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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best of 2013: Food

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I'm way behind schedule with these posts. I hope you guys don't mind. I will get to all of them eventually.

I highly recommend you try all these recipes. Especially the chocolate macaroon pie. And the zucchini fries. And the chicken tikka masala. ;) Heck, they're all good and relatively simple to make.

I tried to add some variety to this list and not just have the majority of it dessert recipes. I think I did a pretty good job. Over half the list are non-dessert items. (Not that I couldn't make a whole post on desserts. ;) And I have a little bit of ethnic cuisine in there, too. I've really been enjoy Indian and Thai food this year. In fact, we have the chicken tikka masala at least every other week.

Anyways, enjoy the food!

I highly, highly, recommend this recipe to anyone who is dairy-free and/or loves Indian food. Normal chicken tikka masala you marinade in a yogurt mixture overnight, then cook for a while in a tomato sauce. This is way easier. You can even make it in the crockpot! The one thing I changed with this recipe was the cut of chicken they used. We used bite-size pieces of chicken breast and fry them up before adding them to the sauce. 

Picture form Fast Paleo

My grandma called this her favorite dessert and, I have to say, it's probably one of my favorite desserts as while. Think of a Mounds candy bar, as a pie! It's really rich so you only need a little slice, but it also satisfies your chocolate cravings. 

Picture from Gluten Free Fix

 If you aren't a huge fan of zucchini, I still recommend you give this recipe a try. They're crispy and don't have too much of a zucchini flavor. You can get your vegetables in and not even know it with this recipe! Instead of using the bread crumbs, I used crushed pork rinds, but you can totally use the bread crumbs if you can eat bread. 

Picture from Chocolate Covered Katie

A lot of us gluten-free folk miss Girl Scout cookies. (Or maybe I'm just speaking for myself???) Whether you liked Girl Scout cookies or not, you should still give this recipe a try. I think these are better than the original Thin Mints. They aren't quite as sweet and a lot minty-er. 

Picture from Elana's Pantry

I love cornbread with a bowl of chili or soup, but I don't love using corn meal. Fortunately, Erica from Comfy Belly came up with a recipe that uses only almond and coconut flour. Much healthier, and much better for my belly. 

Picture from Comfy Belly

This is one of the best ice cream recipes you will ever have. I promise you. If you love coconut and you love mango, you'll adore this recipe. Now it uses real sugar, which I know some of you can't or don't want to have. Lucky for you, I adapted the recipe so it's completely refined sugar-free. Yay! :) 

Picture from The Patterned Plate

I was trying to avoid putting the same blogger in this list twice, but I couldn't help but put this peanut sauce recipe on here. It's one of my favorite vegetable dips. You could a whole bag of carrots and not even know it. My favorite way to use this sauce is to put it on the Healthy Chopped salad from Trader Joe's. 

Picture from Elana's Pantry

I'm pretty sure what every person on the Paleo diet misses are real chocolate chip cookies. You know, the ones that have that brown sugar taste to them and are slightly crisp on the outside, but chewy and soft on the inside. Well, these are the real deal. I'm 100% serious. For an even more enhanced flavor add a teaspoon of almond extract to the dough. You won't regret it. 

Picture from Against All Grain

Inquiry of the Day:

What were your favorite recipes that you tried in 2013?


  1. Swiftie221/02/2014

    That macaroon pie looks so good! :) And I can't really think of any special recipes from 2013. I have seen (and tried... and eaten) SO many different recipes; I can't remember right now. But everything on your list looks amazing (especially the pie ;)!

    1. The pie is super good! I highly recommend it!


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