Category Archives: Vegan

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

Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches

Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches by Alison's AllspiceI hope you guys didn’t get your fill of BBQ over memorial day weekend because today we are having vegan barbecue!  If you have been eating meatless for very long, you certainly have come across jackfruit.  If not, let me explain.  Jackfruit is a large fruit native to Asia that when young and under ripe has a stringy, chewy texture that is considered very close to the texture of meat.  It is used commonly as a meat replacement to make vegetarian dishes.  One of the most commonly made jackfruit dishes is barbecue sandwiches because it mimics pulled pork very well.  Today I am sharing my recipe for Classic Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches!   Continue reading

Vegan Grilled Carrot Dogs

Vegan Grilled Carrot Dogs by Alison's AllspiceHot dogs were one of my favorite foods to eat during the summer as a kid.  My mom would always have them in the house by keeping a stock of frozen dogs.  I didn’t even bother to heat them up!!  Boy life is different now.  Good different.  Vegan grilled carrot dogs different.  Seriously, these carrot dogs take me back to my childhood.  I can gobble up a whole plate of them! Continue reading

Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos

Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos by Alison's Allspice“Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Happy National Hummus Day friends!  I am back today to bring you more hummus filled goodies because today, May 13th, is National Hummus Day!  Earlier this week I posted my Mediterranean Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms.  Today I’m sharing these Vegan Spicy Eggplant Hummus Taquitos which are made with Sabra’s Supremely Spicy Hummus. These quick appetizers are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and perfect for dipping! Continue reading

Honey Dijon Summer Garden Potato Salad

Honey Dijon Summer Garden Potato Salad by Alison's AllspiceOne of the best parts about summer is all the picnics and backyard barbecues!  A gathering of friends, family and good food is hard to beat.  If you’re looking for a simple and delicious recipe to share, look no further.  This honey dijon summer garden potato salad is gluten free, paleo and easily vegan.  It will work for just about any crowd! Continue reading

Lentil Salad with Asparagus and Radish

Lentil Salad with Asparagus and Radish by Alison's Allspice
I really love asparagus.  I think it is the seasonality of it, the fact that it grows for a short time and then it’s gone for the season.  Growing up, I ate farm fresh picked asparagus and now I refuse to buy it from the store; it just doesn’t taste the same.  I love asparagus so much that I created an Asparagus Mini-Series last year that I am challenging myself to continue!  Today I am sharing Lentil salad with Asparagus and Radish for the first Asparagus Mini-Series of 2017! 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

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase by Alison's AllspiceSimple pasta meals like bolognase were common when I was a kid.  Mom could whip them up in hurry, and everyone would eat them!  Some vegan versions of meat based foods are just not the same.  This recipe is no different.  It’s not the same, I think it’s better!  Rich mushrooms and healthy proteins from lentils make this vegan mushroom lentil bolognase a pasta dish you’ll want to serve again and again! 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

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes by Alison's AllspiceI have been eating a mostly vegetarian diet for a little over five years.  One of the things I find myself easily doing is eating a lot of carbohydrates.  I get plenty of protein too, but when you are searching for substitutes in a dish like sloppy joes,  carb-heavy fillers can become the easy choice.  I finally upgraded my lentil and bulgar sloppy joes recipe, focusing on getting a serving of veggies instead of carbs. Lentil cauliflower vegan sloppy joes are just as tasty, and help me to focus on eating more vegetables! Continue reading