Hiii, I’m back!
It’s 2017 and it’s been over three weeks since I last posted here – the longest break in the history of this blog! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I was away on a trip to Bali. I came home a few days ago and I’m slowly getting back into the rhythm of “normal” life. My trip was just wonderful and everything I could have hoped for: beach, sea, surf, yoga, plenty of rest and a whole lot of smoothie bowls. Pure happiness.
Bali is a super healthy destination and plant-based food paradise. I’m coming back fully inspired and excited to share new recipes with you! I’m thinking of putting together a full recap post & food guide to Bali here on the blog, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.
Now I know it’s a bit late for a 2016 recap post, but better late than never, right?
These are your most loved recipes of 2016. If you’re new to this space (hello, and welcome!), this list will give you a good idea of the types of recipes I like to share and what you might expect to see here in the coming months.
Top 10 recipes of 2016:
This recipe was technically published in the last end of 2015, but it’s been so popular in 2016, it’s with no surprise that it hits the #1 spot. In fact, this soup is my all-time most popular recipe on the blog and most shared recipe on Pinterest.
If you have yet to cook with turmeric – this superstar spice – , this recipe is a great place to start. This soup is creamy, sweet, comforting, and loaded with vitamin A, anti-inflammatory properties and healthy fats. The taste of turmeric is present without being overpowering. The crispy fried sage leaves and toasted almonds elevate the dish and bring a lovely crunchy texture. A comforting bowl of goodness for those cold winter nights.
Okay, this is actually not my recipe so I can’t take any credit for its success, but I can only vouch for how good it is. This recipe can be found in Angela Liddon’s latest cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day.
People always seem to come back for easy weeknight dinners and the success of this recipe is yet another proof of that. Made with everyday ingredients, this curry will be ready in no time and is sure to please your entire family.
This abundance bowl is so full of flavours! Orange-ginger marinated tempeh, fluffy quinoa, roasted sweet potato, avocado, fresh cilantro and an unusual but flavourful black sesame sauce. Hearty, nourishing and so satisfying.
These scones were a random experiment in my kitchen that turned out absolutely delicious!
I love using beets in all sorts of recipes – sweet and savoury. They lend these scones this vibrant colour, and their taste pairs wonderfully with dark chocolate. There’s a hint of cardamom too, and that pistachio crumble on top is a lovely, crunchy addition.
This has been one of my favourite salads of the past year and I’m so glad you loved it as much as I did!
Hearty farro, tomatoes, cucumber, sweet grapes and spicy crispy chickpeas tossed in a tangy sumac and lemon vinaigrette. It’s super fresh, crunchy and vibrant!
Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? Especially when it’s vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and doesn’t require an ice cream machine!
Chocolate and tahini is one of my favourite combos and it works beautifully here. An amazing guilt-free summer treat!
This creamy latte combines two of the most potent superfoods: matcha and moringa powder. This warming drink is packed with vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and health-promoting fats. Plus, it’s delicious!
I’m so happy that so many readers have made this recipe and told me it was their new favourite granola! It’s one of my favourite recipes of the past year too.
If you like your granola with big crunchy clumps, you will fall in love with this recipe. It’s made with coconut butter, oats, buckwheat and cashews and is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Totally addictive!
A beautiful recipe from the gorgeous N’Ice Cream cookbook. This creamy pistachio ice cream is vegan and refined sugar-free. It is so rich, delicious and decadent, you won’t believe it’s actually good for you!
My contribution to the 2016 #VirtualPumpkinParty was this dreamy skillet cookie, filled with pumpkin spice flavours, bits of dark chocolate chunks and hazelnut butter, and topped with crunchy toasted hazelnuts. I promise it is as divine as it sounds!
As always, I’d love to hear from you! What were your favourite recipes of the last year? What would you like to see more of in this space (recipes or other)? I would love if you could let me know by leaving a comment below.
Now here are a few of my goals for 2017:
- Be more consistent with my meditation practice – meditate at least 10 minutes every day
- Reduce distraction and procrastination – spend less time on social media
- Get more organized by using a planner
- Update the blog design
- Share more health/ lifestyle blog posts – not just recipes
- Experiment with artificial lighting
- Find more ways to express my creativity (writing/journaling, drawing or painting)
- Read at least 10 self-improvement books
- Make my first sourdough loaf
- Brew my own kombucha
- Launch my first e-course!
- Do more collaborations with like-minded people and run at least 3-4 in-person workshops
What about you? What are your goals for 2017?
Thank you so much for being here and I look forward to keep sharing with you this year!
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