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MUJADDARA

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 we have found a new favourite comfort food. If you are lucky enough to have…

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CHICKEN CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

CHICKEN CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When I made pork carnitas the other day, we loved it so much that I felt I had to share the joy with my daughter.  Well, even though I said she could  make it with ‘happy pork’ (her words for free range, no hormone etc etc), she politely responded with a firm ‘no thank you’ but couldn’t I make it with happy chicken?.  So thanks to my little darling I can now say with certainty that these are just as…

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SHRIMP and SWEET POTATO CURRY

SHRIMP and SWEET POTATO CURRY

Several weeks ago now, my eldest son, his beautiful wife and their darling newest addition to the family visited us. As with most of our get-togethers it was all too brief so we packed in as much quality time as possible.  Those moments, both past and present, when we are gathered together for meals, are what so many great family memories are made of and the meal that my daughter-in-law made for us one particular evening will remain as one…

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BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

Not too many days left now before our dear R.E.D. is wrapped strapped and tarped for the winter months.  This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a few last meals onboard. Most of my galley has been emptied of cooking gear but I’ve kept my treasured pressure cook onboard for one last hurrah.  The list of ingredients for this meal was minimal: a couple of pork chops, tomaotes and peppers, a few seasonings and some rice. I brined the chops for…

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FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

We were recently gifted with some tuna from our sailing/fishing friends and wanted to put together something worthy of their generosity. In my search, I landed on what looked like a winner from The Domestic Man.  Simple, very quick to prepare and cook, plus I was introduced to a new-to-me seasoning, Furikake, a combination of sesame seeds and nori seaweed.  Well, I thought to myself, I can make my own, which is what I did. All this to say, my…

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MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO

Rice! Such a simple grain. But oh my, when it’s transformed into a creamy rich main attraction such a risotto that’s when it really shines. MEDITERRANEAN RISOTTO what you will need 1 cup rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 cup chopped mushrooms 2 cups chopped kale 4-6 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 1/2 package Boursin cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2-3 tbsp chopped basil ready to…

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE and TOMATO RISOTTO

ITALIAN SAUSAGE and TOMATO RISOTTO

Risotto is one of my all time favourite dishes for so many reasons. It’s the ultimate comfort food…easy, creamy and flavourful. The base ingredients keep so well in our tiny galley…rice, garlic, onion, chicken broth and parm. Easy to throw together…gather the ingredients and 20 minutes later…pure Italian heaven! With a few additions the basic recipe can be transformed into a multitude of options. This next recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen by way of Martha Stewart seemed like quite a…

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EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

  Now that our boat has been put snuggly away for the winter months (insert sad face), I am back in our land galley working on some easy recipes to squirrel away. With the use of my little pressure cooker and my stir-fry pan, I came up with this next Asian-inspired dish. An easy supper ready in the time it takes you to cook rice.   EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN 1 chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces 2 cloves garlic, minced…

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SWEET CORN RISOTTO

SWEET CORN RISOTTO

As far as fresh produce this has to be my favourite time of year. so many fruits and vegetables are in season and available locally. The gifts of tomatoes from our neighbour’s community garden keep flowing in with gift bags of them left on our doorstep. My little basil plant continues to thrive onboard Lately we were given several ears of local corn. And I was craving risotto. So besides the corn I had some arborio rice, garlic and onion,…

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CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE

CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE

This is one of my favourite throw-together meals. Super easy and can be made mostly with what you have on hand. Make some extra rice for tonight’s meal and you will have this very flavourful and complete vegetarian dish for tomorrow… CRISPY GINGER GARLIC FRIED RICE 2 tbsp minced ginger 2 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 cup cooking oil (peanut or grapeseed is a good choice) 4 green onions, chopped (some green parts reserved) 4 cups cooked jasmine rice sea salt…

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