Snow Pea Shoot Smoked Salmon Potato Stacks

pSnow Pea Shoot Smoked Salmon Potato Stacksea-green-salmon-orange | cookingontheweekends.com

Have you ever seen a prettier plant on a plate?Pea shoots are definitely one of my favorite greens that appear in the spring.  They taste like peas -- only in the form of tender leaves and beautiful, delicate tendrils.  I adore them!  In salads, wraps, stir-fry recipes -- oh, and in "stacks!" ;-)I wrote this … [Read more...]

Smoky Tomato-Bacon-Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Smoky Tomato Bacon Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Current food trends: asparagus, matzo dishes, artsy eggs, and fun deviled eggs!  (Just to name a few.)Which means the obvious, of course -- it's spring, and Easter and Passover are on the horizon.If you've been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know how much I love smoky flavors -- and that I think … [Read more...]

Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes

asparagus-raw-green-cookingontheweekends.com

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...]

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

The Best Beet Soup-blue-bowl-micro greens

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

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Quinoa Crisps-salad-roasted vegetables-red plate-white plate-wooden table |cookingontheweekends.com

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

baby parsnips

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...]

Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa

Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa Recipe-glass bowl-brunoise orange-red-light green-chopped onion |COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Have you ever bitten into something and you absolutely, positively couldn't help but moan a little?You already know about my obsession with Cara Cara's, so you won't be surprised when I tell you this recipe evolved from there.  (If you don't know about this current citrus obsession of mine, you can read about it … [Read more...]

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

potatoes-baking sheet-paper towels-How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven Baked French Fries-red-turquoise-tiny bowls | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

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...]

Wasabi Glazed-Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Wasabi Glazed Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What's not to love?Here’s why this recipe is so loveable . . . The Ahi is slightly warm and peppery on the outside and refreshing and cool on the inside. The wasabi glaze is spicy, sweet, rich and perfectly smooth — all at ounce.  It’s truly a bite that will satisfy every desire your palate may have.And … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

Frost in LA and Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

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...]