adventures of cooking something new each week

Author: Elaine

Week 28: Cauliflower Feta Fritters

Week 28: Cauliflower Feta Fritters

I know we’ve seen a lot of cauliflower recipes on the blog, but I’ve gotta say, that veg has really won me over. Cauliflower is just such a versatile, neutral tasting, nutritional powerhouse. I find you can sneak it in so many places and bonus […]

Week 27: Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

Week 27: Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

While it’s no secret that I love cooking elaborate meals, busy adult life doesn’t leave as much time for that as I’d like. I’m continuing to try to find a middle ground for fast, easy, healthy, fresh home-cooked weeknight meals. These tacos appealed to me […]

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 […]