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POTATO CAULIFLOWER CURRY

POTATO CAULIFLOWER CURRY

My daughter invited us to dine with her a while ago and made the most delicious vegetarian meal.  The flavours for such a simple dish were so intense served with a side of fluffy rice and a few squares of crispy salty paneer, I just had to do a repeat performance for the two of us.  My husband, a meat lover, was amazed that a bowl of simple vegetables could be SO good. We had some leftovers so I mashed…

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CRUSTLESS TOMATO QUICHE

CRUSTLESS TOMATO QUICHE

When I first made this recipe, we were on the boat and I kind of just dumped everything into the pan, plunked the cheese on top and cooked it in my Omnia stove top oven.  It was delicious but not terribly pretty.  Notice how I tried to dress it up with a little basil? It did the trick as far as a healthy, easy and tasty boat dish but we are expecting more visitors soon at our little home by…

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GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

I’ve been heavy into easy cooking lately.  Now that we are back on the water I have absolutely no interest in complicated.  Some grilled meat or fish and a fresh salad is about as complex as it gets.  I came across this next recipe and it is just the best idea I’ve seen in a long while.  Made soley with tomatoes and butter and the best part…no cooking. The coolest part is I can make up a batch, pack it…

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SAVOURY TOMATO COBBLER with CHEESY CORNMEAL BISCUITS

SAVOURY TOMATO COBBLER with CHEESY CORNMEAL BISCUITS

What to do with the remaining tomatoes from our neighbour’s community garden? Maybe something warming and comforting? Something to add a little heat to our little cabin on a chilly night. SAVOURY TOMATO COBBLER with CHEESY CORNMEAL BISCUITS (Omnia Stove Top version) 2 pints of cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, peeled smashed and minced 1 handful of fresh basil leaves, slivered (a few more for garnish) olive oil sea salt and…

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BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE

BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE

Chilly nights call for warming drinks. According to mixologists a Bullshot is typically made with spiced up beef broth and vodka. I however decided we needed another serving of vegetables tonight (potato-based vodka doesn’t count) so added tomato juice as well. More like a warming Bloody Mary. This is also wonderfully satisfying without the vodka. BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE (makes about 48 oz) 20 oz of beef broth 20 oz tomato juice 3 tbsp horseradish 10 dashes of tobasco sauce 10…

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CAPRESE SANDWICH WRAP

CAPRESE SANDWICH WRAP

If you are looking for a delicious, easy and elegant lunch treat, this one is for you… CAPRESE SANDWICH 4 servings 4 flour tortillas 2 tomatoes sliced 1 ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/2 avocado, slices 2 couple of handfuls of arugula good quality EVOO balsamic vinegar (see Galley Kat Note below) Sea salt and pepper to taste Gather all your ingredients together. On your tortillas, place tomato slices on the first third, followed by mozzarella slices, avocado, and several…

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PASTA WAFFLES

PASTA WAFFLES

I found another great use for leftover pasta… Pasta Waffles… …then turned them into the base for our morning fried egg sandwich.     PASTA WAFFLES (makes enough for 4 waffles) 2 cups cooked angel hair pasta 2 tbsp flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg Whisk egg then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop portions onto heated waffle iron and cook until steam subsides and both sides are brown and crispy.   Now load your sandwich.. spread…

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BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

BROCCOLI KALE SALAD

  BROCCOLI KALE SALAD 6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled 4 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup chopped onions 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 1 cup shredded aged cheddar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp sea salt Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt and set aside. In large bowl toss together veggies. Drizzle dressing over all and toss again. Sprinkle…

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EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

This recipe is truly a ‘have-nothing-in-my-kitchen-so-raid-my-pantry’ recipe. EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes a generous 1/3 cup unsalted butter here’s the plus 2… 1 medium onion cut in half 3 cloves garlic sea salt and pepper to taste (I don’t count these as ingredients because who doesn’t always add salt and pepper to their tomato sauce?) Place all but salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Bring to a gentle simmer…

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SOPA NEGRA (Costa Rican Black Bean Soup)

SOPA NEGRA (Costa Rican Black Bean Soup)

We just arrived back from the most wonderful advenurous trip to Costa Rica. One of the many things we enjoyed was an invitation into the home of two women who prepared for us one of the most delicious meals we have ever eaten. Costa Rican cuisine at its base is simple and fresh with well-seasoned but surprisingly not spicy beans and rice served at every meal. We found the spicy was usually served on the side. One of the dishes…

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