Category Archives: Mexican

Chipotle Sweet Potato Lentil Taquitos

Chipotle Sweet Potato Lentil Taquitos by Alison's AllspiceHello friends!  I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving break with friends and family.  Today I am sharing with you my chipotle sweet potato lentil taquitos.  If you have any leftover sweet potatoes from your thanksgiving dinner, use them up in these fun to eat taquitos!  I love serving taquitos to guests with lots of dipping options.  They are a fun finger food that is hearty enough for dinner! Continue reading

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos by Alison's AllspiceAvocado’s have been a little pricey here recently.  I have a serious love for avocados, so when I saw them on sale last week, I couldn’t resist!  I am usually good about not buying things I don’t have a plan for (because if I don’t have a plan, they don’t get used).  Therefore, I set out to make a plan for the avo’s I had brought home.  I had some leftover tortillas, so tacos were the obvious choice.  When I googled avocado tacos, I couldn’t believe that I had never heard of this deliciousness!  Fried avocado black bean tacos are my favorite new way to enjoy my beloved avocado! Continue reading

Chipotle Butternut Squash Queso

Chipotle Butternut Squash Queso by Alison's AllspiceDuring football season, I am always challenged to come up with indulgent, cheesy finger foods that have a healthy twist.  I find that trying to make a snack healthy by reducing fat or other indulgent flavors usually makes it less exciting.  Instead I focus on adding something to the dish to make it more nutritious.  I use creamy butternut squash in this queso dip to add body and color, and mix in spicy chipotles and melty cheese to make it fun!  Try my chipotle butternut squash queso for your next game day! Continue reading

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas by Alison's AllspiceThis week has been a very busy week for me (stories to come!), and has left me with little time to do my usual menu planning.  When dinner time came around the other night, I was scrounging through the fridge trying to come up with a plan.  I always start by looking at what vegetables I have, because I try to center my eating habits around getting plenty of veggies.  When I realized the best combo I had was spinach and artichoke, all I needed was cheese and a delivery system to make a meal.  I used my leftover spinach tortillas from my Zombie Burritos recipe to make these creamy spinach artichoke quesadillas! Continue reading

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