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Recipe Roundup: Best of 2012

Whiskey Sour

As we look back on this year, it’s been an amazing and wonderful 12 months of exploring whole foods cooking and photography. We’ve throughly enjoyed every minute, and thought we’d highlight 12 of our favorite posts to eat and create from 2012.

Thank you SO much for reading! Cheers to a wonderful, bright and happy 2013!

Greek Quesadillas A quick and easy meal

Greek Quesadillas

Simple Vegetable Paella Our favorite meal for special occasions; written here as an idea for a Valentine’s date

Vegetable Paella

Mexican Lasagna Our go-to for a quick meal, especially to deliver to friends

Mexican Lasagna

Vegetable Spring Rolls The first recipe we made after returning from Cambodia for our benefit cookbook project

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese Our favorite sandwich!

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Naturally Sweetened Whiskey Sour This has become a favorite drink for Alex’s family! Sweetened with honey.

Whiskey Sour
Dark Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream  One of our favorite treats – made with coconut milk and honey

Dark Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

Apple Manchego Salad A super simple but incredibly delicious salad

Apple Manchego Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Risotto A tasty, creamy rice dish

Roasted Cauliflower Risotto

Apple Pomegranate Galette A free-form tart we made for Thanksgiving, which we continue to riff on

Apple Pomegranate Gallete

Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies  Our new favorite cookie! With white flour, butter, and sugar — but sometimes it’s necessary.

Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies


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  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    December 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Such a fabulous year for you guys. All the best in 2013!

    • Reply
      January 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you, Katrina! Have a wonderful 2013 as well!

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    January 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

    So many gorgeous shots, I can’t even begin to pick a favorite. They all look incredibly delicious. Can’t wait to see what the new year brings for you!

    Happy New Year!

    • Reply
      January 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you, Loretta! We’re looking forward to a new year of recipes. Hope you have a wonderful New Year as well!

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    January 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I’m looking forward to trying several of the recipes from your 2012 round-up and to a new read in 2013.

    • Reply
      January 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks, Kris – glad to meet you! Let us know if you try anything out! Happy 2013! (PS Love your blog design!)

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    January 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Love that whiskey sour shot! Cheers to 2013! So glad to have found you two + this impressive blog. :)

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      January 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! So glad to know you and your blog too! Happy 2013 :)

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    Megan | EatsDaily
    January 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I have made the cauliflower risotto a few times (changing a few ingredients here and there) and really fell in love with making risotto and realizing how versatile and easy it is! Happy New Year!

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      January 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Yes, we love risottos too! Once you know the method, it’s easy to make it without a recipe, and customize it based on what’s on hand. Happy New Year to you as well!

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    January 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Awesome list of recipes!

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    January 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you so much for posting these wonderful recipes! I made your Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas and they have been universally loved. I did char the tortillas a bit before rolling and roasted the sweet potato, but you helped me look at those basic ingredients with fresh eyes. Thanks again, and I can’t wait to try out a few more of your tempting recipes!

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      January 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      You are so welcome! I’m so glad you loved the enchiladas — they are one of our favorites too! Charring the tortillas is a great idea. Thanks for reading, and please stay in touch! :)

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