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High 10 Recipes of 2023

The prime 10 recipes on Downshiftology this 12 months skewed in the direction of fundamental dishes that lined each protein choice, from hen to beef, and seafood to turkey. And despite the fact that tech adjustments dominated the weblog world this 12 months, this little ‘previous web site nonetheless soared to new highs!

Compilation image of top 10 recipes. Compilation image of top 10 recipes.

On the finish of yearly, it’s at all times enjoyable to look again and see the recipes and milestones that outlined the 12 months. Earlier years had been outlined by my cookbook launch, the pandemic, and new social media platforms (hiya TikTok). But when I needed to summarize a significant affect for 2023 it was huge tech adjustments.

Now, to be sincere, that’s virtually a given within the digital media enterprise, however this 12 months algorithm adjustments and AI took everybody by storm. And surely, they may proceed to play a significant position sooner or later. If there’s something I’ve discovered in working Downshiftology for 9 years now, it’s that you just MUST keep on the forefront of expertise and consistently pivot to achieve success.

However, as a lot as expertise performs a task in my enterprise, it’s my assure to you that my recipes will at all times be examined by people for people (and developed by yours actually). That may by no means change. Particularly as I don’t foresee AI creating tastebuds any time quickly – ha! Lots of you probably did observed we examined an AI chatbot operate on the web site this 12 months to higher assist readers, but it surely’s undoubtedly within the early levels and desires extra work. I’m curious to see how that transforms for subsequent 12 months!

When it comes to content material this 12 months, the web site grew leaps and bounds and surpassed the foremost milestone of 10 million pageviews in a month. Wow! For a grand whole of greater than 115 million views this 12 months (up from final 12 months’s 80 million). It’s actually insane in one of the simplest ways attainable. We additionally hit a significant milestone with my cookbook – greater than 100,000 gross sales in solely 9 months after pub date – woot!

When it comes to challenges this 12 months, video undoubtedly took a success. YouTube launched Shorts and tweaked algorithms to favor short-form vertical content material, which reduce long-form video views in half. Blah! So new subscribers and development on YouTube was laborious to realize. Moreover, competitors is extra fierce than ever on social media, so it’s tremendous difficult for my content material to be seen, even by these of you who’ve subscribed! Given these challenges, I really feel like I must pivot how I do movies for subsequent 12 months, although I’m not fairly certain how I’ll do this but. However preserve your eyes peeled, as you’ll seemingly see me attempt a number of new codecs out. 😉

Alright, so which new recipes had been hottest this 12 months? The runaway hits this 12 months had been fundamental dishes, from air fryer hen breast to Greek lemon hen, and jambalaya to filet mignon. Plus, with cut up pea soup, turkey burgers and crab salad, I feel we lined all of the totally different protein choices to satisfy all kinds of dietary wants. Perennial reader favourite mains like hen fajitas, baked salmon, hen salad, and sluggish cooker pulled pork stayed on prime as nicely.

So what’s coming in 2023? Effectively, the start of the 12 months goes to be a bit loopy as I’m shifting! And with that, Downshiftology will get a brand new headquarters and kitchen – yay!! Who’s prepared for inside design and kitchen group content material?! Haha. I’m tremendous excited, however evidently it’s laborious to plan a lot else proper now. So I’ll simply say keep tuned subsequent 12 months!

Thanks once more, from the underside of my coronary heart, for all of your help in 2023. Given all of the aforementioned tech adjustments, your recipe evaluations have by no means been extra vital, and I really love studying them. I sincerely thanks for trusting and making my recipes 12 months after 12 months. Cheers to 2024 pals – I’ve a sense it’s gonna be a superb one!

High 10 Most Seen New Recipes in 2023

One of the vital widespread recipes to make within the air fryer! You actually can’t beat this straightforward air fryer hen breast recipe.

Air fryer chicken breasts on a plate with a forkAir fryer chicken breasts on a plate with a fork

2. Parmesan Herb Roasted Acorn Squash

This has been the shock winner of the 12 months. You guys have liked the crispy, tacky, herby savory taste on this acorn squash.

Parmesan herb roasted acorn squash on a platter with a forkParmesan herb roasted acorn squash on a platter with a fork

3. Greek Lemon Hen

Golden-baked hen thighs are coated with one of the best lemon-herb Greek marinade. It’s fast to prep, simple to prepare dinner, and the outcomes are unbelievable!

Greek lemon chicken in a baking dishGreek lemon chicken in a baking dish

4. Break up Pea Soup

That is such a comfy soup recipe and ideal for when you might have a leftover ham bone from Christmas or Easter. That meaty taste actually infuses the soup!

A bowl of split pea soupA bowl of split pea soup

5. Bearnaise Sauce

This traditional bearnaise sauce is the right of entirety for steak, filet mignon, and even prime rib. Simply drizzle it on prime!

Bearnaise sauce in a bowl with a spoonBearnaise sauce in a bowl with a spoon

6. Berry Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a breakfast recipe winner, and it’s made even simpler with blended frozen berries. It’s candy, wholesome, and ideal for meal prep.

Baked oatmeal with berries in a baking dish.Baked oatmeal with berries in a baking dish.

7. Jambalaya

This New Orleans consolation meals dish is a traditional one-pot meal. It’s a hearty mix of hen, sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice with spiced Cajun and Creole flavors.

Jambalaya in a big white potJambalaya in a big white pot

8. Filet Mignon

Don’t be intimidated by cooking filet mignon at house. This recipe is foolproof and delivers essentially the most lovely steak with a medium uncommon inside and completely seared exterior.

A plate of filet mignon next to a glass of wineA plate of filet mignon next to a glass of wine

9. Turkey Burger

These turkey patties are wholesome, tremendous simple to make, completely juicy, and full of taste from easy components. Eat them lettuce-wrapped or make a tasty burger bowl.

Turkey burger lettuce wrapTurkey burger lettuce wrap

10. Crab Salad

This home made model of a deli favourite couldn’t be any simpler. Only a handful of components combine collectively fantastically for one tasty crab salad.

A bowl of crab saladA bowl of crab salad

Whereas these had been the highest 10 recipes of 2023, right here’s a fast checklist of my all-time hottest recipes and posts:

It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the all-time rankings change as this weblog and great Downshiftology neighborhood grows. Greatest needs to all of you for a wholesome, glad, and secure New Yr!

xo, Lisa

PS – In the event you’re preserving observe, right here had been the High 10 Recipes of 2022, High 10 Recipes of 2021, High 10 Recipes of 2020, High Recipes of 2019High 10 Recipes of 2018High 10 Recipes of 2017High 10 Recipes of 2016, and High 10 Recipes of 2015.

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