In light of our recent one-year blogiversary celebration, we thought it would be appropriate to do a recipe round-up of some (emphasis on the “some”) of our favourite/most popular recipes from this past year. Since we can’t just choose a few, though, we’ve broken it down into categories. Enjoy!
Since breakfast is pretty much our favourite meal of the day, we had a lot of trouble choosing our favourite recipes, but here are the ones that made the cut:
We made these for a crowd a few weeks ago when our family had a giant garage sale along with a few other types of pancakes, but these were the hands-down favourite. This just confirms in our minds that everyone loves chocolate, peanut butter and banana.
After making this stuffed french toast recipe, we’re not sure if we can ever eat regular french toast ever again. And as if that’s not enough, we also have a blueberry-lemon version and an apple pie version to satisfy all your stuffed french toast needs!
If pancakes aren’t your thing, well, you’re crazy, but maybe the satisfying toasty crunch of waffles is more up your alley? Regardless, you should make these right away. Added bonus- make these in the morning and your house will smell like delicious waffles right through into the afternoon!
Ever since our very first peanut butter banana pancake in a jar, we’ve made countless varieties of the genius creation, but this particular version quickly rose to the top as one of our favourites. Probably because it’s so pretty- just look at those bright colours!
We love buckwheat bakes, but not only was this one of our all-time favourite versions, this was definitely a reader favourite too! And who doesn’t want to eat red velvet cake for breakfast?
Summer is on it’s way, which means so is summer fruit! You can be sure that overnight oats parfaits will be on the breakfast menu for us now that the weather is warming up, and as soon as peach season hits we’ll be re-making this wondrous parfait!
It’s pizza and a crepe at the same time. What more needs to be said?
Creamy spicy chicken inspired by one of our favourite on-the-go store-bought lunches. A healthier version of an old stand-by? Yes please!
This dish is summery, pretty, healthy and delicious. You really can’t ask for anything more now can you?
Pizza is the perfect food. And if it’s possible to improve on perfection, then this pizza definitely did! We loved it, our family loved it- ladies and gents, we have a winner!
Countless variations of these were consumed to ward off the chill during the extra-long winter we had this year. Highly recommended when you find yourself in need of a comforting bowl of warmth on a cold winter night!
We do not love pork, but we love this meal! But if pork really isn’t your thing, maybe pulled chicken would suit you better?
Nothing beats a hearty bowl of curry, but this meatless variety that’s full of veggies, sweet potatoes and chunks of sweet mango really takes the cake!
These sweet-and salty crisps are perfect for a little appetizer. Highly recommended for all those summer dinner parties you’re planning on having 😉
Everyone loves home fries, and these ones use a simple trick to make them nice and crispy every time.
Even if you’re not having a Greek-themed feast you should make this salad! Tangy and colourful, it’s a nice break from a traditional garden side-salad.
Baked Beans in the slow cooker are an easy way to enjoy the tasty side dish with hardly any effort.
Roasted vegetables are one of the best things in the world- no exaggeration! And yes, we realize that asparagus is not a Fall vegetable, but that is a minor detail. We made a roasted vegetable salad and it was the Fall, ergo Roasted Fall Veggie salad.
Quite possibly one of the easiest recipes in the entire world with only four ingredients and two steps (ok 3 if you count chopping the apples). And no added sugar- just pure apple-y goodness!
Obviously you knew a hummus recipe was bound to make it on to our list. And to be honest, we put up this recipe not because it’s our favourite, but more as a representation of all our hummus recipes, because how can you really choose just one when they’re all incredible? You can’t.
Ok, so this dip is very similar to a hummus recipe- but it is so good that it needed to be recognized all on its own. Even if you don’t like beets we bet you would like this dip! It doesn’t really taste like beets, and it has an amzing bright pink colour. Who wouldn’t want to eat bright pink food?
Fresh blueberry jam with a spicy twist. Slather on toast, pancakes, waffles, or eat straight from the jar with a spoon. However you go about it- you must try this jam!
Its a rich, creamy almond butter that tastes like coffee- Java lovers unite!
This sauce is so good you’ll want to put it on everything. And we promise no one will ever know there’s no cheese in it.
These are the best when you need a quick pre-run snack, or you need something small to tie you over until your next meal. And they’re whole wheat, sugar-free, and delicious!
Quite possibly the most addicting snack ever.
Want a hearty, chewy granola bar? Add lentils- simple as that.
If you’re in need of a crunchy snack, nothing will satisfy that craving better than these chickpeas. We recommend you never allow your pantry to be without a jar of them.
Muffins are always fantastic snacks, and these ones are some of the softest, most pillow-like muffins we’ve ever had. The lemon adds some zing and makes them almost refreshing, if it’s possible for a muffin to be that way!
We’ve had several people make this recipe and rave about it! But if you’re in the gluten-intolerant crowd, never fear, our gluten-free red velvet brownies are sure to squash any brownie craving.
Don’t wait for the Christmas season to make these, they’re too tasty to only have once a year!
Here’s another one that should not be held off until the appropriate season. Because really, is there truly a season for delicious, thick and creamy rice pudding? We like to think that sort of thing is a year-round treat.
Who ever said vegans can’t have cheesecake has clearly never tried vegan cheesecake. Oh well, their loss!
We also want to give honourable mention to our chocolate cake from our anniversary post. We didn’t include it in today’s round-up because we just wrote about it, but it needed to be mentioned!
So there you have have it- quite possibly the longest post ever written, but maybe the most delicious? 😉
We hope you find something on this round-up that catches your eye, and that you have been enjoying the recipes we’ve been posting all year. If there’s something that you’d like us to make, please feel free to leave a comment or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we love hearing from you!
Cheers to a great year!