DIETARY REBOOT – Days 17 and 18

Part of the ease in making this Whole30 regime work is keeping sequestered from outside challenges like dining out. Entertaining guests also adds a new dimension to our culinary journey. Old habits resurface, as when Captain François automatically reached for a slice of bread during a recent dinner party. The next few days may or may not be difficult as we welcome guests for the week. […]

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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 […]

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LA GARBURE – #15 of 44 FRENCH CLASSICS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

Back at it, picking away at my 44 French Classics. So many of the South-western French recipes on the list are basic stews with varying ingredients. For this next one, I found many recipes of the same name but the meat ingredients seemed to vary. The common elements were duck legs, cabbage, and were heavy on the root vegetables. It’s basically known as a peasant […]

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WARM FRENCH LENTIL SALAD

I thought it would be difficult finding French lentils for this French recipe but when doing some research I found out that Canada is the leading producer and exporter of lentils so it should come as no surprise that the French green variety are readily available. I even found a canned version of these delicate gems. (great for onboard dishes – one less pot to […]

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