My Top 10 Recipes of 2019

This year was big, wonderful, and completely life-changing. We fast-forwarded through some major life events, which was trying at times but always worthwhile. Twenty-nineteen in summary: My…

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top 10 vegetarian recipes 2019

This year was big, wonderful, and completely life-changing. We fast-forwarded through some major life events, which was trying at times but always worthwhile.

Twenty-nineteen in summary: My boyfriend asked me to marry him in January, and my answer was a resounding yes. We got married on the first of June, spent a few days in Santa Fe immediately thereafter, celebrated my brother’s wedding at the end of the month, drank wine across France and Spain for two weeks in July, transformed his perfectly respectable bachelor pad into a cozy home that suits the both of us, finally mailed out our thank you notes, met my newest little nephew, and split our holidays between his family and mine. We’re excited to see what the next decade will bring.

I truly love every recipe I publish here, so it’s impossible to pick “favorites.” Please indulge me as I highlight some recipes that deserve more attention and tell you the stories behind them. Ready?

fresh Vietnamese spring rolls recipe

1) Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

For our first date, my husband asked me to meet him at a nearby Thai restaurant for spring rolls and beer. These spring rolls are my variation of the ones we enjoyed over two years ago.

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Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup)

Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup) is a typical breakfast in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia where my mom was born. It’s also know to cure hangovers. In Colombia, Changua is served for breakfast with bread either in the soup or on the side. It’s also known to help with a hangover, so I thought […]

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Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup) is a typical breakfast in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia where my mom was born. It’s also know to cure hangovers.

Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup) is a typical breakfast in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia where my mom was born. It's also know to cure hangovers.

In Colombia, Changua is served for breakfast with bread either in the soup or on the side. It’s also known to help with a hangover, so I thought it would be great to share for the New Year just in case you had one champagne too many.

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White Chicken Chili

This easy White Chicken Chili is like a milder, calmer cousin to Texas beef chili. Make it with canned or dry beans, and add extra chili peppers for more heat if you like! Keeps well and freezes well. Continue reading “White Chicken Chili”…

This easy White Chicken Chili is like a milder, calmer cousin to Texas beef chili. Make it with canned or dry beans, and add extra chili peppers for more heat if you like! Keeps well and freezes well.

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Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca!)

A simple Brazilian Fish Stew called Moqueca made with your choice of fish and simmered in coconut milk with onion, tomatoes, chilies and lime. Easy, fast and full of flavor! Serve this with rice! (photos by Simply Suwanee!)  This simple recipe for Braz…

A simple Brazilian Fish Stew called Moqueca made with your choice of fish, simmered in coconut milk with onion, tomatoes, chilies and lime. Easy, fast and full of flavor! Serve this with rice! #Moqueca #fishstew #brazilianfishstew

A simple Brazilian Fish Stew called Moqueca made with your choice of fish and simmered in coconut milk with onion, tomatoes, chilies and lime. Easy, fast and full of flavor! Serve this with rice! (photos by Simply Suwanee!)  This simple recipe for Brazilian Fish Stew is easy to make and takes about 25-30 minutes, perfect...

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Many-Veggie Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup recipe is cozy, healing, and warming – just the thing for cold nights, days when you’re craving a healthy reset, or any time you’re feeling a bit under the weather. I first started making it years ago, when I was b…


This vegetable soup recipe is cozy, healing, and warming – just the thing for cold nights, days when you’re craving a healthy reset, or any time you’re feeling a bit under the weather. I first started making it years ago, when I was bouncing back from a cold and had a ton of random veggies in the fridge. Using the ingredients I had in my pantry – vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, dried herbs, and vinegar – I transformed this jumble of vegetables into an amazing soup! Since then, I’ve made it again and again, with a different mix of veggies […]

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Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans, garlic and spices, and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds optional feta and a drizzle of olive oil.  A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat! Gluten-free and Vegan Ada…

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans, garlic and spices, and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds optional feta and a drizzle of olive oil.  A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat! Gluten-free and Vegan Adaptable! Here’s another quick and easy party appetizer that takes about ten minutes, looks...

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The Top 10 Big Little Recipes of 2019

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butte…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we're sharing the year's greatest hits.


It’s been a big year for Big Little Recipes. We published almost as many recipes (and videos!) as there are weeks in the year, won an IACP award for Best Food Focused Column, and just started working on—wait for it—our very own cookbook. Our very own cookbook!

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2019.

Later, 2019! You were… 1. bountiful 2. thankful 3. cheesy 4. outrageous 5. fantastic 6. magical 7. crunchy 8. adorable 9. satisfying 10. creative 11. crisp 12. classic 13. colorful 14. fun 15. plentiful 16. tart 17. crave worthy 18. dreamy 19. flavorful 20. exciting 21. fudgy 22. fresh 23. spicy 24. briney 25. freaking […]

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Later, 2019!

