Tag Archives: Whole grain

Vegan Grilled Carrot Dogs

Vegan Grilled Carrot Dogs by Alison's AllspiceHot dogs were one of my favorite foods to eat during the summer as a kid.  My mom would always have them in the house by keeping a stock of frozen dogs.  I didn’t even bother to heat them up!!  Boy life is different now.  Good different.  Vegan grilled carrot dogs different.  Seriously, these carrot dogs take me back to my childhood.  I can gobble up a whole plate of them! Continue reading

Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza

Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza by Alison's AllspiceI first decided to put asparagus on a pizza simply because I already had some in the fridge.  It was going to be a sun-dried tomato, artichoke, and asparagus pizza.   As life goes, that didn’t happen.  I ran out of sauce, so I ended up using my sun-dried tomatoes in my Asparagus Carbonara recipe.   I hit the drawing board again and decided to try the pizza with a simple white sauce.  This Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza is even better than I had imagined, and a great way to wrap up this years Asparagus Mini-Series! Continue reading

Quick Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Quick Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough by Alison's AllspiceA good pizza dough recipe is a must for any home cook.  Some dough recipes can call for hours to rise, and they are delicious recipes.  However, I don’t have time to make pizza like that often.  I love this quick homemade whole wheat pizza dough because I can make it easily on a weeknight.   Continue reading

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

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Bolognase by Alison's AllspiceSimple pasta meals like bolognase were common when I was a kid.  Mom could whip them up in hurry, and everyone would eat them!  Some vegan versions of meat based foods are just not the same.  This recipe is no different.  It’s not the same, I think it’s better!  Rich mushrooms and healthy proteins from lentils make this vegan mushroom lentil bolognase a pasta dish you’ll want to serve again and again! Continue reading

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

Turmeric Fried Rice with Edamame

Turmeric Fried Rice with Edamame By Alison's AllspiceTurmeric is all the craze right now because of its huge number of health benefits.  Have you heard about all the things turmeric can do for you?  It is most well known for reducing inflammation, but also reduces risks of Alzheimer’s disease, and has been equally as effective at preventing and treating cancers as pharmaceutical drugs (Duke 2007).  In the past, I have only used turmeric in my curry dishes.  Now, I am trying to put it into more and more dishes to enjoy it’s health benefits.  Try it in my turmeric fried rice with edamame  recipe! Continue reading

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes

Lentil Cauliflower Vegan Sloppy Joes by Alison's AllspiceI have been eating a mostly vegetarian diet for a little over five years.  One of the things I find myself easily doing is eating a lot of carbohydrates.  I get plenty of protein too, but when you are searching for substitutes in a dish like sloppy joes,  carb-heavy fillers can become the easy choice.  I finally upgraded my lentil and bulgar sloppy joes recipe, focusing on getting a serving of veggies instead of carbs. Lentil cauliflower vegan sloppy joes are just as tasty, and help me to focus on eating more vegetables! Continue reading

Plantain Black Bean Rice Bowls with Cilantro Pesto

Follow my blog with BloglovinPlantain Black Bean Rice Bowls with Cilantro PestoA few years ago I took a trip to Puerto Rico and had plantains for the first time.  I had always assumed that they were just like bananas, but the truth is that they are pretty different.  A plantain is more well suited for cooking because it has a firm texture.  Banana’s are usually reserved for baked goods because they are soft while plantains will hold up to the cooking process. My favorite part about plantains is that they add a hint of sweetness to dishes like my plantain black bean rice bowls with cilantro pesto. Continue reading

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