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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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EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

Finding ways to improve conveniences in our tiny galley is always welcomed and this next recipe is simply brilliant in its simplicity.  We love grilled cheese.  We enjoy them often.  They are easy to throw together, tasty, satisfying and depending what you serve with them or add to them, a complete meal.  So what if I tell you that you can make grilled cheese even easier? Mix all of these flavourful ingredients together and keep them in the refrigerator until…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 17 and 18

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 17 and 18

Part of the ease in making this Whole30 regime work is keeping sequestered from outside challenges like dining out. Entertaining guests also adds a new dimension to our culinary journey. Old habits resurface, as when Captain François automatically reached for a slice of bread during a recent dinner party. The next few days may or may not be difficult as we welcome guests for the week. We’ll just have to wait and see. On the meal board for today… Breakfast Scrambled…

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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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GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL

GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL

How about a zingy refreshing cocktail to put some spring in your Spring? I was saving these little cans of Stoli Ginger Beer for the boat, but they started calling to me from the depths of our boat cupboard and I just couldn’t ignore them any longer… GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL 1 lime 1 jalapeño 2 tbsp agave syrup 16 oz (500 ml) sparkling water 16 oz (500 ml) ginger beer 2 peeled thin rounds of fresh ginger Cut the…

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CORNED BEEF TACOS with GUINNESS DIPPING SAUCE

CORNED BEEF TACOS with GUINNESS DIPPING SAUCE

How about a little Mexican Irish Fusion?… Tacos and Corned Beef?… …with a little Guinnes Dipping Sauce on the side? “Pourquoi pas?!” I say with my best French accent. …an interesting way to use up some of that corned beef from yesterday’s Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage feast… Have I peeked your interest? Well just take a look at this following recipe… It may seem like a strange combination of ingredients, and I must admit I was sceptical…

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BLACK BEAN CHILI

BLACK BEAN CHILI

Here is another Costa Rican inspired dish that offers lots of flavour.. super easy to make… versatile… and healthy… Instead of the typical black beans and rice I subbed the rice for red quinoa for a little added protein.       BLACK BEAN CHILI a few swirls of cooking oil 1 small onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, minced 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1″ pieces) 1-14 oz…

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GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN with PINEAPPLE SALSA and JASMINE RICE

GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN with PINEAPPLE SALSA and JASMINE RICE

I keep wafting back and forth between craving summer barbecuing and cold weather comfort food. No doubt that I am in denial that soon we will no longer be aboard our little chalet on the water. Today I’m in a summer frame of mind, so fire up that grill Galley peeps…… MARINADE for PORK 1 pork tenderloin 1/4 cup soya sauce (I use Bragg Seasoning) 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup dry sherry 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar 1/8 cup vegetable…

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PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD

If I wasn’t a pressure cooker advocate before, I certainly am now. I have used our little 2 qt cooker at home several times but this was my first time onboard and WOW! just 3 minutes and potatoes AND eggs were ready for a perfectly easy potato salad. …served with some juicy grilled chicken… PRESSURE COOKER POTATO SALAD 1.5 lbs mini potatoes, cut in half 2 eggs in shells 1 cup water 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3 green onions, sliced 2…

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CHILI RELLENO RUSTICO w/ BREAD DIPPING SAUCE

CHILI RELLENO RUSTICO w/ BREAD DIPPING SAUCE

Years ago before I retired, we had a ritual of Friday Happy Hour. After a long week, the last thing I wanted to do was cook another meal. Our dinner could take any form from phone-ordered pizza to something I may have stashed in the freezer as long as I didn’t have to cook that day.   Now that R.E.D. is tarped and prepared for our long Canadian winter and we are back to being ‘dirt people’ I think it…

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