Category Archives: Vegetarian Main Dish

Best Ever Homemade Vegetable Soup

Best Ever Homemade Vegetable Soup by Alison's AllspiceYes friends, you read correctly, BEST EVER homemade vegetable soup.  And here is why I think it’s the best – it’s adaptable. Vegetable soup doesn’t really need a recipe, but it does need a well thought out plan.  Below, I have outlined for you which pieces of my recipe are necessary and why, and which pieces you can change and still have great success.  I never really liked soup until I started making it at home.  A simple vegetable soup is my favorite because it is light, and yet so flavorful! 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

Pesto Parmesan White Bean Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Pesto Parmesan White Bean Spaghetti Squash Bowls by Alison's AllspiceWhen you need a super-fast and easy meal, spaghetti squash probably doesn’t come to mind.  However, cooking spaghetti squash in the microwave takes only 5- 10 minutes, depending on the size of the squash.  That gives you time to prep your filling and dinner can be on the table in no time at all!  Next time you need a fast and simple meal, try my pesto Parmesan white bean spaghetti squash bowls! Continue reading

Homemade Crispy Crust Five Cheese Pizza

Homemade Crispy Crust Five Cheese Pizza by Alison's AllspiceEvery year for Halloween, my husband and I visit a haunted house, and go out for pizza!  We always choose the closest pizza place (because we’re starving by the time we’re done!), which specializes in thin crust pizza.  They load their pizza up with cheese, and it is a delicious treat!  I made this pizza after their ultimate cheese pizza that we always enjoy on Halloween.  My homemade crispy crust five cheese pizza is crunchy and super flavorful! Continue reading

Jamaican Jerk Plantain Veggie Burgers with Guacamole

Jamaican Jerk Plantain Veggie Burgers by Alison's AllspiceEver since my trip to Puerto Rico in 2014, I have been in love with plantains.  While there, I had tostones with a garlic vinaigrette that were fantastic.  Someday I will share my recreation of that recipe too. This is only the second recipe I have shared on the blog using plantains.  The first was my plantain black bean rice bowls with cilantro pesto.  This time a transformed the plantain into veggie burgers. These Jamaican jerk plantain veggie burgers are loaded with flavor. Continue reading

Spicy Catfish PoBoys with Creamy Cajun Spread

Spicy Catfish PoBoys with Creamy Cajun SpreadDo you ever try a dish at a restaurant and just know that you have to recreate it at home?  Well, there is a local cafe that puts catfish poboys on their specials menu.  It has everything going for it.  Creamy, spicy, and salty with plenty of texture.  Because it’s not on the regular menu, I had to make my own version to enjoy on a moments notice!  This recipe is my take on spicy catfish poboys with creamy cajun spread. Continue reading

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

Barbecue Black Bean and Peach Salsa Pizza

Barbecue Black Bean and Peach Salsa Pizza by Alison's AllspiceHello friends!  Boy do I have a crazy awesome recipe for you today! All summer long I have been seeing recipes for different varieties of fruit salsa.  They looked so delicious, but I wanted to find a stellar way to put that salsa to use, instead of hoping you might do it for me.  I came up with a combo that might sound insane, but I’m telling you it is crazy good!  Take my barbecue black bean and peach salsa pizza for a spin! Continue reading

Southwest Twice Baked Potatoes

Southwest Twice Baked Potatoes by Alison's AllspiceWith fall in the air, I know the holidays are right around the corner.  I’m no where near ready yet, but fear not, there is still plenty of time.  When all the family gets around the dinner table, there are always multiple diets to plan for.  One easy thing to do is to have a wide variety of dishes available, and plan for leftovers.  When there are only a few people dinning, my go to meal is to stuff vegetables.  This is my favorite stuffed vegetable recipe, southwest twice baked potatoes. 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