Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Fried Chickpea Gyro Bowls with Tzatziki Sauce

Fried Chickpea Gyro Bowls with Tzatziki Sauce By Alison's AllspiceThe first time I had heard about fried chickpeas, I was reading over at Naturally Ella (an amazing vegetarian blog).  I knew immediately that I would have to try the technique.  A quick pan fry has the ability to add texture and depth of flavor that you wouldn’t normally find in a chickpea.  These fried chickpea gyro bowls with tzatziki sauce are exploding with flavor, and come together quickly for an easy weeknight meal! Continue reading

One Pot Spanish Wheat Berries with Chickpeas and Olives

Wheat berries are my favorite grain to cook with.  They are inexpensive, and the texture is outstanding!  I feel like they get overlooked so often because gluten free grains are popular right now.  Also, fancier wheat grains are often used by recipe developers, so they get all the hype.  I have tried both farro and kamut (ancient wheat grain varieties), and I don’t think they are worth the extra money when compared to standard wheat berries.  This one pot Spanish wheat berries with chickpeas and olives is a take on arroz con pollo, made vegetarian of course! Continue reading

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

one-pot-vegetarian-chili-macMy three bean chili recipe is an absolute favorite at my house!  When ever I make a batch of chili, I always hoard some leftovers in the freezer for other meals.  What, I just love chili!  This one pot vegetarian chili mac recipe reminds me a lot of my classic chili, and therefore is anther favorite that would get hoarded… if there were ever any leftovers! Continue reading

Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

meditteranean-pasta-plateEvery year when summer rolls around, I can’t wait for the fresh produce to start filling my plate.  However when fall gets here, I seem to have a hard time giving up summer.  I love fall vegetables, like butternut squash, but I’m just not over summer yet… Even though it’s almost the end of September.  This Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is fresh and fast!  It’s a great way to use the tomatoes and cucumber that I’m still getting in my CSA! Continue reading

Herbed Cherry Tomato Pizza

Herb Cherry Tomato PizzaWelcome back for another recipe, friends!  I haven’t posted in a while because I have been busy with a new job!  I am teaching at a local community college; it is fun and exciting but also very time consuming.  As I settle into my new routine, recipe posts will get more and more frequent.  During this busy time in my life, simple recipes have been a must.  This herbed cherry tomato pizza recipe has been great because I always have pizza crust ingredients on hand, and I am getting tons of cherry tomatoes in my CSA! Continue reading

Lentil Pecan Tacos

Lentil Pecan TacosTacos are by far one of the most awesome foods out there.  No, seriously.  They can be prepared in so many ways, and for so many diet preferences.  Plus, they are delicious!  In my avocado tostadas post I raved about tacos, and compared tostadas to the awesomeness of a taco.  I love tacos so much that I have a taco pizza recipe, and a taco stuffed shells recipe.  This lentil pecan tacos recipe is a traditional taco recipe, made to mimic what meat-eaters call a classic taco. Continue reading

Carrot Kale and White Bean Ragu

Carrot Kale and White Bean Ragu with ParmesanIt is amazing to me how simple cooking can be when you use quality ingredients.  Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to taste amazing.  This carrot kale and white bean ragu makes a delicious sauce for pasta, and many other uses.  The quality ingredients make this sauce a winner that is incredibly simple to put together.   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

Rhubarb Tagine

Rhubarb Tagine 2Rhubarb is one of my spring-time favorites.  It is most often used in desserts, but that tangy flavor goes well into so many other things!  I don’t make that many desserts either, so I have to get creative to find ways to enjoy rhubarb.  Rhubarb and dates combine to make a rhubarb tagine that is both tangy and fruity! 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