Boulder Locavore Reader Favorites: Top 10 Recipes for 2015

Top 10 Recipes of 2015 from BoulderLocavore.com. All delicious, all gluten-free.

Happy New Year!  Hoping you had a safe, fun last night of the year and remembered to eat something with black eyed peas for good luck after the clock struck midnight!

I always love to take a moment of pause when winding up a year to reflect on what has transpired and consider new dreams for the upcoming year.  I love poring through the recipes of the year to see what YOU liked best.  I wasn’t surprised that the list spans tasty, healthy options, luscious desserts and a new passion of mine: grilling.

Chipotle Mango Margarita recipe - BoulderLocavore.com
Top Travel and Cocktail Post of 2015:  Four Seasons Rancho Encantado (Santa Fe) and Chipotle Mango Margarita (recipe)

We had some incredible travel this year.  Your favorite travel post was from a spring trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico and I suspect the Chipotle Mango Margarita recipe was a draw! In late summer my family took the mother of all road trips, over 6,000 miles, to the Canadian Maritimes.  We visited Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Old Quebec City.  The trip was planned in less than 10 days and we found amazing sights and food along the way that I loved sharing with you.  I highly recommend visiting that area if you ever have the chance.  The trip inspired some new recipes of Thai-Inspired Coconut Milk Mussels with Ginger, Garlic and Lemongrass, Mermaid Bait Bars and Barbecue Beef Poutine with Beer-Battered Onions (gluten-free).

I had a very unexpected opportunity pop up in early June to attend Barbecue University (known as BBQU) with author/TV chef Steven Raichlen.  A three day intensive hands on course held at the 5-star Broadmoor Resort, changed my grilling and smoking life permanently.  It opened a door that brought forth some exciting and delicious recipes collected in Boulder Locavore’s Grilling section. I even developed a recipe for Steven Raichlen’s popular ‘Barbecue Bible’ website!

DIY Sparkling Flower-scented Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub - BoulderLocavore
Top DIY post of 2015: DIY Sparkling Flower-scented Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub (with printable labels)

On the blogging front I attended my first Blogger Retreat, Blogger Conference and made my first video with some great fellow bloggers to inspire baking for others.  I can’t wait to see what adventures 2016 holds in store!

 

11 Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas BoulderLocavore.com
Top Round-Up of 2015: 11 Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Let’s get down to it!  This year you gobbled up 135 new recipes, 8 DIY projects, 10 travel posts, 11 lifestyle features and 17 recipe or gift round-ups along with 10 giveaways.  Whew!  Here were your favorite recipes!

Visitor Center, Charlottetown PEI - BoulderLocavore.com

Boulder Locavore Reader Favorites: Top 10 Recipes for 2015

10. Lean Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Lean Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Burrito Bowls - BoulderLocavore.com

9. Skinny Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

Skinny Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup - BoulderLocavore.com

8. Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry - BoulderLocavore.com

7. Irish Whiskey and Baileys Cheesecake

Irish Whiskey and Baileys Cheesecake - BoulderLocavore.com

6. Irish Chocolate Mousse with Baileys

Irish Chocolate Mousse with Baileys - BoulderLocavore

5. How to Grill Perfect New York Strip and Portabello Mushroom Steaks

How to Grill Perfect New York Strip & Portobello Mushroom Steaks - BoulderLocavore.com

4. Spicy Chipotle Chicken Breakfast Chilaquiles

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Chilaquiles - BoulderLocavore.com

3. Eggnog Magic Cake

Eggnog Magic Cake. A magic transformation turns an easy cake recipe into a three layered surprise while baking! An irresistible holiday cake recipe. - BoulderLocavore.com

2. Slow Cooker Light Almond Milk Tapioca Pudding (Dairy-free)

Slow Cooker Light Almond Milk Tapioca Pudding - BoulderLocavore.com

1. Creamy Lemon Cheesecake with Vanilla Wafer Crust

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake with Vanilla Wafer Crust and Edible Flowers - BoulderLocavore.com

Hungry for more?  Check out the prior year’s favorites:

BoulderLocavore.com Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Reader Favorite Top 10 Recipes of 2013 | BoulderLocavore.com

 

Comments

  1. says

    The Skinny Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodle Soup looks so yummy! This post kind of inspires me to make my new year’s resolution to cook more than last year. That won’t be difficult lol

  2. says

    Oh my, but what a wonderful retrospective. You produced some truly inspiring material last year, and you’ve got the “year ender” to prove it! I hope you are suitably pleased and very proud. Best wishes for lots more great work in 2016!

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