With each recipe we share, we look forward to our readers’ feedback and engaging conversation, and year-round, you’ve delivered! In thanks, we scoured the archives of comments, shares, ‘likes’, messages and all-around feedback, and ultimately gathered the best of the best as selected by you. From rich, comforting soup with crunchy homemade croutons to creamy beet hummus, your selections have the makings of a beautifully delicious holiday luncheon (and in turn some stellar leftovers for easy mealtimes)…powerfully delicious without added sugars, sodium, chemicals, and preservatives. Here, your 2016 favorites:
Sweetened with maple syrup enhanced with a touch of vanilla bean, our Raspberry Chia Jam packs in the nutrient-dense, energy-boosting power of chia seeds.
Raw cashews, maple syrup, tahini and a little lemon blend beautifully for a smooth, creamy Cashew Ricotta that is more stand-alone star than substitute, suitable for both sweet and savoury taste buds alike.
Sumptuous and power-packed, this Cinnamon Roll Nut Butter kicks your go-to nut butter a notch or three with the nutritious crunchy-creaminess or antioxidant-rich pecans, delectably nutritious cashews and protein-packed hemp seeds.
Our delicious, Spanish-inspired Romesco Sauce brings together roasted peppers, almonds, toasted bread and fragrant seasonings for rich, robust and creamy good-for-you deliciousness.
Roasting vitamin and mineral-loaded beets caramelizes their sugars into a slightly smoky, sweet-as-candy perfect that blends beautifully with tangy lemon and nutty tahini in our Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus.
In our Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons recipe, homemade croutons from our popular Squirrelly bread takes a bowl of our delicious, fresh, classic soup to the next level.