Monday, September 04, 2006

Jamaica, mon!

Well, Melody's island tart got me thinking and I decided to dust off one of my tropical cookbooks. Tonight for dinner I made Jerk Potato Stir from Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine. For the recipe, I needed to make a dry jerk spice mix which I can use in future cooking endeavors. Yay!

The recipe called for tofu, but I had some left over Soyboy sausages to use up. Potatoes and yellow pepper didn't seem like enough vegetables, so I added some baby spinach. If I lived in Jamaica, I would have added callaloo. Do you remember the Cosby Show episode where Dr Huxtable recreates the Callaloo Pot restaurant and the old chef comes by to make callaloo stew? No to-fu.

Later, I'll be making cookies for Tania.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!


Emmy said...

The Jerk Potato Stir looks tasty. The Delicious Jamaica cookbook sounds great. I've never seen it before. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Eat Peace Please said...

Wow, are you just making cookies for everyone!?!

Jody from VegChic said...

Vegan Diva - It is great little book. Though I have not tried enough recipes from it!

Leslie - This was part of the vegan cookie swap on vegginout. Maybe you want to get in on it this month! I'd be up for some raw cookies.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

looks great. good luck w/your tART!

funwithyourfood said...

Melody is just a great cook huh?

Looks great

Dori said...

I remember the Cosby's... good re-creation meal!

primaryconsumer said...

Cool, I'll have to get that book! I love Jamaican food. :)

urban vegan said...

I think we should all meet in Jamaica and have a vegan retreat. Looks yummy, mon.