Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Bok Choy Shitake Mushroom Gratin Recipe

This vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin is absolutely lovely for Easter, or any other celebration.When you invite a crowd, there will almost always be someone who has special dietary needs.  And I want to make those guests just as happy as everyone else!And guess what?  In one fell … [Read more...]

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Sunday is the perfect day for brunch!  From a bright spring salad and beautiful fresh citrus, to unique and colorful eggs and scrumptious French toast bread pudding -- there's something here for everyone!  I think my dad has turned not one, but two corners.  The first is that he's no longer taking any steps … [Read more...]

15 Gorgeous Egg Recipes for Spring Brunch

15 Gorgeous Egg Recipes for Spring Brunch

Nothing tops a gorgeous and delicious egg dish for a spring brunch!  From those cooked with smoky bacon and crispy potatoes, to those settled in an avocado with creamy cheese, all of these egg recipes will absolutely wow your guests!Off we go on the most delicious egg hunt of all time . . .(Click on the titles or … [Read more...]

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs - They include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor and make for the perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item as we head into the spring holidays.

Delectable Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor & make for a perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item for the spring holidays.Tis' the season!For eggs, that is!  Easter Sunday is in just one … [Read more...]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Smoky Tomato Bacon Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.)Which means the obvious, of course -- it's spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon.If you've been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors -- and that I think … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Ceanothus and Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe

Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

How pretty would these Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrots be in the center of your Passover or Easter table?Very pretty!  Oh, and they're very, very delicious!And I think these beautiful Ceanothus flowers (also called California Lilacs), are perfect for Easter, Passover, or simply anytime in the spring.  It's … [Read more...]

Beet Pickled Eggs

Beet Pickled Eggs | Cooking On The Weekends

An Easter recipe, a cool art project, a beautiful work of art, and an incredibly delicious snack -- that's exactly what Beet Pickled Eggs are.After using all my pickled beets in the kale sprout salad last week, I reserved the beet brine, knowing I wanted to use it for something.  I had no idea what, though.As I … [Read more...]

Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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I'm back from a wonderful holiday.  We climbed rocks beneath amazing waterfalls, walked through unbelievable Sequoia trunks, and sipped coffee without rushing off anywhere. It was relaxing and rejuvenating.And I so hope you enjoyed your food "drop-off" while I was away.  I'm sorry I couldn't get your dessert to you … [Read more...]