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Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie

Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie by Alison's AllspiceHow many ways do you think we can use a tortilla to make a delivery system for Mexican flavors?  Sure, there are tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and even burritos.  How about tortilla pie?  This tex-mex black bean tortilla pie is layered with Mexican flavors in a simple format – stack it up and pile it on!  It is ready for all your favorite toppings and fillings. Continue reading

Black Bean Corn and Spinach Quesadillas

Black bean corn and spinach quesadillasI always tell my husband, any food that is a delivery service for cheese and salsa is my favorite food.  These black bean corn and spinach quesadillas are just that!  We cut ours into wedges for easy dipping into salsas and sour cream.  This is one indulgent meal that you can whip up in no time, and feel good about because it is loaded with veggies.  Check out my other favorite Tex-Mex style, cheese and salsa delivery systems below! Continue reading

Black Bean and Corn Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Boats

Black bean and corn enchilada spaghetti squash boatsLast summer one of the few vegetables I grew in my garden was spaghetti squash. Gardening is a pure delight for me, and the joys can last all season long with vegetables like spaghetti squash that will keep for months. I love how versatile spaghetti squash are for making all kinds of meals.  Spaghetti squash can go way beyond spaghetti and meatballs, like this black bean and corn enchilada spaghetti squash boats recipe. Continue reading

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

I love to eat salads at restaurants.  They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home.  After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants,  I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home.  This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce.  This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen.  Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge.  The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession.  The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Some girls are over the moon chocolate fans.  Or they swoon over a slice of decadent cake, or a soft and chewy cookie.  I’m not that well acquainted with my sweet tooth.  It’s there, but when I crave something indulgent, it is usually savory.  This blue cheese dressing comes to the rescue for me.  Sharp, salty and creamy, and all the more, ready and waiting to dress a salad or dunk a veggie stick! Yum! 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

Avocado Tostadas

Tacos are considered a kings food in my house.  Tostadas are flat tacos, right?  Well, not really.  Tostada means “toasted.”  It’s kind-of hard to toast a taco because all the ingredients are wrapped up inside it’s crunchy shell (or soft shell depending on your preference).  Tostadas and tacos have very similar (if not the same) ingredients, therefore, we are making room for toasty tostadas at the king’s table!  Especially these avocado tostadas!

Avocado tostadas with refried beans

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Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Shells

Happy New Year Friends!  This is my first post in 2016, and I’m very excited to start my first full calendar year of blogging.  Creative cooking is one of my largest inspirations in the kitchen.  I love meals that smash together two ideas to create something new and different, like these vegetarian taco stuffed shells!

Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Shells

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Roasted Potato and Trout Salad

I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads.  But boy do I love them now!  Anything can be tossed together and called a salad.  This salad is traditional in the sense that I use greens to bulk it up.  Roasted potatoes and flaky trout make this dish incredibly filling, which is rare to find in a salad.  Pair it with the creamy dilled dressing and you have a winner!

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Three Bean Chili

Last week I was all about savoring summer.  I even picked up a few zucchinis at the farmers market this weekend because I don’t want to let go!  I finally have realized however, that I must embrace fall because those bone chilling days of winter will come shortly after.  Nothing says fall to me like chili.  This chili recipe is great for this time of year when you can still get locally grown peppers.

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