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Happy New Year's Eve!
Yes, friends, I'm bringing you another "Best of 2014" post. To be honest, I'm a little tired of these myself, but I also think the impulse to look back and reflect on the past year is a good one--to think about what went well, what went not so well, and how we felt.
After feeling some wanderlust in 2013, I'm incredibly thankful for my opportunities to travel in 2014. I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Florida, Panama, D.C., Texas, and Italy.
2014 was also personally difficult in a lot of ways. I experienced more rejection than I ever have before, which brought a lot of self doubt and reevaluation of my life goals.
I love the idea of a fresh start, and that's how I'm approaching 2015--More optimism, courage, kindness, connection, and drinking wine with friends. Less fear, whining, anxiety, doubt, and social media.
Thank you for your support of Stew or a Story. As always, it's been an important outlet for me, and I hope you've found some good things to eat. Here are your favorite recipes of 2014:
crockpot cheerwine barbecue chicken
pumpkin baked oatmeal with crunchy almond topping
stupid easy gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
tacos with crispy chickpeas, avocado slaw & feta
cocoa cinnamon roasted almonds
kale and potato soup with spicy turkey meatballs
multi-grain olive braid bread
spinach arepas with roasted zucchini, black beans & perfect guacamole
healthy veggie crockpot mac & cheese
shandies with homemade sparkling lemonade
marshmallow filled molten chocolate lava cakes with peanut butter fudge sauce
Most Popular recipes of 2013