Reader Faves of 2014

That time has come… the year in review. So much has happened for both the Sis sisters this year that it seems to have gone by at a particularly breakneck pace. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating LAST Christmas and yet here we are. 2014 is coming to a close and it is time to take a retrospective look at the pantry. In finding our top posts for the year we have a peculiar mix of new and old posts. I’ll highlight the ones from 2014 first and then point you toward the older ones that still made it into the top 10 post list. Are you ready?

Top Posts of 2014

The Zucchini “Problem” and My Vegetti This summertime post takes a look at the freakish squash that tends to grow in an all or nothing pattern. We had the “all” this year and it required a little bit of creative thinking, and a new kitchen gadget to deal with it. We love our Vegetti, and we love zucchini… no problem.

Buying Healthy at Costco: My Faves This post takes a look at the question of bulk buying. Are you really getting a deal? The answer is sometimes. I reveal my favorite healthy good deals at Costco to make your bulk shopping a better bargain.

12 Healthful Freezer Faves This winter post was written in preparation for my foot surgery which had me off my feet for several weeks. Packing the freezer with healthful foods is a great way to get ready for recovery, and a nice way to help someone else through theirs!

On Becoming a Creative and Healthier Home Cook This post was written in response to a friend’s inquiry about how to learn to cook without a recipe. How do you improvise? How do you change recipes to suit you? How do you know what will work when you change a recipes. Learn some basic tricks that will help you make the food you want.

Gentle Gardening Arsenal This post covers several natural DIY gardening recipes that will help keep those critters out of your patch. Experience greater yields and less crop loss without eating stuff you wouldn’t even want in your trash can.

Older Posts that Apparently Still Rock

A Cookie by Any Other Name Bigg Sis’ pumpkin cookies got featured in an article on weird and delicious pumpkin recipes and that, as they say, was that. This post is a real fan fave and has the added bonus of telling you how to make some awesome healthful cookies.

You Say Potato In this strangely popular post (hi Pinterest) I reflect on methods of growing potatoes. I think the super awesome oven baked fry recipe at the ends is a likely contributor to the popularity. If you’ve never grown potatoes or had good luck making oven fries, this one’s for you.

Garbage Smoothie Anyone? Cold Composting Tutorial Bigg Sis shares her brilliant, efficient and mess free composting method. Nourished soil, less trash, free clean fertilizer – what’s to lose? Get ready for spring by starting today!

The Easiest Tomato Sauce Ever! If time is your enemy in making healthful meals for you, you’ve gotta check out this sauce! Easy, fast, healthful and a real winner – put it on everything. We do!

Roasted Chili Lime Nuts Bigg Sis’ brilliant savory snack just can’t be beat. Super easy and super delicious. Fool around with the spices and make your own delicious nuts… er… snacks… nutty snacks.

So there you have it! Reader favorites definitely worth a retrospective review.  While you’re reviewing, don’t forget that no New Year is complete without a resolution. Make this year’s resolution a real one, to make the switch to real food. Let us help with our E-Book, Baby Steps to Better Health: Winning the Battle with Junk Food for Families and Individuals