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 […]

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

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe

Fresh Lemon-Pepper Grilled Corn Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This super simple recipe screams summer fresh deliciousness!   And in this case, by “recipe,” I mean throwing a few lovely flavors together on the grill.  I promise you, if you serve this at a summer BBQ, you’ll be a star. by

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe

]Balsamic Glazed Watermelon-Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

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. by

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes

Eight Awesome Grilled Side Dish Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com #memorialdayrecipes

It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re firing up the grill, and inviting friends over to enjoy this summer kick-off with a delicious BBQ. by

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what I think is so bizarre? White asparagus! I know, your thinking, “fascinating, Valentina.”  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating — or interesting, at the very least. by

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! by

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe  - Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a hurry all of the time.  Actually, I’ll be honest, I am in a hurry all of the time.  I’m always trying to fit as many things as I can into one day, and wishing for more hours all the while.  I know I’m not alone, so let’s do […]

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. by

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