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LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA

For your next rainy chilly evening when you are craving something packed full of flavour, something that hugs you like a warm blanket, try this easy stir-up. LAMB with ORZO, OLIVES and FETA 1 lb ground lamb (substitute ground chicken or turkey if lamb isn’t available) 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 3 cloves garlic, chopped cooking oil 1 tsp dried dill 1/2 tsp ground cloves pinch dried chilis sea salt and pepper to taste 2 cups canned diced…

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SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD

SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD

Continuing on with the salad train, here is another fresh and easy recipe that makes a wonderful bursting with flavour main course meal. I used shrimp for this version, but adding some tuna or grilled chicken would be equally as good… SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD 4 side servings 2 generous main servings 2 cups raw uncooked medium shrimp 2 cup fresh corn cut off the cobs (about 4 cobs) 2 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp butter 2 tbsp chopped…

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PIZZADILLAS

PIZZADILLAS

What to do with cheese and deli meats leftover from my Italian Easter Pie? How about a little Mexican Italian fusion?   PIZZADILLAS No real recipe required. Just load your fave pizza topping on tortillas… I cooked up some more of my Easy Tomato Sauce, adding some dried oregano, a smashed garlic clove and some dried chilis for a bit of extra flavour and heat… …spread some sauce on 8″ tortillas…   …added some meats, cheese and sliced black olives……

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PORK RAGU on CREAMY POLENTA

PORK RAGU on CREAMY POLENTA

Hearty belly-warming stews are a welcome meal after a chilly day out and about, Hiking, camping or on the water, there’s nothing like that rich thick flavour. What’s even better is not having to spend the hour or three cooking time that is usual to capture that rich Ragu flavour. Soooo…. I tried a little something new…. a Ragu made with pork tenderloin instead of a cut that requires more cooking time, and no fat or waste. …then to cut…

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CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

Dreaming of grilling but these all-too-frequent sub-zero days beg for some tasty warming soup. By the time we get into some warmer weather I’m going to have such a great stash of soup recipes. Here’s another good one for you… a little Italian seasoning, lots of fresh garlic to fight those seasonal demons, pasta, some veggies, and a hint of lemon… CHICKEN ORZO SOUP 1 tbsp olive oil 5 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 1 small onion, chopped 6 good-sized…

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BLACK BEAN CHILI

BLACK BEAN CHILI

Here is another Costa Rican inspired dish that offers lots of flavour.. super easy to make… versatile… and healthy… Instead of the typical black beans and rice I subbed the rice for red quinoa for a little added protein.       BLACK BEAN CHILI a few swirls of cooking oil 1 small onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, minced 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1″ pieces) 1-14 oz…

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SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

When you are craving something easy, using up pantry stock… wanting something healthy… and super tasty… …dinner can’t get much easier than this… …sauté your veggies… …add the tomato party… …a bit of grated cheese and some fresh basil flash fried… …perfect Yum for a cold winter night… SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA 1 small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 2 – 14 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes 2-3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp dried oregano…

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VEGGIE NACHOS

VEGGIE NACHOS

Captain Francois calls these… the best nachos EVER! VEGGIE NACHOS 8 oz mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped (or cut in half and remove seeds for less heat) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp smoke paprika a healthy grind of pepper and sea salt 1 bag nachos chops 4-6 oz aged cheddar, shredded (or your cheese of choice) tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 avocado, chopped Greek yogurt & salsa…

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END OF SEASON GALLEY CLEAN OUT CASSEROLE

END OF SEASON GALLEY CLEAN OUT CASSEROLE

Well!… I have to admit that when I provisioned this year I really really really overdid it. Always one to have a contingency plan I loaded up our little boat with a good deal of contingencies.. packaged this, canned that, long term dried stuff, two or three of this or that… you name it, I had it. Now that we have to face unloading and winterizing, I need to use up our stash.     …so I sautéd some garlic,…

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BREAKFAST BURRITOS

BREAKFAST BURRITOS

This is a great make-ahead recipe for those situations when you either don’t feel like preparing breakfast or if on a boat, are underway and don’t have time or need something quick to throw into your lunch bag (for land-locked working folks that is)… They can be prepared ahead and frozen. We don’t have a freezer in our little galley but now that our boating season is reaching it’s end I thought I would prepare some to take to the…

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