by Holly on December 28, 2012

in Best Of,reader's request,recipes

The end of the year always leaves me feeling quite nostalgic.

This year was filled with big endings and humble beginnings. Things happened this year that I will never forget (Another marathon! Starting school! Argentina!), and hard things happened this year that made me learn. Much of my life (and the hard stuff) faded off the blog this year, as the whoosh of life transitions and movement into new adventures seemed unbearably overwhelming. Far too overwhelming to write about. Even now, writing about it still seems quite impossible.

But I’m still here. And I’m still kickin’ it. And I’m totally ready for 2013!

Before we’re given a fresh start only the beginning of a new year can bring, let us remember that while new recipes will be created in 2013, old favorites still remain favorites for a reason. So…without further ado, the top 10 most popular recipes from The Healthy Everythingtarian in 2012.

01  /  Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

02  /  Homemade Dried Cranberries

Homemade Dried Cranberries

03  /  Banana Custard Oats (from 2010! still so popular)

Banana Custard Oatmeal

04  /  Easy Avocado Dressing

Easy Avocado Dressing

05  /  Raw Zucchini Pasta + Almond Pesto

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto

06  /  Chia Seed Peanut Butter

Chia Seed Peanut Butter

07  /  Spicy Polenta with Grilled Asparagus, Pan-fried Beans and Feta

Spicy Polenta with Beans, Asparagus and Feta

08  /  Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

09  /  Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

10  /  Lentil Israeli Couscous Salad (one of my favorite recipes this year!)

Lentil Israeli Couscous Salad

Happy new year friends! May we clank virtual champagne glasses, and see each other in 2013.


Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Cheers to that! Happy New Year and looking forward to a great 2013! :)

elise December 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

love you holly. cheers to a fantastic 2013. :)

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

Happy New Year to you!!! Here’s to lucky 2013!

elizabeth December 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

Besides going the whole going to Argentina thing, I’m right there with ya! Big changes, some failures and some wins creating lots of rollercoaster rides of stress. Cheers to 2013 bringing lots more life lessons and hopefully a nice bit of success. :)

Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Ah, thank you for reminding me that I’ve been meaning to try out adding egg into my oats! I might just have to try out that Banana Custard Oats in the morning :)

Karey @ Nutty About Health December 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

The Chia Seed PB looks so good! I need to try that. Happy New Year!!

Hillary December 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

It was a huge year for me too, come to think of it.
Here’s to only the good kind of overwhelming in 2013!

lora December 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I always feel nostalgic and a little sad/excited/happy ect around the new year. It is all so overwhelming! I wish you the best 2013 ever Holly and hopefully this year my new years resolution of visiting Madison will actually come true!



Megan (Braise the Roof) January 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

Happy new year, my friend! I’m very proud of you for all of the changes and leaps of faith you took this year – hope 2013 is a great one!

joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I want to try just about all of these. Can I just come to your house for a dinner party, please? ;-)

Andrea@WellnessNotes January 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Happy 2013, Holly!

Wishing you much joy & happiness!

Abby January 7, 2013 at 8:40 am

I’m late to the game here, but Happy New Year, my friend! I was a little bit worried with your quiet–so unlike you (or me)–but at least you’re busy with new adventures. I’m just loud and boring. Glad to know you’re doing okay :)

Stephanie January 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

These are amazing as are you!!! Yummy can’t wait to try!

Mackenzie January 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

adore you, curly headed soul sister! can’t wait to see what adventures you let us follow you on this year. :]

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