I created over 200 recipes in 2013.
I experimented with using cauliflower as a base for cream soups, cooked quinoa as a substitute for rolled oats and sweet potato instead of oil in a chocolate fudge cake.
Some ideas were good, others were not so good.
Today, I’m sharing the recipe winners with you – the most shared, most loved, most made… plus a couple of my personal favorites.
Do you have a favorite Healthful Pursuit recipe?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies: the first time I used cooked quinoa to replace oats in one of my favorite oatmeal cookie recipes I was blown away! Then, I made over 8 different variations of the cookie. It changed the way I did breakfast.
Cream of Mushroom Soup: I wish I could take the credit for this idea… but my hubby Kevin came up with the concept. Cauliflower to make vegan (and paleo) soup creamy. Brilliant.
Oil-free Sweet Potato Fudge Cake: My sister and I created this cake. We swapped out the oil for mashed sweet potato and then slathered each square with dairy-free frosting. Best slumber party ever!
Grain-free Granola Bars: a reader favorite – these bars went crazy, you loved them!
Grain-free Pancakes: Kevin and I have been using this recipe for years and years so it only felt right to share it with you.
Vegan Pumpkin Curry: I was going to make this recipe with butternut squash… but I didn’t have any so I improvised and it blew me away! Roasted pumpkin + curry = pure deliciousness. This is a Leanne favorite, 100%.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole: I used to love baked oatmeal and thought it was completely off limits when I chose to go (mostly) grain-free. But, I learned that quinoa is a great replacement for oats! Throw them in a casserole dish with liquid, top it off with a crunchy topping and you’re set!
Love Your Greens Juice: I was surprised to see that this recipe was a top 5 recipe of 2013. It’s a great (fruit-free) green juice. Definitely one of my favorite juice recipes on the blog.
Paleo & Vegan Date Squares: another Leanne favorite! These squares were inspired by Crudessence, my favorite raw/vegan restaurant in Montreal. Although we didn’t enjoy living in Montreal all that much, the people and restaurants I connected with made the whole experience worth it.
Rockin’ Roots Warmed Kale Salad: I turn to warm salads when the temperature drops. This recipe is one that I’ve been making for as long as I can remember. Squash, sweet potato, seeds, greens and a Dijon dressing. There’s nothing like it!
Carrot Cake Quinoa Breakfast Cookies: many Healthful Pursuit readers have said, “Carrot cake anything… and I’m sold!” I couldn’t help but make a carrot cake breakfast cookie. It needed to happen this year!
Paleo & Vegan Alfredo Sauce: another Kevin invention! He takes full credit for this one. Gosh, it’s delicious.
Vegan Cheez Whiz: smother your sandwiches, pasta, crackers, veggies… anything (!!) in this sauce. This is a Leanne favorite, hands down.
Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup: just a couple of ingredients is all you need to make this soup… and it isn’t made with cashews!
Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing: not only does this dressing go fabulous on a salad but it can also be used to marinate vegetables, beans, chicken and fish. So flavorful!