Category Archives: Appetizer

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan Stacks by Alison's AllspiceThis month’s recipe redux challenge was to create a healthy sheet pan meal. If you read here often, you know I don’t really do the whole main dish and side dish kind of meals associated with a lot of sheet pan recipes.  I tinkered with ideas of sandwich melts and veggie burgers with fries. However, I have been crazy busy this fall and put off this photo shoot until the last minute and did not have those ingredients in the house.  I had planned to make eggplant Parmesan, so I converted it to sheet pan eggplant Parmesan stacks!   Continue reading

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto by Alison's AllspiceEvery morning I eat my breakfast cereal over a cooking magazine.  My husband thinks I’m crazy to eat food and read about it at the same time, but it works for me.  Heck, maybe I am crazy, only time will tell!  I recently came across the idea to make zucchini into a pesto.  I turned from the table, looked at my pile of garden zucchini on the counter, and immediately marked the page for later!  My lemony zucchini arugula pesto is great as a dip or a spread! Continue reading

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing by Alison's AllspiceHappy 4th of July friends!  Today I am bringing you a cool, creamy and healthy salad to help you celebrate the holiday.  If you don’t already have a go-to simple salad recipe to bring to cookouts and gatherings, I highly recommend that you try this broccoli salad with creamy lemon caper dressing.  It is easy to put together with relatively few ingredients.   The creamy dressing is super indulgent, while the salad ingredients are healthy and wholesome! 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

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

Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktail

Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktail by Alison's AllspiceThis month, the recipe reduxers were challenged to make cocktails/mocktails!  This recipe challenge was entirely new to me.  I have never designed a drink – not one, not even a smoothie!!  I knew I wanted to use fresh fruit to create a great summertime sipper, so I started by doing my research on how to include it in a drink.  There were 2 obvious options, infuse the fruit in a simple syrup or into the alcohol.  I decided to infuse a simple syrup because it was a shorter and simpler task.  I tried this recipe with both raspberries and rhubarb.  Rhubarb was the clear winner, and the rhubarb lime sparkling cocktail was born! Continue reading

Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos

Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos by Alison's Allspice“Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Happy National Hummus Day friends!  I am back today to bring you more hummus filled goodies because today, May 13th, is National Hummus Day!  Earlier this week I posted my Mediterranean Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms.  Today I’m sharing these Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos which are made with Sabra’s Supremely Spicy Hummus. These quick appetizers are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and perfect for dipping! Continue reading

Mediterranean Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

“I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Mediterranean Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms by Alison's AllspiceNext week, on May 13th, is National Hummus Day!  To celebrate, Sabra Hummus is challenging recipe redux bloggers to make appetizers using hummus!  I for one am very excited about this challenge because I LOVE hummus.  Today, I am sharing my Mediterranean Hummus stuffed Mushrooms using Sabra’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Continue reading

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