2013 Highlights

And just like that another year has gone by.  I feel like I was just writing my 2012 recap post and here I am again ready to write about 2013.  Overall 2013 was a good year with new friends, lots of delicious food and some new goals achieved.  So here are my favorite 2013 highlights.

I made some awesome blogger friends that have turned into real life friends like these two lovely ladies.
2013 Highlights Food Blog FriendsI attended the National Products Expo West and can’t wait to go in 2014!  Who’s with me?

Sambazon Expo WestSidecar Doughnuts officially opened in Costa Mesa.  And my love affair with them began.

sidecar doughnuts and coffeeThe Englishman and I ran our first half marathon together!

OC half marathonI discovered the black book menu at Mesa along with their delicious food and cocktails.

mesa full viewFoodologie and I hosted an amazing Peanut Butter Sandwich Throwdown thanks to the wonderful team at Peanut Butter and Co.

pb throwdown with peanutbutter coI finally had the full dining experience at Five Crowns in Corona del Mar.

Dinner at Five Crowns berkshire pork chopWe went to Portland and I had the best ice cream of my life at Salt and Straw.

salt and straw ice creamOh and this roast chicken from Mother’s Bistro and Bar was pretty amazing too.

mothers bistro chickenI started experimenting with paleo recipes like this pumpkin spice cereal.

paleo pumpkin spice cerealAnd these paleo pumpkin date muffins.

grain free pumpkin muffinsI rekindled my love for True Food Kitchen through their new fall menu.

New Fall Menu True Food Kitchen Quinoa Burger 2I partnered with Veev to create a holiday cocktail pairing.

Veev Holiday Cocktails TableThe Englishman and I set a 10k PR!

Dana Point Turkey Trot Post RaceThe beer advent calendar tradition began.  And Pip approved.

Beer Advent Calendar PipI made salted coconut almond chocolate bark which might possibly be my favorite recipe of 2013.

Salted Coconut Almond Chocolate BarkWhen I look back at my 2013 highlights, I have to say 2013 was a pretty good year.  But I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty stoked for 2014 as it includes our wedding, multiple friends’ weddings, Hawaii and hopefully more on the horizon.  Bring it on!

What was your 2013 highlight?  Any resolutions for 2014?

3 thoughts on “2013 Highlights

  1. Karla @ Foodologie

    Aww I love it! I’m totally going to go home and do a 2013 highlights post bc all the cool kids (like you) are doing it.
    Also, we should have more food parties. That is all.
    P.S. that salted coconut almond bark was the best thing IN LIFE

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