adventures of cooking something new each week

Dinner

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 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 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 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

Week 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

When it gets to the part of the year when winter feels never-ending, there’s something about a nice baked pasta dish that warms you up. It’s good for the soul. And this one isn’t stick to your ribs heavy or anything. It’s cozy and comforting […]

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. I’ve been having one of those weeks this week. It’s times like these, I try to be flexible. While the original mission of the blog was to try one new recipe a week, this recipe was once a […]

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

You know the saying “you don’t make friends with salad”? I beg to differ. February has been indulgent; from Superbowl to Valentine’s Day (hello molten chocolate lava cakes) to this Family Day long weekend, but it’s all about balance, am I right? Time to try […]

Week 3: Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Week 3: Sweet Potato Gnocchi

The first time I had gnocchi was when I worked at an Italian restaurant in Halifax, and I was blown away by these pillows of pasta perfection. How had I been missing out on these my whole life?! Unfortunately for me, my expectations were set […]

Week 1: Falafel

Week 1: Falafel

After much deliberation, what to make for my first blog post came down to choosing something I’d like to eat. And man, do I ever love falafel! For those who haven’t tried them, they’re delicious little chickpea balls seasoned with tasty herbs and spices. Often […]