Samosa Potato and Chickpea Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Samosa Potato and Chickpea Patties with Cilantro Chutney by Alison's AllspiceWelcome to my first Recipe Redux post!  I am so excited to be a new member of this healthy food bloggers network.  This month we are sharing recipes and tips to reduce food waste, in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. I am sharing my recipe for samosa potato and chickpea patties with cilantro chutney.  In my samosa patties recipe I use the potato skins, and the cilantro stems to reduce food waste. Check out my tips below on how to reduce food waste! Continue reading

Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie

Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie by Alison's AllspiceHow many ways do you think we can use a tortilla to make a delivery system for Mexican flavors?  Sure, there are tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and even burritos.  How about tortilla pie?  This tex-mex black bean tortilla pie is layered with Mexican flavors in a simple format – stack it up and pile it on!  It is ready for all your favorite toppings and fillings. Continue reading

Simple Mediterranean Kale Salad with Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Mediterranean Kale Salad By Alison's AllspiceIf you have followed the blog for very long, you might know by now that I eat soups during the winter, and salads during the summer.  I don’t post as many of my salad recipes because I tend to make them quickly when I don’t have time for anything else, including a photo session.  This spring and summer, I am hoping to change that, bringing you lots more fresh salads!  Today I am sharing my simple Mediterranean kale salad. Continue reading

Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula

Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula by Alison's AllspiceIs any body else on a total mushroom kick right now?  I am just realizing that my last two recipe posts also had mushrooms in them, Two Potato Hash with Mushrooms, and Mushroom Lentil Bolognase.  Mushrooms are the kind of food that you either love or hate, and I love them.  In my opinion, they are best when sauted, like in today’s Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula recipe! Continue reading

Fresh Air Fridays – Spring Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers By Alison's AllspiceWelcome back for another Fresh Air Friday’s!  Today I want to share with you all my love for spring wildflowers, and even more specifically, woodland ephemerals.  I studied biology in college and had the opportunity to take all kinds of interesting classes.  One class I took covered the ecology and identification of woodland herbaceous plants (everything non-woody).  I was completely inspired by my instructor and remain forever in love with springs first woodland flowers. Continue reading

Two Potato Hash with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs

Two potato hash with mushrooms and fried eggs by Alison's AllspiceWhen my friends and family gather for fishing trips, you can always count on two things – awesome breakfast and a good time!  When we are preparing to stand out on the river all day and haul in monster fish, we need to be well fueled. There is not better way to prepare for the day than a good breakfast. We love this two potato hash with mushrooms and fried eggs.   Continue reading

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase by Alison's AllspiceSimple pasta meals like bolognase were common when I was a kid.  Mom could whip them up in hurry, and everyone would eat them!  Some vegan versions of meat based foods are just not the same.  This recipe is no different.  It’s not the same, I think it’s better!  Rich mushrooms and healthy proteins from lentils make this vegan mushroom lentil bolognase a pasta dish you’ll want to serve again and again! Continue reading

Fried Chickpea Gyro Bowls with Tzatziki Sauce

Fried Chickpea Gyro Bowls with Tzatziki Sauce By Alison's AllspiceThe first time I had heard about fried chickpeas, I was reading over at Naturally Ella (an amazing vegetarian blog).  I knew immediately that I would have to try the technique.  A quick pan fry has the ability to add texture and depth of flavor that you wouldn’t normally find in a chickpea.  These fried chickpea gyro bowls with tzatziki sauce are exploding with flavor, and come together quickly for an easy weeknight meal! Continue reading

Turmeric Fried Rice with Edamame

Turmeric Fried Rice with Edamame By Alison's AllspiceTurmeric is all the craze right now because of its huge number of health benefits.  Have you heard about all the things turmeric can do for you?  It is most well known for reducing inflammation, but also reduces risks of Alzheimer’s disease, and has been equally as effective at preventing and treating cancers as pharmaceutical drugs (Duke 2007).  In the past, I have only used turmeric in my curry dishes.  Now, I am trying to put it into more and more dishes to enjoy it’s health benefits.  Try it in my turmeric fried rice with edamame  recipe! Continue reading

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes by Alison's AllspiceI have been eating a mostly vegetarian diet for a little over five years.  One of the things I find myself easily doing is eating a lot of carbohydrates.  I get plenty of protein too, but when you are searching for substitutes in a dish like sloppy joes,  carb-heavy fillers can become the easy choice.  I finally upgraded my lentil and bulgar sloppy joes recipe, focusing on getting a serving of veggies instead of carbs. Lentil cauliflower vegan sloppy joes are just as tasty, and help me to focus on eating more vegetables! Continue reading