January 01, 2012

My Favourite Posts of 2011

Happy New Year everyone!!

Instead of starting off the new year with a new recipe, I wanted to recap some of my favourite recipes from last year.

I've already counted down the most popular posts of 2011, but some of my personal favourites didn't make that list so I decided to create another list!  It was too hard to try to choose ten favourites out of all my recipes, so I broke them down by month and chose my favourite post from each month.

And since I've only been blogging for six months, I added four "honorable mentions" to round out the Top 10!




I made two different kinds of chilled avocado soups this summer - Cucumber Dill Avocado Soup and Raw Corn Avocado Chowder. I loved the flavour and texture that the avocado gave these soups, and they were a nice light and refreshing meal to enjoy in the hot weather!




This soft serve combined three of my favourite tropical flavours in a cool, creamy and refreshing healthy summer treat!




Mangos made another memorable appearance in this fresh salad full of veggies, chickpeas and avocado in a creamy mango dressing. I loved every part of this salad!




Out of all the baked goods on my blog, this might have been my favourite so far! This healthy snack cake was so moist and I loved the flavour combination of pumpkin and coconut.




This was one of those recipes that totally exceeded my expectations. It had so many layers of flavour, texture and ingredients that came together perfectly!




This was my favourite holiday-themed treat that I made this year - a light, minty, crispy bark that was so addictive!


Honorable Mentions:



This was one of those meals that had me licking my bowl clean! The basil pesto sauce was amazing, and I loved the chewy bites of tofu....this is definitely not your average summer pasta salad!




I love coming up with creative variations of hummus, and this pumpkin dessert hummus with a hint of coffee flavour was such a tasty snack, especially spread on graham crackers!


Indian-Inspired Versions of Western Classics


I made a lot of Indian food this year, but my Indian Naan Pizza with Paneer and Corn and my Indian Pot Pie really stood out.  Both were Western style dishes adapted to incorporate Indian ingredients and spices, and they turned out so well! And if you haven't tried corn as a pizza topping yet, I highly recommend it!


Roasted Panzanella


This was also the year I discovered and fell in love with panzanella! It's a great way to highlight seasonal veggies and you can customize it however you like. I can't decide whether I liked my Summer Panzanella or Winter Panzanella better, so I included them both!


So I guess I cheated a little at the end, but it was too hard to limit my favourite recipes of the year to just 10!

I had so much fun creating all of these recipes and sharing them here this past year, and I can't wait to post more delicious recipes in 2012!


3 comments:

  1. Everything looks delicious! I'm not sure what I'd want to make first! The corn avocado soup looks delicious. But the winter panzanella looks really nice too. The chickpea salad looks perfect for lunch. Yum! Looking forward to reading more in 2012 :) Happy New Year!

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  2. @Courtney J Thank you so much! You should definitely try the corn avocado soup once corn season comes around again! Happy new year to you too :)

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  3. I love seeing the "top 10" posts, it is so much fun to look back on the year!

    Also - you have been awarded the Liebster Award - check it out!
    http://sundaymorningbananapancakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award-fra-gee-lay-its-major.html

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