As the year comes to an end, rounding up the top recipes from the year is one of my favorite ways to reflect.  2019 looked pretty darn delicious!  Here are the top ten recipes from Eating by Elaine in 2019.  These ten vegan and gluten-free recipes were your favorites and the most clicked on all year long.  In this year’s top ten list you’ll find my favorite everything sauce, delicious vegetable side dishes, easy and satisfying dinner ideas and yummy desserts.

Top 10 Eating by Elaine Recipes of 2019

I hope you all have are having an incredible holiday season so far.  I’ve absolutely loved seeing all of your Eating by Elaine recipe creations throughout this busy year.  

I want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for your support throughout 2019.  Your excitement around my 2019 recipes and the launch of my first e-cookbook Rock Your Blender meant the world to me!

Thank you all for another incredible year.  As you click through these top ten recipes, please let me know your honest review in the comments (at the very bottom of each recipe post) – your feedback is so helpful to me.  You can also take a pic and tag me on Instagram @eatingbyelaine so I can see your creations.  

Sending lots of love to all of you this holiday season and into this brand new decade!  I cannot wait to cook with you more in 2020 and beyond!

 

All of these recipes are vegan (dairy free, egg free and meat free), gluten-free, peanut free and soy free.

 

#10 Hemp Seed Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Tahini Sauce

This modern, savory dish is visually dramatic for a vegetable. It will turn any cauliflower hater into a hard core fan. The flavors are locked in and crusted on the golden brown outside while the inside is perfectly tender. I added a dose of plant-based protein from the hemp seeds and tahini sauce to make this dish more satisfying.

#9 Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

Vegan and Gluten Free Sugar Cut Out Cookies

These vegan and gluten-free sugar cut-out cookies are easy to work with no matter what cookie shape you are using.  This simple recipe yields sweet, tender, “buttery” sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating.  Pair them with my vegan vanilla frosting or a new refined sugar-free frosting option.  These cookies are versatile and work for any holiday (I love to turn them into Valentine’s Day cookies too).  Happy baking!

 

#8 Baked Crispy Cauliflower Poppers

Crispy Cauliflower Poppers Close Up Shot

Warm, salty and “breaded” cauliflower poppers are baked to crispy perfection and dipped in a cool and creamy vegan garlic cilantro lime sauce.  Instead of using traditional frying/breading methods, this recipe is oven-baked and provides a bit of plant-based protein in every bite.  You’re going to love this veggie-forward appetizer.  It is perfect for game day, playoffs and the Super Bowl.

 

#7 Instant Pot Cauliflower and Chickpea Tikka Masala with Coconut Rice

Cauliflower and Chickpea Tikka Masala

A vegan spin on tikka masala made with tender cauliflower, hearty chickpeas and sweet and creamy coconut milk!  This cozy recipe uses mostly pantry items that you likely have on hand.  It is a ridiculously easy and flavorful meal that comes together quickly.  Everything goes into the Instant Pot and out comes the most incredible sweet, spicy and savory Indian stew-like concoction that is begging to be poured over sweet and creamy coconut rice.

 

#6 Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

These easy-to-make veggie burgers have the perfect texture and are big on flavor. They are super hearty, nutrient rich and full of wholesome ingredients that are insanely satisfying. They are nut-free too.

 

#5 Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

This quick and easy one-pot dish is full of bold flavor and vibrant color. It offers satisfying texture and plant-based protein for a filling meal. This is the perfect meal-prep dish since leftovers store well and can be enjoyed hot, warm, room temperature or cold.

 

#4 Green Tahini Sauce

This addictive sauce is ready in less than five minutes and works with so many dishes adding fresh flavor and beautiful color.  I pour it overtop veggie bowls or vegetable sides and use it in wraps.  It is my all-time favorite and I make it all the time.

 

#3 Dole Whip (aka Vegan Pineapple Soft Serve)

Dole Whip Pineapple Whipped Soft Serve

A quick and easy homemade version of the famous Dole Whip found at Disney World.  All you need is a blender and three ingredients!  This recipe is refined sugar-free too.  It is the perfect tropical frosty treat.

 

#2 Vegan Chickpea Bolognese Pasta

This vegan version of the classic bolognese is mostly traditional with some optional twists to doctor up the sauce slightly.  I love this sweet, creamy, flavorful and slightly spicy dish.  

 

#1 My 10 Tips for Actually Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

No one wants soggy fries.  Not appealing at all.  Over the years I have discovered key tips and tricks to help achieve the crispiest oven-baked sweet potato fries.  I have ten tips to share with you in this post.