Happy New Year! Now that 2014 has come to a close, I find myself reflecting back on the last twelve months and appreciating what a great year it’s been for The Foodie Physician. Thank you all for your support, kind words and encouragement. Without a doubt, it’s the daily interaction with all of you that is the most rewarding aspect of being a blogger. So let’s make a deal, you keep the comments coming and I’ll keep bringing you delicious and healthy dishes in 2015. Sound good?
The biggest 2014 highlights for The Foodie Physician were definitely my books The Greek Yogurt Diet and Cooking Well: Anti-Aging. When I first started blogging, I dreamed of writing a cookbook, so having published two books this year is something that I’m really proud of. For the last several months I’ve been keeping busy working on my third book, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. I’m really excited about this one so stay tuned, it’s scheduled to be released in the summer. I owe a big thanks to the wonderful people at Hatherleigh Press for being so supportive and providing me with these amazing opportunities.
I’m also thrilled that over the last few months, I’ve been welcomed into some wonderful communities including The Recipe Redux and two Stonyfield blogger groups . I’ve already developed some wonderful relationships through these groups and I’m really looking forward to building upon these in 2015.
Something else that I focused on in 2014 was improving my food photography. I really got motivated to step up my game after reading Min’s excellent “Lessons in Food Photography: Behind the Scenes” guest post on Lindsay’s wonderful blog Cotter Crunch. After reading this post, I immediately purchased a 50mm f/1.8 lens for my Canon Rebel t3i and got to work on improving my lighting and staging. There’s still so much to learn, but compared to where I started, I’ve come a long way. See for yourself- the photo on the left is from my very first post back in 2010 and the one on the right is a recent pic for my upcoming pregnancy cookbook. Spanakopita lasagna is still one of my favorite recipes, but that photo sure makes me cringe!
I spent some time looking back at my recipes from this past year and below are my most popular posts broken down by category. Thanks again for supporting The Foodie Physician and I wish you all the best in 2015!
Do you have a favorite meal or dish from 2014?
Any resolutions for 2015?