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 […]

How to Use Lemongrass: A Photographic Guide

How to Use Lemongrass-A Photographic Guide | cookingontheweekends.com

If you’ve never tasted anything with lemongrass in it, or taken in its alluring fragrance, I think you’re missing out. Lemongrass is a root that looks much like a scallion and tastes lemony.  Lemongrass has more than the flavor of lemon though — it also has delicious, subtle notes of ginger, lime, and mint. by

Introducing Christina’s Cucina

Introducing Christina's Cucina

Have you ever had a friend who you really wanted to introduce to another friend because you knew they’d be a great match?  (And no, I’m not setting you up on a blind date.)  In this case, Christina of Christina’s Cucina is one friend, and all of you, my readers, are another — and I’m […]

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

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe

Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

When my husband goes to the Farmer’s Market, he inevitably comes home with a handful of produce that’s never quite what he’s expecting it to be.  It’s hilarious. I could give you some background on his comical produce identifying history, like the time he complimented the grilled peaches, that were in fact butternut squash — […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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