My Favourite Recipes of 2007

The year 2007 was the year that I discovered food blogging! My adventures in food blogging started when I got back from my vacation in Japan. I was looking for recipes for some of the dishes that I had tried when I was there when I came across a blog about Japanese food. After reading through all of the posts on the blog I followed some of the links in the blog roll and I found more food blogs. The pictures on the food blogs were so enticing and tasty looking that I both started to cook and to take pictures of what I was cooking. After a while I decided to start my own food blog and the rest is history.

I have come a long way since I started food blogging. Before, I was making the same few dishes over and over again. Now, I have tried many new foods and dishes from several different cuisines. Along the way I have met many other food bloggers that have both inspired me and helped me along the way.

I look forward to discovering many new and tasty foods in 2008!

Happy New Year!

With the year coming to an end I took the opportunity to look at what I had been making. Here are my 10 favorite dishes from 2007:

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki - Salmon teriyaki really did it for me this year and it easily places as my number one favourite meal in 2007! It is so quick and easy to make and yet so good, especially when you use your own homemade teriyaki sauce.


Bibimbap - I first tried this dish at a restaurant this year and I liked it so much that I had to make it at home. This dish is great for using up bits of leftover meat where you just add it to rice along with lots of vegetables and a spicy Korean chili sauce. Not only is it super tasty but it is also pretty healthy!

Penang Gai (Chicken Penang Curry)

Penang Gai (Chicken Penang Curry) - Thai cuisine is one of my favorites with their curries placing near the top. This year I tried making my own curry paste with great success! This chicken curry was the result and it was so fresh and good!

Basil Pesto on Penne

Basil Pesto on Penne - I experimented a lot with pestos this year and the standard basil pesto was among my favorites. It goes great on pasta and it is also an amazing condiment that can be used in any number of dishes.

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto - 2007 was the year that I discovered how beautiful homemade risotto was. This pumpkin risotto was my favorite where the sweet pumpkin/squash works so well creamy and cheesy risotto.

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara - You cannot go wrong with a simple pasta with a creamy sauce and bacon but adding fresh zucchini makes it better, and even a bit healthier.

Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Salad)

Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Salad) - Roasted eggplant is so good and when you puree it and add a bit of feta it makes an excellent dip/spread. Enjoy with some fresh or toasted whole wheat pitas for an amazingly tasty and healthy snack.

Htipiti (Greek Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Dip)

Htipiti (Greek Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Dip) - This is another great Greek dip/spread that is really tasty with the feta, roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes. Add some roasted jalapeno peppers for a bit of a spicy kick.

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce - This has to be one of my all time favorite sandwiches and it is the perfect way to use any leftover roast turkey. The Turkey, cranberry and mayo combination is just so good!

Tofu and Wakame Miso Soup

Tofu and Wakame Miso Soup - Although miso soup may not stand out to much, I have certainly enjoyed experimenting with it this year and the classic tofu and wakame version is among my favorites. It definitely deserves a spot on my favorite recipes of 2007 list!


Cynthia said...

Kevin, I have absolutely enjoyed your food and can't wait to see what you serve up next year.

Happy new year!

Pam said...

Happy New Year Kevin! You're one of my favorite food bloggers.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Very nice Kevin!!
There is one more dish I would add to your list... maple pear turkey :)
It was delicious.


Nora B. said...

Hi Kevin,

Happy New Year!

I'm so glad that you discovered food blogging. I haven't read all your posts, so I have plenty to browse through. Have a terrific year ahead.


Elly said...

Happy New Year, Kevin! Enjoyed the round up, and so glad I found your blog this year!

Peter M said...

Happy New Year Keving and keep on've come up with some gems.

Bellini Valli said...

Kevin we're very glad that you discovered blogging. Have a wonderful New Years!!!

Beth G. said...

Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see what adventures are to come in 2008 :)

katiez said...

I've just been catching up - loved all of your turkey/stock posts (and the congee) Great recap - I think you may have a theme there (except for the cookies). I look forward to see what you come up with in 2008!
Happy New Year!

Gigi said...

Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what you cook next.

MrsPresley said...

2007 is the year i discovered food blogging too! i just found your blog -- it is wonderful, it has a great variety of dishes. looking forward to seeing what 2008 holds...

Proud Italian Cook said...

Happy New Year Kevin! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you found the world of food blogging this year as enjoyable as I did... Happy New Year!

Deborah said...

I just discovered food blogging in 2007 as well, and it has been amazing!! I'm looking forward to what you make in 2008!

Sylvia said...

Happy New year for you and your family too

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

Happy new year Kevin!! Looking forward to all your posts in 2008!!

Holler said...

I think you have moved on a lot Kevin, your recipes are always so interesting! Good luck with your blog in 2008, hope it's as good as this year!

Tartelette said...

Happy New Year! Glad you discovered food blogging too!

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