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CHILLED RHUBARB STRAWBERRY SOUP

CHILLED RHUBARB STRAWBERRY SOUP

What do cucumbers, strawberries and rhubarb have in common?  Yes, two of them are vegetables smarty pants.  But when the three of them meet together with a touch of chocolate balsamic vinegar they become the makings of a very memorable fresh summery soup. This time of year we still depend on imported strawberries which tend to be large and watery and since chilling mutes flavours you may want to add a touch more salt, a dash more of balsamic vinegar…

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ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

‘Tis the season filled with shopping, facing crowds, traffic. The season filled with over-scheduling.  The season filled with stress for some.  Well, if I can offer you just one super easy and super delicious recipe to serve to your guests, one that can be prepared a little in advance then I am one very happy Galley Kat. This post is actually two recipes in one because sometimes Happy Hour is all that’s necessary if you offer all or most of…

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AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

Fresh, easy and very tasty. What a great way to start your day with some crispy pan-grilled toast, creamy garlicy avocado and tangy lime-dressed cucumber ribbons… AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST what you will need 1 mini cucumber, thinly sliced in ribbons 2 tbsp lime juice, divided sea salt and pepper 1 ripe avocado 2 bulbs of roasted garlic (my boat how-to here) 1 healthy pinch of crushed chilis 12 grape tomatoes, halved 2-3 tbsp olive oil for drizzling and toasting 1…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 13 and 14

It’s hard to believe we’ve almost reached the halfway point in our Whole 30 Challenge without cheating. Well not entirely without cheating. We weren’t supposed to weigh ourselves…and we did. aaaand… Captain Francois has shed 8 lbs and I, 4 lbs in just two weeks. This wasn’t about weight loss as much as it was about rebalancing our eating habits but the fact that it has had this much impact on the earth’s force of gravity on our body mass is…

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PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING

PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING

This salad has quickly become our favourite. I made it the other night for our last summer land-based dinner party. We ate the leftovers the next day, and I quickly ran to the store to get more ingredients to reproduce. The crunch, the hint of spice (both radish and jalapeño), the wonderfully rich tangy avocado dressing all that freshness!!   PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING 1 bunch of radishes, cleaned and quartered 1 English cucumber, quartered 1 jalapeno, seeds…

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LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta. Great in soups, casseroles and salads… Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner. Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.   LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD 4 side servings 4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped sea salt and freshly…

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EASY PICKLED CABBAGE SALAD

EASY PICKLED CABBAGE SALAD

Do you ever crave something crunchy and vinegary? How about sliced cucumber and green onions in a bath of vinegar with lots of pepper? This following recipe really appealed to me for that very reason, and it keeps very well, increasing in its ‘vinegaryness’ with each passing day. EASY PICKLED CABBAGE SALAD 1-1/2 cup white vinegar 1-1/2 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp celery seed 1 small cabbage, cored and shredded 1 red pepper, chopped…

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HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

Even the most ordinary can be turned into something special with a bit of thought…. Our little cockpit snack… some of our favourite chips (black pepper and lime)… some homemade tzatziki (see recipe below)… some fresh veggies… and a frosty can of Captain’s ‘double O’ beer. HOMEMADE TZATZIKI 1 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 large English cucumber, cubed 1 tbps sea salt (for salting the cucumber) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp fresh mint 1 tbsp fresh dill…

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ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp Bragg seasoning (or your choice of soya sauce) 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sriracha sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp sesame oil 1 chopped green onion 1 seedless cucumber, julienned 24 oz asian noodles or other egg noodles (it produced a generous 4 cups of cooked noodles) 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced sesame seeds to garnish Whisk together the first 6 ingredients and set aside Cook noodles, drain…

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QUINOA SALAD with GRILLED HALLOUMI

QUINOA SALAD with GRILLED HALLOUMI

My latest food crush – halloumi. It’s this wonderful salty squeaky Cypriot cheese. It has a high melting point which lends itself well to grilling. Here is a wonderfully fresh and tasty salad, perfect for a simple evening meal. QUINOA SALAD with GRILLED HALLOUMI 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 large garlic clove, shredded 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp dried chili flakes 4 tbsp olive oil healthy dash of sea salt & pepper 4 small Persian cucumbers, quartered and chopped…

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