As promised, here are the top 15 recipes that I shared on OSG in 2012. This time, I’ve included some of your reviews just for fun. I probably don’t say this enough, but I appreciate it so much when you take time out of your day to let me know your review of a recipe, whether positive or negative. Not only does it help me improve and learn as a cook, but it helps other readers get a sense of the recipe and find out if any substitutions worked out. Thanks for a great year.
Let the countdown begin…
Tisha writes, “I just made this entire meal for my family of 6, and everyone loved it – even my kids! The walnut taco filling was fantastic and had a terrific punch of flavor that we have all loved about the veggie ground we used to use. I plan to use this walnut ground for other dishes too – maybe even in a pasta sauce!”
14. Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup
Julie writes, “I made this last night and everyone was happy. The soup is flavorful enough, with nothing too overpowering (always a concern when using cumin) so that even my 3 year old gobbled all hers right up. The most fun part (for kids…and for grownups too truth be told) was that we each got to decorate our own bowl with the fixins!”
13. Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding
Kara writes, “I’m not ashamed to admit that I just ate this for breakfast. Chia before gym = a great workout. Take that PMS!”
Colleen writes, “I’ve been making this recipe since you posted it, and it is great! We make garbanzos/chickpeas in the pressure cooker all the time, so we have them on hand for different recipes. Besides wraps, we’ve had this on salads, and just plain. A keeper!”
11. Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter
Jeanette writes, “Great recipe! I just made this apple butter and it came out delicious. I love the simplicity of it (just apples!) and the different ways you can use it. I will be making more of this. Thanks for posting this recipe.”
10. Early Morning Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Susan writes, “Had this for breakfast – it was like heaven in a bowl on a cool fall morning. Kept me fueled for hours and thru my am workout.”
9. Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Sue writes, “I made this recipe last night. It was amazing!! So light and fresh with tons of flavor. I feel so good after I eat it!”
8. Mini Peanut Butter Cups in a Jar
Robyn writes, “These were so very good…only shared one with hubby….the rest were all mine!!”
7. Layered Salad with Oil-free Orange Ginger Dressing
HD writes, “Made this for lunch this week (packed the salad in five containers and the dressing in a sixth) and really liked it! It’s a super-easy idea for work lunches and it kept me full from 12:00 all the way to 5:00, through my hour-long strength training class and then right up to 7:00 or so when I had a chance to have dinner!”
6. Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers and Baked Crispy Fries
Renee writes, “I made these last night…SO GOOD! Whenever I make something from your blog, my husband always asks if the recipe comes “husband approved” (like the crispy tofu!). Whether or not these were approved by your husband, these were approved by mine!”
5. Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Vivienne writes, “I just made this, and it is unbelievably delicious!! I was too lazy to make cashew butter, so I used peanut butter instead. Kids loved it too! I could just eat this all day…”
4. Glazed Lentil Walnut Loaf revisited
Natalie writes, “Just wanted to let you know I made this last night. I had made the lentils the night before so I had to chop and put together. I changed the glaze a bit – I made it with ketchup, brown sugar, water and dry mustard. It was good last night, but absolutely phenomenal for lunch today (as I type this). I think next time I’ll make it on the weekend when I have more time so I can just heat it up one night for dinner. Easy and delicious.
PS – I was really surprised how similar to a meatloaf this is. My boyfriend commented that you almost get the same texture as with ground beef! But so much better for you!”
3. All Natural Pumpkin Butter from Scratch
Andrea writes, “Just made this deliciousness this morning!! Out of this world good! I just had a baby and am excited at how good the puréed sugar pumpkin was all by itself! Baby will love it!”
2. Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan
Suzie writes, “Have cooked this butternut squash recipe twice in a week- my husband adores it. The nut Parmesan is fabulous and I will use it on a multitude of other dishes- thank you.”
1. Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two
Cassidy writes, “I made this and drank the whole thing in one sitting. Oh my sweet Jesus, was it GOOD. Thanks for sweetening up my Halloween with this treat.”
For #16-30 in 2012, please see this post.
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Thanks for doing this recap! I always love these posts because I can catch up on recipes that I forgot about or missed in the first place! I’m eying that chickpea salad wrap…oh boy does that look good!
I love the lentil loaf! So great to make on a weekend and save for those busy week days.
The Glazed Lentil Walnut Loaf Revisited is one of the very first recipes I made as a vegan…it showed me that I can still make amazing food my family appreciates while being so much healthier and cleaner. That one recipe has led me to cook countless wonderful vegan meals since! Thank you!
