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LOU’S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with MUSHROOM SAUCE

LOU’S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with MUSHROOM SAUCE

I’m getting all fancy with my veggies in the galley today.  Not time consuming fancy.  Nor am I using weird and wonderful ingredients.  But by the time I finished making, then consuming this ultra-delicious dish, it felt very fancified.  I even poured us a glass of crisp white wine to go with to feel extra fancy pants fancy. A lowly head of cauliflower, a package of mushrooms were the main ingredients.  The most ‘exotic’ ingredient was miso paste which you…

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THE BEST SLOW COOKER STUFFING

THE BEST SLOW COOKER STUFFING

The discussion we have every year around Christmas time is ‘to stuff’ or ‘not stuff’….the turkey…not our bellies.  Stuffing the bird means a wonderfully flavourful result with all those juices infused into the bread crumbs but cooking is longer to make sure you don’t kill your guests  and in my opinion, it tends to over-cook the turkey. So this year the decision has been made to ‘not stuff’.  Give a cheer for getting one thing made ahead!   All the…

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CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Want an easy side dish for your supper tonight? These stuffed mushrooms were super simple to throw together and very tasty . I can even see them made with smaller mushrooms served as an appetizer.   I made six for the two of us but the filling could easily have been enough for eight mushrooms.  I really over filled them.     I spiced up the filling with some dried chilis but other seasoning could have been added.  Try tarragon,…

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CHEESY POTATO PUFFS

CHEESY POTATO PUFFS

With just one burner to cook our meals onboard I really have to pick and choose what will take centre stage in the galley.  It’s why I’m usually careful about leftovers and how those leftovers can be reborn for another time.  Tonight was one of those times for two cups of leftover mashed potatoes from our yummy Apple Sauce Meatloaf supper  to monopolize the space (recipe for meatloaf here). Depending on the size of muffin cups this recipe should give…

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POTATO LATKE MUFFINS

POTATO LATKE MUFFINS

I was so pleased with the results of my little potato stacks (recipe here), that I decided to try another potato side dish.  Potato Latkes are one of my all time favourites, especially smothered in rich sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.  Years ago while watching the kids’ show Mr. Dress-up (anyone remember him?) with my son, he showed how to make these really easy potato latkes.  I’ve been in love with them ever since.  So when I stumbled onto…

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CHEESY POTATO STACKS

CHEESY POTATO STACKS

So far I’ve not found anything that requires a conventional oven that I can’t cook in my little Omnia stove top oven.  Tonight while my chicken breasts were ‘poaching’ all on their own off-burner (you can read about this ingenious method here) I cooked us these rather elegant little potato morsels. Getting down and dirty with clean hands of course, I massaged the buttery cheesy peppery mixture into each slice. Equally portioned into little muffin cups they were ready to…

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CHEESY POTATO CAKES

CHEESY POTATO CAKES

I’m all about making it easy on myself in my little galley.  Leftovers used to be considered a four letter word to me but now I purposely make extra so that there will be enough for another meal.  Quite often what was leftover from an evening meal will become the next day’s breakfast. In the case of this next recipe I had made enough mashed potatoes to be transformed into tasty potato cakes. And since this recipe produces  at least…

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QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD

QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD

Not your typical cabbage slaw, this salad with a delicious Asian kick also packs in some extra protein, making it even more perfect as a meal in itself. QUINOA CABBAGE SALAD what you willl need 2 -2/1/2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup of uncooked) 1 package cabbage slaw 1 or 2 green onions, chopped 1 cup toasted cashews or  peanuts (dry toast in a small fry pan) For dressing ¼ cup  peanut butter 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 3 tablespoon…

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CHOPPED SALAD

CHOPPED SALAD

Ready for some summer grilling? Want an easy salad to go with? By the time the hot dogs were grilled, this yummy salad was ready to toss and serve. CHOPPED SALAD what you will need for 4 servings 1 cup corn 1 cup chopped sweet peppers 1 cup black beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 cup packed parsley or cilantro 1 avocado, divided (1/2 for dressing, 1/2 chopped for salad) 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup…

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WARM SWEET POTATO SALAD

WARM SWEET POTATO SALAD

Captain was cooking up one of his delicious creations the other night so I needed to prepare a side dish that would keep me out of his work space. I found one lonely sweet potato and three green onions. Galley Kat really really needs to do some serious provisioning very soon. Normally on the boat we cook things like potatos and vegetables on the grill. I usually peel and cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks, toss with a tablespoon or…

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