The Week recaps a year: 11 for 2011

During the 365 days of 2011, I ran 746 miles, ate 675,000 calories, sent 1 5-year-old off to kindergarten, took the first 2 classes in my nutrition graduate program, and posted 83 times on Eating The Week. To keep with the numerical theme on this last day of the year, I thought I’d recap the 11 most popular ETW posts of 2011.

Three theme weeks were among the most-read ETW posts, although I admit that I’m not sure what the common thread is:

11. The avocado affair, May 2011

10. The Missing Week: potassium, Apr 2011

9. Homemade nut butters, June 2011

Almond butter

You’ve all been kind to humor my rambling about running – the posts where I recapped the half marathons I ran this year got a lot of views:

8. Cox Providence half marathon, May 2011

7. Amica Newport half marathon, Oct 2011

Team Flail after Providence half marathon

After joining the Recipe Redux mid-year, I’ve had a great time with the monthly recipe challenges and meeting a fun community of food-minded dietitians. ETW readers seem to have had a great time reading our posts, judging from the traffic on four of my recipes for the Redux:

6. Coconut chia-seed popsicles, Aug 2011

5. Pumpkin-yogurt dip for waffle sticks, Oct 2011

4. Grilled couscous-stuffed portobello mushrooms, June 2011

3. Sparkling melon fizz, July 2011

Pumpkin yogurt dip from October Recipe Redux

Last but not least, the Cooking Light Superfast tests. I took a week’s worth of Super fast recipes (twice) and tried them out for speed and tastiness. I have a feeling that my appearance on Cooking Light’s site and in their magazine as a Superfast Fan of the Month helped make these posts popular:

2. Round one, Mar 2011

1. Round two, May 2011

Melon prosciutto salad from Cooking Light

Not bad for the first year of the blog, huh? Here’s to another fun year of week-size morsels of food and nutrition bloggery in 2012!

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