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Wow, 102 recipes later I have completed my Yum & Yummer cookbook challenge! And yes, there are recipes in the book that I did not make due to dietary restrictions, but I made everything else that I could. Overall, this was an amazing cookbook. Almost every recipe was a hit – there were only a…

Recipe #102: Crispy Baked Fish Sticks

I can’t believe this is the last recipe. This moment is a little bittersweet for me because I’m so happy that I made it through a whole cookbook (aside from the recipes I didn’t make due to dietary restrictions) but I’m also sad that it’s over. This was a good cooking challenge for me. I’ll…

Recipe #101: Lemon Chicken & Orzo Soup

Who doesn’t love a bowl of warm chicken soup? There’s nothing fancy about it but there’s something so comforting when eating it. This lemon chicken & orzo soup had the classic flavours but the addition of lemon made it something new. It definitely adds a little tang that you wouldn’t expect from typical chicken soup…

Recipe #100: Busy Weeknight Lasagna Roll Ups

Wow 100. It feels like I got here so quickly, even though it’s been just over 8 months since I first opened this cookbook. I have only a couple more recipes after this one until I’m done this cookbook challenge. Crazy to think about. Anyways, these lasagna roll ups are a must! They are similar…

Recipe #99: Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Here I am at the final salad recipe of this book and I can say that every single salad was delicious. They were all so fresh and flavourful and really just hit the spot every time. I’m happy this was my last one because I really like mexican/tex-mex flavours and it has avocado which I…

Recipe #98: Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

I try to cook the recipes a few days before I plan on posting just to have enough time to draft the post and whatnot, and the timing was perfect for this chicken souvlaki. The weather has been really weird recently but the other day, it was super sunny and like 10Β°C which was beautiful….

Recipe #97: Roasted Sweet Potato & White Bean Dip

Think hummus, but better. It has some of the same flavours with the tahini, cumin and garlic, but this bean dip has it’s own twist which made it so good. For one, it has roasted sweet potato which adds sweetness and gives the dip a nice orange colour. Also, because it uses white beans (instead…

Recipe #96: Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie & Brown Rice Soup

Ah the slow cooker. Such a great invention. You can prepare a meal in the morning, have it cook all day, and then it’s ready by dinner time. It couldn’t be easier than that. Aside from browning the chicken before hand and chopping it up afterward, this soup was pretty simple. I actually used the…

Recipe #95: Honey Mustard & Herb Roasted Chicken

The cookbook says this chicken is finger lickin’ good and I think I agree. All the honey, lots of dijon mustard and herbs (I used dried) in the marinade gave the chicken such a nice flavour. I also really liked the addition of lemon in the marinade and the slices that cooked along with the…

Recipe #94: Grilled Vegetable Frittata

Eggs. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. You can put them in almost anything, they are such a versatile food. A super simple way to prepare them is in a frittata. I made this for breakfast the other day and it turned out really well. It would also be great for a weekend brunch or whenever…