Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe

Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad Recipe -- It's as delicious as it is stunning.

This Colorful Citrus Carrot Salad is as delicious as it is stunning.  It's like an edible painting.   A couple of days ago I told you that Melissa's Produce has declared the Shishito pepper to be the most trendy pepper of 2017.  And today it's a key ingredient in a salad that's trendy for other reasons.Yep, … [Read more...]

Blood Orange-Turmeric Upside Down Pound Cake Recipe

Blood Orange-Turmeric Upside Down Pound Cake

This picturesque cake will wow your guests -- it's gorgeous and packed with delicious fresh flavors and buttery goodness! Inspiration for my recipes comes from all over the place. It can be anything from the produce that's in season and the temperature outside, to the mood I'm in and flavors I'm craving.  It can also … [Read more...]

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...]

Spring Asparagus Grilled Cheese + 8 Favorite Asparagus Recipes

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Introducing the Cara Cara Orange

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Sometimes I eat something so good that I just have to make sure you know about it. You might be thinking this is an ordinary orange.However, looks can be deceiving.While the skin is bright orange, the interior flesh is a beautiful rosy pink, much like that of a Ruby grapefruit.The Cara Cara was … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt | cookingontheweekends.com

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is -- but, it's also interesting and super delicious.Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason -- it's fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely … [Read more...]