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...]

Pickled Ginger-Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Spicy Crispy Fried Rice

Pickled Ginger Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Crispy Fried Rice -- This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!

This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!This salad began with an invitation to a Super Bowl party and a big bowl of Cara Cara oranges.  Yep, that's what it took to get this creation going.The sweet, super juicy oranges were begging for a spicy wasabi dressing, and … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash: A Photographic Guide

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash -- It's so easy!

Spaghetti Squash is a fascinating, delicious and versatile winter vegetable.  It may seem daunting to prepare, but after reading this step-by-step guide, you'll see how easy it is.Put away your Spiralizer, my friends!  This variety of winter squash is naturally spiralized -- when it's cooked, the flesh loosens and  has … [Read more...]

Coconut Cilantro Rice Recipe

Coconut Cilantro Rice Recipe -- you won't be able to get enough!

The vegan rice side dish is almost too good to be true!  It's subtly sweet with the fresh flavor of cilantro throughout -- and the pairing possibilities are endless, as it would be delicious with just about everything!This rice would be so perfect along side a spicy chicken dish.  I should know.  I made Coconut-Cayenne … [Read more...]