Top 10 of 2014

top 10 recipes of 2014 - Here are my favorite recipes of the year from Scaling Back

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you had fun celebrating the evening with those special people in your lives.  2014 brought a ton of changes for me and I’m looking forward to a new year full of possibilities and new adventures.  I thought I’d take a moment to look back at the last year and share some of my very favorite recipes with you all.  Here’s to wishing you all a happy, healthy and festive new year!

Top 10 of 2014 - Here are my favorite recipes of the year from Scaling Back!

Crunchy cabbage salad with spicy peanut dressing

This was by far the most popular recipe on the blog this year.  Full of lots of fresh chopped veggies and topped with a spicy peanut dressing it’s so delicious no one will notice that it’s Vegan as well!

Super vegan bowl with parsley cashew pesto -

Super Vegan bowl with parsley cashew pesto

This is absolute comfort in a bowl.  I could eat this everyday and never get tired of it.  The parsley cashew pesto is amazing on just about anything, tossed into pasta, mixed into your favorite scrambled eggs or as a spread on a sandwich.

potatoes in garlicky chard broth -

Potatoes in garlicky chard broth

Simply prepared potatoes are simmered in a broth full of garlic and finely chopped chard.  Full of flavor but lighter than most traditional recipes they make a great side dish or are wonderful as a light lunch all on their own!

shredded rainbow salad with greek yogurt caesar dressing -

Shredded rainbow salad with Greek yogurt Caesar dressing

Eat your veggies!  This salad is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.  Kale, carrots, beets and cabbage are topped off with a tangy Greek yogurt based dressing.

pistachio yogurt popsicles - made with greek yogurt and honey these are not your typical popsicle! -

Pistachio yogurt pops

Making your own popsicles are so easy and you can really go crazy with the flavor combinations.  These yogurt based popsicles are flavored with pistachios and a little honey.  The perfect midnight snack!

Asian asparagus slaw -

Asian asparagus slaw

I love to eat my greens!  Shaved asparagus is so under utilized and it makes a great base for this Asian inspired salad.

white chocolate faux cheesecake |

White chocolate faux cheesecake

Finding a delicious vegan dessert can be a challenge and most raw cheesecakes need to be frozen in order to keep their shape.  This recipe uses white chocolate to help thicken the base and adds a lovely flavor to the cashew based filling.  It’s a dessert that I’d be proud to serve to anyone!

Sweet corn pasta sauce |

Sweet corn pasta sauce

This is a super easy vegan pasta sauce that can be made anytime of the year but super sweet summer corn takes this dish over the top!

Summer in a bowl, sweet corn, nectarine, cherry and halloumi salad -

summer fruit and Halloumi salad

Super satisfying and easy to put together this salad is loaded with fresh seasonal fruit and topped with pan-fried Halloumi cheese.  If you’ve never tried Halloumi you don’t know what you’re missing!

butternut squash and broccolini pizza -turntable Tuesdays -

Butternut squash and broccolini pizza

This is one of my very favorite pizza recipes ever.  Rich and savory butternut squash puree replaces traditional tomato sauce and roasted broccolini, hazelnuts and just a touch of cheese make for such a delicious pizza, you’ll never miss the meat!

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

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