Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Trout Fillets

Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Trout Fillets by Alison's AllspiceSeafood is a special treat for me.  I tend to reserve it for special occasions, like birthdays and holidays.  These crab and shrimp stuffed trout fillets are no exception!  My family and I enjoyed them for our Thanksgiving dinner, and I plan to have them again for our Christmas dinner!   Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Spelt Flour Pumpkin Bread

Greek Yogurt Spelt Flour Pumpkin Bread by Alison's AllspiceDid you get your fill of all things pumpkin back in October?  I hope not because pumpkin flavors are warming and perfect for Christmas!  This Greek yogurt spelt flour pumpkin bread recipe is moist and fluffy while being rich and flavorful!  If you have never baked with whole grain spelt flour, this recipe is a must try!  Spelt flour is quickly becoming my favorite new flour for whole grain baking! Continue reading

Quick Cilantro Garlic Seared Shrimp

Quick Cilantro Garlic Seared Shrimp by Alison's AllspiceYou know, I have really been on a cilantro kick recently!  I didn’t always like cilantro,  however.  I found it to be an incredibly over-powering flavor and never used it in my dishes.  It’s funny how tastes change, though.  I tried cilantro on this jalapeno tomato and cilantro pizza and couldn’t get enough.  I started trying it on other things, like cilantro lime black bean salad, and this weeks sweet potato salad.  Needless to say, I’m hooked!  This recipe, quick cilantro garlic seared shrimp is a weeknight favorite because shrimp cook in a flash! Continue reading

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad by Alison's AllspiceOne ingredient I always keep in my fridge for easy nutritious meals is sweet potato.  I like to dice them into small pieces and either roast in the oven, or fry in a skillet.  They can stand alone as a side, or be tossed into salads, soups, stews and bowls.  This sweet potato black bean cilantro salad is my favorite way to use sweet potatoes. Black beans add plenty of protein to help you stay full, and cilantro adds plenty of fresh, bright flavor!  Eat a large serving as a main dish, or a small serving as a side. Continue reading

Buffalo Cauliflower Blue Cheese Pizza

Buffalo Cauliflower Blue Cheese Pizza by Alison's AllspiceI spend a fair amount of time over on pinterest looking at recipe ideas and getting inspired by other bloggers.  Buffalo pizza’s caught my eye there because I love all things buffalo.  Reviewing recipes, I noticed that the sauce you can use on a buffalo pizza varies quite greatly.  Some people use the buffalo sauce as a base, but that means every bite is is loaded with spice and their is no relief from the heat.  Some recipes use bottled ranch dressing, but I didn’t like the sound of that either.  I developed my buffalo cauliflower blue cheese pizza with a homemade blue cheese pizza sauce! Continue reading

Five Minute Four Ingredient Homemade Gravy

Five Minute Four Ingredient Homemade Gravy by Alison's AllspiceFriends, I hope you didn’t over do it on the mashed potatoes and gravy over thanksgiving because I have a fantastic recipe for you.  This five minute four ingredient homemade gravy is so savory, and can be adapted for many diets.  It is made with broth or stock and can be made vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore!  Whatever broth you use will be the type of gravy you will have.  My mom always made gravy from drippings off a cut of meat, but there is not need for that with this recipe.  You can still enjoy a homemade gravy without needing to roast a whole bird, which makes it great for serving to a small crowd, or serving vegetarian gravy that everyone will enjoy! Continue reading

Chipotle Sweet Potato Lentil Taquitos

Chipotle Sweet Potato Lentil Taquitos by Alison's AllspiceHello friends!  I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving break with friends and family.  Today I am sharing with you my chipotle sweet potato lentil taquitos.  If you have any leftover sweet potatoes from your thanksgiving dinner, use them up in these fun to eat taquitos!  I love serving taquitos to guests with lots of dipping options.  They are a fun finger food that is hearty enough for dinner! Continue reading

Holiday Butternut Pecan Salad with Berry Vinaigrette

Holiday Butternut Pecan Salad with Berry Vinaigrette by Alison's AllspiceIn early September, I visited a small Italian cafe for lunch.  They had a pumpkin ravioli and butternut squash salad on special that I tried and loved!  The salad came topped with cold ravioli, and a mixed berry vinaigrette on the side.  I loved all the fall flavors, and the colors reminded me of the holidays.  This months recipe redux theme was to create “naturally-colored/naturally-dyed holiday fare.”  When I recreated this holiday butternut pecan salad with berry vinaigrette, I knew it was perfect for the redux! Continue reading

Homemade Teriyaki Baked Tofu

Homemade Teriyaki Baked Tofu by Alison's AllspiceHave you ever bought baked tofu at the store?  It’s a handy product that is seasoned, cooked, and ready to throw into any dish.  When I was first transitioning from being an omnivore to vegetarian, I found that I loved tofu!  This is not the case for most people, they find the texture off-putting, so yes, I know I’m weird.  I started experimenting with all kinds of ways to enjoy tofu (including this smoked tofu recipe).  This homemade teriyaki baked tofu makes weeknight dinners even faster! Continue reading

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos by Alison's AllspiceAvocado’s have been a little pricey here recently.  I have a serious love for avocados, so when I saw them on sale last week, I couldn’t resist!  I am usually good about not buying things I don’t have a plan for (because if I don’t have a plan, they don’t get used).  Therefore, I set out to make a plan for the avo’s I had brought home.  I had some leftover tortillas, so tacos were the obvious choice.  When I googled avocado tacos, I couldn’t believe that I had never heard of this deliciousness!  Fried avocado black bean tacos are my favorite new way to enjoy my beloved avocado! Continue reading