Tag Archives: Quick and Easy

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet (for Breakfast or Dinner!)

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet by Alison's AllspiceThis month the recipe redux challenged us to make dinner-inspired dishes for breakfast!  My favorite savory breakfasts always include eggs, like this sweet potato mushroom hash!  I knew I wanted to use eggs in my recipe, but eggs are so versatile!  The recipe ideas were endless! Therefore, I put on my thinking cap and turned to my favorite dinner ideas.  Pizza is always a favorite, and I developed it into a fast protein packed breakfast.  Try my quick veggie pizza omelet for breakfast or for dinner! Continue reading

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

Peach Basil Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle

Peach Basil Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle by Alison's AllspiceThis pizza is one of my favorites.  Pizza is on regular rotation at my house, and it is always something special, like this peach basil pizza with balsamic drizzle.  It is loaded with fresh summer flavors; we simply can’t get enough!  I love to incorporate fresh seasonal ingredients on pizza.  The peach is juicy and along with the balsamic drizzle, there is plenty of moisture so you don’t need any sauce.  Top with melty cheese and some fresh herbs, you’ll be eating it all summer long! Continue reading

Chipotle Cauliflower Hummus Tacos with Cumin Slaw

Chipotle Cauliflower Hummus Tacos with Cumin Slaw by Alison's AllspiceOne of the most fun things about recipe development is taking a recipe you love, and adapting it.  Sometimes it’s about making it healthier, or adapting it to fit different diets.  If you read here often, you know how much I love fish tacos.  However, a lot of readers here are not looking for fish based recipes (I don’t post many).  Therefore, I created chipotle cauliflower hummus tacos with cumin slaw to be vegan, and just as delicious! 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

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread by Alison's AllspiceDisclaimer:  “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.”

My parents taught me how to make a grilled cheese sandwich at a very young age.  They encouraged me to cook as a kid, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much today – it takes me back to my youth.  Back then, my grilled cheese sandwiches were simply made with cheddar, but this Gouda grilled cheese with apricot ginger spread is a delicious adult take on the simple and convenient grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema by Alison's AllspiceWhen I was a kid, one of my parents favorite meals was blackened salmon.  I always remembered that meal because the first time we tried it as a family, we didn’t realize how spicy the seasoning was going to be!!  It was so flavorful, but I remember downing glasses of milk try to keep my mouth from catching fire.  In subsequent trials, my parents learned the right amount of seasonings to use, and used it sparingly for us kids.   Today blackening seasoning is still a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it in one of my favorite foods, fish tacos.  These spicy blackened fish tacos with lime crema were a hit at my house! 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