Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Here we are at the end of another year! Unfortunately, I’m ending 2017 with a stubborn cold, but fingers crossed I’ll be healthy by Jan 1. So I’m ready to say sayonara to 2017 and hello 2018!

Looking on the bright side, 2017 was a fab year for Downshiftology. The website grew leaps and bounds and the content on Downshiftology was viewed 3 million times (up from 1.2 million in 2016). Wow – I’ll take that more than double growth.

Downshiftology also got a shiny new home in 2017 with a massive website redesign (which, I’m still gushing over).

My YouTube channel was just a baby at the end of 2016. In 2017, I created 31 new YouTube videos and 26,000 of you decided to join me (thank you!). I also created a handful of fast-motion, social media food videos for some of my simpler recipes, like my Balsamic Reduction or Salted Caramel Sauce.

Speaking of simpler recipes, let’s dive into this top 10 list. Because interestingly enough, 4 of the top 10 were more simple or foundational recipes, like my Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Sweet Potato Hash Browns and Brisket Dry Rub. And that’s awesome. These “healthy basics” are great for those of you who may be new to a healthier way of eating.

And then there’s dessert! I seriously laughed out loud when I put together my top nine Instagram photos for 2017. You guys are dessert fiends. And it’s not surprising that a few of those made the top 10 list here. My Amazing Paleo Chocolate Cake and Vegan Caramel Cheesecake were runaway hits this year. So speaking of chocolate, let’s dive in shall we?

Here are the top 10 most viewed recipes of 2017:

1. Amazing Paleo Chocolate Cake

(psst – due to popular demand, a yellow/white cake version of this is coming in 2018!)

2. Brisket Dry Rub 

3. Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

4. Vegan Alfredo Sauce

5. Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (paleo, dairy-free)

6. White Sangria with Mango and Berries

7. Coconut Curry Chicken

8. Sweet Potato Hash Browns

9. Cold Brew Coffee

10. Cream of Celery Soup (dairy-free)

Those were the top 10 most popular recipes posted in 2017. But if you’re interested to know what the *all-time* most popular recipes and posts are (since Downshiftology started at the end of 2014), here you go:

All-Time Most Popular Recipe: Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, paleo)All-Time Most Popular Post: How to Make and Cook Zucchini Noodles (The Most Popular Methods)All-Time Most Popular Video: Spiralizer Beginner’s Guide: 10 Vegetables to Spiralize

It’ll be interesting to see how the all-time rankings change as this blog and wonderful Downshiftology community grows. Best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year!

xo, Lisa

PS – If you’re keeping track, here were the Top 10 Recipes of 2016.

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