Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Delicious, fresh ahi Poke that’s little sweet, a little spicy and sits atop the perfect gluten-free crunch.  By the end of our week on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d asked every local I'd met what their favorite place to eat was.I promise you, this is how you will find the best, most authentic food! It's almost … [Read more...]

Hale I’A Da Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii: It’s Where the Locals Eat

Da Fish House - Kawaihae, Hawaii | cookingontheweekends.com

I love, LOVE, trying the local food when I'm traveling.When we were in Hawaii on the Big Island last month, I was on a hunt for the best local food I could find.  The resort where we were staying was lovely -- and the food was too -- but, it was not unlike food I could find in lovely restaurants where I live.On … [Read more...]

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

For weeks I've been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  I know, there's no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)Gorgeous and delicious, sweet and creamy, they're both at the tippy top of my favorite foods list(s).Pairing up with peppery, savory, seared Ahi, turns these two beauties … [Read more...]

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with Kampot Pepper from the Pepper Project {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with Kampot Pepper | Cooking On The Weekends

I ordered a bundle of Kampot pepper from the Pepper Project mid-way through reading about it on one of my favorite food blogs, Blue Kitchen.  Who knows, maybe I'll inspire you to do so, too -- or, at the bottom of this post, you can enter to win a package of this prized pepper from me.Let me explain . . .First … [Read more...]

Ginger Ahi Tuna Tartare


Almost ten years ago, my husband and I honeymooned on the island of Huahini in French Polynesia.  It was an incredibly amazing vacation -- in every way.We ate a ton of fresh fish and tropical fruits, all delicious.  However, the most memorable dish we ate was an Ahi Tuna Tartare at a small, charming restaurant in … [Read more...]