MUJENDRA (Cypriot rice and lentils)

This week I’m in plant-based heaven again.  I was enjoying a weekend morning cocooning in bed doing catch-up on some reading while having the TV on for some background noise and what do I hear?…’leftovers’?  Got my attention it did. The recipe had a name very similar to something I made for you a while ago…MUJADDARA which is what it’s called in Middle Eastern culinary circles. […]

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MELINA’S HALUSKI

When I received this recipe from Melina, I immediately thought comfort food.  It’s simple in ingredients and preparation and reminds me of something a Gramma would make.  And sure enough she mentioned it was a favourite recipe handed down from her Eastern-European Gramma to her Momma to her, a dish she falls back on time and time again.  Oh the memories that must evoke! So […]

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LYNN’S BAKED LEBANESE KIBBE

Taking a break from bomb making this week (last posts here in case you missed them: JOAN’S TACO BOMBS, and BREAKFAST BOMBS ), I dove right into this delicious looking recipe for kibbe sent in by one of my Galley Peeps.  A type of meatloaf with  Middle Eastern flavours.  Wonderfully seasoned, oh so good and relatively simple to throw together.  I considered using other ground meat […]

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SALMON LOAF with DILL SAUCE

Since we’ve been doing so much outdoor work in the garden lately, I haven’t been keeping up with supplying our land galley.  Funny really how I still provision like we are still onboard.  Cans of this and that.  Lots of grains.   Plus more and more we’ve run into friends and some family members who are either cutting back on carbs or for health reasons […]

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TEX MEX RISOTTO with bonus TEX MEX SPICE MIX

 Here’s a tasty one for you Galley Peeps.  It was inspired by one of our home delivery plant-based meals.  A simple risotto with a Tex Mex flair. You’ve probably noticed that I’m big on making my own spice mixes.  For one thing, in my tiny galley there’s precious little space for a gazillion spice containers.  And we do love our Mexican type foods so this […]

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BRAZILLIAN COD FISH STEW

Desperately needing some fish.  After all the moving stuff and at times not so healthy eating I really felt like something fresh from the sea.  Afterall we’re now living just a few paces from St-Margaret’s Bay and some of the freshest harvest from the sea so tonight is the night. Some sautéed  veggies… Seasonings and coconut milk… Add the marinated fish… And you’ll be ready […]

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GREEK LAMB STEW (pressure cooker version)

As some of you know we have been homeless for the past few months.  Our condo in Montreal sold and closed the 12th October.  All our wordly possessions were packed into an 8’x8’x16’ POD moving container which is now waiting for delivery this coming week. During the transition of closing in Montreal and closing here in Nova Scotia we have been staying with my daughter, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

Fresh is the name of the game here in the galley today.  Our local market just got in some fresh (never before frozen, or soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate) Digby scallops all plump and juicy.  Some green tomatoes and farm fresh corn on the cob came together to produce our supper tonight. I was feeling a little oink-ish and bought a whole pound of the little […]

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