Top 13 Recipes of 2013

Hey guys! Can you believe it is the LAST day of 2013? When I sit here and think back to the last day of 2012, I am stunned to realize how fast time has passed by and how much has happened in the last 365 days. This year has been one of growth and change for me (I hope I can say that about most years), and I am so excited to see what lies ahead in 2014.

Starting this blog was one of the most out-of-the-ordinary things for me to do, and I’ve truly enjoyed sharing with you guys my favorite healthy (for the most part) recipes, some parts of my fitness routine, and my love for running. As the year comes to a close, I thought a round-up post of your favorite recipes I’ve put on the blog would be a fun post to do. So here goes!

1. Homemade Tortilla Chips


2. Bang Bang Shrimp – Lightened Up!


3. Homemade Pizza


4. Balsamic Chicken Caprese


5. Minestrone


6. Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie


7. Honey Vanilla Overnight Oats


8. Blackened Tilapia Tacos

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9. Peanut Butter Granola


10. Hummus at Home


11. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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12. Baked Chicken, Penne and Vegetable Pasta


13. Banana Walnut Loaf



I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy New Year!


You’re Going to Love This

I have the best fiance who recently shared with me the best post ever from Buzzfeed. And because I love you all so much, I’m going to share it with you.

31 Delicious Things To Cook In October

Roasted vegetables, welcome back to the regular dinner rotation.


1. Butternut Squash Pizza with Hazelnut Dough

Hazelnut dough? Sure. Recipe here.

2. Coq au Vin

Absolutely my favorite way to eat chicken. If you’ve never tried making this, you really should. Recipe here.

3. Apple Cinnamon Crepes

This is how you get away with eating apple pie for breakfast. Recipe here.

4. Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots, Parsnips, and Chickpeas

Roasted root vegetables, welcome back to my regular dinner rotation. Recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche

So many things about this are so, so right. Recipe here.

6. Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Cherry Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans

Recipe here.

7. Fricassee of Chanterelles

Because pappardelle is the most underrated of all the pastas. Recipe here.

8. Chocolate-Dipped Pears with Almond Crunch

If caramel apples aren’t really your thing. Recipe here.

9. Mortadella and Cheese Panini

Why bother with 300 Sandwiches if you’ve already found the one? Recipe here.

10. Apple and Browned Butter Tart

Recipe here.

11. Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna

Recipe here.

12. Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Chili Fish Sauce

Seriously, get on the fish sauce bandwagon, already. Recipe here.

13. Leeks Vinaigrette

Recipe here.

14. Brussels Sprout and Chorizo Beer Hash

Because, beer for breakfast. Recipe here.

15. Halloween Bark

SO easy. Recipe here.

16. Persian Quince Jam

Recipe here.

17. Roasted Cauliflower, Sage, and Almond Risotto

Recipe here.

18. Seared Pork with Apples and Broccoli

Recipe here.

19. Kale, Cranberry, and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Recipe here.

20. Carrot Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe here.

21. Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup

Recipe here.

22. Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Soup with Lemon Sage Butter

Recipe here.

23. Stuffed Pears en Croute

That’s a pear, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in puff pastry, and drizzled with honey. Recipe here.

24. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter

Recipe here.

25. French Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Let the baking season begin. Recipe here.

26. Mashed Potato Cheddar and Chive Waffles

How has this taken so long to figure out? Recipe here.

27. Homemade Apple Cider Cocktail

With booze or without. Recipe here.

28. Cheesy Puff Pull Apart Bread

Recipe here.

29. Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos

Sunday SUNDAY! Recipe here.

30. Brown Butter Pumpkin Seed Espresso Glazed Granola

Rise and shine! Recipe here.

31. Moroccan Roasted Beets with Pomegranate Seeds

Recipe here.