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Chipotle Butternut Squash Queso

Chipotle Butternut Squash Queso by Alison's AllspiceDuring football season, I am always challenged to come up with indulgent, cheesy finger foods that have a healthy twist.  I find that trying to make a snack healthy by reducing fat or other indulgent flavors usually makes it less exciting.  Instead I focus on adding something to the dish to make it more nutritious.  I use creamy butternut squash in this queso dip to add body and color, and mix in spicy chipotles and melty cheese to make it fun!  Try my chipotle butternut squash queso for your next game day! 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

Two Potato Hash with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs

Two potato hash with mushrooms and fried eggs by Alison's AllspiceWhen my friends and family gather for fishing trips, you can always count on two things – awesome breakfast and a good time!  When we are preparing to stand out on the river all day and haul in monster fish, we need to be well fueled. There is not better way to prepare for the day than a good breakfast. We love this two potato hash with mushrooms and fried eggs.   Continue reading

Beer Battered String Bean Fries

Beer Battered String Bean FriesLast week I was poking around on my pinterest account finding and sharing ideas for recipes.  I came across a recipe for crunchy green bean fries that were coated in panko bread crumbs.  In the past, I have tried something similar with asparagus, and it’s not so easy.  Panko does not stick well to skinny vegetables, but it sticks very well to your fingers!  When I picked up my CSA this week and saw that I had string beans to use, I just knew I had to try and make a fantastic fries recipe!  The seasoning is just right on these beer battered string bean fries! Continue reading

Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles

Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles 2Right now I have a large bowl of zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, and cucumber sitting in my kitchen.  It’s a true sign of summer.  Ample fresh produce requires me to be on my toes with recipe ideas, so that none of it will go to waste. The best recipe will use multiple pieces of produce, two birds one stone kind-of thing.   This Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles recipe was delicious, simple and the burgers freeze well so you can make extra for later! Continue reading

Shrimp Po’ Boys with Zingy Slaw

Shrimp Po' Boys with Zingy Slaw on French BreadIt’s time for Po’Boys my friends!  The Po’Boy is a Louisiana style sub sandwich that can be as creative as you are.  Po’boys got there name from a restaurant in New Orleans during a local factory strike.  The restaurant served free sandwiches to the “poor boys” that were on strike.  My shrimp po’ boys with zingy slaw is a traditional take on the sandwich, having fried seafood and dressed with coleslaw! Continue reading

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan fried rice

Fried rice is such an easy meal to whip on a weeknight, I tend to make this vegan fried rice a lot.  Having a few different variations on a classic recipe makes it easy to eat this simple food frequently and not get tired of it.  Pineapple Fried Rice is another great variation to a classic.   Continue reading

Cinnamon French Toast with Apples

When the weather starts to get cold, a hot breakfast is a great way to start the day.  I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make french toast, which makes it so easy to whip up.  A friend  just gave me a bag full of fall apples from a local orchard and this recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy them!

French Toast with Apples

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Crispy Fish Sandwiches with Slaw

As far as fish sandwiches go, this one is pretty classic.  As I did my research for creating this recipe, I found that  traditional crispy fried fish with slaw is really the way to go.  It just works so well, don’t fix it if it’s not broken (I say that, but I will still try, sigh…life as a food blogger).   If you’re not a huge fish fan, or eat a lot of it like I do, this sandwich is a great way to consume more fish without feeling like you are… it’s just a sandwich!

Crispy Trout Sandwiches

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Black and Blue Veggie Burger

Black and blue is a flavor combination that is hard to beat!  Tangy blue cheese and spicy blackening season complement each other so well, it is a classic combination.  Before I started to focus on whole foods, I would put blackening seasoning and blue cheese on frozen burgers.  This homemade black and blue veggie burger is so much better, and better for you!Black and Blue Veggie Burger Continue reading