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Tuesday Tell-Tales.

Ugh, what is with this late-season tropical activity? Hurricane Gonzalo is such a debbie downer. And as if dealing with an impending tropical storm/hurricane while *living on a boat* isn’t enough stress, this time it also included the added bonus of having to switch around flights, modify rental car reservations, and rearrange other scheduling back in Florida.

Who would’ve guessed that I’d be booked to leave on a flight departing Puerto Rico at pretty much the exact moment the storm was forecasted to be closest to the island?

Awesome timing. :((((((

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Luckily, the system that became a hurricane late yesterday ended up moving a good bit east of the island of Puerto Rico, making more direct impact with some of the northern Leeward islands. We are so beyond thankful that we managed to skirt this storm, but praying for those who may have been impacted.

Instead of focusing on ^^that^^ rather unfortunate turn of events, let’s talk something much more pleasant…food!

Make no mistake, I love all things food, cooking, kitchen, etc. And even though we live on a tiny boat with an even tinier galley kitchen, we still try and enjoy nice meals on the regular. :)))

Here’s what I’m currently L-O-V-I-N-G…

Toasted coconut. Period. I could seriously sit around all day eating it by the handfuls.

Oh and roast broccoli. Amazing. The only way I’ll make it these days. Cut up some broccoli and throw it on a baking sheet, drizzle it with evoo and some crushed up garlic, and roast it all at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes. So easy. Once it’s out of the oven zest a lemon over the top, sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, and grated parm. And serve. It’s like candy. Broccoli candy.

You wanna get fancy with ^^that^^ broccoli? Add toasted pine nuts. Boom! You’re welcome.

These pumpkin s’mores bars! OMG!

And this roasted garlic + onion jam is pretty much my new favorite condiment/topping ever. We’ve been especially loving it on grilled burgers with gorgonzola and avocado.

Speaking of avocados, they’re still making waves around here. Mostly on sandwiches as of late. My avocado/turkey/brie sandwiches were a big hit the other night.

Shish-kabobs have somehow found there way into our regular meal rotation and I love it! Grilled pineapple + peppers with whatever else you want to throw on a stick is like the perfect match made in heaven.

This Thai Chicken Pizza looks amazing and actually doable. Adding it to my to-do list right now.

Oh and last but certainly not least…these Mio liquid water enhancers are my new bff. Don’t tell anyone, but I am secretly trying to curb my horrible diet coke addiction. I know, about time.

Happy Tuesday! And here’s to no more hurricanes this season!!!

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DeborahOctober 16, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Ooof. Good luck with the Diet Coke weining. I swear the old-timely stuff with the actual “coke” couldn’t have been half as addicting as the current stuff. Kicking it is on on my “to do” list too. I don’t want to blow our cruising budget on soda! Seriously, good luck!! I am feeling your headaches.

By the way, I am so jealous that you can get your oven up to 400. That is awesome.

Deborah (s/v Wrightaway)

Bahamas Tour CenterOctober 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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LAHOWINDOctober 26, 2014 - 2:11 am

Thanks SO much Bahamas Tour Center!!! :) -Kim