Oh my gosh… 2013 is almost over, and what a year it has been! I finally decided to make blogging (and freelance writing) my second job this year, and I couldn’t be happier about that decision. I got a lot of positive feedback from readers this year, and I am so grateful for that. There is nothing quite as satisfying as getting comments from people who have tried my recipe, or enjoyed reading my post. To all of you who read my blog: THANK YOU! I hope that you stick with me through 2014. I have a lot of ideas for new posts!
For now, let’s take a look at the most popular posts of 2013. These are the posts that gained the most views from readers like you. I was really surprised to discover that my recipe for classic Sinh to Bo was the most popular, with over 18,000 views to date! The other recipes are a mix of desserts and healthy items, which really embodies what I’m all about: balance. I firmly believe that you have to eat healthy foods to fuel your body, and yummy treats to fuel your soul.
#1. This rich and creamy drink contains a substantial amount of condensed milk, making it better suited for dessert. If you prefer a healthier smoothie, you should try this recipe.
#2. Padma Lakshmi was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in January, and she made this awesome drink. I was eager to make my own version because I’ve been trying to consume green tea daily, but I don’t particularly enjoy the taste of it. I was very happy with the result!
#3. Kale was really trendy this year! I don’t really enjoy it raw or steamed, but I could eat kale chips by the plateful! They are light and crispy, and packed with deep earthy flavour.
#4. This recipe is perfect for a healthy-ish dessert or a decadent breakfast!
#5. Adding brown butter to these marshmallow popcorn balls really amps up the flavour.
#6. This luxurious mac and cheese recipe uses Maille mustard to add zing.
#7. This recipe is pretty, ridiculously easy to make, and it’s good for you too.
#8. If you ever become tired of eating pumpkin pie, try making these pumpkin pie crepes instead! They are much lighter, and take less time to prepare than traditional pie.
#9. These roasted mushroom caps are getting a lot of attention on Pinterest! I stuffed the mushrooms with garlic, capers, and butter, and are then roasted them in the oven. Creamy brie cheese is added right before serving, along with a sprinkle of parsley. YUM!
#10. This recipe is my make-at-home version of the Freshii Bliss Bowl. It’s really healthy, and tastes great too.
#11. These rustic gluten-free cookies go great with a cold glass of almond milk.
#12. If you’re looking for a fast weeknight dinner try pierogies with mushrooms. It’s easy, quick and satisfying.
That’s it for 2013! I hope you all have a wonderful new year filled with happiness, enjoyment, and lots of good food!