A big THANK YOU goes to you, yes you, the one with eyeballs on this blog right now.
Thank you for coming back and reading my rambling thoughts week after week. In the coming year, I hope to bring you more deliciously wholesome recipes that will make you burp with joy, healthy desserts, not-so-healthy desserts, and—duh—lots of pancakes! And now before I get too rambly, I’m going to share my five most popular posts from 2013:
- Banana Buckwheat Pancakes: Possibly the most delicious and healthy pancakes I’ve developed–an entire stack for under 300 delicious vegan (optional) and gluten-free calories.
- Vegan Chocolate Mini Muffins (no sugar): Dates might be my personal discovery of 2013: finding out that you can cook down naturally sweet dates into a puree that can replace sugar in baked goods was a total game changer—as were these luscious chocolate muffins.
- Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cake: This banana and pumpkin-studded recipe blew up on Pinterest! Because it’s so low in sugar, I was worried people might think it wasn’t quite sweet enough, but you all seemed to like it! I’ll definitely be making again when pumpkin season comes around this year.
- Soft No-Bake Chocolate Granola Bars: Chewy. Chocolatey. No bake. No explanation necessary.
- Cherry Pie Larabars: Even though I thought there were already 4976938450292 million recipes for DIY larabars out there, it appears that you all are always willing to read one more recipe for uber delicious bars made out of nuts and dried fruit. So thanks.
And, of course, I can’t leave out my personal favorite recipes from 2013. With exactly one savory dish in this entire round-up, I bet you can guess what I’ll be doing for the next few weeks (hint: eating vegetables).
- Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip
- (Vegan) Cupcake Mixology
- Chia Icebox Cake
- Best Black Bean Chocolate Cake
- Peanut Butter Quinoa Oat Muffins
- Oat Flour Banana Bread
- Date Newton Bites
- Baking level layer cakes
I can’t even believe we’re here, really. I remember when hitting 20 views a day on my blog was exciting. Then when a spike of 78 views in a day had me squealing. And then when daily hit stats became more like 500, then 1,000.
Without you, I wouldn’t have made it out of the prenatal years of this blog when I posted about 10 gazillion awful pictures in each post and then abandoned the blog for an entire school year. I would have schlumped half-heartedly into the sort of actual birth of this blog once I graduated from college and made it my mission to find the ultimate banana bread recipe. And I certainly wouldn’t have made it to this year, when I finally switched over to self-hosted blogging, got a DSLR camera and sorted of started to hit my groove. So thank you.
And of course, thank you for the thoughtful comments you always leave me:
No, but really. Siblings aside, you guys really do give me the best feedback, comments, and thoughts. You are the best bunch of readers.