This past week marked my 2nd year of blogging. As I head into my third year, I’m delighted to share with you the top ten recipes of 2012. This is an interesting list, and here’s why:
- In addition to writing here on my own blog, I also write recipes twice a month for Good Veg Magazine. The recipes in this list are the top 5 from my blog and the top 5 from Good Veg Mag.
- 3 of the top 5 recipes from my blog are by guest bloggers. I absolutely love this, and I want to continue featuring guest bloggers in 2013. If you’re interested in doing a guest post, please email me at email@example.com
- I think the biggest theme of this year’s top ten is comfort food. People are interested in taking their “family favorites” and transforming them into something delicious and vegetarian. Enchilada casserole, slow cooker sauerkraut & dumplings, lasagna, and pizza are all in this category.
- The other big trend I see is people branching out and trying new grains like quinoa, Israeli cousous, and wild rice.
- Lots of VEGGIES! <-- This makes me real happy. :^)
I'm so honored to be a part of this wonderful community of people who love real, good food. May 2013 be one of love, prosperity, and best of all - delicious meals with your favorite people.
Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Cardamom & Ginger Topping (vegetarian)
I adapted this recipe from the original 1967 version, found in the Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook. I wish I had frozen some rhubarb so I could make it today!
This is a delicious vegan recipe that’s packed with veggies and plant-based proteins. Black bean sauce is fantastic – great for stir fries.
Jalepeno Artichoke Dip (vegetarian, gf)
This one is just perfect for football season. SKOL VIKES!
Kelly’s Awesome Veggie Lasagna (vegetarian)
Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, spinach, zucchini, basil, and mushrooms. If you like that list, you’ll love this lasagna.
I wasn’t hungry writing this post until I looked at this pizza recipe Justin shared last May. Yum.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Breakfast Casserole (vegetarian, gf)
Put everything in your slow cooker and wake up to a hot, filling breakfast.
Enchilada Casserole (vegetarian, gf)
I made a big batch of this for Christmas Eve last week along with Marcus Sameulsson’s Raw Kale Salad, and both were a hit.
Slowcooker Sauerkraut and Dumplings (vegetarian)
This one is a guest post from my friend Lindsay in Phoenix. She went vegetarian in July of 2011 and has been cooking up veggie versions of her childhood favorites. I can almost smell this cooking as I read it.
This dish is simple, fun, and full of flavor. Make it the night before and bring it to work for a bright, filling lunch.
This one has a really special place in my heart because it’s based on a dish I had in New Orleans this past spring. I think this is my favorite dish from the year.
And now my friends, it’s time for dinner. My partner, also known as The Best Husband in the World, is cooking up some Green Thai Veggie Curry for dinner. Maybe I’ll post the recipe.
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