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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 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 […]