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 […]

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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) […]

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS RISOTTO

This may seems a bid odd but I had a dozen Brussels sprouts, and about 6 large mushrooms and not a whole lot else in our land galley and we were leaving for a week on our little adventure. Plus with all the excitement of preparing and packing last week I had neither the interest nor energy to put a lot of thought and effort […]

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PUMPKIN ARANCINI

Another inspiration from RecipeTin Eats The second best thing about delicious risotto is having leftovers… and as Francois said last night when I made my really yummy Pumpkin Risotto ‘You should make this more often’. Luckily I had just enough left to make tonight’s even more yummy Pumpkin Arancini. Usually arancini are little risotto balls coated with bread crumbs and fried. To keep the galley […]

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PUMPKIN RISOTTO

One of my favourite sources of delicious and easy recipes is from Nagi of RecipeTin Eats When she posted her recipe for baked Pumpkin Risotto a while ago I thought ‘Oh yum!’ So when I found myself with some pumpkin purée I thought I would make my own boat friendly tiny galley version…   Well, let me tell you it was so good that Captain […]

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UNSTUFFED STUFFED PEPPERS

One of our condo neighbours who has a community garden donated a whole sack of green peppers to the hungry sailor cause. I froze some in our ‘dirt galley’ (what I call our soon-to-be-winter-land-kitchen). (easy to do – just cut up, vacuum seal and pop in the freezer) Since my Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls (pressure cooker method) were such a success I thought, why not unstuff […]

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STORMS and TASTY LEMON, BASIL & PASTIS INFUSED SHRIMP RISOTTO

Now that I have perfected my basic Risotto on a Boat and since I have some shrimp in the cooler and a beautiful bouquet of basil begging to be used… (a little boat alliteration) …and to give the barbecue(er) a break. …and since this rainy thunder stormy day has cooled things off I can afford to heat up the cabin a bit… LEMON, BASIL, & […]

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RISOTTO ON A BOAT

I used to think Risotto, my all time favourite meal, was this delicious mysterious dish that could be enjoyed only in the best of Italian restaurants. Then one day while channel surfing I came upon a cooking show where (get this) a French chef was teaching the Italian host how to cook Risotto. He sautéd minced onion and garlic in some olive oil, added some […]

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SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe caught my eye… so pretty… so simple… (and I had one lonely steak in the freezer which didn’t want to be left behind when boating season starts)       SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY Adapted from The Clever Carrot 2 servings   for sauce 2 tbsp soya sauce (or Bragg seasoning) 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup beef broth 1 generous tsp cornstarch Whisk […]

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LENTIL & BROWN RICE PUDDING

LENTIL a & BROWN RICE PUDDING (yields 4 cups) 2 cups cooked French lentils 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups coconut milk 3 generous tbsp Agave syrup or honey Pinch sea salt 1/2 tsp ground cardamon 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried apricots (about 15) 1/2 cup slivered almonds Whipped cream for topping (try adding a pinch of ground cardamon when whipping the cream) In a […]

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