Category Archives: Mexican

Halloween Zombie Burritos on Spinach Wraps

Halloween Zombie Burritos by Alison's AllspiceIf you have been following me on pinterest lately, you have probably seen that I have been all about Halloween recently!  More specifically, Halloween foods!  Most Halloween foods are sweet treats, mimicking candy corn and the like.   This spook-tacular recipe is a dinner recipe, perfect for sharing with family and friends as the holiday approaches.  Especially kids will love these Halloween zombie burritos! Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos by Alison's AllspiceThis fall has been unseasonably cool for us here in southern Illinois.  I have been enjoying the cool temps, and hoping for a long fall.  My slippers and sweatshirts have been dusted off and are getting some use, especially in the mornings.  The cats love to sit in the windows and have been enjoying this early fall as well.  I am usually one that takes a long time to get into the swing of fall, but I am already craving warm comfort foods.  These cilantro lime sweet potato black bean tacos are hearty and filling, while staying fresh and light! Continue reading

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers by Alison's AllspiceI am always so tempted by all the produce at the farmers market during the summer.  I want to take it all home, but I couldn’t possibly eat it all!  At least I get to go back every weekend to reload for the coming week.  Last week I bought a big box of red bell peppers and I really didn’t need them all.  To use the the pepper I made spicy hummus and veggie stuffed peppers! Continue reading

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce by Alison's AllspiceHave you guys tried chinese 5-spice powder yet?  It’s been a popular up-and-coming spice for a while now, and I’m just now getting on board.  Chinese five-spice is a blend of Szechwan pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel.  It has a wonderfully warming characteristic that pairs perfectly with other Asian flavors, such as ginger, and is not spicy.  My five spice shrimp tacos with rhubarb ginger sauce are an amazing twist between Asian and Mexican cuisines! Continue reading

Chipotle Cauliflower Hummus Tacos with Cumin Slaw

Chipotle Cauliflower Hummus Tacos with Cumin Slaw by Alison's AllspiceOne of the most fun things about recipe development is taking a recipe you love, and adapting it.  Sometimes it’s about making it healthier, or adapting it to fit different diets.  If you read here often, you know how much I love fish tacos.  However, a lot of readers here are not looking for fish based recipes (I don’t post many).  Therefore, I created chipotle cauliflower hummus tacos with cumin slaw to be vegan, and just as delicious! Continue reading

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema by Alison's AllspiceWhen I was a kid, one of my parents favorite meals was blackened salmon.  I always remembered that meal because the first time we tried it as a family, we didn’t realize how spicy the seasoning was going to be!!  It was so flavorful, but I remember downing glasses of milk try to keep my mouth from catching fire.  In subsequent trials, my parents learned the right amount of seasonings to use, and used it sparingly for us kids.   Today blackening seasoning is still a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it in one of my favorite foods, fish tacos.  These spicy blackened fish tacos with lime crema were a hit at my house! Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas and a Giveaway

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas by Alison's AllspiceHave you started making plans for the total solar eclipse yet?  I am lucky enough to live in southern Illinois, the only place in the world to experience totality (the greatest duration)!  It is so exciting to watch the hustle and bustle of town preparing for 50,000 (+) tourists interested in seeing this spectacular event on August 21st.  I decided to bring the eclipse to my blog by making eclipse themed food, and finding a local giveaway for my readers! My total solar eclipse tostadas recipe has a dark moon (refried black beans) over the sun (tomato and corn salsa).   For the giveaway, you have the chance to win a southern Illinois total solar eclipse t-shirt and eclipse viewing glasses (See photos and contest entry below)! 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

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

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