Cream Cheese Earl Grey Ebelskivers with Blueberries

Cream Cheese Earl Grey Ebelskivers with Blueberries by Alison's AllspiceThis month the recipe redux challenged members to make healthy small bite desserts.  I am not a huge sweets person; I vary rarely make and eat desserts.  As you can see on the Recipes Homepage, I only have 6 desserts posted!  When I started brainstorming this  challenge, I focused on my favorite healthy, small bite meals. Ebelskiver means filled danish pancake; they can be sweet or savory depending on the filling and seasonings used.  For this challenge, I made cream cheese earl grey ebelskivers with blueberries! Continue reading

Top 10 Alison’s Allspice Recipes for my 2 year Anniversary

Top 10 Alison's Allspice Recipes for my 2 year anniversaryWelcome friends!  This week will mark my second year of blogging!  When I started, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, but I’m sure glad I did.  Developing recipes to share with you all in this space has become a favorite pastime, and has brought a little more creativity into my own cooking routine.  I love figuring out what readers are enjoying and creating more recipes in kind.   Therefore, I decided to share the top 10 most visited recipes on my blog to celebrate the anniversary.  I think it will be interesting to reflect every year on what readers like to see, and what is changing in this space.  So, here we go!  Top 10 Alison’s Allspice Recipes for my 2 year anniversary! Continue reading

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceAs a pescatarian, I eat lots and lots of vegetarian meals, with a few fish or seafood meals thrown in for good measure.  I am weird and LOVE eating fish.  At home, we eat it about once a week.  This being said, can you believe that I haven’t posted a fish recipe since I posted Smoked Trout Fish Cakes in October???  Crazy, I know.  Well I’ve got a few more coming your way.  I have been working on fish tacos recently, and this chipotle baked fish tacos with pico slaw is definitely a fun ad healthy way to enjoy some fish! Continue reading

Spicy Cauliflower Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta

Spicy Cauliflower Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta by Alison's AllspiceLeafy greens are one of the hardest foods for me to consume regularly.  Spinach and kale are the easy ones.  I devour kale salads when I bother to make them, and I try to mix spinach into dishes like quesadillas or lasagna.  I mixed chard into enchiladas before, but I was inspired by Joanne@Eats Well with Others to try a pesto!  This spicy cauliflower Swiss chard pesto pasta recipe was amazing!  Seriously, I surprised myself with how much I loved it, and I found a new way to enjoy more leafy greens like chard. Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceA simple salad is always a go-to meal at my house.  Quality ingredients is always the key because quality can turn simple into outstanding!  I make a lot of lunch salads that never make it onto the blog because I don’t take time to take pictures before work in the mornings.  I made this cilantro lime southwest black bean salad for a grill out this past weekend, and it was a hit!   Continue reading

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers by Alison's AllspiceDisclosure: I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

This week I have been having a lot of fun playing around with cracker toppings.  Bite size food has to be able to impress in that single bite, so you know the flavors have to be good.  Therefore, sampling all those flavors, such as my Banh Mi Crackers, has been a lot of fun, and delicious.  The Breton Crackers that I received samples of have been great.  I received the original flavor, which is quite tasty, and really  enjoy their light and crisp texture.  The size of the cracker is large enough to top with lots of veggies and smear with sauces, such as my Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers. Continue reading

Banh Mi Veggie Cracker Bites

Banh Mi Veggie Cracker Bites by Alison's AllspiceDisclosure: I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

As a kid my family used to have snack nights.  In lieu of dinner, we would have a tray full of finger foods, usually loaded with crackers, cheese, and dips, as well as fruit and veggies.  When Breton Crackers sent me samples of their original crackers with tender-crisp texture and delicious flavor, I knew they would be perfect for snack night. I wanted my crackers to be loaded with veggies, so I chose a theme that uses lots of veggies, the banh mi sandwich.  These banh mi veggie cracker bites are fun little bites that you’ll keep reaching for on your snack night! Continue reading

Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches

Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches by Alison's AllspiceI hope you guys didn’t get your fill of BBQ over memorial day weekend because today we are having vegan barbecue!  If you have been eating meatless for very long, you certainly have come across jackfruit.  If not, let me explain.  Jackfruit is a large fruit native to Asia that when young and under ripe has a stringy, chewy texture that is considered very close to the texture of meat.  It is used commonly as a meat replacement to make vegetarian dishes.  One of the most commonly made jackfruit dishes is barbecue sandwiches because it mimics pulled pork very well.  Today I am sharing my recipe for Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches!   Continue reading

Asian Cabbage Baked Egg Rolls with Tempeh

Asian Cabbage Baked Egg Rolls with Tempeh by Alison's AllspiceI’m not really a side dish person.  I love to cook.  It’s a great release at the end of the day to come home and find my rhythm in the kitchen.  However, I find it most enjoyable when there are fewer pieces of the puzzle to keep track of.  Side dishes don’t fit that routine well, therefore I tend to make and eat a single thing every night.  These Asian cabbage baked egg rolls with tempeh fit that theme perfectly.   Continue reading

Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes

Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes by Alison's AllspiceHere in the blogging world, we have been focusing on creating recipes for Memorial Day Weekend in the past few weeks.  It’s finally here (!), and I hope you all have some wonderful recipes collected to make while you celebrate and remember America’s fallen with friends and family.  In case you haven’t found your recipes yet, here were my creations: Summer Garden Potato Salad, Grilled Carrot Dogs, and Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktails.  Today, I am happily taking a momentary hiatus from memorial day, bringing you a simple recipe that is a favorite of mine, Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes. Continue reading