach…

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