Jamaican Rice and Peas

25 08 2015

My son has been asking for simple tasty recipes that are nutritious that even a college student could make. So we experimented with this Jamaican rice and beans recipe. I substituted black beans for the original kidney beans but that is simply personal preference. This rice was yummy and good served with a Jamaican curry or grilled fish or chicken. You can make it with white or brown rice just add more liquid if using brown.

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Scallop and Shrimp Dumplings in a Thai Coconut Basil Sauce

23 02 2014
These dumplings are one of the most requested dished from my family. In fact, my son wowed his highschool friends with these at a gourmet potluck dinner. They are a little time consuming to make each dumpling by hand but the actual cooking time is very quick. These make a great appetizer or main course dish for any occasion.

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Thai Green Curry of Eggplant, Chickpeas, and Green Beans

19 02 2010

This is an easy curry if you have Thai green curry paste on hand that you can buy in jars in the Asian section of the grocery store. Of course, you can use any vegetables you have on hand. If you find kafir lime leaves, add one or two to the stew for a nice flavor. These leaves are used in the same way we use bay leaves to flavor stocks. Serve over brown jasmine rice. Read the rest of this entry »