Category Archives: Vegetarian Main Dish

Spicy Cauliflower Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta

Spicy Cauliflower Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta by Alison's AllspiceLeafy greens are one of the hardest foods for me to consume regularly.  Spinach and kale are the easy ones.  I devour kale salads when I bother to make them, and I try to mix spinach into dishes like quesadillas or lasagna.  I mixed chard into enchiladas before, but I was inspired by Joanne@Eats Well with Others to try a pesto!  This spicy cauliflower Swiss chard pesto pasta recipe was amazing!  Seriously, I surprised myself with how much I loved it, and I found a new way to enjoy more leafy greens like chard. 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

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

Asian Cabbage Baked Egg Rolls with Tempeh

Asian Cabbage Baked Egg Rolls with Tempeh by Alison's AllspiceI’m not really a side dish person.  I love to cook.  It’s a great release at the end of the day to come home and find my rhythm in the kitchen.  However, I find it most enjoyable when there are fewer pieces of the puzzle to keep track of.  Side dishes don’t fit that routine well, therefore I tend to make and eat a single thing every night.  These Asian cabbage baked egg rolls with tempeh fit that theme perfectly.   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

Black Bean Street Tacos with Radish Corn Salsa

Black Bean Street Tacos with Radish Corn Salsa by Alison's AllspiceToday I am sharing my new favorite taco recipe!  If you are planning to celebrate Cinco De Mayo tomorrow, you will want to stock up on radishes and sweet corn to make these black bean street tacos with radish corn salsa!  They are made with traditional Mexican fare including corn tortillas, simple seasoned black beans, sweet corn, cilantro, and queso fresco.  Throw in some seasonal and colorful radishes to the salsa and you’ll have a taco everyone will be talking about! Continue reading

Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza

Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza by Alison's AllspiceI first decided to put asparagus on a pizza simply because I already had some in the fridge.  It was going to be a sun-dried tomato, artichoke, and asparagus pizza.   As life goes, that didn’t happen.  I ran out of sauce, so I ended up using my sun-dried tomatoes in my Asparagus Carbonara recipe.   I hit the drawing board again and decided to try the pizza with a simple white sauce.  This Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza is even better than I had imagined, and a great way to wrap up this years Asparagus Mini-Series! 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