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Best of 2008 and more..

First of all thanks to all the regular readers and occassional visitors who take the time to read and pass on their wonderful comments. Its very encouraging and keeps me motivated to try more... Then to all the people who have participated in the events I have hosted here.. and make it interesting.. with their contributions..
And last but not the least by any means.. thanks to all my blogging friends.. who with their creative ideas and enthusiasm... encourage everyone to try something different.. Happy blogging.. and hope all of us continue with lots of yummy blog posts into 2009 and further ..

Wish you all a very happy, healthy and yummy 2009..

Now for a recap of the year 2008...

This year at All Thingz Yummy.. summarized in numbers -

Number of posts this year - 106 (mostly recipes, some general posts like this one)

Number of unique visits this year - 21191
Number of first time visits this year - 18050
Number of returning visits this year - 3141

Number of events hosted - 2 + 1 (ongoing)
Number of event entries in the A.T.Y events - 101 entries in 2 events
Number of events A.T.Y has participated in - 30 (Check out the Events page)

These numbers are humbling.. and motivating..Thanks again everyone..

Visitors' Favorites

Spicy Macaroni and Vegetables
Double Layer Cake
Gongura Mutton
Tofu Pad Thai
Sorghum/Jowar Murukulu
Whole Wheat Vegan Banana Nut Bread
Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan
Vegetable n Cranberry Chutney
Moong Dal Laddu
Hyderabadi Kheema

Best Recipes by Month
January - Sorghum/Jowar Murukulu
February - Soy Tikki
March - Cabbage Radish Paratha
April - Spicy Macaroni and Vegetables
May - Spicy Mutton Curry
June - Multicolor Bell peppers in Rice
July - Fresh Fruit Layer Cake
August - Spinach Pepper Chicken
September - Yummy Healthy Wraps
October - Whole wheat rotini with vegetables
November - Eggless Cranberry Orange Choco Chip Bread
December - Spiced POM Berry Cake

Best recipe prepared from other blogs
Mango Bread

Best Meal of the year
Whole wheat rotini with vegetables

Things I have learnt/discovered...
-Flax meal is an awesome egg substitute
-Cranberries taste yummy when baked
-Tofu is our new family favorite..It can taste very yummy when spiced well. I am use it a lot now and am always stocking it in the fridge.
-Whole Wheat Blend Pasta varieties are as good as the regular ones taste-wise and even better nutrition-wise

New blogs discovered...
Tons of them.... Hard to list them all .. but each and every blog has something exciting to offer..and looking forward to finding more in 2009..

Cooking resolutions for the Year 2009!
Cook healthy..and Eat healthy.. and live happy.. :)

This post goes to Srivalli's Best of 2008 event.


Anonymous said...

great recap!
have a wonderful year ahead!

meeso said...

Happy New Year!!!

Usha said...

Have a wonderful 2009 :-)

Kalai said...

Happy new year to you and yours, Pallavi! :)

SriLekha said...

happy new year!

Sunshinemom said...

This is an indeed good event - made us all reflect!! Great recap:)

Uma said...

nice post Pallavi! Hope you had a great new year's day!

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely recap!

littlem said...

great wrap up. best wishes for the new year.

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