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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

His and Hers Grilling 
Jul. 22, 2010 5:54 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010 1:06 am
One of the few disadvantages of living on a sailboat is that we don't have a grill. We tried once, mounting a small one on the side of the cockpit, but flames so close to the fabric awning made me way too nervous! So whenever we get the opportunity to grill, we go a little nuts (ok, mostly husband goes a little nuts). Some friends recently took a long weekend off island, and we stayed at their place to babysit their dogs.

Husband T could eat meat or chicken every single meal, while I prefer once or twice a week, and the grill makes it so easy for each of us to have exactly what we want. Our first night we made grilled corn on the cob, grilled brussels sprouts, and he had a Delmonico steak and I had a portobello mushroom. You can hardly tell that mine isn't steak! I marinated it in oil and vinegar, some grill seasoning and a mini cube of cilantro. This is something I discovered at the market recently...it's a little cube of powdered cilantro that you crumble into whatever you would put regular cilantro into. Cilantro here is currently $2.99 for a small bunch, so I used the cube. Anyway, the mushroom was delicious! Anyone trying to eat less meat should really try this!

Another night we had grilled chicken salad, and everything went on to the grill...tomatoes, onions, red peppers, lettuce, and of course the chicken! T made a dressing out of raspberry jam and balsamic vinegar -the sweet/tart was perfect over all of that grilled goodness! We also topped it with feta and mint.
Grilled burgers were  next ...and after that I was meat-ed out! So the next night was Tofu Parm...one of my very favorite meals. I breaded the tofu in panko and parm and baked it in the oven until crisp and brown, and served it over pasta with some tomatoes, onions, basil, and more cheese!
Other meals for the week were turkey meatloaf, pasta primavera, and dinner out with friends, and we spent about $100 for the week, which is $5 under budget.

This week we seem to be all about fish! We have had salmon and veggies twice (first salmon was teriakied and pan fried, the other was honey gingered and baked), and T caught a couple different fish speardiving, as well as an octopus which I will not be trying. (See old post "Octopus Brains").

Hope everyone has a great week!
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Jul. 22, 2010 6:05 am
Okay starting "backwards"...but the tofu parm thing sounds so good! I have to try that. Cubed cilantro? Well, what next, I have to wonder! The mushroom truly had me fooled...as a "fake steak" in appearance, but those things are so meaty tasting; I once had an argument with a waiter in a Mexican restaurant here about having ordered a "veggie" tortilla, after all...and he kept saying that the beefy looking/tasting thing was a mushroom...which it was! ... Glad you got your grilling in, and NOT on the sailboat! Great blog.
Jul. 22, 2010 6:06 am
I love grilled foods, the pics look great!! Your mushrooms look very much like steak, would have fooled me until I cut into them;) Hubby has been BBQing in the snow many winters, grilling should not be restricted to summer months when you live this far north. I was missing your blog-good to see you writing again.
Jul. 22, 2010 6:07 am
[p.s. Just showed my husband the first two pictures and asked which steak he would prefer...he pointed to the mushroom! LOL]
Jul. 22, 2010 6:10 am
Another great blog, Barbara! Bob and I love grilling too!
Jul. 22, 2010 6:24 am
Thanks! Hezzy that is so funny about the photo preference!
Jul. 22, 2010 6:39 am
Once again, wonderful looking, eye appealing dinners. The breaded tofu caught my eye. Of course, I would be the only one trying that but that's okay it certainly looks very appetizing. So did you use the firm tofu?
Jul. 22, 2010 7:12 am
I just read this on blogspot, but I'll post here as well. :-) Great photos! Now I'm craving the portobello - and lucky for me, my hubby loves them, too!
Jul. 22, 2010 8:16 am
EVERYTHING looks ridiculously good! I just finished breakfast and now I'm hungry again.
Jul. 22, 2010 10:35 am
Yum!! For some reason I'm having trouble finding blogs I want to follow on blogspot. Someone else said they were having problems too. Lovely food!
Jul. 22, 2010 1:40 pm
Yay! I'm glad your back! I missed you:) If I go to etsy.com how do I find what you have for sale? I'm interested in your screaming frog...and I want to see your other stuff....Thanks! Elle
Jul. 22, 2010 1:57 pm
I meant glad YOU'RE back :):):)
Jul. 22, 2010 6:01 pm
Everything looks wonderful, but the portobellos really caught my eye. Isn't it funny how men love to grill?
Jul. 22, 2010 6:42 pm
I know! Thanks Elle888...if you search sellers on etsy for watercandyglass you will find me...and the screaming tree frog! I have neglected this shop a bit as I have been busy moving into an ACTUAL shop here on the island...neglecting my blog as well!
Jul. 23, 2010 5:11 am
The portabello looks great and now I've got to find the recipe for tofu parmesan! I'll check out your blogspot.
Jul. 25, 2010 1:06 am
Barbara, I was missing your blogs and had just about given up checking for a new one. Glad you are back and all is well. The Tofu Parm dish looks especially delicious. How are your tomato plants doing?
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
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I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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