Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower “Risotto”

Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower "Risotto" -- Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, healthier "risotto." Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!

Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, vegetarian, healthier "risotto."  Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!In Style Magazine tells me people are wearing skinny jeans, bell bottoms (yep, they're back . . . again), and open-knit … [Read more...]

Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeño Soup Recipe

Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeño Soup Recipe -- Rich & creamy, spicy & hearty -- this Cauliflower Jalapeño vegetarian soup is a super delicious bowl of comfort!

Rich & creamy, spicy & hearty -- this Cauliflower Jalapeño vegetarian soup is a super delicious bowl of comfort! I bought a few too many jalapeño peppers last week when I made the oh-so-delicious Puerco Con Salsa Verde.Every time I opened the refrigerator and saw them, I wondered where they would land.  … [Read more...]

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

Spicy Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

This meatless stew is as hearty as the next one, and as delicious as they come!  It's packed with tender vegetables in a rich blend of spices and tomatoes -- you will devour every last bite!Just as there are trends for jeans people are wearing, there are trends for the sort of foods people are cooking and … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2015

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The 12 most popular recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you, my readers.  Below is the one delicious recipe from each month of 2015 that was the most visited throughout the year.I truly appreciate you all for having been a part of  Cooking On The Weekends in 2015!Thank you visiting my … [Read more...]

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

This braised short rib recipe is the most delicious, comforting and cozy meal for the winter months. Trust me!You'll find comfort in every bite of this meal.It's it every shred of the tender beef that's falling off the bone.It's in every slice of caramelized onion, and in the soft, sweet carrots.There's … [Read more...]

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe - A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!

A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!Yet another thing they didn't teach me in culinary school -- baking soda will turn a purple potato into a green potato.  As you may already know, I'm a chef, not a scientist, so here's a bit … [Read more...]

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Sides: Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts Recipe

From delicious and unique casseroles to scrumptious twists on all of the classics, all of these recipes will totally wow your holiday guests!Here are my top ten Thanksgiving side dishes!  Click on the title or image to get each recipe . . . Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels SproutsRed Wine Braised Pearl Onions & … [Read more...]

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Delicate and soft with a slight crunch to it, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more delicious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.

Delicate & soft with a slight crunch, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more scrumptious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.  It's an ideal gluten-free, vegan entrée.  Let's face it, a Spaghetti Squash is so bizarre!  Right!?  It's easy to cook and it tastes delicious -- but it falls into strings when it's cooked for … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower “Steak” with Orange-Basil Butter

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Orange-Basil Butter - Juicy, hearty and crazy delicious!

This cauliflower is juicy, crispy, hearty and unbelievably delicious!First, there was my Tofu "Sashimi" that didn't have a raw fish anywhere near it.I then presented a Red Lentil Hummus that -- while delicious -- was without chickpeas, and therefore isn't a true hummus.Today, it's this amazing (and I mean … [Read more...]