I don't know if you feel the same way or not, but is it really 2015?!?! I'm probably going to be writing “2014” for a long time before it finally hits me.
In fact, I wonder how many of you noticed that on one of my Healthy Living Deals posts I wrote “Nov” instead of “Dec” for the date.
Sigh – I am really having a hard time these days :).
I guess it's really true. As we get older the time just keeps going by faster and faster.
Thanksgiving and Christmas blew right by and then New Years and well, before too long we'll be talking about Valentine's Day.
In any case, I thought we'd start of the year with a look back at the most popular posts of 2o14, starting with recipes.
I love writing posts about health, like the FDA being involved in our food and supplements, essential oils, and doing DIY versions of personal care and home care items, but I do so enjoy sharing healthy recipes with you all as well.
Here are the most popular posts from this past year.
Did your favorite make the list?
This post from Don't Waste the Crumbs is so great. I LOVE sourdough but gluten hasn't been my friend for a long time now. We took my son off of gluten soon after he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism), and since I've been working on autoimmune issues (Hashimoto's), I am steering clear of all gluten.
These are a standby in our home for whenever we need a quick treat.
They're gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and sugar-free. Great for almost any special diet.
This post by Candida-free Candee is another big hit. PERFECT for the chilly days were having right now.
We have a standby Homemade Chili Powder that I love, but the base chilis are fairly hard to come by. So I sought out to find an easy replacement.
This recipe was the winner. Tastes great in chili (of course), but we also love it on veggies, salads, and almost everything savory.
Since my son is deathly allergic to dairy, he's never had a Dorito® (well, he did get one by accident at age 2 and had a reaction to it).
And now that we've become whole foodies, the additives are nothing we'll have in our home.
This seasoning mix is a great dairy-free topping that reminds me of that yummy Dorito® taste without the additives. And sans the cheese too.
Grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and sugar-free. This is another one of our all-time favorites.
Skip the overpriced bars at the store and make a bunch of these instead.
This post from Kate's Healthy Cupboard is just wonderful. Grain-free and dairy-free “Cheez-It®” Crackers.
My youngest was drooling over this picture just last night. I need to make some soon!
This is our go-to meal whenever we have guests over. And it's always a winner.
There are a few comments that it's not “spicy” enough. Just double the spices (or triple them) if you think that will be the case with you :).
I really dislike buying store bought ketchup since there is so much sugar in it. Even in the health food store versions.
I love the stove-simmered ketchup recipes, but sometimes (often) I don't have time to put that together.
This recipe comes together super quick and tastes yummy enough to make a burger taste special.
This is another one of our all-time favorites. You can make these for baking, use them as a drizzle, or cut eat them right “out of the bag.”
We actually like my Homemade White Chocolate Chips just as much (if not better), so if you haven't had them, make sure you check them out too!
(and even though it's not really a recipe, it doesn't really fit in the DIY or health categories either so I'm including it here…..
Wondering how to substitute honey or maple syrup for sugar? It gets confusing but I've laid out a few quick rules to make it easier for you.
Which is YOUR favorite?
Was there a post you missed?