the dinner challenge

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


After feeling like we were getting into a rut with what we eat for dinner each night, husband and I decided to set ourselves a little challenge:

Each night for 7 nights, we have to make something new and different for dinner.

To be clear, this doesn't mean that each night has to be something completely new; we just have to use a different recipe. I.e. we can have pasta, but it has to be a recipe that we've never tried. We kicked it off on Sunday night with the soba noodle salad from Super Natural Every Day (my favourite veggie cookbook right now). Other sources of inspiration are: a cozy kitchen, the veggie mama, and whole family fare.

So... would any of you care to join us in this challenge? I'll be posting a recap at the end of the week.

13 comments:

  1. i like this idea!! i generally only enjoy cooking if its something new so i'm always looking.

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  2. That's a really great idea actually! why not do something fun and challenging with someone you love? Esp. if it involves food. I'll have to remember this and try it with my BF one day, when we are not in a LDR.

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  3. what a good challenge! I always have plans to cook something new 5 times each week, but I don't ever quite make it. maybe this will motivate me!

    PS I just got Super Natural Every Day from the library and can't wait to make some of those recipes. they all look fantastic!

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  4. that sounds like such a good idea! i'd probably crack after the fourth day though and get take out haha. cooking can be a lot of work sometimes!

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  5. such a great idea! i'd love to partake in that challenge....if only i didn't have so much homework in the evenings lately. i can't wait to see how yours goes! i'm in need of some inspiration :)

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  6. what a challenge! If only our schedules allowed us to have enough time to cook dinner, let alone eat it... I would so take you up on the challenge! I can't wait to see the recipes you come up with! Thanks for the awesome suggestions of cookbooks! xo

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  7. That is a very nice idea. I will join in to the challenge later, since I am on my own this week. Probably a good idea for after the move.
    I love the links to all the amazing veggie recipes.

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  8. Great idea, it's nice to have variety. We usually make a list of recipes when we make the shopping list and try to mix it up a bit :)

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  9. LOVE this challenge. It is similar to one me and Trevor are doing where we are going to make everything from scratch at least monday through friday!

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  10. Awesome idea. The husband and I have also decided to mix things up a bit, and we have been trying some new recipes to go with the warmer weather. We have been experimenting with stir-frys and I'm teaching the husband to make sushi :)

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    Molly
    thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

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  11. ooooh i like this challenge! we get in ruts too:/
    right now my husband is reading 7, have you ever read it? I would think you would find it very intriguing --

    I think i am going to do this 7 day challenge, starting next week, so I can get a little more organized, thank you gaby!!! i can't wait to hear how it went for you guys.

    xo

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  12. What a great challenge! I can't wait to read your recap. :)

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  13. Love this challenge and can't wait to see the results! :)

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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