Readers’ Choice: Top 10 Recipes from 2016


Top 10 Recipes from 2016 - by Ashley of

Oh my goodness 2016 is basically over.

In a few days, we’ll be celebrating the New Year: 2017 style.

You guys. For most of the world, 2016 has been a crazy and chaotic year. But in my little corner of the world that I call “Ashley’s place,” 2016 was filled with blessings. Our biggest blessing: my son. We welcomed him to the world in September.

Before I share the top 10 recipes from this past year (according to my google analytics), I want to say THANK YOU. I am so so so thankful for those of you who come to my blog every day and trust me enough to bring my recipes into your kitchen. Thank you for sharing my website with your family and friends. Thank you for allowing my little blog to grow bigger and bigger with each and every year that passes.

Alright, let’s count down!

10. Mushroom Mattar Malai

This recipe for Mushroom Mattar Methi Malai is a rich and creamy Indian dish that's vegan and paleo-friendly. Recipe by Ashley of

9. Coconut Tres Leches

Coconut Tres Leches Cake (paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free) by Ashley of

8. Paleo Beef Stroganoff:

Paleo Beef Stroganoff by Ashley of

7. Lemon Berry Coconut Flour Muffins:

Lemon Berry Coconut Flour Muffins (a paleo and nut-free recipe) by Ashley of My Heart Beets

6. Paleo Pancakes:

Paleo Pancakes by Ashley of

5. Instant Pot Taco Meat:

Instant Pot Taco Meat by Ashley of

4. Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet:

Ground Turkey and Brussels Sprouts Skillet by Ashley of

3. Chicken Pot Pie Soup:

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Ashley of

2. Instant Pot Dal Makhani:

Instant Pot Dal Makhani: buttery lentils cooked in delicious Indian spices by Ashley of

1. AND THE NUMBER ONE RECIPE FROM 2016 IS… Instant Pot Paleo Butter Chicken:

Paleo Butter Chicken by Ashley of

Happy (almost) New Year, friends!!!


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Hi, I’m Ashley. Thanks for being here! I truly believe that food brings us closer together. Gather around a table with good food and good people, and you’ll have the ingredients you need to create some happy memories. My hope is that you find recipes here that you can’t wait to share with family and friends.


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  1. Penelope says

    Ashley, I’m a very new follower and am SO grateful to my friend for recommending your website. I wanted to express my thanks to you for helping me find flavour & options & massive deliciousness on my ‘also very new’ paleo path. It is no longer a tough path to navigate now that I have you by my side.

    Your Butter Chicken has the MOST ridiculously delicious broth & it has become my ‘go to’ meal… I’ll be experimenting with freezing it as I cook for 1 & need convenience & cost cutting. Plus I’m going to try your paleo naan tonite & have learned tons from your ‘comments’ page. Thank you thank you thank you!!! To you AND your readers!!!

    Please know that when I bring your butter chicken & kadai chicken to work, I have an office full of drooling colleagues begging for your recipes… the same bunch who poo-poo my diet restrictions as being difficult & tasteless. And I say BOOM to that & give them your website.. hahahaha Grateful to you & your lovely family ! Blessings!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Penelope! I’m so happy you found my blog – a big thank you to your friend and to you for sharing my site with others 🙂 I hope you’ll let me know what you think of any new recipes that you try! Wishing you all the best in 2017!

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