Happy New Year! I hope everyone has something fun planned, whether fun means out with 50 of your best friends or just some alone time with your favorite person. We are having some friends over for a Mediterranean tapas party. I have plenty to do, but I realized I simply couldn’t end the year without picking a few (ok, 12) of my favorite recipes.
I am not a time traveler and I’m fully aware that we are closing upon 2010, not 2012. It seems like all the other bloggers are choosing there Top 10 in 2010, but I started this round-up series by letting my husband pick his favorite dish from each month. So when it it was time for my readers’ choice re-cap, I had to play fair and give you 12 recipes too. So why stop now? Here are my Top 12 in 2010. How does one go about choosing 12 favorites from over 100 posts with (mostly) original creations? With difficulty, let me tell you. This year it seems like I was always trying to make something new, but there were a few recipes that made their way through my kitchen again and again. How’s that for some strong evidence that these must be my faves?
The flavors of lime, jalapeno and of course, tequila, make this chicken burger something I could eat over and over again. And did!
2010 was the first year I really felt comfortable cooking with tofu.This was one of the recipes that really got me into it.
On salads, in a wrap, or as an hors d’ouvres aside its creamy tahini dipping sauce, these falafel were a hit.
Here’s a cheese I’m so glad I discovered this year! This particular salad is so easy to prepare, and was the show-stopper of multiple dinner parties.
Eggs were a big trend for me in 2010, starting with this hearty, spicy vegetable stew topped off with the incredible, edible egg.
The perfect accompaniment to another dish we made over and over again – Baked Haddock with Feta Yogurt Sauce, which incidentally made Ben’s Top 12.
I came up with this one while I was on my cashew butter kick. Another new discovery in 2010!
My favorite sweet breakfast treat with fresh summer berries.
Next year, this will be at the top of my list when local corn and strawberries are fresh.
I first made this for Rosh Hashanah, but couldn’t stop there… it was an awesome addition to grilled chicken wraps for lunch.
It takes a bit of work, but I made this several weekends in a row to enjoy for lunch during the week. It’s worth every ounce of effort!
Besides being delicious, I had to pick this recipe because it symbolizes a bit of an eating revolution I experienced in 2010: a move towards cleaner, lower-sugar eating focusing on wholesome ingredients.