Broccoli Pie a la Grecque

October 11, 2010 at 10:41 am (AMA, C (2 stars, okay, edible), 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 (3.5 stars, like a lot), Beans, Caribbean, Derek's faves, Fall recipes, Starches, Winter recipes, Yearly menu plan)

Derek and I both really like this dish, based on a recipe from the AMA Family Health cookbook. The appearance isn’t great, and the texture is hard to get right, but the flavor is excellent. 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. I don’t make it all that often these days since it’s inherently spicy, and Alma can’t handle the spice. But once she’s more spice tolerant I think it will return to our regular rotation. Other than prepping the fresh thyme, it’s a pretty fast and easy recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

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