This was a fun little project: last weekend I compiled the most popular vegan recipes from our site from the past year. Luckily, our beloved WordPress platform makes it easy to watch stats and track this type of stuff, and yet it’s always a little surprising which ones really pop each year.
Here are the most popular recipes from 2015 from your friends at Vibrant Wellness Journal:
This post is one of our most popular posts in general, entitled What do you Do with Black Rice. Apparently there are a lot of people searching for tips for this beautiful grain. Black rice is actually a very dark purple, and can be used anywhere brown rice is used for a little pop of color. Other recipes in this post include Black Rice Sushi Rolls and Indonesian Black Rice Pudding.
This is a very old recipe– from about six years ago. It was a repost from my original blog, and was made during the time I was living on Maui. I had just discovered chia seeds, and was doing my best to eat them every single day. I found that these magic seeds kept my belly full during long days at work, and with all that fiber, chia seeds gives you wonderful poops too! This cherry juice is really super delicious, but funnily enough, my current favorite chia recipe is also YOUR favorite recipe– the Chia Seed Pudding below!
Chia seeds are naturally gelatinous, which makes them fun and yummy to use in recipes. Chia pudding is currently my favorite breakfast food, blended with dates, maca, coconut and anything else I’m feeling like I need. This post here has two versions of chia pudding for breakfast, snack or dessert.
I wish this recipe was my own, but it’s the creation of my loving former coworker Mama T of Ital Kitchen. She’s a masterful vegan and raw foods chef, and this Raw Vegan Caramel Apple Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite recipes from her. Serve any time of the year for an impressive dessert– or, I dunno, maybe breakfast?
I’m so happy the my guide to green juices made it on to the list! I love drinking green juice, and all the information I shared with my parents about produce selection, juice recommendations, and green juice recipes ended up here in this post. I hope you use it go get your green on in the new year.
Another recipe that is actually NOT my creation! This recipe was created by my partner in work, love, and life, Scott. This is one of his staple meals that I quickly fell in love with when he started making it for me. Soft cooked brown rice made creamy with vegan margarine and nutritional year. It’s a vegan staple in our house.
Multigrain Irish Soda Bread (vegan and quick!)
Another surprise: this great quick bread is a St. Patrick’s day staple, and once that makes you feel like a kitchen pro. First, it’s always impressive to make your own bread, even if this one is a ‘cheater’ bread with no yeast and no rising time. Second, this load looks super beautiful with the deep scoring and the mix of seeds. Make it anytime of the year for homemade awesomeness.
That’s it! Our most popular recipe posts of 2015! I can’t wait to share more recipes with you in 2016.