|A photo from my new upcoming Estonian cookbook, which will be published in 2016.|
Dear reader. I’m so happy you’re here. It doesn’t matter if you are here for the first time or if you’re a frequent visitor. I’m thankful that you come here, read my thoughts, cook my recipes and leave comments. It means a lot. Thank you! I just wanted to get that off my chest. I have received so many delicious food pics, comments and letters from you. Also, virtual Christmas cards. And even a couple of juicy hate mails. What you gonna do – if you put yourself out there, create something and say the things that matter to you, there are always people who don’t like it. It’s all part of it. But I still hope that you have gotten some inspiration and joy from this site, along with delicious vegan recipes for your weeknight and weekend meals. This is what I’m here for. My recipe site is always opened, 24 hours a day.
My year of 2015 was really diverse and felt pretty long. At the beginning of the year, there were a couple of really sad goodbyes. But the sad winter was followed by a gorgeous spring (is spring ever ugly?), and probably the best summer of my life. It was almost like I was a little kid again. And my fall has been really busy and filled with different food related projects. To really visualize my 2015, I will leave you some my favorite pics:
|The view from our tiny log cabin in winter, right after I came from a run and had put my clothes on a rocket stove to dry.
A screenshot from the video of my lecture “Veganism as a lifestyle” which I gave in the Estonian Health Care Museum. The video is in Estonian.
But what will 2016 bring? My first Estonian vegan cookbook is sold out and so many people are writing to me asking if I have some extra copies. I’m always so sad to tell them I only have my author copy and the books are really sold out. But I’m also happy to say I’m writing a brand new Estonian vegan cookbook! It will be out in 2016 and it’s filled with delicious savory and sweet vegan recipes that are satisfying, filling and affordable. A new English cookbook would be awesome too in the future! Never know 🙂 In the meantime, my “Vegan Dinner Party” is still available for you on Amazon.
But now I would like to share my most favorite recipes of 2015, which were in a heavy rotation in my kitchen this year. I cooked them for myself, for my family and for my friends. If I was looking at VeganSandra.com statistics for the past year, I noticed that there were so many of you. I am SO happy about that! I also looked for the most popular recipes and discovered that these were the good old favorites like the green kiwi smoothie, bean and zucchini cutlets, carrots in a blanket, chickpea and onion omelette and baked pasta with creamy spinach and Brussels sprouts.
I can’t blame you, these recipes are also my all time favorites. But to make things more interesting, I decided to write down my personal list of favorite recipes in 2015. Here they are:
What were your personal favorites? And what are you expecting from 2016? Have a wonderful New Years!