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STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

Here’s another of my little stove top vegetarian dishes for your next Meatless Monday.  You could add some ground chicken or spice it up with some well seasoned sausage but the quinoa and added cheese pack a pretty good protein punch without it. I made them with a Mexican flare, adding jalapenos, corn and black beans to the mix. As there was no animal protein to cook they were ready in about 25 stove-top-minutes,  although if you decide to add…

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CHICKEN RAVIOLI BAKE

CHICKEN RAVIOLI BAKE

This recipe is one of those zero-stress-company’s-coming kind of dinners.  We have our condo up for sale and in the midst of making sure everything was clean and neat we also were expecting dinner guests, and on top of that we had scheduled three showings back to back just before guests were to arrive.  So I can confirm first hand that this meal was indeed zero-stress-company’s-coming and in spite of everything, was a huge success. Normally I try to have…

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CHOPPED SALAD

CHOPPED SALAD

Ready for some summer grilling? Want an easy salad to go with? By the time the hot dogs were grilled, this yummy salad was ready to toss and serve. CHOPPED SALAD what you will need for 4 servings 1 cup corn 1 cup chopped sweet peppers 1 cup black beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 cup packed parsley or cilantro 1 avocado, divided (1/2 for dressing, 1/2 chopped for salad) 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup…

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SAILOR BEANS (Slow Cooker Method)

SAILOR BEANS (Slow Cooker Method)

A version of Hobo or Cowboy Beans, this hearty slow cooked dish was a welcomed meal with near freezing temperatures still hanging onto the last days of May.  Make enough so you have leftovers to serve up with your morning coffee.  Just a few basics to start …then the rest thrown into the mix. …two hours slow-cooked to juicy sweet perfection. SAILOR BEANS what you will need for 4 generous servings 1 lb lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion…

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HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS

HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS

I’m all about convenience, especially when it comes to cooking in my tiny kitchen/galley. But economy also plays a very important role, economy of effort balanced with cost. This is where my little pressure cooker comes into play. It would have been faster to just open a can of beans for this next recipe, but with a bit of fore-planning, I can pop in some dried beans with water and any seasonings I wish and 45 minutes later I have…

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BUDDHA BOWLS with CREAMY CARROT GINGER DRESSING

BUDDHA BOWLS with CREAMY CARROT GINGER DRESSING

I’m not sure if there is a specific recipe for a Buddha bowl but in our galley it lends itself to all sorts of options… completely vegan, vegetarian with or without tofu or with animal protein or fish added. The rice can be cooked in 15 minutes in a pressure cooker. The sweet potatoes can be grilled on skewers on your barbecue or as I did this time, tossed in some oil (a splash of sesame oil added is great),…

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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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