So, 2016 happened.
I know I’m not alone in wanting to put this year behind me – it seemed like just about everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. In a word, 2016 was hard. I know I learned a lot and that I’m stronger because of it, but it’s not a year I’d want to ever repeat again.
Luckily, the year also flew by. Part of me is still waiting for summer to start! Looking back at the recipes I shared this year, it feels like I made some of them practically a lifetime ago.
This year was all about photography and food styling for me. I went to a workshop with Helene Dujardin and Tami Hardeman back in February and it had a huge impact on the way that I work. I even took up pottery so I could make my own dishes (I had no idea how much I would end up loving it!) More than a few people have commented on my photos lately, so it definitely seems like the effort is paying off!
Because I had so much going on in other parts of my life, I stepped back from the blog a little bit this year. I still managed to share 69 recipes, and there are some real winners in there. Like always, a few of my personal favorites didn’t make the list (I’m looking at you, shrimp, hummus + avocado quesadillas, miso potato soup, and chorizo pizza with corn and zucchini) but it’s always interesting to see which recipes were the most popular. This year’s list is exceptional – I’m especially happy that the gingerbread smoothies, sweet potato noodles, and sriracha shrimp are at the top, because they’re some of my all-time favorite recipes that I make over and over again.
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Peace out, 2016!