It’s my third blogiversary, so I thought I’d share with you my top posts of all time. Five recipes are reader favorites, and five are mine.
MY FIVE MOST-VIEWED POSTS
Vegan Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
This must be a common Google search, that’s all I can say, as over 28,000 people have viewed this recipe. It’s a great basic one to have in your repertoire – easy, hearty, and delicious. Don’t forget the Tabasco on top!
Vegan Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
It doesn’t surprise me at all that this is one of my most popular recipes. It’s a cake that never fails to wow people, whether they are vegan or not. With a deep, dark chocolate flavor, it’s my go-to recipe for birthdays. I’ve recently been substituting Guinness for the water, and it’s even more awesome.
Vegan Apple Crisp
I should just devote a whole blog to apple crisp, and it would probably be very popular. Sweet and homey, this crisp recipe will make you wonder why people think butter is so essential in desserts.
Serious Vegetarian Gumbo
If it were up to me, this would be higher on the list. If you’re a gumbo lover, you really have to try this! It’s not one of those wimpy vegetarian gumbo recipes, people. Again, Tabasco is essential.
Vegan Thanksgiving Gravy
I’m obsessed with Thanksgiving, and I’m not willing to sacrifice a bit of flavor, despite my heart-healthy diet. This rich gravy lives up to my high Thanksgiving standards.
FIVE MORE FAVORITES
These are five gems that are every bit as good as the ones above – but for whatever reason, have been slightly ignored. So please, do yourself a favor and go back to these. You’ll thank me later.
Vegan Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
I recently made these again, and added about a third cup of 72% dark chocolate chunks. I highly recommend this variation – these are probably my best cookies ever. (But note that it was really hard to choose between these and my Decadent Lowfat Brownies.)
Soba Noodle Salad with Avocado and Mango
This noodle dish is incredibly refreshing and flavorful. Easy to throw together, too. Of course, I love anything with lime and mint.
I never thought I’d find a meatless version that satisfied my pozole cravings, but this is it. Just get your hands on some dried hominy and make this. Don’t skimp on the toppings, they are essential.
Spaghetti with Vegan Bolognese Sauce
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a plate of spaghetti and meat(ish) sauce. That’s why I come back to this recipe so often. Rather than relying on faux ground beef, this version includes nutritious tempeh, mushrooms and lentils.
Chipotle and Chocolate Vegetarian Chili
Of course I had to include a chili here, as it’s one of my signature dishes. This one is very distinctive, with layers of intense flavor. It’s worth hunting down the ingredients, such as Field Roast sausages and ancho chili powder.
That’s it for this anniversary post. Thanks for reading my blog, and keep the comments coming!