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Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

We all found ourselves cooking a little more in 2021 as restaurants went in and out of lockdowns and takeout five times a week lost its appeal. From the famed Tomato and Boursin Pasta courtesy of TikTok to noodle dishes and plenty of baked goods, it was clear 2021 was a year that demanded a lot of comfort cooking! We have rounded up a list of the 15 most popular recipes from 2021!

15

Thai Beef Pad See Ew

Easy
Thai Beef Pad See Ew
Pad See Ew is a dish most commonly eaten in Thailand but pulls heavily from Chinese and Malaysian influences (Cantonese Beef Ho Fen and Malaysian Char Kway Teow, to be exact). Beef is probably the most popular protein to make this with but feel free to substitute it with chick...

14

Buttermilk Dutch Baby Pancakes

Easy
Buttermilk Dutch Baby Pancakes
Baked in a cast-iron pan and high-temperature oven, this popover-like pancake rises and puffs before your eyes -- performing some sort of a magic trick. With a texture of an eggy crêpe, it also has a crisp edge that supports a base to be filled with toppings.  Note: Any kind o...

13

Jamaican Braised Oxtail With Buttered Spinners

Moderate
Jamaican Braised Oxtail With Buttered Spinners
Jamaican oxtail stew will forever be one of my most favourite braises to make, especially during these cold winter days. I mean, how can it get any tastier than oxtail braised until tender in a deep brown gravy sauce and then studded with creamy butter beans? It can't! Though ...

9

Jamaican Beef Patties

Moderate
Jamaican Beef Patties
If you grew up in Toronto, beef patties might be commonplace to you. You may have tried them at your local convenient store, nearest subway station or at your favourite Jamaican restaurant. Several Jamaican beef patty suppliers around the city produce immaculate, flaky, savour...

7

Coconut Shrimp With Spicy Cilantro Dijonnaise

Easy
Coconut Shrimp With Spicy Cilantro Dijonnaise
If you are someone who cannot resist breaded and crispy fried shrimp in any of its many variations, then this coconut shrimp recipe is for you. It's not exactly rocket science: sweet shrimp coated in a toasty coconut and panko breading, then fried until crisp and crunchy. It's...

6

Carbone's Spicy Rigatoni Vodka

Easy
Carbone's Spicy Rigatoni Vodka
A dish immediately recognizable and quite possibly one of the most beloved pasta recipes in New York City, we have tried our hand at recreating Carbone's signature Spicy Rigatoni Vodka. We've opted for rigatoni but if you can get your hands on pipette, that's even better. I ha...

5

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Easy
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Sweet, salty, beautifully rippled, perfectly balanced with the delicate crunch of Maldon sea salt flakes and enough ooey-gooey goodness to make anyone swoon. This recipe was developed with ultimate indulgence in mind for all my fellow chocolate and salted caramel enthusiasts. ...

4

Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Easy
Mocha Chip Banana Bread
Banana Bread is one of those recipes you always want to have readily available in your repertoire. Not just for the fact that it is a great way to use up over-ripened and otherwise undesirable bananas, but it's one of those baked goods that seems to bring about ultimate comfor...

3

Chili Garlic Noodles

Easy
Chili Garlic Noodles
There are countless iterations of this recipe that exist and all with good reason. Known widely on many food blogs as "flash noodles" for their ability to come together so quickly, it's really sort of an elevated instant noodle. A multi-purpose sauce base is created using chil...

2

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Easy
Flourless Chocolate Cake
If you are a chocolate lover, this recipe is for you! This cake has a fudgy bottom with a silky smooth, rich ganache on top. The result of this cake is actually a single round layered cake but in the photo here, you can see two slices laid side by side, giving the illusion of ...

