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Week 25 & 26: Summer Quinoa Salads

Week 25 & 26: Summer Quinoa Salads

What are your thoughts on quinoa? Many vegetarians know and love it, and while it is becoming more mainstream, I know it may sound like hippy-dippy health food to others. I really enjoy it because it is a great vehicle for other flavours. The big […]

Week 24: French-Style Potato Salad with Dill

Week 24: French-Style Potato Salad with Dill

If you follow me on social media (Instagram or Facebook), you may have seen or heard about my giant dill plant. I love fresh herbs so I always plant them in my garden, and there have been a few times in the past when my […]

Week 23: Cacio e Pepe with Arugula and Lemon

Week 23: Cacio e Pepe with Arugula and Lemon

I can’t believe it’s already July, which means that the Try Something Yum project is officially half-way through! You may notice that this post is labeled week 23 as I’ve missed a couple of weeks, but I’m back and committed to finishing the year with […]

Week 22: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Week 22: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

You might not believe this considering its presence on my blog, but I never used to like cauliflower. I’ll admit that I thought it was broccoli’s bland, boring cousin (gasp!) until I nibbled on someone else’s buffalo cauliflower at a pub. After trying it battered […]

Week 21: Grilled Veggie Skewers with Fresh Herb Sauce

Week 21: Grilled Veggie Skewers with Fresh Herb Sauce

Does Father’s Day weekend mean it’s officially grilling season? Definitely a yes in my eyes. Although I will admit that I have a cast iron grill pan so I can easily “grill” things indoors all year round and it’s easier if I’ve got other things […]

Week 20: Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

Week 20: Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

If you noticed that a couple weeks have passed since my last post, I appreciate your loyal readership! After a brief hiatus, Try Something Yum is back! When I started this blog, I was working part time, and have since transitioned to working over full […]

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 […]