Woo! We made it, guys! The end of 2015 is here, and shiny edge of 2016 is glimmering on the horizon.
2015 has been a crazy year for I Say Nomato. We celebrated the blog’s first birthday, and I took it from a tiny WordPress.com site to self-hosted, got a fancy new theme, and oh how far we’ve come!
In celebration, I’d love to share with you the best posts of 2015!
First up: The Best Non-Recipe Post of 2015:
This was definitely a post written with a lot of love. Starting out, the food photography learning curve was STEEP, and I honestly wish someone had told me these things when I started. Together, these 5 things too my photography from ‘I would not want to eat that’ to ‘hey, that’s pretty good!’ My goal has always been to make the food look as good as it tastes!
The Best Recipes of 2015!
(Click the title or picture to be taken to each post)
Oh man, these CUPCAKES. I could eat a whole pan full of them. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations in this post. The perfect mix of sweet almond and sour lemon is completely heavenly.
#9: Fall Harvest Salad Bowl
This was one of my first attempts at a ‘warm’ salad, and dang it got me hooked! Between all those gorgeous colours (red cabbage, you’re so pretty!), and amazing, homey flavours, this salad is autumn perfection.
By using won-ton wrappers as the ‘pasta’ in these ravioli, making it becomes so quick and easy! They’re crispy on the edges and perfect pockets of heaven with smooth ricotta cheese and caramelized veggies for flavour.
Four bananas make these muffins sooo moist and delicious. Bet you can’t eat just one!
We have smoothie bowls, why not milkshake bowls? This recipe was dreamed up in the heat of summer when I honestly was questioning how much longer my sanity could take the 35+ degree heat!
A traditional, one-pot dessert straight from the heart of wild blueberry country in Nova Scotia. It’s perfect for fall or winter, when you are craving those sweet tastes of summer!
I’ve tried my whole adult life to create the perfect Fettuccine Alfredo, and this is it! The perfect mix of sauce and noodles, it’s creamy and incredibly decadent! This was actually the first post of 2015, and honestly, didn’t gain much traction until I reshot the photos. Food photography is everything.
Nana recipes are always the best – they’ve stood the test of time! This one is a classic at my house. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice, some eggs and bacon, and Sunday morning just can’t get any better!
There are no words to describe how much I love this quick and easy recipe. When we were living in the Caribbean and fresh steak was scarce, this ground beef stroganoff saved our bacon! (Ha. Ha.)
And sitting at #1 (as if there was even a contest!):
No words, my friends. No words.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting I Say Nomato. Helping to educate people about all the foods they can eat even when they have food allergies is so rewarding when it seems like you can’t eat anything at all. I’m so truly thankful for all of you and could not do this without your support! I wish you all the best in 2016!
Happy New Year!