Top 10 Recipes of 2015

December 30, 2015

Top 10 Recipes of 2015

It’s the end of 2015 and well, WHOA!
Are you guys ready?
I am definitely not.
I keep hearing my friends saying things like “Next year I want to skydive in the jungle” or “I want to wrestle a lion” or “ I want to write a novel” - and I’m more like “What’s for dinner tonight?” or “Running or yoga tomorrow?
Apparently, I’m not ready for 2016.
The only thing I know is that the new year will be filled with delicious food. Just like 2015, maybe even better...if that’s even possible.

Anyways, with the year coming to a close, I thought I’d put together a collection of the 10 most popular recipes on the blog during 2015 (in terms of pageviews).
Now mind you, these recipes are ones posted from January through December 2015 — basically this an annual roundup.
It’s quite an awesome bunch and you won’t be surprised that all of the most popular recipes are savory ones.
But before we get started, let me take this opportunity to say a giant THANK YOU to all of you for visiting this site regularly, commenting, emailing, and — needless to say it — trying out my recipes. I’m stoked that you guys cook and enjoy my food. It’s so AWESOME!

So let’s start this roundup at number 10...

10. Garlic Butter Zoodles with Herbs — A healthy delicious, quick, and easy meal that will win raves in your house!

Garlic Butter Zoodles with Herbs

9. Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms — An incredible, quick, easy side dish that’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms

8. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes — Comfort food with no guilt feelings at all!

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

7. Creamy Caprese Cauliflower Casserole — This has become by far one of my favorite casseroles of all time. It might become yours too!

Creamy Caprese Cauliflower Casserole

6. Cauliflower Crust Hamburgers — So flavorful, healthy, and delicious I can guarantee you won’t miss the bread!

Cauliflower Crust Hamburgers
5. Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops — Only 20 minutes stand between you and some of the most finger-licking pork chops ever!

Honey-Garlic Glazed Pork Chops

4. Creamy Avocado Pesto Zoodles — Decadent without any guilt at all. You can have as many servings as you like!

Creamy Avocado Pesto Zoodles

3. Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowls with Poached Eggs — Delicious, full of goodness, healthy, wholesome, and nutritionally complete!

Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowls with Poached Eggs

2. Buffalo Style Pork Chops — Pork Chops buffalo style, what possibly do you want more?

Buffalo Style Pork Chops

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1. Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala — I really didn't understand what "going viral" meant until I posted this recipe. I love it, a LOT of people love it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. It’s awesome. Period.

Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala


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  2. You & your recipes rock! You've turned me into a star with my friends & have sparked some awesome creative cooking of my own! Happy 2016 and may your yoga, cooking & running take you to new heights!

  3. I am a fairly new reader so most of these recipes are new to me. I am beyond impressed that they are all savoury! Maybe you don`t publish many sweets or maybe your followers aren`t much for sweets but keep it up please. I seldom pin sweet recipes and make sweets even less often.
    Now if you could influence me to get back into yoga ...

  4. Thanks for putting this list together, I bookmarked a lot of them.

  5. Happy New Year! I am still totally excited to try your Tikka Masala recipe!! Yummy :)

  6. Hi Mike!
    Thanks for the recipes, you are very creative.
    I wish you a wonderful 2016

  7. Yum, what a great round-up Mike! I hope you have a happy new year! :)

  8. Great line-up Mike, Happy New Year's to you! Take care, C

  9. Your blog is great! I wonder if you happen to know what could be a good alternative to garlic? I have a sensitivity to it and although I can easily replace my sensitivity to onions with leeks, garlic is so hard... I used to live in Italy for years too !!

  10. Those photos are stunning!

  11. Gorgeous pictures! Love this look!

  12. Hi Mike. Just found your blog (via your cauliflower grilled cheese recipe on MSN this morning) I'm looking to eat healthier this year, and I can see your recipes are fabulous. I'm looking forward to trying some out soon, and am glad I stumbled over here! Happy 2016 to you!!!

  13. Great blog Mike! so inspiring! Have a great 2016