Happy New Year!
At the risk of sounding cliché, wow, I can’t believe it’s 2017 already. How fast does time fly!
2016 was high in emotions and, all in all, one of my best years so far. I can’t wait to discover what 2017 has in store! I wish you, actually I wish us all, health, happinness and lots of love. Because that’s all that really matters, right?
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Since the start of a new year is often an occasion to reflect on the previous one, I thought I’d share with you the 10 recipes that received the most love in 2016! Here they are:
#10 – General Tao tempeh
My healthier version of the famous General Tao (or Tso) tofu. Served with broccoli and black rice noodles, it’s make a delicious and filling meal.
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/general-tao-tempeh/
#9 – Homemade hazelnut milk
Have you ever made your own nut milk? It so easy and so so tasty!
In this post, I explain how to make it with hazelnuts, but the process is pretty much the same for most nuts.
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/homemade-hazelnut-milk/
#8 – Chickpea and smoked tofu spread
Are you familiar with smoked tofu? It’s gotta to be my biggest discovery of the year. It’s almost an addiction!
One of my favourite ways to use it is to make a spread, which reminds me of pâté and tastes amazing on crackers. It’s perfect for lunch!
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/smoked-tofu-chickpea-spread/
#7 – Vegan meat pie
THE Holiday classic in Québec, vegan style. Don’t forget the ketchup! :)
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/vegan-quebec-style-meat-pie/
#6 – Vegetarian poutine for 2
Another staple of Québec cuisine, la poutine. The original recipe uses fresh cheddar cheese, but I have an easy and surprising plant-based version for you.
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/vegetarian-poutine-for-two/
#5 – Healthy morning oatmeal
Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I never get tired of eating oatmeal. It’s delicious, nutritious, easy to make, affordable and endlessly customizable!
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/healthy-morning-oatmeal/
#4 – Chickpea flour chocolate chip cookies
These cookies are re-vo-lu-tio-nary. Ok I may be exaggerating a little, but they’re so good!
Crunchy, soft and just sweet enough. Perfect for those late night cravings.
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/vegan-chickpea-flour-chocolate-chip-cookies/
#3 – Three-bean chili
Chiliiii! This must be the recipe I make the most whenever we’re eating with our friends. Everybody just loves my chili and we always treat ourselves with lots of corn chips and faux Monterey Jack from Daiya!
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/3-bean-vegan-chili/
#2 – Flu-fighting infusion
I don’t know if microbes are particularly strong this year, but this infusion has seen a boost of popularity since November. Technically, it contains honey, but simply leave it out or use a plant-based version, like apple honey, to make it vegan.
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/flu-fighting-infusion/
#1 – Buddha Bowls
Without a doubt THE most popular recipe on the blog, seen more than 22 500 fois (!!!!!!) this year, Buddha bowls are the big champs of this top 10. In this post, which is actually from 2015, I suggest three versions as well as a few ideas to create your own.
Careful though, it’s highly addictive!
Find the recipe here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/fr/anatomie-bol-buddha/
Bonus – Must-have of a vegetarian pantry
This isn’t a recipe, but it is technically in the food category and was in the actual top 10 of the most-read articles.
Eliminating meat and dairy from your diet can be a bit confusing and even daunting. Not knowing where to start is absolutely normal, but it should in no way keep you from moving forward.
In this post, you’ll find advice to help you stock up your pantry and adapt easily to this new lifestyle.
Read the article here: http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/must-haves-of-a-vegetarian-pantry/
How about you, what’s your favourite recipe?