Tag Archives: Beans

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

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

Italian Zucchini Mushroom Sub Sandwiches

Italian Zucchini Mushroom Sub Sandwiches by Alison's AllspiceThis recipe might be my favorite way to enjoy zucchini.  Zucchini is my favorite summertime produce, which is great because when you grow zucchini, you tend to end up with a lot of them!  I started making these Italian zucchini mushroom sub sandwiches long before I became a gardener, and I have perfected the method over the years.  What is your favorite way to enjoy zucchini? Continue reading

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers by Alison's AllspiceI am always so tempted by all the produce at the farmers market during the summer.  I want to take it all home, but I couldn’t possibly eat it all!  At least I get to go back every weekend to reload for the coming week.  Last week I bought a big box of red bell peppers and I really didn’t need them all.  To use the the pepper I made spicy hummus and veggie stuffed peppers! 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

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas and a Giveaway

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas by Alison's AllspiceHave you started making plans for the total solar eclipse yet?  I am lucky enough to live in southern Illinois, the only place in the world to experience totality (the greatest duration)!  It is so exciting to watch the hustle and bustle of town preparing for 50,000 (+) tourists interested in seeing this spectacular event on August 21st.  I decided to bring the eclipse to my blog by making eclipse themed food, and finding a local giveaway for my readers! My total solar eclipse tostadas recipe has a dark moon (refried black beans) over the sun (tomato and corn salsa).   For the giveaway, you have the chance to win a southern Illinois total solar eclipse t-shirt and eclipse viewing glasses (See photos and contest entry below)! Continue reading

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing by Alison's AllspiceHappy 4th of July friends!  Today I am bringing you a cool, creamy and healthy salad to help you celebrate the holiday.  If you don’t already have a go-to simple salad recipe to bring to cookouts and gatherings, I highly recommend that you try this broccoli salad with creamy lemon caper dressing.  It is easy to put together with relatively few ingredients.   The creamy dressing is super indulgent, while the salad ingredients are healthy and wholesome! Continue reading