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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

Next week is the beginning of the Chinese New Year so I’ve put together some of our favourite Asian-inspired recipes for you, just in case you want to up your chances of more health, fortune or wealth, longevity, attract more loyalty and bring peace to your lives.  It never hurts does it?  And while you’re making this year more properous you get to enjoy some very VERY tasty dishes (simple click on each name to access the recipe) Eggs: for a…

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DUCK SOUP

DUCK SOUP

Remember Francois’ duck-in-a-bag post from several days ago? (recipe link here in case you missed it) WELL!….I stripped that baby of it’s meat, then plopped the carcass, seasonings and veggies into my slow cooker and boiled the bejesus out of it for 18 hours.  Then I carefully pulled the remains of juicy bits of meat from the bones.  It’s surprising what I harvested…enough meat for 2 more meals and 8 cups of bone broth.  Frugal little Galley Kat! So for…

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SAVOURY BAKED NOODLES (KUGEL)

SAVOURY BAKED NOODLES (KUGEL)

I love kugel, especially the savoury kind.  Well, in truth I love anything with pasta and cheese.  It’s the ultimate comfort food especially welcomed now that we are heading into some chilly days.  I call it my hibernation food. This next recipe was made to be a complete meal with spinach and mushrooms and lots of dairy for protein.  I baked it no-oven-galley-style in my stove top Omnia but for you land folks it easily transforms to a more traditional…

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MARCH is NOODLE MONTH

MARCH is NOODLE MONTH

“According to the National Pasta Association, it is because of a sharp rise in the amount of noodles eaten at the beginning of the year in an effort to thwart the cold weather that March has been designated Noodle Month.  In other words, a steaming bowl of delicious pasta is real comfort food. March is also a month where certain religions give up meat for lent, depending on when Easter falls of course, but rather than changing noodle month to…

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PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

PARSNIP CARROT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Today is a really crappy day weather-wise. Howling winds, pelting rain. Really don’t want to venture out. So going to shop my pantry. Taking stock, I found the remains of my rotisserie chicken, needing some attention 1/2 an onion (still more in the pantry) Captain’s fave ‘designer’ carrots – still crispy and in good shape and 6 parsnips, on the edge of wrinkly, limp and pathetic but still useable. I ripped apart the chicken, reserving the meat, put the bones…

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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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PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

PRESSURE COOKER BEEF STROGANOFF

Sami from Cooking on a Boat (a boat related group I am a part of) posted a recipe today for what looks like a really simple recipe for beef stroganoff made in a crockpot. On R.E.D. an appliance like that would draw far too much power so thought I would try it out in the pressure cooker. First though I cooked the egg noodles in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes, drained and kept warm in my Kuhn Rikon Cook…

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