Best Tastes of 2015

I try my best to do some sort of recap/superlative list at the end of every year and while I won’t bore you with a month-by-month list of 2015 highlights — I’m saving that torturous activity for Joey ūüôā — I thought I’d dole out a list of the best tastes!¬† Just know that this is a post where I act like everything was the best thing I ever ate.

Best Food Lover’s Cleanse Meal: Roast Chicken with Butternut-Tahini Pur√©e

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This is where it all began with roasting a whole chicken and that butternut-tahini puree¬†is life changing.¬† I would (and did…) eat it by the spoonful.

Best Family Recipe Meal:¬†My Uncle’s Red Beans and Rice

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We made this for Mardi Gras and it was our best batch yet!  Need to restock on pickled pork so we can make more this winter.

Best Vegan Meal: TIE between the Roasted Veggie Bowl and Garlic Mac N Cheese

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Christmas Things

A Christmas Story: The Musical. ¬†Birthday celebrations and holiday-themed trivia with the family. ¬†Cookie baking and¬†White Christmas. ¬†THREE batches of hummus (don’t even ask…). ¬†Christmas Eve biscuit breakfast. ¬†The Big Short. ¬†Hors d’oeuvres, cranberry martinis, toys galore. ¬†Beef stew, White Elephant and family puzzle time. ¬†SNOW! ¬†Christmas morning pancakes,¬†Love Actually, exchanging presents with the best husband ever. ¬†Brussels sprouts with ALL the bacon, a house full of family, finally finishing that damn puzzle. ¬†Getting completely spoiled by my mother (I cried, for real!). ¬†Prime rib, Moscow Mules, a selfie stick and Scrooged. ¬†A lazy Saturday, conveyor belt sushi,¬†Carol. ¬†Black-eyed peas in my new Dutch oven and the most beautiful pair of boots. ¬†So much love, happiness and family in one weekend. ¬†I’m so lucky ūüôā

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