Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

My skipper and I went to the Annapolis Farmer’s Market last weekend and were a little overwhelmed. Along with all the root vegetables, berries, cheeses and honey, we were totally drawn to José and his table of mushrooms, from The Bay Mushrooms. I was on a mission to purchase some oyster mushrooms, but my eyes…

Tofu Pad Thai with Broccolini

If any of your New Years resolutions included eating less meat, this is a great recipe to keep in your repertoire. My skipper and I recently spent some time living the vegetarian lifestyle* and I labored over recipes I’d never ventured into before. Tofu was my challenge. Getting tofu to be crispy, like some restaurants…

Mushroom Galette

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship… When friends from California spring onto your boat sporting Gilligan and Skipper hats, you brace yourself for a fateful trip. But instead of our tiny ship getting tossed, the three…

Pumpkin Pierogis

Having drinks in the cockpit with friends we thought we knew, a “past life secret” slips out. Nancy and her mother had a pierogi business, Pirogi Priest, in her earlier days in Connecticut. They made each pierogi by hand to benefit a children’s charity started by a local Catholic priest, then sold their pierogis nationally.…

Spinach, Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Egg Cups

A grab-and-go breakfast is never overrated on a sailboat. These can be eaten under way with nothing more than a hand and a napkin. There’s no limit to what you can put in them. Add some bacon or sausage for your meat lovers. Plus they can be refrigerated or frozen ahead. Make a few dozen…

Spinach Lasagna Rollups

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Hot Mushroom & Swiss Sandwiches

When you can’t afford truffles…and you really wouldn’t know where to find them even if you could…you can still get that distinctive truffle flavor with a little galley magic: truffle oil and truffle salt. Check out this ultra rich, meat-free sandwich that even those who shy away from mushrooms will devour. At least most of…

Gobhi Masala (Indian Cauliflower)

  Top of the list of sailboat friendly vegetables: cauliflower and potatoes. They’re durable and can be stored in an airy food hammock for a good week or more. Filled with vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, folate…and…and… Yawn. Seriously?? Cauliflower and potatoes? You’d rather fill your galley locker with granola bars, right? But you’ve never tasted those typically boring…