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Grilling, Main Course

Korean-Style Short Ribs


 I found these short ribs on sale at the market and decided to make up some Korean-Style Short Ribs, also known as Galbi. For this recipe it’s important to get the right style of ribs so when I found them on sale, they called out to me to make this […]

Grilling, Main Course

Crispy BBQ Chicken Wings


 I did some research and learned a not so secret, secret on how to make the “Crispy” in Crispy BBQ Chicken Wings. I’ve tried it a few times now and it works beautifully for nice brown, crispy wings that can be eaten as is, with a rub or with your […]

Main Course, Pasta

Lemony Chicken Tortellini


 This simple Lemony Chicken Tortellini is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s light, fresh tasting and easy to cook. If you have some leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken, then use this to cut down on time. It’s always a great idea to cook extra chicken on the BBQ […]


Basil Pesto


 This incredibly simple pesto is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious on pasta but is also amazing with so many other dishes. If you have an abundance of fresh basil, grab your hand blender and whip up a batch. Just add the ingredients: basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts (or […]


Mediterranean Lentil and Tuna Salad Nicoise


 This version of Mediterranean Lentil and Tuna Salad Nicoise is ready in under 30 minutes, easy to prep and perfect for eating slowly, while sitting on the deck of your boat with a nice glass of white wine. You will feel like you are in the Mediterranean, wherever you may […]


Fennel Apple Salad


 Fennel makes a lovely light salad when sliced very thin, mixed with a tart apple like Granny Smith and topped with a lemony dressing. With the addition of your favourite nuts like walnuts or pecans, this salad makes a wonderful accompaniment to dishes like roast or grilled chicken or fish. […]

Main Course, Soup, Stovetop

Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup


 When it’s Asparagus season and you have access to a lot of fresh, tender, local asparagus, try this recipe for a bright, creamy soup that is sure to make you happy that it’s spring. If you are lucky enough to also get fresh peas, use them too. Garnished with a […]

Main Course, Stovetop

Indonesian Style Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)


 A quick stir fry is a pretty good standard recipe for any kitchen, but in a galley kitchen, when you want something quick to use up extra ingredients in your small fridge, it’s an absolute must have. This recipe is a different spin on fried rice to try if you […]

Main Course, Stovetop

Crispy Saag Paneer


 Saag Paneer is a classic Indian dish made with cooked spinach and cubes of crispy fried paneer cheese, then thickened with cream. This dish can be served with rice as a hearty vegetarian dish or as a side dish to any meat or protein. If you’ve never tried Paneer or […]

Grilling, Instant Pot, Main Course

Instant Pot Ribs


 I know there are so many ways that people like their ribs and many schools of thought on what the “right” way is to cook them. Well, forget all that you have heard because, honestly, these Instant Pot Ribs are absolutely fantastic and really my favourite way to make them. […]

Grilling, Main Course, Pasta, Stovetop

BBQ Steak Stroganoff


 Grilling the steak on the BBQ and then finishing the sauce in the same pot as the noodles makes this a simple and galley friendly version of a classic. This is a recipe that I usually save for a special occasion or when we have company because it is just […]

Main Course, Stovetop

Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli with Lime


 This is a simple recipe for Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli but with a couple of little twists to make it extra tasty. I’ve added some dried coriander, some chili pepper and finished it with a nice hit of lime juice. These added ingredients give this easy, everyday meal a […]

Main Course, Stovetop

Stovetop Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Shallots


 These chicken breasts are pan seared with a combination of mushrooms, shallots and garlic. The nicely browned chicken is then covered in a light, tasty white wine sauce. So simple but a go-to meal in my kitchen and a family favourite. I recently served this with some braised leeks and […]

Grilling, Main Course, Pasta

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan


 This is a very easy, healthy and delicious version of Eggplant Parmesan that won’t heat up the galley. The eggplant is grilled on your bbq, then topped with fresh tomato, mozzarella cheese and flavoured breadcrumbs all making a lovely light, tasty version of this very popular dish. My husband is […]

Main Course, Pasta

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Shrimp


 The creamy, cheesy sauce in a Fettuccine Alfredo is a simple comfort. This recipe for Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Shrimp is relatively easy, so it’s a great recipe to try out when you find yourself craving some grilled shrimp or some velvety Alfredo sauce. I like to add a […]

Instant Pot, Main Course

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma


 My mouth actually waters when I think of this recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma.  This is one of those dishes that I cook in the Instant Pot when I am tired of barbequing and just want to make a delicious meal packed with flavour.  It does take a bit […]

Appetizers, Salads

Simple Coleslaw


 This is a nice crunchy Coleslaw, not too heavy on the mayonnaise and very simple to make.  This Coleslaw makes a lovely side dish for any burger and tastes especially nice atop a Pulled Pork Sandwich. This “slaw” tastes best if you can leave it for a few hours in […]

Instant Pot, Main Course

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich


 This Instant Pot Pulled Pork is easy and delicious and by using the Instant Pot, I can be done in a fraction of the time it usually takes.    How to get the best flavour Once you have your piece of Pork Shoulder, you create a dry rub for your […]

Main Course

Turkey and Mushroom Burgers


 Healthy?  Yes!  Tasty?  Absolutely! We barbeque burgers all the time and love our delicious Beef Burger recipe, but I wanted to change it up and try Turkey for a more healthy alternative.  Turkey doesn’t have the fat that beef does, which makes it less calories for those that are interested, […]


Fresh Guacamole


 This is a basic guacamole recipe. Its fresh, chunky and delicious and can be served with your favourite tortilla chips, on tacos or with other Mexican food, on a nice piece of toast for breakfast, or with scrambled eggs. It has endless possibilities really. The most important thing is to […]


Chicken Dry Rub


 This dry rub is ideal for any type of chicken. If you mix it up now and put it in a jar with a tight lid, it can be kept for weeks. Then it is ready to use on your favourite piece of chicken before you either put it on […]

Grilling, Main Course

Brined Grilled Chicken


 Chicken breasts have a tendency to be dry when grilled on a BBQ. This simple method of brining first, will result in a moister and more flavourful chicken breast. It’s a simple procedure with excellent results and it doesn’t need much time. Even 30 minutes of brining will help the […]


Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


 Roasted Red Pepper Pesto makes a lovely, simple alternative to Basil Pesto. It deep red colour and sweet taste make it a beautiful pesto to add to pasta. For the Roasted Red Peppers, you can choose to roast your own or you can use the type that come in a […]