Angela, thanks for the year in review. Can’t wait to try the creamy avocado spaghetti squash pasta. It looks delicious! Can you tell us more about the supplements you take and how often you use them? Thanks, love the blog;)
The pb-banana oatmeal makes we want to get out of bed earlier in the morning. There aren’t many things that can do that! The smell of the bananas in the coconut oil awesome!
The raw taco salad looks really good….
A quick question about the pb cups though , I made CCK’s chocolate bar pie but it had a tiny bit of an aftertaste….I used mori-nu and while my non soy drinking testers thought it was delicious….I wasnt too impressed….My QUESTION is whether there is an aftertaste in the pb cups too…they look really good though!
Hey there – I don’t recall there being an aftertaste in the cups.
I’ve made the chocolate chia pudding and the creamy avocado spaghetti sauce – both super yum! I really need to make that lentil loaf soon – it’s been on my “to make” list forever!!
I’m girl with a major sweet tooth and I think my favourite OhSheGlow recipe so far is the chocolate torte, the no-bake one made from avocado, that thing is amazing!!
[Maybe this list does not include desserts or something? Or how did that not make it on here haha]
From this collection above I really want to try the kale almond pecan butternut squash:)
I wanted to mention my fav recipe of yours – from 2011 – the 5-ingredient Cheeze sauce. I make this all the time! I love it. Last night I had it over spiralized carrots and zucchini. mmm.
I made both the lentil loaf and the peanut butter cups for a dinner party last night for a bunch of my friends who aren’t vegan. By the end of the night one of the couples announced they were inspired, and going vegan too! (except for bacon).
Vegan or not, each of these us absolutely delish. To be honest I’m just starting to work my way towards a vegan diet (I’m trying out a lot of different diets these days just to see what might fit my pallet best) and these have been on the top of my list for the past few days. I have a bit of a sweet tooth so went straight for the chocolate pudding and apple butter first. My review? Wow. If you haven’t done this yet, go for it now. AWESOME for healthy eating for kids as well!
So many great recipes from last year. Thanks Angela. How did the Summer Hemp Power Salad not make it though?? That one was also amazing and was a go at my house. Can’t wait for the cookbook to come out!!!
A little late asking this question, but with the veggie burgers do you use short, medium, or long grain brown rice? Or does it even matter?
Oh hmmm, good question! I think I use short grain…but could be medium too.
Would love to hear more about the Oriya supplements. Do they actually taste good? :)
The green powder does not taste good, lol. I just mix it with water and chug it….I think im just weird!
I chug my spirulina powder with straight water too! It tasted kinda strong at first but now I’m getting used to it. That super green medley mix with spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and barleygrass sounds good, I will have to try it out! Thanks Angela!
Hi my name is Marilyn I am a new mommy to a beautiful 9 month baby girl and I am trying to lose weight and be healthy. So I am a new vegan and your stuff makes it easy for me to be vegan with all my cravings for the old junk food I use to eat lol so thank you and please keep blogging new recipes :D
These look so fancy. I love the way you emulate non-vegan recipes by using things like walnut Parmesan. It has the same appearance of food containing meat, but a much better alternative.
I would love to go vegan (I did for two months and never felt better in my life), but it is just too time consuming! It takes an enormous commitment as many of the recipes have a list of ingredients that are a mile long! Add to that the time it takes to prepare the dishes, and one will soon find themselves reverting back to their old eating habits. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a vegan fast food chain!!!
Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup
looks simply amazing! Thanks for sharing, going to make this asap!!
These recipes all look so good! I will definitely be trying some out, especially the chocolate chip cookie dough dip. Yum! :)
I love the Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan dish! I would make it again! Thank you for the great list!!!
I am a truck driver trying to eat vegan while on the road and was wondering what recipes could you recommend for someone like me who has no access to a stove, oven and refrigerator. I do however have my vitamix with me. my job keeps me moving so im usually in time crunch…any thoughts? ideas or suggestions?
I made the roasted butternut squash for 45 people for a dinner – it was super delicious, not very difficult – had raves for the great flavors!
From this list I have already made a few things and want to make the rest. I LOVE every single vegan oh she glows recipe I have made.
If you have not made her Vegan Peanut butter cups in a jar… YOU NEED TO. Probably one of the best desserts I have ever had.. even better then the candy itself. My boyfriend (who is actually vegan) is now addicted to these tasty things!
I cannot wait to make the Chickpea Burgers. I just made your Vegan Broc Cheddar Soup… and it was a huge hit!
Thank you so much for these great free recipes and I ALSO love your book. Saw it at Barnes for the first time ever and could not pull myself away!
Thank you Adriana! ps- love your name…it’s what we named our daughter. :)