Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette |

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It's one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor.I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was that the … [Read more...]

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette |

You didn't think I was just going to show you How to Cut and Eat Cactus Pears without providing any recipes for them, did you?This might just be the most beautiful vinaigrette I've ever made.  (Did you even know a vinaigrette could be beautiful?)  Not only is it a stunning magenta color, but the flavor is lovely - … [Read more...]

Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe

Quick Spicy PIckled Cabbage Recipe |

This is just the beginning.  The beginning of the best fish tacos I've ever had, that is.I'm in the process of trying to recreate the amazing fish tacos I had at the Hale I'A Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii.  I'm certain that it's this pickled cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that make the taco a truly … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes |

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

Shaved Melon-Avocado Salad Recipe

Shaved Avocado-Melon Salad Melon |

Some days I have more to say than others, and today is one of those days.  If you're not in the mood or you're rushed, please skip to the bottom for the recipe.  Otherwise, take your time and hang out with me for a bit.In the La Tourangelle brochure, it says: "La Tourangelle artisan nut oils are handcrafted in our … [Read more...]

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?" … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe |

It's beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it's screaming with summertime deliciousness.I don't like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook!  I truly hope you'll try it to see what all the fuss is about. … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 |

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? … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know when you have so much to do that you don't know where to begin?  And you just want to do nothing, which isn't really an option?  So maybe you make a "to do" list?  (And if you're me, you also review and/or add to a "recipe idea" list.)  Then you procrastinate more by making a perfect cup of coffee?  And so … [Read more...]

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house.If you're not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe.First, I was in Trader Joe's (not shopping for rice), when a bag of black rice caught my eye.  … [Read more...]