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MY PLANT-BASED JOURNEY & JESSIE’S FABULOUS FALAFEL

MY PLANT-BASED JOURNEY & JESSIE’S FABULOUS FALAFEL

We’ve recently made some changes to our diets.  I’m not exactly sure how to label it or if I should even be concerned about labels.  It’s our business after all…and it’s our bodies we’re filling…but dietary labels are a thing I guess, so let’s call it vegan (imagine me cringing here).  Nothing with a face or mother or their byproducts.  Apparently I can’t call it whole food or plant-based…or what’s the latest?…WFPB!…or the WFPBNO…because they exclude things like my awesome…

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PIGGIES in BLANKETS (a Captain Cooks creation)

PIGGIES in BLANKETS (a Captain Cooks creation)

He’s back! again… I am so loving all of this company in my land galley lately.  This time my guy offered to make us his special Pigs in a Blanket.  Some sharp cheddar, weiner wraps (found in your dairy section) and this time he thought we should use meat from our fave local butcher. Cavicchi’s makes the best sausage bites, little meatballs, gluten free with the perfect blend of spices.  This time, mild Italian. To keep with the simple-no-oven-in-my-galley focus…

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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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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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THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE

THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE

This is a happy Happy Hour in the making.  Holiday season inspired and super easy to prepare…and I can now guarantee they are taste-tester approved. It’s fun presenting these as little individual servings….mango sauce served up in shot glassses or little port glasses. Let your guests grab a few extra shrimp on individual plates. So good!  So easy!  I’m now wishing I had made more. THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients 1 lb cooked large…

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FULL MEAL CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

FULL MEAL CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

I’ve really been missing our cockpit dinners, especially cheese fondu. It’s one of the easiest meals. So little preparation and minimal clean up. Imagine a warm starry evening, perfectly chilled white wine, a little dip of this and a sip of that, great conversation with friends. All the best components for boat entertaining. I took my basic cheese fondu recipe and added chicken leftover from last night’s barbecue, added some chopped fresh kale leaves to the rich creamy wine and…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

The final in my cook-once-eat-three times recipe extravaganza. If you still have some leftovers from your French Onion Grilled Cheese (recipe here) and your French Onion Pasta (recipe here), here is a way to finish off your week in style.  No leftovers you say?  Well, make some more!  In a few hours those guests will arrive and I can promise they will love you even more for making the effort. Grilling the bread drizzled with olive oil has become our preferred…

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CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS

CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS

Happy Hour in the galley today so I prepared some wings in advance in a wonderful spicy marinade to grill in time for cocktails. I just threw together an easy side salad, chilled some beverages and with just 30 minutes of grilling we were ready to dive in… CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS what you will need 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped 2 Thai chilis, chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 cup parsley, tightly packed Freshly ground pepper Zest…

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BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

My love affair with puff pastry continues. I made Cheese Straws with success (for recipe simply click on image) Next came my Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels, so easy and SO tasty (simply click on image for the recipe) Here’s another easy treat along the pinwheel line for your next Happy Hour using just 3 ingredients.   Two sheets of puff pastry, with a mix of roasted garlic and blue cheese. That’s it! Pure crispy, cheese heaven! BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 7 and 8

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 7 and 8

“Like Sex With Your Pants On”… tee hee! That’s going to raise a few eyebrows. This is where  Whole 30  and I may not entirely agree. I understand the concept  and if you would like to read about their very amusing analogy you can find the article here. It’s when it comes to making crêpes or pancakes that I disagree, somewhat. Thing is, sometimes we actually do enjoy  no-flour pancakes. I mean really enjoy. And not because we are avoiding flour….

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