My 10 Favorite Recipes Of 2010

It’s the last day of 2010 and I for one am excited. A new year is the perfect time for new beginnings. And I get to see Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper joke around in Times Square tonight; what could be better?

Before the year is over, I wanted to look back at 10 recipes that shined through in 2010. Some of these I’ve made recently, but most of them I just remembered making this list and now want to go back and make again. Enjoy!

Microwave Vegan Chocolate Fudge. I think this is the most viewed recipe page, and an obvious candidate for this lift. I have some in my refrigerator right now. That won’t be true for long.

Chocolate Orange Brownies. I don’t know if this is the best brownie recipe out there, but it’s definitely one of the best flavor pairings there ever was. And it has fruit, so that means it’s healthy! Right?

Brown Sugar Garlic Tofu. This tofu is nothing but good. It’s definitely not the kind of dish for a first date; you’ll have garlic breath for weeks. But it’s worth it.

Vegan Tofu Burgers. In my frustrating search for a veggie burger without eggs or wheat, the clear winner at the end of the day was this homemade recipe. It’s just 6 simple ingredients and a great meal to keep around.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus. The new kid on the block, dessert hummus has stolen hearts with it’s sweet flavor and smooth texture. This combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a clear favorite.

The Best Quinoa Stuffing. It’s not called “The Best” for nothing. Even my 81-year old Italian great aunt liked it, and it’s hard to compete with her usual meal of Burger King and an orange shake.

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Homemade Baked Beans. It’s true: Homemade just tastes better. These might take 10 hours to make but they’re completely worth it. The deep, rich molasses flavor just gets better and better.

Vegan Truffles. These are a bit much, but they are the ultimate chocolate lover’s experience. Even if you use the cheaper method, the chocolate still tastes rich and decadent and pure. Bookmark it for Valentine’s Day.

Hazelnut Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt. I couldn’t make this list without adding an ice cream since 2010 was when I first discovered the beauty of homemade ice cream. This is rich and satisfying and tastes just like the real dessert!.

My 10th spot is an honorable mention to chocolate midnight cake from Sweet Utopia. I feel like I’ve made this 2010 times; it’s so good and my go-to chocolate cake, vegan or not.

And that’s the list! Hope you see something you like. Have a fun and safe New Years Smile

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18 Responses to My 10 Favorite Recipes Of 2010
  1. Erika @ FoodFitnessFun
    December 31, 2010 | 10:04 am

    All of those sound so delicious! I am going to bookmark the dessert hummus and tofu burgers right away!

  2. rebecca lustig
    December 31, 2010 | 10:32 am

    pb choc chip hummus is drawing my attention. yum 🙂

    wishing you a happy healthy and safe new years eve!

  3. Emily
    December 31, 2010 | 10:59 am

    So many great recipes, Evan! Happy New Year!

  4. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    December 31, 2010 | 12:32 pm

    These all look great! I can’t wait to see what you cook up next year 🙂

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    December 31, 2010 | 3:27 pm

    Evan, what a wonderful selection of’s always fun to see what the blogger thinks are their best recipes. I knew you’d pick the fudge and the quinoa.

    Forgot about the dessert hummus.

    And brownies…surprised you picked the orange and not some of your mannnnnny others 🙂 How does one even choose when it comes to choc ?!


  6. Katie
    December 31, 2010 | 4:19 pm

    I’m definitely checking out the microwave vegan fudge and the sweet utopia recipes…great recipes! Happy New Year!

  7. kate
    December 31, 2010 | 5:32 pm

    Such a great list! Happy New Year Evan! Cant wait to see what you bring us in 2011.

  8. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    December 31, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    Your vegan fudge is one of my favorite recipes of 2010 too. Which reminds me, I need to make it again!! Happy New Year!!

  9. Kayla
    December 31, 2010 | 6:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, so many awesome recipes! I really want to try the microwave fudge! Seriously, I can’t believe it, it looks so simple!

  10. Kristina at spabettie
    December 31, 2010 | 7:25 pm

    ohmygosh, I think I actually have everything to make the dessert hummus right now… this makes me very happy.

    It has been fun getting to know you this year…

    Happy New Year, Evan! I hope it is wonderful for you!

  11. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella
    December 31, 2010 | 8:39 pm

    That fudge looks amazing!!!

  12. Lauren @ Clean Eats in the Dirty South
    December 31, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    that fudge made my mouth water!!! i’m going to make that ASAP 🙂

  13. The Chocolate Priestess
    January 1, 2011 | 11:16 am

    I’m glad to see a few chocolate recipes made the listing.

  14. Amy
    January 2, 2011 | 12:48 am

    Great top 10 recipes for 2010! They all sound delicious :)!

  15. Zenobia
    January 4, 2011 | 4:54 am

    Beautiful compilation of gorgeous looking recipes. I love the simplicity of the microwave vegan fudge. I dont get earth balance or other vegan subs. What should I use instead? I saw someone make chocolate icecream using coconut oil (and coco milk for the milk part)…Will that work?

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 4, 2011 | 11:32 am

      Thank you!
      I’ve personally never made it with coconut oil, but I’ve heard from 2 readers who have and they said it worked out just fine.

  16. Tor
    May 6, 2012 | 8:15 am

    These all look incredible! I can’t wait to try the baked beans, quinoa stuffing and dessert hummus (although, let’s face it, I’m more likely to get the fudge made first).

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