Looking back at 2016, it’s been a difficult year for many of us. Alex and I have been swimming in liminal space, several friends have endured personal tragedies, and world news has been one heartbreak after another. While we know it may have been a better year for some of you, we’re setting our eyes on 2017!
In the meantime, last year was a delicious year in recipes for us. Here are our top 10 recipes of 2016, based both on feedback we’ve received from others and our own personal favorites. Enjoy, and happy new year!
Turmeric rice is visually stunning and simple to make. Pair it with some sauteed veg and lemon tahini sauce, and it’s a filling meal.
Alex and I went gaga over this sweet potato teriyaki burger with sriracha mayo. Need we say more?
This bowl is a quick and tasty way to dinner, especially if the rice is made in advance. Serve it with a dollop of hummus and pita triangles.
One of my favorite soups yet, this one has a bright tomato-basil flavor and is studded with fluffy potato gnocchi. It’s so flavorful it doesn’t even need Parmesan.
We have a soft spot for brie, but had never tried it on a pizza until this year. Combined with sliced sweet potatoes, it’s a fantastic savory-sweet combination.
These dippers are so good that instead of serving them as an appetizer, we eat them as an alternate way to eat a sandwich. The marinara sauce is ultra tasty and made with fire roasted tomatoes.
After posting this recipe, we heard many of you singing the praises of chocolate hummus! It’s a healthier way to get your chocolate fix; use it as a dip for fruit or pretzels.
We were surprised to hear how many of you tried this pumpkin baked oatmeal and loved it! It’s even better after refrigerating overnight; it firms up and has a texture almost like a pumpkin pie bar.
This one is our most recent recipe, but we’ve already heard from many fans! It was even served to us by our pal Annie at her Christmas party.
1. Bliss Bites
Hands down, one of the recipes we hear most about is our bliss bites. We’ve heard from people who them stocked in their fridge or freezer at all times — and we agree. These chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bites are one of our favorites EVER…and dairy-free and gluten-free to boot.