1

Creamy Roasted Tomato and Boursin Pasta

Easy
Creamy Roasted Tomato and Boursin Pasta
I never really understood why the famed TikTok pasta with baked tomatoes and feta went viral. In its simplicity, it was brilliant, but does anybody really like feta that much? And beyond that, is feta really the most ideal cheese to use in a recipe like this? In my humble opin...
Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

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Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

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We all found ourselves cooking a little more in 2021 as restaurants went in and out of lockdowns and takeout five times a week lost its appeal. From the famed Tomato and Boursin Pasta courtesy of TikTok to noodle dishes and plenty of baked goods, it was clear 2021 was a year that demanded a lot of comfort cooking! We have rounded up a list of the 15 most popular recipes from 2021!

15

Thai Beef Pad See Ew

Easy
Thai Beef Pad See Ew
Pad See Ew is a dish most commonly eaten in Thailand but pulls heavily from Chinese and Malaysian influences (Cantonese Beef Ho Fen and Malaysian Char Kway Teow, to be exact). Beef is probably the most popular protein to make this with but feel free to substitute it with chick...

14

Buttermilk Dutch Baby Pancakes

Easy
Buttermilk Dutch Baby Pancakes
Baked in a cast-iron pan and high-temperature oven, this popover-like pancake rises and puffs before your eyes -- performing some sort of a magic trick. With a texture of an eggy crêpe, it also has a crisp edge that supports a base to be filled with toppings.  Note: Any kind o...

13

Jamaican Braised Oxtail With Buttered Spinners

Moderate
Jamaican Braised Oxtail With Buttered Spinners
Jamaican oxtail stew will forever be one of my most favourite braises to make, especially during these cold winter days. I mean, how can it get any tastier than oxtail braised until tender in a deep brown gravy sauce and then studded with creamy butter beans? It can't! Though ...

9

Jamaican Beef Patties

Moderate
Jamaican Beef Patties
If you grew up in Toronto, beef patties might be commonplace to you. You may have tried them at your local convenient store, nearest subway station or at your favourite Jamaican restaurant. Several Jamaican beef patty suppliers around the city produce immaculate, flaky, savour...

7

Coconut Shrimp With Spicy Cilantro Dijonnaise

Easy
Coconut Shrimp With Spicy Cilantro Dijonnaise
If you are someone who cannot resist breaded and crispy fried shrimp in any of its many variations, then this coconut shrimp recipe is for you. It's not exactly rocket science: sweet shrimp coated in a toasty coconut and panko breading, then fried until crisp and crunchy. It's...

6

Carbone's Spicy Rigatoni Vodka

Easy
Carbone's Spicy Rigatoni Vodka
A dish immediately recognizable and quite possibly one of the most beloved pasta recipes in New York City, we have tried our hand at recreating Carbone's signature Spicy Rigatoni Vodka. We've opted for rigatoni but if you can get your hands on pipette, that's even better. I ha...

5

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Easy
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Sweet, salty, beautifully rippled, perfectly balanced with the delicate crunch of Maldon sea salt flakes and enough ooey-gooey goodness to make anyone swoon. This recipe was developed with ultimate indulgence in mind for all my fellow chocolate and salted caramel enthusiasts. ...

4

Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Easy
Mocha Chip Banana Bread
Banana Bread is one of those recipes you always want to have readily available in your repertoire. Not just for the fact that it is a great way to use up over-ripened and otherwise undesirable bananas, but it's one of those baked goods that seems to bring about ultimate comfor...

3

Chili Garlic Noodles

Easy
Chili Garlic Noodles
There are countless iterations of this recipe that exist and all with good reason. Known widely on many food blogs as "flash noodles" for their ability to come together so quickly, it's really sort of an elevated instant noodle. A multi-purpose sauce base is created using chil...

2

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Easy
Flourless Chocolate Cake
If you are a chocolate lover, this recipe is for you! This cake has a fudgy bottom with a silky smooth, rich ganache on top. The result of this cake is actually a single round layered cake but in the photo here, you can see two slices laid side by side, giving the illusion of ...

1

Creamy Roasted Tomato and Boursin Pasta

Easy
Creamy Roasted Tomato and Boursin Pasta
I never really understood why the famed TikTok pasta with baked tomatoes and feta went viral. In its simplicity, it was brilliant, but does anybody really like feta that much? And beyond that, is feta really the most ideal cheese to use in a recipe like this? In my humble opin...