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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

Smoked Jalapenos in Carolina Mop Sauce

Smoked Jalapenos in Carolina Mop SauceIf you have been a reader for very long, you have probably picked up on the fact that I love to eat smoked foods.  Which is sort-of different for someone that doesn’t eat meat (besides fish anyway).  I put this smoked tofu recipe into lots of dishes.  I love smoked trout, and use it in everything from salads, dip, sushi, and savory pancakes.  Well, here is another food I like to put on the smoker.  Smoked Jalapenos in Carolina Mop Sauce will blow your socks off! Continue reading

Louisiana Style Shrimp Gumbo

Louisiana Style Shrimp Gumbo with OkraIt is finally Friday.  Are you all looking forward to the weekend?  Of course you are!  The weekend is the time period where we can catch up on life and have some extra time for ourselves.  Time for myself is usually spend in the garden or the kitchen.  Cooking is a great way for me to clear my head and spend some time thinking of nothing else but the process and the ingredients.  This Louisiana style shrimp gumbo recipe is great for a weekend when you have a little more time to  relax while you cook. Plus there are plenty of leftovers to eat during the busy week!   Continue reading

Mushroom Pecan Empanadas

Mushroom Pecan Empanadas 2Making food from scratch is often times more time consuming.  There are plenty of reasons to do it, however.  The first, and my personal favorite, is that making your own food allows you to control the ingredients used.  You can also make it exactly how you like it, and personalize it for others that you cook for.  This mushroom pecan empanadas recipe is time consuming, but totally worth the effort! Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Smoked Gouda Pie with Almond Crust

Butternut Squash Pie

Pie for dinner.  Is that not the best idea you have ever heard?  This savory pie is so full of flavor, you’ll want to eat the whole thing!  The best part, its also healthy.  The butternut squash and smoked gouda pie is made with whole grains, nuts for protein, and packed full of seasonal veggies. Continue reading

Whole Wheat Naan Bread

Stack of Whole wheat naan

This recipe was inspired by my standard I can make that! attitude.  The local Indian restaurant makes delicious naan, and I just had to have some at home for when we make curry.  You can find naan at the grocery store, but it is just not the same as fresh.  We can’t have curry at home without whipping up a batch of this delicious naan! Continue reading

Roasted Root Vegetable Pockets with Goat Cheese

Root Vegetable pockets with spinach

Earlier this week I shared a recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables with Parmesan Wheat Berries.  We loved this combo of veggies with creamy cheese and nutty wheat so much that I found another way to enjoy those flavors.  These pockets are stuffed with lots of veggies, given a good smear of goat cheese, and topped with mustard-y glaze! Continue reading

Roasted Root Vegetables with Parmesan Wheat Berries

 

Root Vegetables plus Brussle Sprout

Roasted root vegetables are a wonderful staple of the season.  Enjoy as many root vegetables as you can now, because soon spring and summer produce will be back.  I added one vegetable to this mix that is not a root vegetable: Brussels sprouts!  It is also a seasonal veggie, that grows best in colder temperatures, and I couldn’t make this dish without something green! Continue reading

Football Food for Super Bowl Sunday

Football Food

I love watching football all season long.  Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around.  It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports.  We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days!   Continue reading