Category Archives: Appetizer

Buffalo Blue Cheese Vegetarian Taquitos

Buffalo Blue Cheese Vegetarian Taquitos by Alison's AllspiceThese buffalo blue cheese vegetarian taquitos were created completely on a whim.   Oftentimes I buy a few extra ingredients that aren’t on my grocery list at the store, simply because they are on sale. One night when I needed a quick weeknight meal, I riffled through the fridge and found some 6-inch tortillas, so I whipped up these taquitos .  I had seen a vegan buffalo taquitos pin on pinterest and thought it looked like a fantastic idea, but I hadn’t even look at the recipe. As it turned out, my version is loaded with tangy blue cheese, as well as a healthy does of vegetables! Continue reading

Red Cabbage Feta and Candied Almond Slaw

Red cabbage feta and candied almond slawYes, that is right.  We are making slaw with cheese and nuts today.  This red cabbage feta and candied almond slaw is almost more like a salad.  It has a sharp and savory vinaigrette like a salad, but the red cabbage really eats more like a slaw.  Whether you think it should be called a slaw or a salad is up to you.  Once you try this recipe, you will be hooked!  Continue reading

Black Bean Corn and Spinach Quesadillas

Black bean corn and spinach quesadillasI always tell my husband, any food that is a delivery service for cheese and salsa is my favorite food.  These black bean corn and spinach quesadillas are just that!  We cut ours into wedges for easy dipping into salsas and sour cream.  This is one indulgent meal that you can whip up in no time, and feel good about because it is loaded with veggies.  Check out my other favorite Tex-Mex style, cheese and salsa delivery systems below! Continue reading

Grilled Bagels with Dill Cream Cheese Spread

Dilled Cream Cheese Smoked trout grilled baglesThere are some days that are simply meant for grilling.  Those days when you want nothing more than to sit on the patio, sip a cold beverage, and enjoy some time in the sunshine.  You also don’t want to fuss around with lots of prep, so simple is the name of the game.  Try these grilled bagels with dill cream cheese spread.  I top mine with smoked trout to make it even more smokey and filling! Continue reading

Beer Battered String Bean Fries

Beer Battered String Bean FriesLast week I was poking around on my pinterest account finding and sharing ideas for recipes.  I came across a recipe for crunchy green bean fries that were coated in panko bread crumbs.  In the past, I have tried something similar with asparagus, and it’s not so easy.  Panko does not stick well to skinny vegetables, but it sticks very well to your fingers!  When I picked up my CSA this week and saw that I had string beans to use, I just knew I had to try and make a fantastic fries recipe!  The seasoning is just right on these beer battered string bean fries! Continue reading

Asparagus Tomato Tart

Asparagus and Tomato Tart

Asparagus season is the best time of year!  I grew up picking asparagus at a localAlison's AllspiceAsparagusMini-Series2016
farm, and now I relish the opportunity to have fresh picked asparagus.  The season to get fresh picked asparagus is short.  In honor of this delicious spring-time vegetable, I am going to start a mini-series of asparagus recipes for you all to enjoy!  The first of the series will be an asparagus tomato tart.
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Pizza Baked Potatoes

Pizza Baked Potatoes

I have a no waste attitude when it comes to food.  I hate throwing out even the littlest bit of food just because it doesn’t have a purpose, or because I think there isn’t enough left to use.  With a little bit of effort and planning you can prevent this kind of waste.  Today’s Pizza Baked Potatoes was created because I had a small amount of pasta sauce that was not going to go down the drain.  The recipe was so good that I made it multiple times and perfected the seasonings, and today I’m sharing it with you! Continue reading

Southwest Baked Egg Rolls

Baked SW Eggrolls5If you thought egg rolls were for cabbage only, you were wrong!  These egg rolls are packed full of veggies, and given a little cheese to balance.  Oven baking these egg rolls makes them light and easy to prepare, as well.  Southwest baked egg rolls make the regular rotation at my house! Continue reading

Whole Wheat Naan Bread

Stack of Whole wheat naan

This recipe was inspired by my standard I can make that! attitude.  The local Indian restaurant makes delicious naan, and I just had to have some at home for when we make curry.  You can find naan at the grocery store, but it is just not the same as fresh.  We can’t have curry at home without whipping up a batch of this delicious naan! Continue reading

Football Food for Super Bowl Sunday

Football Food

I love watching football all season long.  Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around.  It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports.  We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days!   Continue reading