Happy almost 2014!
2013 has been quite memorable for me. I wrote another cookbook (in just 6 weeks, YIKES!) and revamped my blog. I have come to the realization that working full time (yes blogging is hard work!) with three small kids and no outside help isn’t easy. But I love it. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Here is a recap of the most popular recipes on my blog from 2013 (great taste guys 😉 )
These scones are perfect any time of the year, but the eggnog just makes them extra tasty. Feel free to substitute buttermilk or even Greek yogurt for the eggnog if you don’t have any. These are crazy easy to make and super delicious!
This is so simple to make and a total crowd pleaser. This dish is comfort food made healthier without sacrificing the flavor. Everyone LOVES this!
This is perfect for a weeknight meal or when you want to make it look like you have been cooking all day. Simple and delicious, no wonder why this Shrimp Caprese Pasta was one of our favorites!
Seriously, they are. The best. Yes, the have sugar in them and may not be my healthiest of my recipes, but man they taste amazing!
Coconut Lime Shrimp (Gluten Free)
These make a perfect appetizer or meal over a bed of greens. Oh, and they just happen to be in my cookbook, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook that was published last year 🙂
These make the perfect post workout snack, late afternoon snack or extra treat for your kid’s lunchbox. These bars are the reason why I always have ripe bananas in my freezer. Always.
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake (Gluten Free)
This cake is lightly sweet and perfect for brunch or breakfast. It’s really pretty too so I love to make it for guests!
These are a healthier twist on the original rice crispy treats recipe. I promise if you make these, no one is missing the marshmallows, refined sugar and other junk. They are incredible.
Warning, these are extremely addictive. Bring these to parties and people will love you for it. They are so delicious, simple to make and also gluten free. Total bonus.
To. Die. For. And healthy. And pretty. What more could you ask for in a salad?
I am so happy that you weren’t turned off by the title of these. I know, they are made with black beans, but you can’t taste them! The beans add fiber and protein with out all the fat and calories that butter and eggs have. Pomegranates are not only good for you but pretty too. I love a good looking brownie.
I eat pumpkin all year long. Good thing they sell cans of 100% organic pumpkin or I’d be very sad. These pancakes are so fabulous we make them for dinner too. A lot.
Pistachio Cookies (with a secret ingredient)
I was thrilled to see that these were a popular recipe on my blog because they are straight from my latest cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Cookbook! So obviously there is Greek yogurt in these babies, but what else makes them green? Avocados! They are loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and they replace butter. Pretty sneaky, huh? Pretty awesome too.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing my recipes with friends and family. I appreciate all of your support. I don’t know what I’d do with out you all. Happy New Year! Hope it’s a great one for you! See you next year 😉