Cauliflower-Spinach Frittata in a Sweet Potato Crust

Quiches are one of my favorite things to make, everyone in my family loves them.  They are typically fairly healthy, but I wanted to make an even healthier version.  So, this is a cross between a quiche and a frittata, using a sweet potato crust. And surprisingly, my son the pie-crust-lover deemed this to be…

Rice and Broccoli Frittata

This frittata was great! It was a hit with each of us, even my now-picky 10 year old. And, it could have been even better.  Putting rice in the frittata leads to the possibility of combining Persian tahdig (crispy rice layer) with an Italian omelet – how good would that be?! I am still adjusting…

Mongolian Beef and Broccoli

The fall vegetables in my garden did not grow very well. Aside from the parsnips, which need a few more frosts before I can harvest them, and the sweet potatoes, which were fantastic, the rest has been a total loss.  There are a few anemic leeks that may yet get eaten, but the weather and a…

Broccoli Cheese Latkes

The groundhog had attacked my broccoli, ate all the best parts, but left some leaves. So I left the plants in the garden.  Two months later, I have broccoli! These latkes are delicious! I can’t wait to make them again for Hanukah. Tonight we had them with eggs – one of my favorite ways to eat…

Chef Ceaser’s Beef with Broccoli

We eat very little red meat in our house, but when we do it involves a visit to the local butcher shop for some locally raised beef. I was also able to get some  local broccoli beautiful big, tightly packed heads. Chef Ceaser of chefceaser.wordpress.com often reblogs my posts, so I was really looking forward to trying one of his…

Garden Fresh Fried Rice

I was not in the mood to fuss over dinner tonight. I didn’t even want to cook, but I had a lot of fresh veggies calling to me:  broccoli and bok choy from my garden, asparagus from Filasky’s Produce, and sundry other veggies including carrots, celery, and onions. I decided on a stir fry, the next…

Pasta with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

First harvest – broccoli, kale, spinach, and some bolted bok choy. Time to start cooking from my garden again! When I think Geoffrey Zakarian, kid-friendly dishes is not what comes to mind. But his Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli is exactly that. This was a big hit, simple flavors but tasty enough for the adults…

Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds

I think black rice is totally cool.  I love the look, the nutty, taste and the texture.  And, it is very good for you, it has even higher levels of antioxidents than brown rice. A 100 gram serving of black rice has 8.5 grams of protein, 3.5 milligrams of iron and 4.9 grams of fiber. Compared…