Top Ten Recipes of 2016

THE BEST RECIPES OF 2016 | Making Thyme for Health

In just a few days it will be another year down in the books! 2016 was a big one for me. I traveled to some of the most beautiful places in the world, took the blog full-time, said goodbye to my baby Coco, and started a new chapter with our move to Georgia.

Thinking about what lies ahead in 2017 has me filled with hope. It’s been a dream of mine to be able to focus all of my attention on this site and I look forward to finally having that privilege this year. I want to pour all of my heart and soul into continuing to create recipes that are easy and approachable while still being healthy and delicious. I want to improve my photography, enhance usability of this site, and venture into video more so that you get a chance to see what goes on behind the computer screen.

Most of all, I want to make sure that I’m providing value and connecting with YOU, my precious readers. Without this community my site would be nothing. I am so grateful that you take the time to check in with me and tell me how much you enjoy this labor of love. Knowing that I have a wonderful group of people out there who share my passion for health brings me so much comfort. Thank you for all that you do to help make this site possible. I wish you all of the happiness and joyful memories that life can bring in the new year. Cheers to 2017!


#1 Tofu Chicken Noodle Soup

“Made this soup last week and the entire family was raving about it. Thanks for the amazing recipe!! Will definitely be making again soon!!!”


#2 One Pot Lemon Pasta with Greens and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

“I made this for lunch today and it was easy and super delicious! Just loved it! And for my afternoon snack, I made your Blueberry Sunshine Smoothie. It hit the spot. Thanks for all you hard work. I’m really reaping the deliciousness of it all!”


#3 Vegan Zucchini Meatballs

“These are my new favorite thing to eat! They also make a great sandwich sliced cold. Can’t wait to try more off your recipes!”


#4 One Pot Spinach Dal

“This is one of my top 10 favorite go-to recipes; it’s savory, full of authentic flavors, healthy, and delicious! I usually pair it with whole wheat naan, or add-in some fried tofu–SO GOOD. Thanks for the awesome recipes!”


#5 Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars

“I made these last night, and they taste like a mix between a peanut butter cup and a O’Henry. I am hoping this will help with my dieting, to help keep me on track. These taste absolutely amazing!”


#6 One Skillet Mexican Quinoa

“Yum! This was amazing, for both lunch and dinner – the guac really adds the magic touch. I used pinto beans instead of black beans and I thought it was perfect (I find black beans a bit … dry?). Thank you for the delicious recipe!”


#7 Chickpea Frittata with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

“I had saved this recipe of yours a while back, and finally made it spur-of-the-moment for dinner tonight… I loved it, and so did my husband!  I didn’t have the roasted red peppers on hand, so I’m going out tonight to pick some up so that I can make the sauce to go with the leftovers.  Thank you for creating this amazing recipe!  It was simple to make and super delicious!”


#8 Southwestern Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

“I made these to have for lunches during the work week and they were amazing! All I had to do was dump it into a bowl, top with avocado and enjoy. Thank you for the awesome recipe!”


#9 Overnight Peaches and Cream Chia Seed Oats

“Love overnight oats and this recipe is delicious. I completed the survey and made up another batch of oats using strawberries and blueberries!!”


#10 Flourless Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Made these muffins this past week as I have a daughter,sister, niece and daughter in law that are all gluten free. They were a huge hit and I will be making another batch today …. They are begging me for more! Thanks for a delicious recipe!