Top Recipes of 2018!

We cooked up a storm in 2018, and these recipes stuck out as your (and my) favorites. Here's to new year of great healthy vegetarian food!

Best Darn Veggie Burgers

Where did the time go?! It feels like just yesterday that I was sitting here writing about last year’s top recipes, and here we are again. 2018 was a busy one… we settled into our Chicago home and cooked up a storm of yummy food. We have some exciting things happening in 2019, but before we get there, here are the greatest hits of this past year. I think it’s fun to check our analytics to see which of your favorite recipes were also my favorite recipes… and this list really aligns. So without further ado…

(Click on the titles or photos to go directly to each recipe)

Best Darn Veggie Burgers (pictured above)

I knew this one would make it to this “top” list because so many of you have tagged me on your Instagram photos of this recipe :). These burgers start with an umami-rich mixture of mushrooms, tamari, and balsamic vinegar. There’s some paprika for a little smoky flavor. They’re held together with sticky brown rice, and they have a nice non-mushy texture thanks to the walnuts and panko.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This is my ultimate winter comfort food. It’s hot, it’s saucy, and it’s packed with tons of flavorful, roasted vegetables like fennel, leeks, and mushrooms. It’s hearty, yet healthy (for lasagna). Just writing this post has me craving it all over again.

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

I could eat soup every single day – especially this soup. The creaminess in this one comes from chickpeas instead of cream or cashews. It’s so healthy that you won’t feel guilty topping your soup with fun little vegan grilled cheese croutons!

Mango Black Bean Ginger Rice Bowls

Mango Black Bean Ginger Rice Bowls

When January hits and you crave fresh, vibrant foods – this is your bowl. It’s full of crispy veggies, hearty black beans, and sweet mango. It’s drizzled with a light, tangy tamari lime sauce that I’m obsessed with – the same sauce that’s in the Brussels Sprout & Coconut Rice recipe in our first cookbook, which you should also try!
  Cauliflower Turmeric Rice

Cauliflower Turmeric Rice

I’m happy to see that this one was a fan favorite because it’s also one of my personal favorites. I based it on a curried rice dish that I love, but subbed in cauliflower rice, which worked better than I expected! Make it a full meal by serving it with naan bread to dip in the yummy cardamom yogurt.

Chipotle Cauliflower Nachos

Chipotle Cauliflower Nachos with Pineapple Salsa

Nacho “cheese” sauce made from cauliflower. Need I say more?

Roasted Cherry Tomato Herbed Couscous Salad

Roasted Cherry Tomato Herbed Couscous Salad

It’s not exactly tomato season right now, but stick this recipe in your back pocket, and make it the second cherry tomatoes show up at your farmers market! This recipe is a celebration of tomatoes with a tasty, contrasting combination of savory roasted tomatoes with bursty fresh tomatoes.

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Superfood Bars

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Superfood Bars

In the post for this recipe, I wrote “if you make one dessert recipe from this blog, it should be this one…” and you did! I loved seeing all of your photos on Instagram of these delectable bars. 🙂

Butternut Cauliflower Vegetable Curry

Butternut Cauliflower Vegetable Curry

Make this punchy, flavorful coconut curry and then freeze the leftovers – you’ll thank yourself later.

Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies

Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies

Speaking of freezing things, I regularly make a batch of these and freeze them for a quick on-the-go breakfast. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, they’re super delicious with dried tart cherries.

Wishing you all a happy & healthy new year – as always, let me know if you have any recipe requests for 2019! xo, Jeanine

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  1. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com
    01.03.2019

    thank you for this wonderful recap, nice to see which recipes were top pick or most popular

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