As we get ready to start a Healthy New Year, I want to offer a heartfelt thank you for making 2014 such a deliciously fun year here at The Nourishing Home.
I’ve really enjoyed being able to share some of my family’s favorite gluten-free, grain-free recipes and meal plans, as well as lots of healthy living tips, cooking tips-n-techniques, frugal budgeting ideas, and overall encouragement and resources to help us all live a more nourished life!
So I thought it would be fun to celebrate another great year, by taking a quick look back at some of the most popular posts of 2014. And, I’d love to get your opinion on how I can better serve you in 2015 via my Annual Reader Survey & Giveaway (see details below).
Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2014
Crockpot Garlic Thyme Chicken
This garlic-lovers’ dream was the highest viewed recipe post of 2014.
And what’s not to love? It’s quick, easy, frugal and delicious!
Cinnamon-Apple Breakfast Porridge
Little did I know when I confessed my adoration for this scrumptious
grain-free porridge that it would soon become one of your favorites too!
Slow Cooker Roast Chicken
Slow cooker recipes are hands-down some of the top reader
favorite recipes. And this simple savory chicken recipe makes
gathering around the table for Sunday dinner a snap!
How to Make Grain-Free Granola
Yes indeed, readers far and wide agree, one crunchy bite is all it takes
to become completely smitten with this grain free granola!
Almost Oatmeal Cookies
What a thrill it was to celebrate the completion of my new cookbook with you
by sharing this scrumptious grain-free “oatmeal” cookie
recipe that has become the 5th most viewed post of 2014.
How to Make Honey-Sweetened Fruit Preserves
This simple method for making delightful honey sweetened fruit preserves
created quite a stir as one of the most pinned posts of 2014.
How to Make Whole Milk & Coconut Milk Yogurt
Like me, bunches of you were excited to finally discover a way to achieve
thick, creamy yogurt without all the extra effort and fuss of straining.
How to Make Slow Cooker Bone Broth
“How to…” posts definitely topped the list of reader favorites in 2014,
and I have no doubt that this easy slow cooker method
for making bone broth will remain a top favorite in 2015 as well.
Fresh Caprese with Zoodles
As you most likely know, I’m a huge fan of spiralizing!
So I was especially excited to find that many of you are too, as evidenced
by this top viewed post in the Oodles of Zoodles Spiralizing Series.
Secret Ingredient Guacamole
The secret is out and is apparently being shared across the globe, since this
tasty guacamole recipe made the list of the top 10 reader favorite recipes of 2014.
Top 5 Reader Favorite Posts of 2014
Everyday Grain-Free Baking
A year in the making, I’ve been so excited to share this labor of love
that was written for everyday families like yours and mine. My mission in
writing this beautiful book was not only to provide a wealth of delicious
gluten-free, grain-free baking recipes, but to also inspire families
to gather around the table together to share fond memories and family traditions
that the whole family can enjoy whether they’re GF or not!
How to Spiralize in 3 Easy Steps!
Apparently my obsession with spiralizing is shared by lots of you as well!
And that’s a great thing since spiralizing is a delicious and nutritious way
to get more veggies on your family’s plate.
Ready to Jumpstart Your Health: Join Me for Whole30
There were so many of you who joined me for Whole30 in the fall,
and it’s my hope that you’ll join me again starting January 18, 2015!
Resolve to take this life-changing quest, as together we hit the “reset’ button
and get back on track with our healthy living goals in the New Year!
Tips for Transitioning to a GF Lifestyle
As someone who knows just how overwhelming the prospect of eliminating
gluten (and grains) can be, I wrote this post to provide help and encouragement,
which I’m so happy many of you have found here at The Nourishing Home.
Top 10 Grocery Budget Tips of 2014
There were so many great budgeting posts this year from budget expert, Tiffany
from Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Thankfully, she’s put together the top 10 budget tips
of the year into one fantastic post to make it even easier for you save BIG!
Top 5 All-Time Reader Favorites!
It would be silly not to mention a few of the All-Time Reader Favorites – after all, these “oldies but goodies” consistently rank among the highest viewed posts at The Nourishing Home:
• Fluffy Little Almond Flour Pancakes
• Mock-KIND Fruit & Nut Bars
• Emeril’s Essence Seasoning Blend
• Mastering Meal Planning
• Cook Once, Eat Twice or More
So … did your family’s favorite recipes and posts make the top 20 list? If not, what’s your favorite recipe or post here at The Nourishing Home?
Your opinion matters! Enter the 2014 Reader Survey Giveaway!
I love hearing from reader-friends like you! So if you’ve got a minute to spare, I’d truly appreciate your input on how I can better serve you in 2015.
Simply share your two cents by completing my Quick-n-Easy 2014 Reader Survey and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! But don’t delay, the survey and giveaway ends on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Thank you for sharing your valued opinion!
I am looking into buying your Everyday Grain Free Baking book. I have tried many of your recipes from your blog, so I am excited about your book! I do have a question for you first. Do your recipes call for honey or a granulated sweetener in the book? (Do you think I can I substitute a granular sugar (rapadura) for recipes calling for honey? And perhaps add a bit of liquid to make up for the honey instead?)
Hi, Rhonda. Most all of my recipes use honey, just a few use coconut sugar (which rapadura could easily replace). I would say about 75% of them can be easily adjusted using a granulated sugar with some additional moisture. Often, applesauce works quite well, or some additional fat. It just depends on the recipe. If you enjoy baking, I’d say for $13 for more than 100 recipes you can’t go wrong with my book. It sounds like you are pretty savvy with substitutions. 🙂
Thanks Kelly. You’re always a sweetheart, I so enjoy your blog! Buying your book *tonight! 🙂
Right back at you, sweet friend! 🙂 Thanks for your support!
Kelly from Primally Inspired says
Yummy, yummy, yummy! What great recipes! I can’t wait to try the crockpot garlic thyme chicken – I always love me a good crockpot recipe! 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! You are SO sweet! I appreciate your kind words! Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
What a delicious year it’s been, looking forward to what 2015 has in store!
Thanks, Sylvie! Me too! And ditto! You’ve always got something delicious going on, sweet friend! 🙂