A delicious collection of my favorite (new!) recipes here on Gimme Some Oven in 2020.
And to follow up our post yesterday sharing your 20 favorite new Gimme Some Oven recipes from 2020, today I’m sharing my personal faves. ♡
As always, there was a bit of overlap this year between these two posts. (Especially when it comes to homemade tortillas, we made about a million of them here in our casita this year!) But in looking over today’s list, I realize that these recipes more than anything represent a whole lotta wanderlust.
To be certain, I’ve felt immensely grateful each day during the pandemic for the incredible privilege my husband and I have had in being able to safely work from home this year. But at the same time, like so many of you, I’ve also deeply missed traveling and all of the fun adventures that we had lined up for 2020. (Especially my springtime birthday trip to Morocco, a long visit back to Kansas City for the holidays, and a babymoon somewhere…anywhere!) And of course, as someone who basically plans my travel itineraries completely around food, it’s also been a bummer to miss out on visiting fun restaurants and tasting new flavors on the trips that we had planned.
But of course, we’ve been staying safely at home here in Barcelona for most of this year, as we probably will be for a big chunk of 2021 as well. So in lieu of being able to hop on planes and actually go places, we’ve instead been cooking our way around the world during mealtimes. And while it wasn’t the year of travel eating that we had planned, it did end up being a very delicious one. From reliving our adventures in Istanbul with lots of menemen and lentil soup, to expanding my Mexican salsa repertoire with some mega-delicious raw tomatillo, peanut chipotle and shortcut-mole sauces, to a slight obsession this year with curries of all kinds, to finally conquering my dream Caesar salad recipe, to a marathon this fall of nostalgic American baked goods, to so many other behind-the-scenes new recipes and experiments that have yet to make it to the blog — cooking with ingredients and recipes inspired by some of our favorite places around the world ended up being its own fun adventure and a bright spot for us amidst a pretty hard year. And for that, I’m grateful.
So without further ado, here are the 20 recipes that were my personal new faves on Gimme Some Oven here in 2020. I’m excited to kick off 2021 next week with a lineup or fresh and healthy recipes that I think you’re going to love, so stay tuned for more to come!