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MEDITERRANEAN BAKED FISH

MEDITERRANEAN BAKED FISH

Good day to you all my Galley Friends.  I hope you are all well and ready for another treat from my little kitchen.  I must admit, that I really have been missing our dear sail boat, and when meal time rolls around I especially miss my very compact but efficient galley. Cooking minimally has become so engrained, that even with more conventional appliances, I still prefer my boat things. Because on the boat I had just one burner to cook…

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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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PICKLE BRINE POTATO and GREEN BEAN SALAD with GRILLED STEAK

PICKLE BRINE POTATO and GREEN BEAN SALAD with GRILLED STEAK

I’m afraid that I’m hooked on spicy extreme beans.  It used to be dill pickles but oh that spice and crunch sends me over the moon.  I buy them in large jars but recently the frugal Galley Kat in me was resenting wasting all that tasty brine. So I made me some pickle brine potato and green bean salad.  Within a few minutes pressure cooked we were ready to dine. I barely had time to grill the steaks…but then we…

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PORTUGUESE COD, POTATO and EGG CASSEROLE

PORTUGUESE COD, POTATO and EGG CASSEROLE

We do love our fish.  Haven’t had a lot of luck catching the critters during our summers on the boat but we do dream someday of improving on this skill.  When we are lucky enough to get hold of fresh fish it’s a feast aboard.  With a little pretending tonight I created this Portuguese dish with some fresh cod found at our local fish market. Starting with some sautéed  onions and garlic, the rest was easy. Sliced mini potatoes and…

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CHICKEN MARABELLA (pressure cooker version)

CHICKEN MARABELLA (pressure cooker version)

Chicken Marabella is a delicious dish. Served hot or cold it’s that perfect ‘company’s coming meal’.  So full of rich flavours but the ‘real’ recipe does take some time to put together.  You can read a little about its origins here.  I thought why not see if I could capture the same wonderful taste using a pressure cooker. Success! Imagine this much richness in just 10 minutes of cooking time. Each juicy morsel of chicken tasted as though it had…

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MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA what you will need for eight 6″ pieces 1 French baguette 2 sausages (I used 1 chorizo and 1 spicy Italian) 1 can refried beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup sliced black olives 1 cup shredded mozzarella putting together some easy deliciousness Slice baguette lengthwise then cut into 6″ pieces.  Depending on the length of the baguette it should  give you 8 pieces. Remove sausage from casings and cook breaking…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 29 and 30

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 29 and 30

Morning has broken on our final Whole 30 day. Looking back over the month, I can’t think of anything I would have done differently.  Variety in our meals made it all very enjoyable.  Good planning was key to keeping on track. I found the creativity of finding substitutes for some things (mostly condiments) challenging but there is a whole world wide web of exciting recipes to choose from. We never felt deprived.  There were a few times we would loved…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 21 and 22

Barely a week to go to the 30-day mark and we’re still going strong. As challenging as it’s been to create meals without dairy, grains, legumes and sugar, we’ve eaten really well and don’t feel at all deprived. Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Very simple to throw together. A base of hash browns, 8 eggs, crumbled bacon and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. About 30 minutes at 375 ° and it’s ready to enjoy. Lunch Chicken Lettuce Wraps Sliced grilled chicken topped with Dijon…

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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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LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

For your next rainy chilly evening when you are craving something packed full of flavour, something that hugs you like a warm blanket, try this easy stir-up. LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA 1 lb ground lamb (substitute ground chicken or turkey if lamb isn’t available) 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 3 cloves garlic, chopped cooking oil 1 tsp dried dill 1/2 tsp ground cloves pinch dried chilis sea salt and pepper to taste 2 cups canned diced…

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