Tag Archives: Vegan

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cilantro Salad by Alison's AllspiceOne ingredient I always keep in my fridge for easy nutritious meals is sweet potato.  I like to dice them into small pieces and either roast in the oven, or fry in a skillet.  They can stand alone as a side, or be tossed into salads, soups, stews and bowls.  This sweet potato black bean cilantro salad is my favorite way to use sweet potatoes. Black beans add plenty of protein to help you stay full, and cilantro adds plenty of fresh, bright flavor!  Eat a large serving as a main dish, or a small serving as a side. Continue reading

Five Minute Four Ingredient Homemade Gravy

Five Minute Four Ingredient Homemade Gravy by Alison's AllspiceFriends, I hope you didn’t over do it on the mashed potatoes and gravy over thanksgiving because I have a fantastic recipe for you.  This five minute four ingredient homemade gravy is so savory, and can be adapted for many diets.  It is made with broth or stock and can be made vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore!  Whatever broth you use will be the type of gravy you will have.  My mom always made gravy from drippings off a cut of meat, but there is not need for that with this recipe.  You can still enjoy a homemade gravy without needing to roast a whole bird, which makes it great for serving to a small crowd, or serving vegetarian gravy that everyone will enjoy! Continue reading

Homemade Teriyaki Baked Tofu

Homemade Teriyaki Baked Tofu by Alison's AllspiceHave you ever bought baked tofu at the store?  It’s a handy product that is seasoned, cooked, and ready to throw into any dish.  When I was first transitioning from being an omnivore to vegetarian, I found that I loved tofu!  This is not the case for most people, they find the texture off-putting, so yes, I know I’m weird.  I started experimenting with all kinds of ways to enjoy tofu (including this smoked tofu recipe).  This homemade teriyaki baked tofu makes weeknight dinners even faster! Continue reading

Breaded Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches

Breaded Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches by Alison's AllspiceWhen I first started eating more meatless meals, buffalo chicken was the thing I missed most.  I tried so many recipes to find something that I could substitute, but so few of them worked out.  Cauliflower, however, has been my favorite food to transform into the spicy buffalo flavor that I was missing.  The flavor of cauliflower is light, which makes it perfect to lather in spicy buffalo sauce.  My breaded buffalo cauliflower sandwiches are light, but have loads of flavor, so you don’t feel like you’re missing a thing! Continue reading

Best Ever Homemade Vegetable Soup

Best Ever Homemade Vegetable Soup by Alison's AllspiceYes friends, you read correctly, BEST EVER homemade vegetable soup.  And here is why I think it’s the best – it’s adaptable. Vegetable soup doesn’t really need a recipe, but it does need a well thought out plan.  Below, I have outlined for you which pieces of my recipe are necessary and why, and which pieces you can change and still have great success.  I never really liked soup until I started making it at home.  A simple vegetable soup is my favorite because it is light, and yet so flavorful! Continue reading

Jamaican Jerk Plantain Veggie Burgers with Guacamole

Jamaican Jerk Plantain Veggie Burgers by Alison's AllspiceEver since my trip to Puerto Rico in 2014, I have been in love with plantains.  While there, I had tostones with a garlic vinaigrette that were fantastic.  Someday I will share my recreation of that recipe too. This is only the second recipe I have shared on the blog using plantains.  The first was my plantain black bean rice bowls with cilantro pesto.  This time a transformed the plantain into veggie burgers. These Jamaican jerk plantain veggie burgers are loaded with flavor. 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

Early Summer Vegetable Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu

Early Summer Vegetable Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu by Alison's AllspiceDo you guys ever get a feeling that you want to dive into a pile of veggies to reset and refresh??  Eating meals that are heavy with vegetables helps me to feel my best.  I can dig in until I’m stuffed and not feel weighed down.  Veggies are totally guilt free as well.  Recipes like this early summer vegetable stir fry with crispy tofu was one of my favorite things to eat when I was trying to loose weight.  Now this meal is a total comfort food, and I love to indulge myself with it! Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceA simple salad is always a go-to meal at my house.  Quality ingredients is always the key because quality can turn simple into outstanding!  I make a lot of lunch salads that never make it onto the blog because I don’t take time to take pictures before work in the mornings.  I made this cilantro lime southwest black bean salad for a grill out this past weekend, and it was a hit!   Continue reading