Broccoli Pie a la Grecque

October 11, 2010 at 10:41 am (AMA, Cruciferous rich, Necessarily nonvegan, unrated)

This is another new recipe from the AMA Family Health Cookbook.  I had a bunch of fresh mint and dill to use up, and went searching for a recipe.  This one, which combines broccoli, eggs, and cheese with fresh herbs and cubed bread, looked perfect.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jamaican Rice and Beans with Thyme

October 11, 2010 at 10:28 am (AMA, B plus (3 stars, like a lot), Beans, Caribbean, Derek's faves, Fall recipes, Starches, Winter recipes)

When it comes to cookbooks, I have a “one comes in, one goes out” policy, which encourages a “use it or lose it” philosophy.  I have some new cookbooks I want to buy, so I was perusing my cookbook shelf to see what cookbooks I could get rid of.  In doing so, I realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve made anything from my American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook. Perhaps it’s time for it to go?

So I pulled the cookbook down from the shelf and selected a bunch of recipes to make.  If the recipes turn out well I’ll keep the cookbook.  If we don’t love them then the cookbook is getting gifted to a friend. I picked some recipes that I’ve made before but never blogged about, and some recipes I’ve never made.  This particular recipe is new to me.  I chose it because it looked strongly flavored.  The kidney beans and rice are seasoned with a lot of garlic, thyme, and scallions, as well as a little allspice and coconut milk, plus one scotch bonnet (aka habanero) pepper. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homemade vegetable broth, from scraps

October 3, 2010 at 12:46 am (Cook's Illustrated, Georgeanne Brennan, Uncategorized)

I was looking for my notes on vegetable broth and was surprised to discover that I’ve never written about it on my blog.  There are a million blog posts about making vegetable broth, and I’m by no means an expert, but I decided to make a post to keep track of all the broth-related info that I find online. Read the rest of this entry »

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