Another year is closing and we're looking forward to exciting new possibilities and new challenges in the year ahead, but before we do I thought it would be fun to have a look at my readers favourite recipes in 2015.
Top 15 Veggie & Vegan Recipes of 2015
14 At number fourteen we have a death-defying tower of Scotch Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Raisins. These are our favourite pancakes. Cooper loves to help me make them on Sunday mornings, although he's gone off the raisins recently. I won't give away my secret and tell you I kept them stacked neatly like that with the aid of toothpicks. This yummy breakfast had 3,176 views.
13 Number thirteen is a cheeky little pasta dish I call Green Goddess Farfalle. The pasta is coated in homemade dairy free pesto and mixed with broccoli, peas and spinach. This pasta dish had 3,490 views. (VEGAN)
12 Whenever I'm eating out and there's the option of upgrading fries to sweet potato fries, I take it like a flash. I love them. My Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries are my favourite homemade version. I like to serve them with homemade vegan mayo (glorious!) or sweet chilli jam. These have had 3,551 views. (VEGAN)
11 In at number eleven is Chocolate Oreo Tiffin. Yes my friends, the most chocolatey no-bake treat you can imagine. Filled with chunks of Oreos and raisins. YUM! This calorific treat had 3,796 views. (VEGAN)
10 Number ten is this sumptuous Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine. I made this in a casserole dish, but it has the spices and rich flavours of a traditionally made tagine. I roasted butternut squash, courgette, red pepper and beetroot for the base of this dish. Comfort food at it's best and healthy too. This tagine had 3,845 views. (VEGAN)
9 In a number nine is is my Chocolate Chip Mousse with Peanut Butter. This was an experiment with aquafaba. Aquafaba is the water in a can of chickpeas, It's tasteless, but whips up like egg white and can replace them in recipes, which is great news for vegans. It worked really well and you would never notice the difference. This mousse had 3,955 views. (VEGAN)
8 Number eight is one of my favourite throw-it-in-the-oven-and-walk-away dinners. Roasted Vegetable, Veggie Sausage and Chickpea Bake. It's a really good winter dish with lots of flavour. I like serving it with mashed potato. This one had 4,374 views. (VEGAN)
7 Another family favourite is this Mexican Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil Mole with lots of spices and good quality dark cocoa. I top it with grated carrot and natural vegan yogurt or sometimes Cooper and I have it topped with grated cheese and sour cream. Serve it with rice and guacamole. This mole had 4,463 views. (VEGAN)
6 In at number six is my Deep No-Bake Cheesecake. I love cheesecake and I've lately fallen for deep cheesecakes instead of the more traditional one layer. This one is rather good with layers of coconutty cheesecake, melted chocolate and slices of bounty on top. This cheesecake had 4,705 views.
5 Number five is the easiest Spicy Black Bean Pate. Made one evening when I realised I didn't have anything interesting to spread on a sandwich for Graham. He loves it on oatcakes and toasted crusted bread too. It's seriously the simplest pate to make. It's had 4,985 views. (VEGAN)
4 At number four we have the Best Summer Pasta Salad. Seriously good, packed with flavour, but fresh too. Pasta shells coated in homemade pesto and paired with soft sunblush tomatoes, sweetcorn and crunchy slices of cucumber. Just the best! My readers agree, it's had 5,197 views. (VEGAN)
2 At number two we have my Deep Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake. I created this one for my cake club and it was a great success and I was really pleased with it. It has a bourbon biscuit base (chocolate cookie sandwich with a creamy chocolate layer, a bit like Oreos) Oreos crumbled through it and topped with caramel sauce, more Oreos and golden honeycomb balls. This rather special dessert had 6,264 views.
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And at number one is Jamie Oliver's Happiness Pasta from his recent TV show and new cookbook Everyday Super Food. A rich and healthy sauce of aubergine, tomatoes, chillies, pine nuts and basil, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Everyone wanted this recipe and quite rightly so. It had 7,321 views.
I hope you all have a fabulous Hogmanay.
Roll on a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.