Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chile Oil

Purple Sweet Potato--Soup with Spicy Chile Oil | cookingontheweekends.com

 This soup is really this color.  It’s this purple, this bright, and this beautiful. The purple of these Stokes Sweet Potatoes only becomes deeper and more intense when they’re cooked.  And the color varies slightly depending on the type of preparation.  When we made the Chile-Lemon Purple Sweet Potato Fries, for example, after roasting with […]

Avocado, Beet and Pixie Tangerine Salad Recipe

Avocado, Beet and Pixie Tangerine Salad Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Like this salad, I’m going to keep it simple today. This morning I took advantage of having a gorgeous avocado, a few vibrant Ojai Pixies from Melissa’s Produce, and beautiful roasted beets in my kitchen.  I thought their colors would be stunning together on a bright white plate., and I knew their flavors and textures […]

Honey Jalapeño Citrus Salad Recipe

Honey Jalapeño Citrus Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Okay, so maybe it’s more a stack of citrus, than it is a salad.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s beautiful and bursting with the fresh sweet, tangy flavors of seasonal winter citrus. by

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

People often ask me for restaurant suggestions.  And I always laugh because I have no idea where to send anybody!  (I guess people think I should know since I’m all about food and cooking.  Go figure.) I’d like to say it’s my two young boys that keep me and my husband from getting out much, […]

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops | Cooking On The Weekends

Since I pretty much stick to food talk around here, you might not know that beneath my Chef’s hat, I’m always wearing my Mommy hat.  It goes on first. Yesterday was a big Mommy day. by

Rosemary Mushroom Soup

Rosemary Mushroom Soup | Cooking On The Weekends

Blankets, sweaters, hot cocoa, and soup. These are just a few of the things I love about this time of year. It always amazes me how my desires change as the seasons do.  (Human nature, I know. ;-)) Just as I’m so ready for fresh fruit salsas and the hot sun when summer approaches, I’m […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tomatillo Shrimp Ceviche

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How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting — for fear you might not. Today however, I’m going to teach you something you might not know — and if you don’t, I know you’ll love the little lesson! by

Friday Flowers: Begonias and Puréed Corn Soup Recipe with Adobo Sauce

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A dear friend of mine is going through a very hard time. Here’s what I do:  I try to be there, listen, and cook.  Of course I cook. by

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