Red Quinoa Crisps Recipe

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This is not what you think!  Here's the thing, not everybody enjoys quinoa.  (GASP!)  I think I'm going to change those folks today, though.  You see I've found a way to raise quinoa to another level.  A superior level.  I've always liked quinoa, but I must say, using this cooking technique I'm going to show you, I now … [Read more...]

Introducing Sumo Citrus

Introducing Sumo Tangerines | Cooking On The Weekends

Sumo Citrus has a thick, bumpy, often dirty rind and a funny knob on top -- however, you should never judge citrus by its skin.You see beneath the seemingly tough rind, is a seedless, delicate, unbelievably juicy fruit -- and it's quite possibly the sweetest citrus I've ever tasted. … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie Recipe


I exercise simply because I feel I should.  I don't love it.  On a good day, I like it.I trail run a few times a week, for about twenty minutes (tops!).I'm incredibly lucky to have the Santa Monica Mountains as my neighbor.  It's on a trail in these mountains where I run, and it's the beautiful  scenery that … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes


This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it's an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It's all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . .I can't use a tomato without thinking of my dad's tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about -- well, they're just below my mom and their … [Read more...]

Avocado Zucchini Bread Recipe With Olive Oil


You know I love avocados, right?  I love them with a bit of sea salt and a spoon. I love them in salads, salsas, and sandwiches, too.  What's not to love?Well, lately avocados have been turning up in all sorts of unexpected recipes:  brownies, cakes, cookies, to name a few.  I wasn't really sold on this idea.  At … [Read more...]

Tempeh Wild Rice Pesto “Burger” Recipe


On our first date, my now-husband told me he was a vegetarian.I am someone who's extremely passionate about food -- all food - and I wondered if his dietary choice would be a deal breaker!  He then said that he eats fish, dairy products, and eggs (a "Pesco" Vegetarian, if you will). Phew! I really, really liked … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp


Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know.Hibiscus flowers remind me of … [Read more...]

Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe

Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole | Cooking On The Weekends

I can't get enough of avocados in the summertime!  I absolutely love them -- on their own, in salads, avocado fries, and of course, in a guacamole recipe!The key to making fantastic guacamole is starting with fantastic avocados! And I have a new avocado find I'm excited to tell you about!  Paradise Grove Avocados!  … [Read more...]

A July 4th Recipe! Pomegranate Berry Popsicles and Cocktails


I've just about survived our first week of summer. I've only signed my boys up for a couple weeks of camp here and there, but for the most part, they'll be hanging with me.I think that it's so important for me to soak them up while I can.  I know it's a cliche, but . . . it all goes by so fast! My five-year-old has … [Read more...]

Spinach Kale Pesto Recipe


When I was growing up, my parents grew beautiful basil in their garden.  (And they still do.)  So naturally, my mom made a ton of beautiful basil pesto!  It became a tradition to have the pesto on English muffins topped with thick slices of sweet, heirloom tomatoes (also from their garden).  This yummy dinner tradition … [Read more...]