Category Archives: Pasta

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

Small Batch Veggie Lasagna

Small Batch Veggie Lasagna - Alison's AllspiceBack when I posted my Lentil Loaf recipe I told you all that meatloaf was a favorite food of mine as a child.  Well, my other favorite food was lasagna.  Mom would always ask us what meal we wanted to have for our birthdays, and I always chose lasagna.  Now I make a veggie version, and I love this small batch veggie lasagna because it only makes 4 servings.  With only two of us in the house, we don’t have to eat lasagna until we are tired of it! Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Toasted Pecan Whole Wheat Ravioli

Butternut Squash and Toasted Pecan Whole Wheat RavioliLast year for Christmas, I asked for a set of ravioli stamps. The filling options with ravioli are endless, which gives me ample opportunity to get creative in the kitchen! Well, as luck turns out it took me a whole year to get around to trying them out.  This butternut squash and toasted pecan whole wheat ravioli is wholesome and healthy way to start off your new year! Continue reading

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

one-pot-vegetarian-chili-macMy three bean chili recipe is an absolute favorite at my house!  When ever I make a batch of chili, I always hoard some leftovers in the freezer for other meals.  What, I just love chili!  This one pot vegetarian chili mac recipe reminds me a lot of my classic chili, and therefore is anther favorite that would get hoarded… if there were ever any leftovers! Continue reading

Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

meditteranean-pasta-plateEvery year when summer rolls around, I can’t wait for the fresh produce to start filling my plate.  However when fall gets here, I seem to have a hard time giving up summer.  I love fall vegetables, like butternut squash, but I’m just not over summer yet… Even though it’s almost the end of September.  This Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is fresh and fast!  It’s a great way to use the tomatoes and cucumber that I’m still getting in my CSA! Continue reading

Carrot Top Pesto Ravioli with Grilled Carrots

Carrot Top Pesto Ravioli with grilled baby carrotsMost of us have heard the daunting numbers and statistics about food waste.  The bottom line is that there is too much food that doesn’t get utilized.  However, each of us can control the food waste that comes out of our own kitchens.  When you buy carrots from the grocery store, their green tops have already been removed, but when you find them locally at a farmers market or in a CSA, often times they come with their greens.  This carrot top pesto ravioli with grilled carrots is an awesome way to utilize the entire carrot plant! Continue reading

Carrot Kale and White Bean Ragu

Carrot Kale and White Bean Ragu with ParmesanIt is amazing to me how simple cooking can be when you use quality ingredients.  Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to taste amazing.  This carrot kale and white bean ragu makes a delicious sauce for pasta, and many other uses.  The quality ingredients make this sauce a winner that is incredibly simple to put together.   Continue reading

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein with ChopsticksQuick meals are a must for many cooks.  Having a few easily adaptable recipes makes quick meals that much more simple – you can use what you have on hand and skip the trip to the grocery store.  Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein is fresh and fast to put together on those busy weeknights without much time.  Continue reading

Asparagus Sun-dried Tomato Carbonara

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This is my third and final post for the Asparagus Mini-Series this year! Look for the mini-series to come back next spring! If you’re Alison's AllspiceAsparagusMini-Series2016just joining,  check out my other asparagus recipes from the mini series including Asparagus Artichoke Millet Bowl and Asparagus Tomato Tart. Continue reading

Toasted Ravioli with Homemade Dipping Sauce

Toasted RavioliI love foods you can dip.  Ok, maybe I just love finger foods and eating with my hands.  I feel like a kid again.  Or maybe it’s the dip.  Dips add another dimension of flavor and texture to the food.  I love dips!  Whatever your reason to dig in with your hands, this recipe has it all.  Crunchy coating and savory sauce.  Dig in!

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