Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish.Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it's purple-reddish exterior?  It's beautiful inside and out.One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I … [Read more...]

Kimchi Egg Ramen Recipe

Kimchi Egg Ramen Bowl Recipe

Before our adorable boys came into our lives, my husband and I used to frequent a Korean restaurant that we could walk to from our house.  We'd always order the Kimchi Ramen.  It was just so good!  This spicy soup packed with soft noodles in a rich red broth, would arrive to the table sizzling hot, with an egg freshly … [Read more...]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean.There's just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish to a … [Read more...]

How to Make Kimchi

Fermentation and How to Make Kimchi

Making Kimchi has been on my culinary bucket list for years.  (Everyone has that list, right?) I think it's definitely something many of us think of as a daunting task -- at least I did.So I was thrilled with Melissa's Produce invited me to be a part of  Chef Ernest Miller's food preserving class. Chef Miller -- … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Duros-green-clay-ceramic-herbs-pasta duros-don enrique |

Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce Recipe

Red Goddess Marinade and Sauce|

I know you've very likely heard of Green Goddess dressings, sauces, etc. -- but, have you ever heard of Red Goddess?I thought I was brilliant when this idea popped into my head, though after googling it, turns out I'm not the first person to think of it -- in fact seems I might the two millionth or so.  ;-)I … [Read more...]

Matzo Brei à la Florentine Recipe

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I know, I know -- could there be a more confusing recipe title?  There's a lot going on here.  Let me (try) to explain . . .Matzo Brei is dish with Ashkenazi Jewish origins that's traditionally made with matzo and eggs.  (Think scrambled eggs meet French toast.)  It's commonly eaten during Passover when only … [Read more...]

Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes

It's cute, crazy delicious and they sing springtime.  What more could you want in a grilled cheese sandwich!?  This is one of a few Easter recipes I wrote for Momtastic.  You can get the recipe and see it featured here.  Enjoy!Below are a few more of my favorite asparagus recipes -- all of which would be delightful … [Read more...]

Light Spring & Summer Fish Stew Recipe

Light Spring and Summer Asparagus Fish Stew-blue-dill |

So it's not quite summer, I know.  However, while this recipe is delicious now, it will be even better in the summer months when the corn and tomatoes are are at the peak of their season.Full of mild, flaky and buttery fish, sweet and sightly crunchy corn, bright green spring asparagus, tomatoes and smoky spices -- … [Read more...]

25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the Kitchen!

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Ever wished you knew how to pit and peel a lychee or cut and eat a cactus pear?  Or perhaps you've wished you knew how to use lemongrass or how in the world to go about eating a cherimoya?  Well you've come to the right place, my friends!  Here you'll find 25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the … [Read more...]