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see ya 2011: recipe recap

Posted on December 31st, 2011  |  No Comments

 Happy Birthday to the bestest mom in the world. Mine. I love you. 


With only one day left in 2011, I’m finding myself looking back at the past year and all that has come with it. Job growth, classes completed, pounds lost, finding pinterest, apartment moving, starting a blog! Craziness I tell ya. And for once, I am looking forward to 2012 and the change that is to come.

But before that, lets take one more peak back in the past that is 2011.

Even though I’ve only been blogging for 6 short months (yikes! I didn’t think I’d make it past 6 days) I’ve racked up quite a few fav dishes of 2011 and I am happy to (re)share them with you.

 

Here’s my top 5: (okay not really top 5 I mean, how can I pick, but this is a rad bunch of recipes, I promise you that!)


Appetizers

Candied Walnuts
Crunchy Salty Kale Chips
Easy Hummus
Infused Olive Oil
Kalamata Olive Goat Cheese Spread

Breakfast

Chilaquiles
Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon Bread
Cinnamon Sugar Raisin Bread
Pistachio Muffins
Raspberry Pancakes

Lunch

Cilantro Lentil Stew
Lentil Fritters
Red Lentil Coconut Soup
Sausage White Bean Kale Soup
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes


Dinner

Balsamic Honey Glazed Pork Chops
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter
Crock Pot Chipotle Apple Chicken
Marinated Skirt Steak
Prosciutto Leek Red Quinoa Lasagna Bake

Desserts

Alfajores: A Peruvian Treat
Oat Date Balls
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Sugar-Free Walnut Date Squares with Chocolate Frosting
Whole Wheat Lemon Cookies

Drinks

Cranberry Honey Mint Cocktail
Crisp Citrus Cooler
Freshly Juiced Spritzers
The Best Strawberry Mojitos
Yellow Watermelon Spritzer

And now it’s onward and upward from here. Let’s go 2012!

What are your fav eats from 2011?

~l


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