Tag Archives: Garlic

Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Tomato Pizza

Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Tomato Pizza by Alison's AllspiceHave you ever tried a tomato basil pizza?  Tomato goes so well with herbs, and basil is such a commonly used herb for pizza.  Cilantro, however, is not that common for a pizza topping, but it is one of my favorite herbs. When my garden started producing loads of tasty heirloom tomatoes this summer,  I decided to give cilantro a try on pizza!  This spicy cilantro jalapeno tomato pizza is out of this world! Continue reading

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto by Alison's AllspiceEvery morning I eat my breakfast cereal over a cooking magazine.  My husband thinks I’m crazy to eat food and read about it at the same time, but it works for me.  Heck, maybe I am crazy, only time will tell!  I recently came across the idea to make zucchini into a pesto.  I turned from the table, looked at my pile of garden zucchini on the counter, and immediately marked the page for later!  My lemony zucchini arugula pesto is great as a dip or a spread! Continue reading

Tempeh Gyro Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Tempeh Gyro Tacos with Cucumber Salsa by Alison's AllspiceIt’s official, I’m obsessed with all things gyro!  I absolutely love the explosion of flavors, especially the tzatziki.  I remember the first gyro I ever had at a sandwich shop in college.  The sandwich maker asked if I wanted to add the tzatziki, and I didn’t know what it was at the time.  He explained that it’s a creamy sauce that you will either love or hate.  Well,  I loved it, needless to say.  My husband loves tacos, so these tempeh gyro tacos with cucumber salsa were a success! Continue reading

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Balsamic Jam

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Balsamic Jam by Alison's AllspiceI started most of my garden plants from seed this year.  The cherry tomatoes have been the most interesting to see mature.  They were an heirloom variety, but for some reason I expected that they would still be cherry red.  If have two plants, one produces purple tomatoes, and the other gold!  Surprise!  The tomatoes have still been a delicious treat this summer, and I especially love them in this heirloom cherry tomato balsamic jam! 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

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Paneer Curry

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Paneer Curry by Alison's AllspiceI have a love hate relationship with curry.  On one hand, I absolutely love it.  It’s versatile, healthy and easy to make.  However, I don’t like most curry powders I have tried, taking curry from love to hate.  Instead, I make my own curry powder.  It requires stocking lots of spices to make my own blend.  The plus side is that I can vary the amount of each spice every time I make a batch so that the flavors vary each time.  No one curry dish will be the same as the next in my kitchen!  Check out my slow cooker sweet potato paneer curry where I tried using more whole spices! Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Alison's AllspiceThis month’s theme for the recipe redux was to avoid heating up the kitchen by using a cool cooking appliance (ie not the oven).  I love my big slow cooker for soups, but I don’t eat many soups during summer.  The zucchini in my garden have been plentiful for a few weeks now, at one point I had a pile of 14 on my kitchen counter!  Therefore, zucchini boats were in order.  To fit in with the redux theme, I made slow cooker Italian lentil stuffed zucchini boats! 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

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish by Alison's AllspiceI have a gigantic collection of cooking magazines that I have collected over the years.  I’m pretty serious about my collection as well.  My magazines are filed away according to the month published.  When ever I need some recipe inspiration, or want to do some light reading I go find this months file.  I tab all my favorite ideas so they are easy to find, but sometimes I will reread the magazine and see how my tastes have changed since I first tabbed it.  Recently I did this and came across a stuffed mushroom recipe with a red pepper relish.  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tabbed that recipe! I instantly wrote up my own variation and dubbed it worthy of a grill out night.  And thus, grilled clam stuffed mushrooms with tomato relish was born.  Continue reading