2019

You were…

1. bountiful

2. thankful

3. cheesy

4. outrageous

5. fantastic

6. magical

7. crunchy

8. adorable

9. satisfying

10. creative

11. crisp

12. classic

13. colorful

14. fun

15. plentiful

16. tart

17. crave worthy

18. dreamy

19. flavorful

20. exciting

21. fudgy

22. fresh

23. spicy

24. briney

25. freaking delicious 

Can’t wait to see what 2020 holds!

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Tuesday Things.

1. Today is the DAY!! Lacy, my life long BFF, cousin, faux sister and everything is getting married TONIGHT! I can’t even wait and it is going to be the party of the decade. Best way to kick off a new year. 2. This winter citrus pavlova looks incredible. 3. I am really sad for […]

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tuesday things

1. Today is the DAY!! Lacy, my life long BFF, cousin, faux sister and everything is getting married TONIGHT! I can’t even wait and it is going to be the party of the decade. Best way to kick off a new year.

2. This winter citrus pavlova looks incredible.

3. I am really sad for the holidays to end. Max and Emilia are just at the perfect age – it’s absolutely magical and it’s the first season that I’ve felt like we’re reaching the peak. Like that this won’t last forever, that they will be grown soon. Especially Max! I’m not ready for it to end.

4. At the same time, I DESPERATELY NEED REAL FOOD. Like to be back in the routine of eating normal dinner without chex mix and pretzels and random cookies lying around. Oooomph.

5. Okay, I am in deep with The Americans. I’m at the end of season 3 already! I also almost finished You. What a creepfest! But one I can’t stay away from.

6. What to do once you’ve decluttered your life.

7. The kids were kind of sick last week and I was on the verge of getting it. We’ve spent the last two Christmases sick, so I tried to take it easy and ended up reading so much. I reread Elin’s winter in paradise series and finished Nancy Thayer’s let it snow. My winter reading list is coming on Thursday, and I’m excited to bring new book features to the blog in 2020!

8. I love this every year: the best photos of 2019.

9. What are your resolutions for the new year? And do you want to see a post on mine? I tend to do one each year and could get to it this coming weekend.

10. Plus, 7 podcasts to help you reach your goals!

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My Favorite Recipes of 2019

A look back at my personal favorite new recipes here on the blog in 2019. This year marked the 10th anniversary of this little corner of the web.  And wow, what a year it has been. ♡ Here on the blog, I shared 131 new recipes, focusing especially on filling in some gaps for classic […]

A look back at my personal favorite new recipes here on the blog in 2019.

Salmon Tacos with Juicy Citrus Salsa

This year marked the 10th anniversary of this little corner of the web.  And wow, what a year it has been. ♡

Here on the blog, I shared 131 new recipes, focusing especially on filling in some gaps for classic recipes that you all have been requesting over the years (lasagna, beef stew, potato salad, shepherd’s pie, deviled eggs, caramel sauce), learning how to make important staples from scratch (pasta, gnocchi, hummus, quick-pickled onions, sun-dried tomatoes), creating simple side salad recipes for every occasion (Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, sesame ginger, and kale), and offering more vegetarian dinner recipes for those of you focusing on more plant-based meals (vegetarian gumbo, mushroom lovers pasta, cauliflower curry, vegan pho, butternut mac and cheese and more).  You have showed up for it all, making this a record-breaking year for the number of visits to this site…which is something that I still struggle to wrap my mind around.  Yet leaves me feeling more grateful for you and your presence here than ever.  Thank you.

Behind the scenes, Barclay and I made the decision to extend our initial plans to stay in Barcelona for two years and continue on with (at least) a third.  And I have to say, our past few months here have been our best yet.  Something new just seemed to “click” for us around our two year mark in Barcelona, and we’ve found ourselves feeling more at home here with our sweet friends, with the culture, with the language, and with this magical city than ever.  ♡  Our adventure living abroad continues to be one of the greatest privileges of my life.  And I owe my deepest thanks to each of you for helping to make this special season possible.  Your continued support of this blog has allowed me to live out a dream I could never have imagined even 10 years ago when this blog began — turning this site into my full-time job, allowing me to work remotely from homes around the world, and doing meaningful work I love each and every day.  Your support truly means everything to me.  So again, thank you.

I have some pretty exciting plans up my sleeve for this year ahead, and hope that it may be one of our most healthy, delicious and inspiring yet.  So stay tuned for good things to come!  And again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you for being here as we move forward into our second decade together.  (Not to mention moving into the roaring 20’s together tomorrow — woot!)  I’m sending a biiiig, warm, Spanish hug your way today from over here Barcelona.  And wish you a wonderful start to your new year ahead.

Without further ado, here is my last post to close out this year — 19 of my personal favorite recipes from 2019!

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