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ZUCCHINI GNOCCHI with CREAMY SAUCE two ways

ZUCCHINI GNOCCHI with CREAMY SAUCE two ways

True confessions from the Galley.  I’ve never made gnocchi before.  Never eaten gnocchi before.  I’m not sure why exactly except I always had the impression that it was some sort of doughy tasteless pasta.  Boy, was I wrong! As I was making the gnocchi, I kept sampling the little ‘slugs’ as they rose to the top of the boiling water. Shameful I know, but I couldn’t believe how tasty they were.  Add this to the rich creamy corn sauce and…

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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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SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

Well hello there folks.  Thanks for stopping by today and do I ever have a wonderful creation for you!.  It began with a simple pasta concoction earlier this week using my new spice crush…Urfa Biber (I haven’t yet found a local source but this company provided a very good online service – click here)…it’s a Turkish spice that offers a wonderful hit of heat without all the fire.  On a 1-10 heat scale it measures in at about 4.  The dish…

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FIG and CAMEMBERT GRILLED CHEESE with CRISPY MUSHROOM SALAD

FIG and CAMEMBERT GRILLED CHEESE with CRISPY MUSHROOM SALAD

I’m loving this sandwich/salad combo that was inspired by one of  our recent meal delivery recipes.  The sweet fig jam, ooy gooy creamy cheese and toasty crispy bread was a sensory delight.  Then you have the tangy/sweet-ish salad dressing over fresh greens.  But what drove it over the top was the addition of crispy mushrooms that have been tossed, then grilled in parmesan and bread crumbs.  Heavenly perfection. Just a few easy steps, beginning with slicing the mushrooms, then tossing…

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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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SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND KALE GRATIN

SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND KALE GRATIN

If ever there was a rich creamy totally satisfying comfort food  this  vegetarian dish is the one. And what a perfect meal considering the weather we have been having… …east facing windows of our little condo apartment completely covered with ice. Spring thaw can’t come fast enough… I took the original recipe, omitted the cream and used 2% evaporated milk instead and I really couldn’t tell the difference in the end result. A little Galley Kat advice for my boating…

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EASY CHEESY EGGS

EASY CHEESY EGGS

Our leisurely morning breakfast turned into a flavour explosion today. Try this next time you have a craving for fried eggs. Instead of butter or cooking oil to lubribate the pan, use grated Parmesan (or any other hard cheese like aged cheddar) as a base. I’ve tried Parm and Cheddar and LOVE them both. The oils from the cheese are released when heated, the egg is fried on top and that combination of creamy egg yolk and the bite of…

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CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

I was SO hungry after spending a day prepping the boat for late spring launch that I didn’t even take the time to snap pictures of the process for this recipe. Regardless of whether you see the steps or not, you HAVE to try this ….   Rich, creamy, spicy, cheesy, meaty…   It should have served 4, but there was precious little left after the two of us dove in…     CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP 1 lb of sausage…

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POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

I’ve been using crumb topping on the boat for the past 2 years. It works really well to simulate that crusty finish to casseroles à la Stove Top. But when I started reading more about this Poor Man’s Parmesan, it kicked up my topping game several notches. Yes good quality Parmesan is expensive but a little adds so much to a recipe. After trying this though I am a convert. Add as a topping to your next pasta dish, a…

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CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

Another snowy day with nothing much in your pantry? Got pasta? Got butter? Got Parmesan? some dried chilis? salt & pepper? Well you’ve got dinner! CACIO e PEPE Spaghetti or Fettucini (enough for 2 servings) 1 generous tsp freshly cracked pepper (extra to garnish) 1 tsp dried chilis 3-4 tbsp butter 3/4 cup grated Parmesan (+ 1 cup more if making ‘Frico’, see below) Cook pasta in well salted water until ‘al dente’. Scoop out 1/2 cup pasta water. Heat…

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