spabettie recipes – best of 2012

by Kristina Sloggett

in recipes

salted caramel milkshake

It is always fun to look back on the year of spabettie, and today I am rounding up the top recipes – both reader favorites and favorites in our house.

The homemade Twinkies? I made those early in the year, after the first Hostess bankruptcy scare. The sushi sliders and the plant based steak dinner? Two of my favorite things ever. A kale chiffonade salad was big around here this year, and the chipotle potato burritos were one of the recipes my readers made often.

Along with the salted caramel milkshake up there, and my homemade Bailey’s recipe below – very popular with… well, everyone.

vegan homemade Irish cream


plant based steak dinner


homemade Twinkies


tempeh edamame salad rolls with ginger peanut sauce


double rich chocolate protein cookies


chipotle potato burrito with chipotle mayo


orange creamsicle cupcakes


sushi veggie sliders


triple berry raw cheesecake


lightened up PiΓ±aΒ Colada


lemon avocado massaged kale salad


double chocolate cherry ice cream


Thank you all for reading and connecting this year, I love our conversations!


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby December 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

Even though I haven’t tried any of these–still waiting for your delivery service–I love it! And I love that when I’m on another site like Finding Vegan, for example, I can totally pick your pictures out of everyone else’s.

You are extremely talented, my friend, and I look forward to reading more in 2013 :)


2 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

hee – that’s good to know! I’ve had others tell me that as well – they know my photos. I guess that’s a good thing? :)

it has been so nice getting to know you even more this year – I look forward to more fun conversation in the new year – a better year all around, for all of us! XXO happy new year!


3 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

You are easily the most creative (and fun) blogger out there! kudos to you! Looking forward to way more exciting recipes in 2013!! I’m off to check out the salted caramel milkshake! πŸ˜‰


4 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

aw, thanks so much, Jess – that makes me smile so big! happy 2013 to you guys – it’s going to be another big and exciting one for you, for sure!


5 Laurel December 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

I, like Abby, have not tried any of these (even though) they feature in my dreams. I WAS going to do the Bailey’s for xmas but the whisky had mysteriously done a runner before I got to it. Harumph and now it’s time to do a cleanse. I wonder if milkshakes and ice cream and all those other goodies would perform the same function?
Have the BESTEST New Year and thanks for all the lovely, imaginative yumminess you share and all the happiness you spread along with it.


6 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

haa – a milkshake cleanse! someone oughta make one πŸ˜‰

and thank YOU so much for reading – I wish you a fantastic new year as well – cheers!


7 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli December 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

I love ALL your recipes, but thank you for reminding me of some of these…I can’t believe I STILL haven’t made the cauli-steak yet! And then I totally forgot about the sushi sliders…I need those in my life! Well…that is once I get come out the other side of my post-christmas detox that is! Ugh, I want my appetite back!

It’s been a great year hasn’t it? Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings! Happy (early) new year friend! πŸ˜€

Oh, and since I haven’t had the chance to tell you yet…Rosemary is the CUTEST! Love love love all the brother/sister pup pics that have been filling up my IG feed! <3


8 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

you picked two of my favorites, the cauli steak and the sushi sliders… DO IT, please! πŸ˜€ yes, after a bit of a new years cleanse – I am looking forward to one of those myself!

and THANK YOU!! we have been having SO MUCH FUN with our new little sweetie pup. double trouble, for sure. πŸ˜‰

happy new year, Dear! XO


9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

This year was FILLED with deliciousness! I still need to make that cauliflower steak. I love cauli… it may have to go on my menus to kick the new year off!

Can’t wait for more amazing food in 2013. Your creativity is inspiring. :)

Happy New Year!!!


10 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

yes it was, most definitely. and yes, please make the cauiflower steak!? so SO good! I made another one that I will be sharing soon, even better!

happy new year to you, my friend!


11 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I am drooling over the milkshake and ice cream. YUM!
Happy New Year – I can’t wait to see what goodness you are bringing to 2013 :)


12 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

thanks Alyssa – happy new year to you as well!


13 Wendy @ La Phemme Phoodie December 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Even though I am so cold right now from a drop in temps I cannot resist the salted caramel milkshake. My sweet tooth is begging for it:) Great round up!


14 Kristina Sloggett December 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

thank you, Wendy! and yes, even in the coldest temps, this salted caramel milkshake is good – just grab an extra blanket or sit by a fire! :)


15 Eileen December 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

It looks like you’ve had some pretty amazing food this year! :) I really need to try out the vegan Bailey’s…


16 Kristina Sloggett December 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

it has been a delicious year here, for sure… lots of fun planned for the new one as well! cheers, happy new year my friend!


17 Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious December 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

You forgot the miso ice cream!


18 Kristina Sloggett December 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

oooh, yes! I have had a few “you forgot this…” messages – perhaps I need to compile a reader favorites list? :) happy new year, Dorothy!


19 jobo December 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

LOVE this list of recipes! and I remember all of them! my goal for 2013 is to honestly MAKE one of your recipes. I always say I will and I pin them with the the best intentions and then haven’t! But I will!! Happy New Year! XOXO


20 Kristina Sloggett December 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

that is a good goal to have this year πŸ˜‰ hee hee… wishing you another fantastic year, my friend! XO


21 Heather @ Better With Veggies December 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

So many goodies – it’s hard to pick just one. I do think those chipotle burritos were the one I made most often of yours though! I’m so happy to have gotten to know you better this year. Your creativity is always inspiring and you are such a kind and sweet person!!


22 Kristina Sloggett December 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

we love those chipotle burritos :) and I feel the same, Heather – so good to get to know you more this year, and it has been so much fun participating in your MMAZ! happy new year to you – cheers!


23 Kate@Diethood December 31, 2012 at 9:21 am

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful round up!!
Happy New Year, my friend!! xo


24 Kimberly from The Hungry Goddess December 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

OK – I am DROOLING – those chipotle potato burritos look AMAZING! and the salted caramel milkshake … Happy New Year – I can’t wait to see what you are cooking up!


25 Wendy @ AMFT December 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

You had me at salted caramel milkshake! Drool!


26 Alexandra December 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

That Salted Caramel Milkshake is reeling me in! I’m in love with anything salted caramel these days… put it in a drink and I’m in heaven. I’m about to check out that recipe and the one for your Homemade Irish Cream. YUM!


27 simmy January 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

your blog is great I follow you from Italy


28 Kristina Sloggett January 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

thank you, Simmy – I appreciate you reading, cheers!


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