Cara’s Top 12 Cravings of 2010

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?

Chicken Tequila Burgers
The flavors of lime, jalapeno and of course, tequila, make this chicken burger something I could eat over and over again. And did!
Sesame Maple Ginger Tofu
2010 was the first year I really felt comfortable cooking with tofu.This was one of the recipes that really got me into it.
Baked Pumpkin Falafel
On salads, in a wrap, or as an hors d’ouvres aside its creamy tahini dipping sauce, these falafel were a hit.
Sizzling Haloumi with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
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.

Greek-Style Tomato-Braised Cauliflower
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.

Asian Tuna Salad
I came up with this one while I was on my cashew butter kick. Another new discovery in 2010!
Sweet PB & Berry Omelet
My favorite sweet breakfast treat with fresh summer berries.
Sockeye Salmon with Sweet Roasted Corn & Strawberry Salad
Next year, this will be at the top of my list when local corn and strawberries are fresh.
Hummus with Honey and Moroccan Spices
I first made this for Rosh Hashanah, but couldn’t stop there… it was an awesome addition to grilled chicken wraps for lunch.
Lentil & Eggplant Moussaka
 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!
Baked Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Pudding
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.

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13 Responses to “Cara’s Top 12 Cravings of 2010”

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    Kalyn — December 31, 2010 @ 3:26 pm Reply

    They all look so delicious. Wishing you all the best in 2011!

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    Dawn — December 31, 2010 @ 3:32 pm Reply

    I can't decide which one is my favorite. I love all your recipes. Have a happy new year girl!

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    Shanon — December 31, 2010 @ 4:17 pm Reply

    i have been wanting to try haloumi after seeing all your recipes!!!! that will have to be something for 2011 for me. 🙂 Happy New Year!

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    Joanne — December 31, 2010 @ 6:08 pm Reply

    This is basically one HUGE reminder that I want to make everything on your site. Always. Happy new year my dear!

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    carascravings — January 1, 2011 @ 1:34 am Reply

    I think I will have to try that PB & J omelette for lunch. I am glad you re-posted this!Looking forward to all your new creations in 2011!Happy New Year.

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    ashley — January 3, 2011 @ 12:53 am Reply

    happy new year! looking forward to seeing what you cook up in 2011!

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    Coley — January 3, 2011 @ 1:19 am Reply

    Um…. droooool! Those all looking amaaazing. Glad I found your blog – i hope you've shared the recipes!!

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    Kerstin — January 3, 2011 @ 2:05 am Reply

    I really enjoyed all your Top 12 posts 🙂 And I think I'll be trying your tofu recipe soon – yum!

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    Shannon — January 3, 2011 @ 3:34 am Reply

    so many delicious eats! happy new year 🙂

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    Lizzy — January 4, 2011 @ 5:24 pm Reply

    So I was going to make butternut squash pizza tonight- but I think I'm switching to the Winter Squash Falafel. Also psyched to try the Shakshhouka… I love your recipes!

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    Shannon — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    so many delicious eats! happy new year 🙂

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    Dawn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I can't decide which one is my favorite. I love all your recipes. Have a happy new year girl!

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    Kalyn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    They all look so delicious. Wishing you all the best in 2011!

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