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Golden Retriever Puppy Pepper – Fresh Air Friday’s

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing with you the new addition to my family, our golden retriever puppy, Pepper!  I have wanted a dog for soooo long. I’m so excited to share with you the beginning of our journey!  My husband and I bought a house over a year ago.  We bought one with a great big yard so that I could plant a big garden, and have plenty of space for our dog to run around.

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12 Vegetarian Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less!

12 vegetarian dinners in 30 minutes or less! by Alison's AllspiceLast week I told you all that there had been some changes at home making life a little crazy and busy.  Her name is Pepper, and she is my 10-week old golden retriever pup!  Today I am sharing a round-up of recipes that take 30 minutes or less because life at home with a puppy leaves little time to cook.   I love too cook, and still want to make nutritious meals to enjoy, so these fast and easy dishes that take less than 30 minutes are a life saver! And guess what?  No salads!  I love salad, but there are many that don’t, therefore I specifically excluded salads from this list. Check out these 12 vegetarian dinners in 30 minutes or less.  Which one is your favorite? Continue reading

Vegetarian Labor Day Mains and Sides

Vegetarian Labor Day Mains and Sides by Alison's AllspiceAre you ready to celebrate the up coming long weekend??  I have a long list of chores to accomplish over the weekend, but there is still plenty of time to have some fun and enjoy some time off!  I plan on grilling out and relaxing with a cold brew.  Check out these vegetarian labor day mains and side dish recipes to help you plan your Labor Day festivities!   Continue reading

Top 10 Alison’s Allspice Recipes for my 2 year Anniversary

Top 10 Alison's Allspice Recipes for my 2 year anniversaryWelcome friends!  This week will mark my second year of blogging!  When I started, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, but I’m sure glad I did.  Developing recipes to share with you all in this space has become a favorite pastime, and has brought a little more creativity into my own cooking routine.  I love figuring out what readers are enjoying and creating more recipes in kind.   Therefore, I decided to share the top 10 most visited recipes on my blog to celebrate the anniversary.  I think it will be interesting to reflect every year on what readers like to see, and what is changing in this space.  So, here we go!  Top 10 Alison’s Allspice Recipes for my 2 year anniversary! Continue reading

A Week in the Life of a Vegetarian

A week in the life of a vegetarian.  That’s what I have to offer you today.  This week I am sharing my menu plan so that you can see what a week in the life of a vegetarian looks like. Have you ever been curious or think it might be impossible to achieve?  Well, this is what I am eating this week.  The plan also outlines my pursuit for a healthy diet, including indulgences and shortfalls. Check out the menu for 2 people, including a free grocery list, the plan, and ideas for next week.  Continue reading

Choosing Whole Foods

Choosing Whole FoodsTrying to eat a healthy diet is often times confusing because of the wealth of (contrasting) information out there.  What we know about a healthy diet is constantly changing.  For example, it was once thought that eating eggs would increase cholesterol and increase the chances of heart disease, but now we know that high cholesterol is caused by saturated fats, not by cholesterol itself.  I started a series on healthy habits to highlight the pieces of a healthy lifestyle that I think are important and that I am working on in my own life.  The first post I made was on New Year’s Day, where I wrote about my weight loss story, which is where my goals for healthy habits started.

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My weight loss story

My weight loss storyCollege.  That is where my weight loss story starts. I was an athletic young person and never had weight issues before pizza and beer became the only 2 food groups I knew.  My mom tried to teach me to eat my vegetables (Thanks Mom!). However, those first few years out of the house, I didn’t always make good food choices.  Caught up in the college life, exercise was simply something I didn’t make time for as well. Continue reading

Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Recipes of 2016Hello Reader Family!

2016 has been a great year and I want to celebrate it by sharing the most popular, top 10 recipes of 2016!  This is the first full calendar year that the blog has been up!  I highlighted most of the changes I have made here on the blog in June, when I completed my first full year of blogging!  Continue reading

I joined a CSA!

This Weeks CSA ShareHey everyone!  I joined a CSA!  I’m really excited to share this adventure with you all. I have always wanted to try out a CSA, and this year I finally did.  What is a CSA?  Glad you asked!  It stands for Community Supporting Agriculture. Continue reading

THANK YOU for ONE year of blogging!

Thank You from Alison's Allspice!Alison’s Allspice is having it’s first anniversary!  It’s hard to believe that I have a full year of blogging under my belt.  It took me two years of research and following other blogs to decide that I could do it.  Thank you to all the people who are here supporting me on this journey.  Your support means the world to me! Continue reading