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Week 19: Banh Mi Sandwiches

Week 19: Banh Mi Sandwiches

I, like many others I know, am a creature of habit. I often gravitate to making the same kinds of foods for dinner over and over. That’s part of why I created Try Something Yum – to motivate myself to try new recipes more often […]

Week 18: Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos

Week 18: Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! We made dinner for my mom tonight – my sister made a great salad with peaches, avocado, pecans, and arugula, my dad made steak for the meat-eaters, and I decided to make these delicious cauliflower al […]

Week 17: Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins

Week 17: Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins

Things have been busy lately! After a little hiatus of eating leftovers and takeout, I’m back in the kitchen, and on the blog. We’ve got everything ready to go for the baked pasta with roasted veg from week 9 for dinner and leftovers for lunches, […]

Week 16: Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Week 16: Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Happy Easter everybody! I used to do so much more baking and Easter seemed like the perfect occasion to make more treats. Many years ago I used to make these nesting baby blue bird cupcakes, so I decided to do a twist on that with […]

Week 15: Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Week 15: Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I feel like I have a lot less free time now then when I started this job back in January. I sure am glad that I did though, because when life gets busy, I’m trying to hold myself accountable and continue to cook fresh healthy […]

Week 14: Energy Bites!

Week 14: Energy Bites!

I’m excited for spring weather (finally!) and to get back into outdoor running. With this modest increase in physical activity, I’ve noticed myself getting a little hungrier and wanting to reach for something healthy and homemade. I came across two different recipes for energy balls/bites […]

Week 13: Meal Prep Power Bowls

Week 13: Meal Prep Power Bowls

Sometimes life gets busy. Last week was one of those weeks for me. When that happens, I find making lunches is one task that gets put off. Not only does the cost of buying lunches add up, but I don’t really get excited about the […]

Week 12: Monster Cookies

Week 12: Monster Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? Luke will often ask me why I don’t make cookies more often. The answer is simple – I don’t need another excuse to gobble up sweets for days on end. His typical reply is, “that’s fine, you don’t have to, I’ll […]

Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Do you have a favourite cuisine, or tend to gravitate toward particular cuisines? I’ve definitely got a few favourites, one of which has to be bright Mexican-inspired flavours and recipes. Last year I hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that was basically an excuse to […]

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Happy birthday to my sister! This seemed like a good excuse to finally crack open my momofuku milk bar cookbook. It’s been unfortunately collecting dust because… to be honest, a lot of the recipes seemed intimidating. But I bought the book so I needed to […]