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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 15 and 16

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 15 and 16

What an interesting journey this is turning out to be! It’s challenging me to create meals within certain parameters all the while staving off boredom. It does take a bit of extra work and for sure planning and prepping seems to be the key. Having a willing, enthusiastic and focused partner has kept me on track. So at the half way point of our Whole 3o Challenge on the menu board for today… Breakfast Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Meatloaves I simply put…

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AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

AZIFA – SPICY ETHIOPIAN LENTIL SALAD

If you, as with us, are at the over-consumption, all gobbled out and your bellies feeling like they may never be empty again stage of the holiday season, here’s an easy light salad packed with flavour and protein. A couple of years ago I stumbled onto an article about Teff, a tiny Ethiopian grain with an impressive nutritional profile, which led me to making some interesting African inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes. My recipe using teff here. This salad is…

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MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

Want a touch of something sweet for your next dessert? Here’s a good one for you.. No baking required, so easy to make and vegan, these little pumpkin pies were really delicious. I simply ground up some almonds, coconut shreds, added a little coconut oil and maple syrup… Pressed the mixture into my mini cheese cake pan. (a regular muffin tin would work well with little parchments cups) I added the pumpkin mixture, then refrigerated for a few hours.  …

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VEGAN RICOTTA SPREAD

VEGAN RICOTTA SPREAD

Happy hour aboard R.E.D. today was pretty tasty. VEGAN RICOTTA SPREAD 1 recipe vegan ricotta (find it here) 2-3 tbsp minced sun-dried tomatoes 1tbsp basil oil sea salt freshly ground pepper to taste 1 clove garlic, smashed & minced 2-3 tbsp slivered basil leaves Mix all of the above ingredients together Serve drizzled with extra olive oil & slivered fresh basil leaves and crusty bread. Happy happy hour Galley Peeps!      

VEGAN ‘RICOTTA’

VEGAN ‘RICOTTA’

Let’s make things perfectly clear, I am not (at least for the foreseeable future) not vegan. Captain and I love meat, eggs, oh and the cheese!, fish, seafood…. …most things edible with a face and a mother. …sadly the list of what we love to eat is endless, and what we don’t like? ..nothing comes to mind But… whenever I encounter a great recipe that is vegan, I jump on it! Reduced animal protein reduce cholesterol, is something I am…

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EASY ZUCCHINI SPREAD

EASY ZUCCHINI SPREAD

With all the wonderful produce available in the local markets it’s difficult to choose which to bring onboard. Afterall, I can’t have it all no matter what with limited space and refrigeration This week I chose zucchini. Two large zucchini and a couple of green onions formed the base. Grating them gave me about 4 cups of zucchini. Treating it to a good sprinkling of sea salt, then squeezing as much juice out as possible considerably cut down on the…

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VEGAN PANNA COTTA

VEGAN PANNA COTTA

I made this dessert the other night for a dinner party… Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges in Grand Marnier Caramel Sauce… (let me know if you would like this recipe. It isn’t vegan but it is SO good.) It is really easy to make and takes so little time. Would I go to the bother of making the caramel sauce on the boat? …possibly. Would I likely keep a good supply of heavy cream onboard? …possibly. I tried several ways…

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TOFETA

TOFETA

Is this even a word? Tofu > Feta = TOFETA We aren’t vegans or even vegetarians. But I will quite often insert a tasty meal without meat or fish. And from time to time I create a winner without meat or eggs or dairy.     Veganism does intrigue me though… Life without meat or fish? – maybe… Life without eggs? – perhaps… Life without cheese? – have you met my French cheese-loving husband? But this Galley Kat is always…

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QUICK VEGAN ASIAN “BEEF”

QUICK VEGAN ASIAN “BEEF”

TVP or textured vegetable protein has turned out to be a very useful addition to our boat provisioning since it doesn’t require refrigeration (our little cooler space is at a premium). I don’t use it often but it is a great stand-in when a quick meal is required… and I mean quick… (see link to my vegan boat chili)   …once hydrated the TVP has the appearance of ground chicken or turkey and takes on the flavours of whatever seasoning…

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