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Our Top Ten Recipes and Posts on Healthy Thai Recipes of 2016
In 2016 we upped our food blogging game starting with acceptance to the business accelerator, The Circular Board. Mod also quit her job and was able to focus and learn how to blog. We installed Google Analytics and got into polishing out our skills as we could see the results of our actions in numbers. We continue to blog about what my wife and her friend cook, making them healthier as we go. I also started blogging more about general principles of healthy eating.
I noticed a trend on the Google Analytics graph. When we posted on weekend days, the traffic was significantly higher. Most of our most read posts may have been because of timing. It was still obvious that some were more liked than others, though. Here is our list in descending order.
Number 10. Thai Pumpkin Custard. This sweet treat my wife craves from her homeland can be made with healthier whole food ingredients. It also plays well into American Thanksgiving and Fall harvest traditions with it's pumpkin-like appearance. It is a squash, check it out.
Number 9. Thai Herb Soup, A Low Calorie yet Delicious Soup. This recipe is good for cold weather. It's a delicious way just to warm up without all the calories.
Number 8. Thai Dipping Sauce For Seafood. Our friend Ahm brought this over when we had a sleepover to watch movies after a company party. It's a perfect recipe to use with any healthy and sustainable fresh or steamed seafood.
Number 7. Easy Waterfall Pork. This is a recipe our buddy Phil requested we do. I guess it's a common favorite according to the number of likes and shares it gets. Guys tend to like this meaty recipe.
Number 6. Thai Pepper Garlic Pork. This dish is one of the more authentic Thai dishes. If you find this at a Thai restaurant, you can bet that the restaurant is Thai owned.
Number 5. A Thai Vinaigrette Dressing. This was an unexpectedly popular post. My wife thought the recipe was too typical. It wasn't worth sharing, but it seems to be well liked. It's healthier to make your fresh dressing with whole food ingredients, so I'm glad it's popular.
Number 4. Strawberry and Green Apple Thai Fruit Salad. Just the photos of this beautiful dish alone explain it's popularity as far as I can tell.
Number 3. Ginger Tea This is one of the first recipes I learned from my immersion into an Asian family. The girl who was my first Asian persuasion was Taiwanese, and she introduced me to this when I got sick. Our friend Scott with his Taiwanese girlfriend did too. Mod says that it is a common recipe in Thailand similar to how we use chicken noodle soup in the US.
Number 2. Ginger Matcha Latte Our ginger latte with some extra stuff I added seemed to resonate with people too. If you put the words, health benefits in Google and you have it set to predict your query ginger is the first word it predicts. At least it was when I did it so I guess I shouldn't be surprised it was a popular post.
Number 1. A review of the health effects of Red Bull. I guess it's not just us who always want a boost of energy to get things done. As I write this, in fact, I wish I was more productive today. This post got three times more reads than any other post in one day. Guess I hit a nerve.
For whatever reason, it looks like energy type beverages are what are on everyone's mind. For me, it makes sense because we are never productive enough. Retirement, fitness and relationship goals seem more and more elusive the more complicated and competitive our planet gets. We have a lot to learn and a lot of responsibility to figure out what the safest and healthiest foods and drinks are.
Our blog has a lot of room for growth, and we hope to double what we have learned this year. Let's continue to brainstorm ways to make healthier eating easier and more common. Maybe we can disrupt the current mainstays of fatty hamburgers and highly processed foods. Please subscribe and comment. You can also download our apps on the sidebar of our homepage, HealthyThaiRecipes.com and put healthier temptations in front of yourself.