Category Archives: Asian

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

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

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

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein with ChopsticksQuick meals are a must for many cooks.  Having a few easily adaptable recipes makes quick meals that much more simple – you can use what you have on hand and skip the trip to the grocery store.  Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein is fresh and fast to put together on those busy weeknights without much time.  Continue reading

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan fried rice

Fried rice is such an easy meal to whip on a weeknight, I tend to make this vegan fried rice a lot.  Having a few different variations on a classic recipe makes it easy to eat this simple food frequently and not get tired of it.  Pineapple Fried Rice is another great variation to a classic.   Continue reading

Tomato Coconut Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

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Curry is one of those dishes that can be made in about a million different ways, with so many different ingredients!  It can be hard to narrow down what you want to try when it comes to making a curry recipe.  It can also be difficult to find all the ingredients locally available.  This tomato coconut curry with cauliflower and chickpeas is made with simple ingredients and spices, so it will be easy to make and enjoy! 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

Bok Choy and Mushroom Soup

The farmer’s market here is finally over.  Finally seams inappropriate because I will miss it so greatly until April rolls around.  Saturday mornings in the spring are like Christmas for me.  What surprises will there be? What will I not be able to go home without after its first appearance at the market? For this soup, I let the lingering fall produce make my selections.  Bok choy was only $1.00!  I coudn’t leave it behind, and hence this soup was born.

Bok Choy and Mushroom Soup

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Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is so creamy and smooth.  It’s a big bowl of warm and cozy that is comforting as the cold weather starts to creep in.  This butternut squash soup has a twist from the original.  It’s infused with Thai flavors that make it even more rich and special.  And a little bit spicy, because that’s how I roll…!

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