Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

New culinary word or the day: alcaparrado.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn't either, until a few days ago when I read a Cuban recipe in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. Alcaparrado is a mix of pimento-stuffed olives, capers and raisins.  This blend of deliciousness is typically found in a rich, hearty cuban stew called … [Read more...]

Smoky Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Roulade Recipe

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Who doesn't love a crispy, juicy breaded piece of chicken!?  (A rhetorical question -- I want to think you all love it!)With two gluten-free eaters in my house, I'm always looking for new and creative ways to do this without bread.  I have two super delicious, favorite recipes -- the one posted here (obviously), … [Read more...]

Spiced Tortilla Chip Crusted Pork Chop Recipe with Avocado-Lime Sauce {Gluten-Free}

Spiced Tortilla Chip Crusted Pork Chop Recipe with Avocado-Lime Sauce | cookingontheweekends.com

My youngest son goes to his art class twice a week.  It's a long class, and it's full with friends he goes to school with, two of which are his best friends who sit on either side of him.The scene looks like a party -- one that he might have planned himself.  Though when I enter the art studio, he's in his own … [Read more...]

Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I'm just going to get right to it today.Melissa's Produce sent me a bag of Shirataki Noodles to try.  I had never had them before so I was super excited to work with them.  (You know how I get with new and interesting ingredients!)  Well it turns out that I love these noodles.I am loving them for several … [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 . . . … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Basil Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

In some places around the globe you can see the seasons change. From leaves that are stunningly red when the weather cools, to bare trees, to the sun shining through the clouds, and to striking, colorful blooms and intense heat.In Los Angeles where I live -- other than the Liquid Amber trees in my neighborhood -- … [Read more...]

Swiss Chard Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe – It’s Not What You’d Think

Vegetarian Chard Lasagna Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Coming from a family of gardeners, you'd think I'd have a green thumb.   Well, I don't.  My thumb, if you will, is somewhere between brown and olive green -- at best.Fortunately my family lives close by, and I have wonderful neighbors, who all have bright green thumbs, and they invite me in to "shop" in their … [Read more...]

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe

Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

My cousin laughed the other day when I asked her if she'd like any citrus.  I could have been more specific I suppose, but at the moment, in my mind, citrus may as well be its own food group! … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what's awesome about risotto?Among other things, you can flavor it any way you desire to suit whatever food craving you might be having.  Once you learn how to make risotto -- a technique for cooking Arborio rice -- you can throw in whatever delicious ingredients you want, and the rice will soak up those … [Read more...]

Broiled Cilantro Chimichurri Dover Sole Recipe

Cilantro | Cooking On The Weekends

Since learning from my new favorite cookbook, 50 Best Plants on the Planet, that cilantro is one of the top five most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet, I love it even more!Over the weekend I made a huge amount of my Cilantro Chimichurri, and I've been enjoying it on everything this week.  I mixed it into … [Read more...]