Thank you all for all the support, encouragement and feedback. I really couldn’t have done it without you! I am looking forward to a really fun 2014 here on the blog with you!
I have compiled some of my most popular posts of 2013 here and I may have snuck in a few of my personal favorites! 🙂 Enjoy!
Top 13 of 2013
I experienced one of the top 5 raddest moments of my life, when I got to see my cookbook for the first time! This first picture is blurry, but I love it … it captured all my excitement and joy, when I took my first look of the hard copy of my book!
Homemade coconut milk was my most popular post of the year! It’s really fun to see you guys cooking more food from scratch. I find that to be one of the most satisfying things in the kitchen.
I was so happy when I figured out how to make Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce that tasted just like the canned variety. I had been missing these guys in my recipes since ditching all questionable ingredients in packaged foods!
Indyanna turned 1 this year. It has been the most incredible 18 months of my life watching her grow, learn and play! I was thrilled to create a birthday cake recipe that is appropriate for 1 year olds! I really wanted to make one that their little tummies can digest, so they can spend their birthdays happy and feeling good!
I don’t paleo-ify things often because it really isn’t my cooking style, but chicken tenders are a childhood favorite of mine. So it was really fun developing a recipe for Paleo Chicken Tenders that taste like the real-deal. I am so glad that you guys thought so too!
30 Paleo Tips and Tricks to Live By was one of my most popular and most helpful posts of the year. I love that it was a collaborative effort among all of us! It does make me miss those days when Facebook really provided a platform for like minded people to engage. Oh well, I hope to find new ways to collaborate and connect with you all in 2014!
Organizing my spice drawer made me a much more sane cook! I hope I encouraged some of you to get organized too!
I really need to update this post with a photo of Indyanna chowing down. This was the most important post I wrote all year. Helping parents feed their children a more optimal diet is my passion. It makes such a difference for their developing digestive systems and brains. The proper diet plays a key role in raising healthy and happy little ones. I really hope to do more work in this area in the future.
These Paleo Pumpkin Spice Poppers (aka Amazeballs) were actually from 2012, but you guys liked them so much that it ended up also being one of my most popular posts of 2013! These little guys are really scrumptious and make a perfect fall treat!
I packed hard boiled eggs every weekday morning, when I was still commuting 45 miles each way and arriving at the office by 6:30 to avoid traffic. I became quite the hard-boiling egg pro. After testing many techniques I shared my favorite fail-proof method with you!
I was ecsatic when my Macadamia Nut Pesto made it on Mark’s Daily Apple Weekend Link Love earlier this year. I am not making this up, click the link to double check! 😉 . I have been reading Mark’s blog religiously since I first started Paleo in 2009. I couldn’t believe it when I made his list… I felt like I had finally made it as a blogger! 🙂 … They included another recipe of mine recently too – soft-boiled egg yolks. I feel so honored!
I had a chance to attend the Against All Grain book launch party and Paleo dinner catered by Zenbelly in San Francisco earlier this year. Not only was the food incredible, we got to chat with Paleo bloggers and real-foodies all evening! It was tons of fun! In that same post, I shared my recipe for Coconut Chocolate Covered Bananas, which happens to be my favorite food photo that I took all year!
Thank again for helping make my 2013 a success! I hope that my posts have inspired you to improve your health through real-food and natural living! I am looking forward to another fun and exciting year here with you!