I am not much of a stats girl when it comes to my blog, or Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. I don’t obsess over how many ‘fans’ or followers or visitors I have. I don’t write my posts with a focus on numbers, or a goal to get more people to like me or to make more $$. If a post is read by 85 or 85,000 people it doesn’t leave me feeling any more or less successful, or any better or worse of a person. I don’t see my blog as a competition with either myself or anyone else. My agenda is to help and inspire, and if I help or inspire even one person to live a longer, better, healthier life, I am thrilled. I am also thrilled to share with you the Top Recipes of 2014 – because a ton of you do come hang here.
I find it fascinating to see, at the end of each year, which recipes were the most popular. It helps me to determine what might be most useful to you going forward in your health journey, and that is important to me. Super fascinating to me this year is that the Top Recipes of 2014 are almost identical to the Top Recipes of 2013. Now that may be because I wasn’t able to do a lot of recipe developing this year and focused mainly on tips for living a sane life. Or it may be because all our new sane friends loved the same recipes as those of you who have been coming here for a while. Who knows! What I do know is that if you haven’t made any of the Top Recipes of 2014 yet – by popular vote you clearly ought to.
THANK YOU for being here in 2014: I could not have done it with out you.
I totally heart you, lovely readers.
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Strawberry Milkshake Green Smoothie
Chocolate Raspberry Green Smoothie
There were also a lot of non-recipe posts in 2014. Here’s the Top reads:
What are those strange ingredients and where do I get them?
SANE / The Calorie Myth / SANE Solution –> Start Here
The Transformation: Sane Eating
The Transformation: Supplements
The Transformation: Eccentric Exercise
It’s all just thermodynamics, right?
What were your Top Recipes of 2014? What tip helped you the most to stay sane?
On a separate note it would be awesomely handy if you would list any requests that you have for recipes in 2015 in the comments. While I might not care about stats, I do want to focus on making your sane journey as delicious and easy as possible. Let me know what you want.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a sane and delicious 2015!
Karen GLove all the recipes I have tried from you. Thank you. My favorite and most used is the Hot and Nutty Cereal…absolutely my favorite.
AliciaLove, love, love every single recipe of yours I have tried. Your recipes have also inspired me to attempt SANE-ifying my own recipes. Often with great success, sometimes not. I slightly modified your turkey casserole by adding a whole tub of baby spinach and chopped red peppers for a festive Christmas morning breakfast casserole that baked while everyone was opening prezzies. And my whole family, SANE and not, loved it.
I have to say that I really miss marmalade and Christmas fruitcake, if you’re thinking of experimenting, perhaps……..
Francesca FrenchI love all of the recipes I’ve tried, but what has helped me most are the veggie recipes. Particularly useful (now I don’t eat rice or pasta) is the cauliflower & leek risotto to which I often add some smoked salmon and a spoonful of greek yoghurt to make a main meal. I also really liked discovering great new ways to do brussels sprouts.
Oh, and the orange creamiscle smoothie is a real treat!
I could go on … and on!
Sandy P.I have all your cookbooks and love everything I made from your recipes here in your blog. Looking up at the favs … I have to say the Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies were the first thing I made and they were so rich and decadent! Thank you so much for all you to help us get healthier.
MindyI am new to SANE and new to eating vegetables if I’m going to be honest. Yesterday I made your Beet Tarragon Soup and I keep checking whether or not I’m hungry yet because I brought my leftovers for lunch today. I can’t believe I liked it and after 3 bites, I loved it. I seriously bought beets!!! AND ate them! AND LOVED IT! Watch out for flying pigs today :) Whatever smartscan-track-your-purchases-so-we-can-send-you-coupons-but-really-target-our-marketing system they have at my grocery store has got to be getting very confused! I literally went from buying sugary cereal, soda and Kraft macaroni and cheese to buying a cart full of produce – including BEETS!!!! in the space of a week. Thank you so much – I know this is going to be quite a journey!
carrieMindy – your post made me so happy! Beets rule :-)