Good morning! Since I shared your favorite recipes from 2014 a few days ago, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites, too. Truth be told, it’s hard for me to pick favorites. Each new recipe is a project that I research and shop for and completely overanalyze before I wrap it up in a pretty package for the public. I love them all.
The ten recipes you’ll find below are some of the recipes that stand out to me most from last year. I’ll be back in a couple of days with a brand new recipe! Hey, if you make my recipes at home, please share them with me on Instagram by tagging them #cookieandkate. I LOVE to see my dishes in your kitchens!
That glaze. Those crispy sprouts. I daydream about this dish. Really do.
Salted, roasted cauliflower florets might as well be French fries. Combine them with Mediterranean flavors and you have one hell of a salad.
Gluten free (depending on what you serve it with) and vegan
Somehow, super healthy, omega 3-rich hemp seeds and flaxseed oil combine with kale to make a killer pesto. It’s like magic. (Don’t worry if you don’t have hemp seeds and flax oil—I offer some substitution options that are plenty healthy in the post.)
I met my all-time favorite waffles this year, and they just so happen to be gluten free. These oat flour waffles are impossibly crisp, light and fluffy!
Gluten free and easily vegan
Lentils, chickpeas, crisp radishes and herbs tossed in a lemony dressing makes for a totally irresistible salad. This protein-rich salad packs great for lunch (actually, it stores well for whenever hunger strikes).
I am so excited about this baked brown rice risotto technique. I think it’s going to be hard to top this mushroom version.
This killer salad is made with basic ingredients and stores well in a mason jar for lunch. You’ll find some lunch-packing tips in that post, too, if you’re interested.
These banana scones are made with coconut oil instead of butter. They are heavenly! I want coconut oil scones from here on out.
Easily vegan and gluten free, see notes
Sweet and savory, light but filling salad wraps. I could go for one right now.
Easily gluten free
I just love creative egg dishes made with Mexican flavors. These quesadillas are great for breakfast or dinner! Don’t forget to serve them with a side of guacamole.
More resources you might appreciate: 13 healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes, 16 recipes that pack well for lunch and 14 simple weeknight dinners. You might also like my monthly seasonal produce guides and healthy kitchen essentials. View all roundups and resource posts here.