The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Giveaway & Garlic-Tarragon Beet Soup Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

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This is not a sponsored posts and as always, all opinions are my own.Just like you can turn the volume up or down when you're listening to a song on the radio, you can also do so with recipes. Yes, I'm talking about quiet and loud. Want to quiet down a recipe? Use tofu. Make it louder? Bring on the wasabi. Get … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Citrus Salad with Quinoa Crisps

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Perhaps it's the way I'm wired -- with my huge sweet tooth and all -- but I think any vegetable that's caramelized is amazingly delicious.Depending on the vegetable, roasting it at a very high temperature and bringing all of its natural sugars to the surface can turn it into something almost as sweet as candy.  … [Read more...]

Creamy Caramelized Parsnip Soup Recipe with Baby Parsnip French Fries

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I know that life is super busy and that it's often hard to slow down, which is one of the many reasons I so appreciate you being here.  And now, if you can squeeze in just an extra moment for me -- well, for this soup -- take a good look at the image above.  Do you see the beautiful, light golden color?  The … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated -- these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be as important as the cooking … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Pasilla Mushroom Squash Gratin with Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco and Crema Mexicana

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.The new year is off to a fantastic start for Cooking on The Weekends!  As a food blogger, one of the best things that can happen is when a brand you already know and love wants to work with you.  I'm super excited to … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven-Roasted French Fries: A Photographic Guide

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Do you love French fries?  Me too.Wanna make them today?  Me too.Yet, do you want to make a big pot of oil super hot and risk making a big greasy mess?  Me neither!Not only are oven roasted French fries mess-free, they're also very easy to make and they're absolutely just as delicious as those dunked in … [Read more...]

Chile Spiced Chinese Noodles Recipe

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What Super Bowl?  Is that today?I know, I know, but I'm not thinking guacamole and chips, salsa, or dips today (as I should be, or you might be) -- I'm thinking it's only 19 days until Chinese New Year!There's a super secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes these Chinese noodles absolutely amazing -- I … [Read more...]

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles


Are “spiralized” vegetables to the food world what “bedazzled” shirts are to the clothing world? The word “bedazzle” is funny.  Right?  Are you with me?   And then there’s the “bedazzler” (yes, this makes me giggle, too) — which you need if you’re to bedazzle anything! Still a little funny to me, though not quite as … [Read more...]

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

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Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you've never been asked that before!)This has happened to me with a few times recently -- with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

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I didn't intend to make tortilla soup -- nor is this a traditional tortilla soup.Last Sunday was incredibly cold and I was making a casual family dinner to bring to my parents' house.  I set out to make a roasted tomato soup of sorts to warm us all up, and it tasted extremely reminiscent of my mom's favorite … [Read more...]