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First of all, my sincere thanks for all of you who visited Earthgiven Kitchen this past year.   Every comment, every new follow, every new like on Facebook makes my day.  I hit 40.000 views in 2013, which kind of blows my mind.  I juggled full-time work and part-time school in 2013 which left less time for blogging, so thanks for hanging around despite the slow-down in posts.  I aim to continue posting at least twice a month in 2014, sharing new recipes and musings on simple, compassionate living.

Here are the recipe posts from 2013 which had the most number of views this year:

Spinach Black Bean Brownies Earthgiven Kitchen#5) Spinach Black Bean Brownies with Vanilla Cream Frosting

The credit for this recipe (and the photo above) goes to Carrie on Vegan and is featured in the fabulous healthy recipe app Vegan Delish.

Portobello Leek and Walnut Turnovers Earthgiven Kitchen (4)#4) Portobello, Leek and Walnut Turnovers

These were created for the Virtual Vegan Potluck in May.  Turnovers are great for potlucks and parties but who has time to make pastry from scratch when company is coming over?  Just use sliced bread!

Coconut Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies by Earthgiven Kitchen#3) My favourite chocolate chip cookie with a surprising healthy ingredient

Chickpeas in this cookie lend it some nice texture not to mention the super nutritional benefits.  You can almost pass them off for macadamia nuts.  Coconut, chocolate and chickpeas, three of my favourite foods, all in one cookie!

Earthgiven Kitchen June 1 potluck Belgian waffles#2) Coconut Belgian Waffles

Another great recipe to impress guests, these were made for a vegan potluck in June.

And for the Top Recipe of 2013…..

Earthgiven Kitchen healthy peanut butter fudge ripple ice cream#1) Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

This was my very favourite recipe too, and the one that appears to have gotten the most pins on Pinterest.   Our family enjoys this treat a few times a month, even through winter.

Also very popular were my Chocolate Banana Cookies and Crispy Breaded Tofu Strips from 2012.

Chocolate Banana Cookies (1)Crispy Breaded Tofu Strips Earthgiven Kitchen (3)Warmest wishes for a wonderful 2014!