The high 10 recipes on Downshiftology this yr skewed in the direction of fundamental dishes that lined each protein choice, from hen to beef, and seafood to turkey. And although tech modifications dominated the weblog world this yr, this little ‘outdated web site nonetheless soared to new highs!
On the finish of yearly, it’s at all times enjoyable to look again and see the recipes and milestones that outlined the yr. Earlier years have been outlined by my cookbook launch, the pandemic, and new social media platforms (hi there TikTok). But when I needed to summarize a serious affect for 2023 it was massive tech modifications.
Now, to be trustworthy, that’s virtually a given within the digital media enterprise, however this yr algorithm modifications and AI took everybody by storm. And no doubt, they are going to proceed to play a serious position sooner or later. If there’s something I’ve realized in operating Downshiftology for 9 years now, it’s that you simply 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 really). That can 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 perform on the web site this yr to raised assist readers, nevertheless it’s positively within the early phases and desires extra work. I’m curious to see how that transforms for subsequent yr!
By way of content material this yr, the web site grew leaps and bounds and surpassed the most important milestone of 10 million pageviews in a month. Wow! For a grand complete of greater than 115 million views this yr (up from final yr’s 80 million). It’s really insane in one of the simplest ways potential. We additionally hit a serious milestone with my cookbook – greater than 100,000 gross sales in solely 9 months after pub date – woot!
By way of challenges this yr, video positively took a success. YouTube launched Shorts and tweaked algorithms to favor short-form vertical content material, which lower long-form video views in half. Blah! So new subscribers and progress on YouTube was arduous 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 yr, although I’m not fairly positive how I’ll try this but. However hold your eyes peeled, as you’ll possible see me strive just a few new codecs out. 😉
Alright, so which new recipes have been hottest this yr? The runaway hits this yr have 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 believe we lined all of the completely different protein choices to fulfill all kinds of dietary wants. Perennial reader favourite mains like hen fajitas, baked salmon, hen salad, and gradual cooker pulled pork stayed on high as effectively.
So what’s coming in 2023? Effectively, the start of the yr goes to be a bit loopy as I’m transferring! 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 arduous to plan a lot else proper now. So I’ll simply say keep tuned subsequent yr!
Thanks once more, from the underside of my coronary heart, for all of your help in 2023. Given all of the aforementioned tech modifications, your recipe evaluations have by no means been extra essential, and I really love studying them. I sincerely thanks for trusting and making my recipes yr after yr. Cheers to 2024 mates – I’ve a sense it’s gonna be a very good one!
Prime 10 Most Considered New Recipes in 2023
One of the in style recipes to make within the air fryer! You actually can’t beat this easy air fryer hen breast recipe.
This has been the shock winner of the yr. You guys have cherished the crispy, tacky, herby savory taste on this acorn squash.
Golden-baked hen thighs are coated with the perfect lemon-herb Greek marinade. It’s fast to prep, straightforward to cook dinner, and the outcomes are unbelievable!
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.
This New Orleans consolation meals dish is a basic one-pot meal. It’s a hearty mix of hen, sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice with spiced Cajun and Creole flavors.
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.
These turkey patties are wholesome, tremendous straightforward to make, completely juicy, and filled with taste from easy elements. Eat them lettuce-wrapped or make a tasty burger bowl.
10. Crab Salad
This do-it-yourself model of a deli favourite couldn’t be any simpler. Only a handful of elements combine collectively fantastically for one tasty crab salad.
Whereas these have been the highest 10 recipes of 2023, right here’s a fast checklist of my all-time hottest recipes and posts:
It’ll be fascinating to see how the all-time rankings change as this weblog and fantastic Downshiftology neighborhood grows. Greatest needs to all of you for a wholesome, blissful, and secure New Yr!
PS – In the event you’re conserving observe, right here have been the Prime 10 Recipes of 2022, Prime 10 Recipes of 2021, Prime 10 Recipes of 2020, Prime Recipes of 2019, Prime 10 Recipes of 2018, Prime 10 Recipes of 2017, Prime 10 Recipes of 2016, and Prime 10 Recipes of 2015.