Is everyone ready to ring in a new year? I certainly feel ready. 2013 was a year of significant changes in my life, and while adaptation is one of my strengths, I am hoping for a less-interesting 2014. One thing that was great about this past year was the food, and these were the most popular recipes of the year. After looking at the list I thought that maybe I should change my blog’s name to “Seasonal and Sort of Sweet and Some Seafood.” It doesn’t really roll off of the tongue, though.
Hands down the most popular post, this is a real-food version of the autumn treat. Dairy free and Paleo.
One of my favorite summer desserts, best with home-grown or local strawberries. Dairy free and Paleo.
I was happy that this was so popular, because it was one of my favorite new dishes, and a great way to use up summer eggplant. Grain free and Paleo.
Another little sweet, these truffles are made with pumpkin puree and coconut butter, and they are a healthy, holiday treat. Dairy free if you stick with a non-dairy chocolate for the coating.
It’s my Paleo version of Chunky Monkey. Super good stuff. Dairy free.
A nice weekend breakfast option for those avoiding gluten and grains, these pancakes are lightly sweet on their own, or even better topped with some pure maple syrup.
Yes, another sweet! A grain free cake with a coconut sugar and butter topping, with fresh apples.
Another great seafood dish, and I do love seafood. This is a grain-free fritter that uses the coconut and some of the shrimp, made into a paste, to bind the fritters.
If you miss breaded fish, this is a healthy option that still gives you a similar texture.
A simple, sweet-and-savory little dessert or appetizer.
Truffles are great because you can use coconut butter as a base and then adapt the flavors and the sweetness levels as you please. This one is flavored with green tea powder.
12. Shrimp Quenelles
A versatile seafood dumpling, grain free, and great in soups or pan-fried, as shown above.
One of my more decadent recipes, this is a great alternative to the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread.
That’s the top thirteen! I do have plenty of non-sweet recipes in the last year’s mix, but these were the most popular. I’m going to try to get in one more new post before the new year, but just in case–Happy 2014!
Thanks for reading,