Category Archives: Recipe Redux

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan Stacks by Alison's AllspiceThis month’s recipe redux challenge was to create a healthy sheet pan meal. If you read here often, you know I don’t really do the whole main dish and side dish kind of meals associated with a lot of sheet pan recipes.  I tinkered with ideas of sandwich melts and veggie burgers with fries. However, I have been crazy busy this fall and put off this photo shoot until the last minute and did not have those ingredients in the house.  I had planned to make eggplant Parmesan, so I converted it to sheet pan eggplant Parmesan stacks!   Continue reading

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet (for Breakfast or Dinner!)

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet by Alison's AllspiceThis month the recipe redux challenged us to make dinner-inspired dishes for breakfast!  My favorite savory breakfasts always include eggs, like this sweet potato mushroom hash!  I knew I wanted to use eggs in my recipe, but eggs are so versatile!  The recipe ideas were endless! Therefore, I put on my thinking cap and turned to my favorite dinner ideas.  Pizza is always a favorite, and I developed it into a fast protein packed breakfast.  Try my quick veggie pizza omelet for breakfast or for dinner! Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Alison's AllspiceThis month’s theme for the recipe redux was to avoid heating up the kitchen by using a cool cooking appliance (ie not the oven).  I love my big slow cooker for soups, but I don’t eat many soups during summer.  The zucchini in my garden have been plentiful for a few weeks now, at one point I had a pile of 14 on my kitchen counter!  Therefore, zucchini boats were in order.  To fit in with the redux theme, I made slow cooker Italian lentil stuffed zucchini boats! Continue reading

Quick Edamame Corn Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Quick Edamame Corn Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette by Alison's AllspiceDisclosure: “I received free samples of Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Do you ever find yourself in need of a light meal or side dish for a gathering, and you need it in a hurry?  I make this quick edamame corn salad with apple cider vinaigrette regularly because it comes together so quickly.  It’s also really convenient because the ingredients are easy to keep on hand for those oh-shoot moments when you realize you forgot all about your sister’s cookout! Continue reading

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread by Alison's AllspiceDisclaimer:  “I received free samples of Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

My parents taught me how to make a grilled cheese sandwich at a very young age.  They encouraged me to cook as a kid, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much today – it takes me back to my youth.  Back then, my grilled cheese sandwiches were simply made with cheddar, but this Gouda grilled cheese with apricot ginger spread is a delicious adult take on the simple and convenient grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading

Cream Cheese Earl Grey Ebelskivers with Blueberries

Cream Cheese Earl Grey Ebelskivers with Blueberries by Alison's AllspiceThis month the recipe redux challenged members to make healthy small bite desserts.  I am not a huge sweets person; I vary rarely make and eat desserts.  As you can see on the Recipes Homepage, I only have 6 desserts posted!  When I started brainstorming this  challenge, I focused on my favorite healthy, small bite meals. Ebelskiver means filled danish pancake; they can be sweet or savory depending on the filling and seasonings used.  For this challenge, I made cream cheese earl grey ebelskivers with blueberries! Continue reading

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers

Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers 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.

This week I have been having a lot of fun playing around with cracker toppings.  Bite size food has to be able to impress in that single bite, so you know the flavors have to be good.  Therefore, sampling all those flavors, such as my Banh Mi Crackers, has been a lot of fun, and delicious.  The Breton Crackers that I received samples of have been great.  I received the original flavor, which is quite tasty, and really  enjoy their light and crisp texture.  The size of the cracker is large enough to top with lots of veggies and smear with sauces, such as my Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Crackers. Continue reading

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

Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktail

Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktail by Alison's AllspiceThis month, the recipe reduxers were challenged to make cocktails/mocktails!  This recipe challenge was entirely new to me.  I have never designed a drink – not one, not even a smoothie!!  I knew I wanted to use fresh fruit to create a great summertime sipper, so I started by doing my research on how to include it in a drink.  There were 2 obvious options, infuse the fruit in a simple syrup or into the alcohol.  I decided to infuse a simple syrup because it was a shorter and simpler task.  I tried this recipe with both raspberries and rhubarb.  Rhubarb was the clear winner, and the rhubarb lime sparkling cocktail was born! 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