My Favorites of 2013 ❤

Wow, how did 2013 come and go already!?  It truly is crazy how quickly time passes.  It sure has been full of lots of great food, that I do know!  As always, I left the year thinking about my favorite moments… my favorite travels, my favorite laughs with friends, sweet family moments, and of course… favorite dishes.  So, in honor of good food, I’ve put together my favorite recipes from the blog in 2013.  Makes me look forward to all that will come in 2014… each year, I learn more about nutrition, find new things I love about cooking (didn’t think that was possible, but yep… loving more and more all the time), and find more excitement in blogging all about it with you!  Can’t wait to see what this next year brings!! :)


Mini Potato Tarts w/Gruyère, Rosemary, & Caramelized Onions


Stuffed Acorn Squash


Hummingbird Cupcakes

Chicken Sopes with/Corn, Jicama, & Mango Salsa


Vegetarian Pho

 Crock Pot Chicken Mole {Gluten-free}


Slow Cooker Lamb Curry


Eggplant Rolls w/Ricotta, Spinach, Mushrooms, & Shallots… On the Grill!



Slow-Cooked Rack of Lamb w/Tzatziki Sauce

Eggplant, Potato, & Turkey Moussaka… Layered Greek Goodness

Raw Cheesecake {Dairy & Gluten-free}


Crostini Two Ways: Roasted Grape w/Ricotta, Thyme, and Rosemary-Honey Drizzle & Roasted Tomato w/Ricotta, Basil, and Balsamic Drizzle


Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Skewers w/Homemade Teriyaki Sauce {Gluten-free}

 Pickled Hot Banana Peppers… Straight From the Garden


Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini, Meat, & Ricotta Layer… A Noodle-less Lasagna {Gluten-free}

Papaya-Marinated Grilled Chicken w/Fresh Papaya BBQ Sauce & Spiced Cashews {Gluten-free}


Watermelon & Feta Bites w/Balsamic Drizzle



Grilled Fig & Peach Toasts w/Goat Cheese & Rosemary-Honey Drizzle

Hatch Chile Sauce {AKA Chile Colorado AKA The Best Chile Sauce Ever}


Grilled Chicken Tacos w/Tomatillo Salsa, Mango, Jicama, & Purple Cabbage

Chimichurri Sauce {w/Skirt Steak}


Bison Shepherd’s Pie


White Wine Sangria w/Mango, Peach, & Ginger


Tom Kha {Thai Coconut Soup}



Bison Stuffed Squash


Homemade Honey-Coconut Ghee


Rustic Chicken & Chile Enchiladas w/Homemade Enchilada Sauce {Gluten-free}


 And that wraps up 2013!  Cheers to lots of good cooking, eating, and health in 2014!!

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Hi, I'm Natalie! I like to cook, eat, and adventure. I live in a little home with an itty-bitty kitchen, a crazy feline, and a very hungry boyfriend. Lots of cooking and devouring goes down here. Farmer's markets inspire me, as do the seasons and travel. I create simple recipes using wholesome real food. Enjoy!
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