2015 has been a good year for me. How about you? I finished my second full year at our farmer’s market selling my gluten-free treats. I switched jobs to one that I love and have creative freedom in, plus some radical bosses. I had some great times with my family and friends. There was lots of laughter. Of course there were tears (I find the older I get the more sentimental I get). There was much to be thankful and I am filled with gratitude. I am eager to see what kinds of adventures 2016 has in store. Here are 11 of my favorite recipes from the past year. I was going to do a nice 10, but I am not a very conventional person and 11 is what I wrote down and so it is what I am sticking to! I hope you enjoy them and there will be much to come in 2016 (I already have January planned)!
I love goat cheese. I don’t know what it is, but I think the last year I posted at least 5 recipes with it (probably more). I know a lot of people who have never eaten parsnips. They have an interesting flavor. The bacon. The goat cheese. The rosemary. I really feel like I nailed this recipe. It made the parsnip sing. And all the flavors married together perfectly. I was majorly happy with this one!
The last year and a half, I got really attached to plantains. I also have a thing for pizza crusts. Once again I probably have over 5 recipes just for pizza crust alone. Seeing as I live in Indiana, many of my friends have never had, nor heard of plantains. And so, like a good friend, I introduce them to it. A pizza is a good gentle nudge. This is an ugly picture. I know. And it doesn’t look impressive (although I feel a bacon woven top should always be admired), but it tasted AMAZING. This one went to my best friend Tab and she said it was her favorite crust ever. Continue reading “My Favorite Recipes of 2015”