Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan Recipe

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan | cookingontheweekends.com

Gai Lan is Chinese Kale, commonly called Chinese Broccoli.  And the flavor reflects those names perfectly — slightly bitter like kale and slightly sweet like broccoli. At the Katie Chin book signing at Melissa’s produce, I was given a beautiful bundle of Gai Lan and immediately pictured it in a sauté pan, sizzling with a […]

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand — Thai inspired I was! Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more.  What’s a girl to do? by

22 Amazing Summer Lemon Recipes

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa

When life gives you lemons . . . . What?  Make lemonade?  Why not make something else? How about: “When life gives you lemons, make Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese.”  Or “When life gives you lemons, make Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa?” by

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

We’re going on a family vacation to a tropical beach very soon — so naturally, I have pineapple on my mind.  (And I’m beyond excited about the vacation!)  When I’ve been cooking lately, I’ve found myself thinking of how to add tropical twists to my recipes. by

Summer Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken Recipe - Saturn Peaches | cookingontheweekends.com

Today I have quite a bit to say, so if you’re super hungry and ready to cook, skip down to the recipe.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to take your time . . . . A few years ago when I started Cooking On The Weekends, the most valuable advice I was given was to […]

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

For weeks I’ve been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  (I know, there’s no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)) by

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I never know what to call something like this, other than a “burger.”  The truth is though, in my humble opinion a burger is a sandwich that includes a bun, cooked meat, and usually other ingredients such as cheese, onion, tomatoes, etc.  That said, it simply doesn’t sound as delicious to call this a vegetarian […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I’m not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? by

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

You know that restaurant you’d frequent with your friends when you were in high school?  Ours was Vittorio, and a group of us would go after school, during school (don’t tell my parents!), on the weekends, and we’d pick up take-out if we wanted to hang out at home. All of us would order the […]

Grilled Cheese Month: Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes for Grilled Cheese Month | cookingontheweekends.com

Turns out, April is National Grilled Cheese month.  Who knew!? With just one more day in April, I couldn’t possibly let it go without presenting my top ten grilled cheese sandwiches, and I urge you to cook and eat them any month you like! by

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