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GREEK INSPIRED MEATBALLS

GREEK INSPIRED MEATBALLS

Just because I’m not a football fan (oh the shame!) doesn’t mean I can’t offer you something yummy to nosh on during this year’s big game. Just throw meat and all  into a big bowl, dive in with both hands (properly washed of course) and squish all of those aromatic ingredients together. Serve warm with some tzatziki for dipping and a side salad. An icy crisp beer rounds off the presentaion. I’ve added a recipe for a quick Greek Salad…

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MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE LEMON CHICKEN

MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE LEMON CHICKEN

Time to add a little heat to the galley today.  Another chilly rainy day  and I have a good book to curl up with.  No time to be messing around with time consuming meals. Six chicken thighs and a handful of vegetables, some olives and lemon for a Mediterranean flair and we had a tasty meal in a little over one-half hour. Being the frugal Galley Kat that I am, I shredded the remaining two thighs, dumped them back into…

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MUJADDARA

MUJADDARA

My guy likes pretty much everything I make.  He never complains about my frequent dalliance into the vegetarian, vegan world although I know he loves meaty dishes. But when I get an unsolicited comment like ‘this one’s a keeper Kathy’, I sit up and take notice. The flavours in this Mediterranean inspired dish are wonderful, the crispy fried onion the perfect complement and I think we have found a new favourite comfort food. If you are lucky enough to have…

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BAKED GREEK SHRIMP with TOMATOES and FETA

BAKED GREEK SHRIMP with TOMATOES and FETA

Now that the weather is improving…slowly…but any improvement is welcomed… I’m beginning to make plans for summer boat life.  This means easy quick meals, prepared with simple fresh ingredients. Tonight’s meal was one of those winners…so much so that although I made enough for two servings we both wished we could have gone back for seconds. Onions and lots of garlic sent wafts of intoxicating aromas through my land galley.  Fresh tomatoes and lots of parsley topped off the base…

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SPARKLING SANGRIA with MIXED FRUIT, GINGER and MINT

SPARKLING SANGRIA with MIXED FRUIT, GINGER and MINT

It’s been difficult for us as retired folk to keep track of the passing days. When I ask Francois what day it is, he usually responds with the month or the season.  The only reason we keep track if it’s a weekend or not is to avoid having to face overpopulated markets and shopping centres and frustrating traffic jams.  But I do miss our after work Friday rituals though.  It was the one day when we would put aside all…

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MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA

MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA

Summery and fresh tasting. Just perfect for your next/first barbecue… MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce salt and pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil 4 cups of cubed watermelon 1 generous handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/2 cup sliced black olives 2 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup scrumbled feta In your serving bowl whisk together lemon juice and tabasco. Whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper Add the…

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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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CHICKEN MANGO AVOCADO SALAD with LIME DRESSING

CHICKEN MANGO AVOCADO SALAD with LIME DRESSING

Change in weather.. change in attitude… I think it may be safe to say spring has arrived, so I’m spending my time this week putting together some easy healthy salad-y type meals for us all to enjoy. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast so threw together this main dish salad for supper tonight. CHICKEN AVOCADO MANGO SALAD for your Lime Dressing… 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp grapeseed or other neutral flavour oil 2 tsp fish sauce 2…

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GREEK QUESADILLAS with TSATZIKI

GREEK QUESADILLAS with TSATZIKI

How about a little Mexican-Greek fusion for supper tonight? Here is something I brought onboard this summer that I didn’t use…. Canned spinach is kind of gross (in my humble opinion). ….but when I was provisioning this summer, I thought that it might come in handy should we have nothing leafy green or veggie and couldn’t or didn’t want to tramp through a little village to find something fresh. As it turns out, it’s pretty darn good… in this recipe…

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LAMB PATTIES with MINTED YOGURT SAUCE

LAMB PATTIES with MINTED YOGURT SAUCE

I first tried these as kabobs but they didn’t hold together very well.. possibly because of the goat cheese, so this time I made the same recipe but as patties or burgers and grilled them on the barbecue… much better… The rich taste of the lamb, the sweetness of the rasins and the spicy sauce were a winning combination…   shown here served with my Broad Bean & Pea Salad       LAMB PATTIES 1 lb ground lamb 1/4…

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