Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 | In Recipes

I started out this post thinking that I would share all of my favorite parts of 2012, at once. I quickly realized that sharing more than one hundred blog posts in a one post review was overly ambitious. Instead, I decided to break my yearly review into a few posts, each with a topic of its own.

The first? 2012 in recipes. One of my resolutions for this year (which you'll hear about later) is to create more unique recipes to share here, as you see I didn't even manage one per month this year. I've fallen into the habit of snapping iPhone photos of our dinners in an effort to eat while things are still hot, imagine that. This year I want to be more mindful about photographing our eats and sharing recipes.  Trevor has recently cut out milk and eggs and if you ask me, the world could use a few more gluten-free vegan-friendly recipes. 

That being said, here are nine recipes from the past twelve months. You can click on the photos to see the original posts if you happened to miss a few as the year went by. Of all the things I cooked and baked this year, I am perhaps most proud of my crab gratin which nearly won us a trip to California (and is still being featured on the Udi's company website) and those peanut butter oatmeal cookies that were pinned by Chobani! I'm also awfully proud of making homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast, gluten-free vegan cinnamon rolls at that, but I haven't gotten around to that recipe, yet. And while this isn't my recipe, it's easily my favorite recipe of the year and you should make it before the new year. That doesn't give you much time but really, it's worth it.

If you'd like a deeper look at the things we've eaten this year, you can also check out the posts I shared for What I Ate Wednesday in 2012. I'm hoping to jump back on the bandwagon in the new year.

So you tell me, which recipe was your favorite this year? What kind of recipes would you like to see in the new year?


  1. I agree, the world needs more vegan gluten-free recipes! As a vegan, the idea of also being gluten-free is totally daunting. But I think it'd be healthy to cut back on the gluten. Happy 2013!

    1. Even being gluten-free, I find the world of vegan cooking and baking.. difficult! We obviously don't follow a vegan diet but I've been trying to experiment with substituting almond milk and flax eggs and oils for butter.. its a challenge!