Tag Archives: Beans

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad by Alison's AllspiceOne ingredient I always keep in my fridge for easy nutritious meals is sweet potato.  I like to dice them into small pieces and either roast in the oven, or fry in a skillet.  They can stand alone as a side, or be tossed into salads, soups, stews and bowls.  This sweet potato black bean cilantro salad is my favorite way to use sweet potatoes. Black beans add plenty of protein to help you stay full, and cilantro adds plenty of fresh, bright flavor!  Eat a large serving as a main dish, or a small serving as a side. Continue reading

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos

Fried Avocado Black Bean Tacos by Alison's AllspiceAvocado’s have been a little pricey here recently.  I have a serious love for avocados, so when I saw them on sale last week, I couldn’t resist!  I am usually good about not buying things I don’t have a plan for (because if I don’t have a plan, they don’t get used).  Therefore, I set out to make a plan for the avo’s I had brought home.  I had some leftover tortillas, so tacos were the obvious choice.  When I googled avocado tacos, I couldn’t believe that I had never heard of this deliciousness!  Fried avocado black bean tacos are my favorite new way to enjoy my beloved avocado! Continue reading

Chili & Cheddar Loaded Baked Potatoes

Chili & Cheddar Loaded Baked Potatoes by Alison's AllspiceThese chili & cheddar loaded baked potatoes are a total comfort food classic for me.  When ever I make chili, I always make a huge batch so there are plenty of leftovers for other meals.  This is my favorite chili recipe, and the recipe I used for the photos.  I also love white chili, has anyone ever tried white chili over a potato?  I am crazy enough I might just have to try it, and report back! Continue reading

Roasted Broccoli Steaks and Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Broccoli Steaks and Chickpeas with yogurt sauce by Alison's AllspiceThis months recipe redux theme was to create a gut-healthy meal.  When I think of gut health, I think of two things: fiber and probiotics.  I made roasted broccoli steaks and chickpeas with yogurt sauce.  Yogurt is my favorite food-based probiotic, and it makes a delicious, creamy sauce.  I choose broccoli and chickpeas because they have two different types of fiber that are both great for gut health- more on this later.  Finally, to make it a full meal, I plated the roasted broccoli and chickpeas over barley! Continue reading

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