Readers’ Choice Top 12

The other day I devoted an entire blog post to my husband’s favorite recipes of 2010, month by month. Seems a little lovey-dovey, no? Well let me assure you that my love affair extends further. To you, and you, and YOU.

I mean, what’s the point of blogging without readers? So I need to make a moment to thank all of you for the time you spend reading my recipes and taking an interest in my life. Every time you visit and leave a comment, it truly makes my day. I love the support from my “core” group of blogging friends (you know who you are!) and pop-in visits from people who’ve just stumbled upon my little place for the first time. Which is why I decided to highlight the Readers’ Choice Top 12, selected by the highest number of comments. I disqualified a couple because they overlapped with Ben’s Top 12, and I wanted to present you with a unique set of recipes today. But I’m not worried about it – these are all great choices! If your favorite didn’t get picked, I suggest you start commenting more often :)

 Black Bean & Avocado Brownies
Incidentally this was also my most controversial post – it turns out most people love ‘em or hate ‘em. Fortunately, there was a lot more love than hate.
Southwestern Egg & Black Bean Skillet
2010 was certainly a big year for eggs on Cara’s Cravings, and I was thinking of an entire separate recap. But I couldn’t deny you this delicious dish in your round-up.
Crispy Coconut Tofu Nuggets
To be honest I was a little surprised hubby didn’t pick these, considering how much he gushed about them the first time around (and second, and third) – but I’m glad you did!
Strawberry Coconut Pancakes
A yummy twist on my staple higher protein, lower-carb, super quick and easy pancakes!
Double Chocolate Cherry & Goat Cheese Filled Muffins
These took several rounds to get just right, but it was totally worth it.
Chocolate Goat Cheese. Need I say more?
Lentil Goat Cheese Burgers
You, and all the carnivores in your life, will be so glad you made these.
Fresh Fig & Polenta Cake with Honey and Rosemary
Y’all like a little something sweet once in a while! Me too.
Black Bean & Edamame Salad with Miso-Tahini Dressing
Something a little different to take to your next summer party. Oh summer, why must you be so far away?
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas
As always, “Mexican” reigns among the most popular themes.
Chili los Mariscos
If I had to guess, you love Cara’s Cravings for the abundance of seafood and black beans.
Pea & Edamame Ravioli with Baked Ricotta and Toasted Walnuts
And for flavor combinations that always push the envelope!
Crunchy Fennel Salad with Grapes, Dates, Olives and Almonds
This just reiterates what I said above.
Once again, thank you for all your kind visits and feedback this year. 2010 has been a year of much improvement to the quality of my cooking and blogging (at least, I’d like to think so!) and you have been a huge part of that.

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17 Responses to “Readers’ Choice Top 12”

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    Jennifurla — December 30, 2010 @ 3:41 pm Reply

    Happy New Year!

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    Joanne — December 30, 2010 @ 3:55 pm Reply

    Thanks for the reader's choice recap! I always find these posts so intriguing. And perfect fodder for my bookmarked list! Everything is wonderful as always.Happy New Year Cara!

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    Elina — December 30, 2010 @ 4:08 pm Reply

    Fantastic recap. I think I was definitely one of the commenters on most of these :)I made the chili los mariscos last week and my husband was ALL about it. And the avocado brownies have been on the top of my list forever. Seriously, I need to make them!!

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    Shanon — December 30, 2010 @ 4:31 pm Reply

    i have to agree with the majority, those were some of my favorites and i have made quite a few of them!

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    Lizzy — December 30, 2010 @ 7:09 pm Reply

    So many great recipes… I love how creative you are and who doesn't love black beans and seafood!

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    Taylor — December 31, 2010 @ 3:40 am Reply

    What a great roundup…everything looks DELICIOUS!! I'm thinking the black bean and avocado brownies are in order for weening me off my sugar high from the past week :)

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — December 31, 2010 @ 11:41 am Reply

    Cara, this is such an awesome line up of recipes from 2010. You are an amazing recipe developer. High quality, healthy ingredients prepared in your signature style. Can't wait to see what you will be cooking up in 2011! xo

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Cara, this is such an awesome line up of recipes from 2010. You are an amazing recipe developer. High quality, healthy ingredients prepared in your signature style. Can't wait to see what you will be cooking up in 2011! xo

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    Taylor — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    What a great roundup…everything looks DELICIOUS!! I'm thinking the black bean and avocado brownies are in order for weening me off my sugar high from the past week :)

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    Shanon — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    i have to agree with the majority, those were some of my favorites and i have made quite a few of them!

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    Elina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Fantastic recap. I think I was definitely one of the commenters on most of these :)I made the chili los mariscos last week and my husband was ALL about it. And the avocado brownies have been on the top of my list forever. Seriously, I need to make them!!

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    Joanne — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Thanks for the reader's choice recap! I always find these posts so intriguing. And perfect fodder for my bookmarked list! Everything is wonderful as always.Happy New Year Cara!

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    Jennifurla — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Happy New Year!

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    Lizzy — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    So many great recipes… I love how creative you are and who doesn't love black beans and seafood!

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    Taylor — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    What a great roundup…everything looks DELICIOUS!! I'm thinking the black bean and avocado brownies are in order for weening me off my sugar high from the past week :)

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    Shanon — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    i have to agree with the majority, those were some of my favorites and i have made quite a few of them!

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    Joanne — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    Thanks for the reader's choice recap! I always find these posts so intriguing. And perfect fodder for my bookmarked list! Everything is wonderful as always.Happy New Year Cara!

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