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DUCK SOUP

DUCK SOUP

Remember Francois’ duck-in-a-bag post from several days ago? (recipe link here in case you missed it) WELL!….I stripped that baby of it’s meat, then plopped the carcass, seasonings and veggies into my slow cooker and boiled the bejesus out of it for 18 hours.  Then I carefully pulled the remains of juicy bits of meat from the bones.  It’s surprising what I harvested…enough meat for 2 more meals and 8 cups of bone broth.  Frugal little Galley Kat! So for…

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ASIAN CHICKEN and CABBAGE SALAD

ASIAN CHICKEN and CABBAGE SALAD

Spending as much time as we do on the boat, economy becomes a huge focus: Economy of efforts (streamlining the chores so we can be spending more time enjoying sailing) Economy of scale (keeping our enviromnment small and simple as the less we have, the less that needs our attention) Economy of resources (anyone who has spent any amount of time on a boat or in an RV knows how important conserving energy output is. There’s also water conservation, and…

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ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

‘Tis the season filled with shopping, facing crowds, traffic. The season filled with over-scheduling.  The season filled with stress for some.  Well, if I can offer you just one super easy and super delicious recipe to serve to your guests, one that can be prepared a little in advance then I am one very happy Galley Kat. This post is actually two recipes in one because sometimes Happy Hour is all that’s necessary if you offer all or most of…

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

I don’t think I could ever get tired of eating scallops.  Just writing this makes me want to make this easy salad again and again and again.  Light plump bites, sprinkled with just a touch of salt flakes and a grind of pepper served over a fresh salad.  The beauty of this dish is the scallops can be served either warm straight from the pan or chilled.  Delicious either way. The dressing with a hint of fresh ginger and squeeze…

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LIME SHRIMP with UDON NOODLE

LIME SHRIMP with UDON NOODLE

This next recipe came about after a long day on the water when all I wanted to do was pour a glass of wine and kick back a bit.  You know those days when you ask your significant other what they would like for dinner and all you get is ‘surprise me’.  So I poured that wine and thought and came up with a tasty winner. So easy too.  Just a few ingredients: quick cooking shrimp, some udon noodles and…

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ASIAN DEVILLED EGGS

ASIAN DEVILLED EGGS

    Recently we invited friends for a wonderful end of season sail. ….the very talented lady and her partner… (Shaune Thompson Photography)     I put together a little brunch before departing which included some Gomashio coated boiled eggs. (Gomashio is pan seared sea salt with ground sesame seeds)     Gomashio adds that perfect touch to so many Asian-inspired dishes, that I make up a good sized batch to keep onboard. recipe link for Gomashio      …

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ASIAN CHEESE BALL

ASIAN CHEESE BALL

Super easy and tasty treat for your guests over the holidays. We made this several times and each time it disappeared within minutes. Serve with rice crackers. Perfect for gluten intolerant guests …. and those who really like a little zing on their crackers…. ASIAN CHEESE BALL 1 package of cream cheese 1 tbsp chili sauce 1tbsp freshly grated ginger 1 tbsp freshly grated onion 1 clove garlic, grated 1 tbsp soya sauce or Bragg seasoning 1 tsp sesame oil…

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STICKY HONEY SESAME CHICKEN

STICKY HONEY SESAME CHICKEN

Love everything Asian but I try to avoid anything deep fried. And these easy and not deep-fried little bites of chicken were perfect all smothered in a sticky honey sesame sauce. STICKY HONEY SESAME CHICKEN 1 lb boneless chicken cut into 1″ pieces 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tbsp oil (coconut oil works really well) toasted sesame seeds to garnish for batter 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg white 1/2 cup water 1…

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BUDDHA BOWLS with CREAMY CARROT GINGER DRESSING

BUDDHA BOWLS with CREAMY CARROT GINGER DRESSING

I’m not sure if there is a specific recipe for a Buddha bowl but in our galley it lends itself to all sorts of options… completely vegan, vegetarian with or without tofu or with animal protein or fish added. The rice can be cooked in 15 minutes in a pressure cooker. The sweet potatoes can be grilled on skewers on your barbecue or as I did this time, tossed in some oil (a splash of sesame oil added is great),…

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ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER

ASIAN NOODLES with CUCUMBER 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp Bragg seasoning (or your choice of soya sauce) 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sriracha sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp sesame oil 1 chopped green onion 1 seedless cucumber, julienned 24 oz asian noodles or other egg noodles (it produced a generous 4 cups of cooked noodles) 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced sesame seeds to garnish Whisk together the first 6 ingredients and set aside Cook noodles, drain…

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