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BAKED GREEN DUMPLINGS in RED PEPPER SAUCE

BAKED GREEN DUMPLINGS in RED PEPPER SAUCE

Inspired by Rita’s Romanian Meatball with that tasty tomato soup sauce and since we were at that time still under 14-day quarantined following crossing provincial borders after selling of our sailboat, I foraged in my garden and pantry for dinner. One jar of roasted red peppers and a bunch of greens became the base for a delicious meatless meal. Trying to use as few dishes as possible I first sautéd the greens and set them aside to cool in a  large…

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PUMPKIN RIGATONI

PUMPKIN RIGATONI

Want an easy dish for your next Meatless Monday?  Very budget focused, healthy, made with simple ingredients… …the basics: pumpkin purée, onion and garlic, some greens and seasonings. …the sauce, rich with either cream or a more healthy version with evaporated milk. …all ready in the time it takes to cook your pasta. PUMPKIN RIGATONI   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients ½ lb uncooked rigatoni 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped (about ¾ cup) 2 garlic cloves, minced…

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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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MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

Rice! Such a simple grain. But oh my, when it’s transformed into a creamy rich main attraction such a risotto that’s when it really shines. MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO what you will need 1 cup rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 cup chopped mushrooms 2 cups chopped kale 4-6 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 1/2 package Boursin cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2-3 tbsp chopped basil ready to…

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MASHED POTATO KALE CAKES with ROUILLE

MASHED POTATO KALE CAKES with ROUILLE

Let’s talk about leftovers. You know by now that I am a big fan of cooking once and eating twice. It just makes so much economical sense to me: Less fuel used Less planning Less work Fewer shopping trips to the market with fewer temptations Overall, less time taken. Leftovers may also be a nasty not-really-four-letter-word for some. !BORING! With a little imagination though I believe one can turn leftovers into some very creative meals. Look at what I did…

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ZUPPA TOSCANA

ZUPPA TOSCANA

One of Captain François’ all time favourite soups is Italian Wedding Soup. My version may not be traditional but I love making it because it is so easy to throw together when I don’t feel like cooking… It’s basically the soup base (chicken broth), bits of Italian sausage, some small pasta (acini de pepe or orzo), spinach or other greens, dressed with some Parm. Easy. Then I ran across several copy cat recipes for Zuppa Toscana. Hearty, warming and rich…

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SWEET POTATO & MAPLE SAUSAGE PIE

SWEET POTATO & MAPLE SAUSAGE PIE

I have a REALLY good one for you this morning Galley Peeps. Super easy to throw together… Just a few simple ingredients… Perfect for supper, lunch or breakfast… Serve it straight from the oven… serve it warm… or as I found out while writing this post, directly from the refrigerator bite by delicious bite.. This is complete as is with protein, carbs and vegetables but it’s great served with a crispy green salad. You can also swap out the kale…

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BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

  BROCCOLI KALE SALAD 6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled 4 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup chopped onions 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 1 cup shredded aged cheddar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp sea salt Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt and set aside. In large bowl toss together veggies. Drizzle dressing over all and toss again. Sprinkle…

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MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

MEATLESS MONDAY: SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE

Here is another good one for Meatless Monday. I cooked enough for 4 – keeping with my ‘cook once, eat twice’ philosophy – as I have another recipe ready for the leftovers….   SWEET POTATO CREAM PASTA with CRISPY KALE 1-1/2 cups cooked sweet potato, mashed (10 minutes in the pressure cooker) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp flour 1-1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese, plus more…

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CRISPY KALE

CRISPY KALE

I needed the kale to top a pasta dish but ‘sans’ oven onboard I would normally have to do without. It is possible that it could be done with a grill sheet on the bbq so will give it a try once R.E.D. is in the water again and let you know…             CRISPY KALE 4 cups of kale leaves 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (again with the sesame…) 4 tbsp finely grated Romano cheese…

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