Best Meals of 2012

I know, the logical order would have been to start with my favorite meals of the year and finish with desserts… But I love sweets so much that I couldn’t wait to share those with you! I promise I didn’t forget about my top breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes though: here they are! 




blueberry scones

#1: blueberry scones


pumpkin pie pancakes

#2: pumpkin pie pancakes


simple light granola

#3: simple light granola


baked glazed donuts

#4: baked glazed donuts


pear and applesauce quick bread

#5: pear and applesauce quick bread


pretzel pancakes

honorable mention: pretzel pancakes



lunch & dinner

bell pepper bread

#1: bell pepper bread


epi bread loves

#2: epi bread loaves


Hawaiian pizza

#3: Hawaiian pizza


string cheese hot dogs

#4: string cheese hot dogs


vegetable dumplings

#5: vegetarian dumplings


vegetarian Greek sandwiches

honorable mention: vegetarian Greek sandwiches


Happy New Year!




December 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Midweek Meals.


  1. Liz replied:

    what creative recipes you have–the dumplings look especially fun:-) And pretzel pancakes? Great idea!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thank you! The dumplings were so easy to make, and we really enjoyed the results. I sort of ate all of the pancakes before anyone asked me to share… Oops?

  2. Aarthi replied:

    I love the pictures!! And I am VERY intrigued by the bell pepper bread 🙂

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thank you! I couldn’t believe how well that bread turned out. I had it (and nothing else) for dinner two nights in a row! I justified it by saying there were 3 whole peppers inside, aka my serving of veggies for the evening. :]

  3. paprik4te replied:

    The blueberry scones look fantastic – I’ve always wanted to try baking them but have been intimidated. Your recipe looks great, though, I’ll have to give it a try!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      These are so easy — just mix, shape and bake! I’ve also done them as individual rounds instead of wedges, and I may slightly prefer those. Not sure though because they’re both so good!

      • paprik4te replied:

        I was under the impression that there was a specific pan needed for making scones – proof of how little I know! I guess I don’t have an excuse not to make them anymore, haha!

      • foods for the soul replied:

        They actually DO have special pans shaped so that you make perfect scone triangles! I figure they’re similar to those specialized brownie pans, where they’re “nice to have” items. I don’t mind if my scones and brownies are a little misshapen from my uneven cuts… It gives them character! ;]

  4. xoxbekxox replied:

    Love your photography! I really need to work on that this year 🙂

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thank you! It just takes a little time, a little patience, and a LOT of practice. I usually take 50-100 shots of every dish and end up loving about 6 of them. But it’s well worth the effort!

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