Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

Melon Pesto Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Melon Pesto Proscuitto Salad -- A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!

A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!My boys (10 & 12), like to watch Food Network Star. So we all watch and it's become one of our "family shows."  :-) Do you watch?The idea for this unique, delicious recipe came to me … [Read more...]

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Delicate and soft with a slight crunch to it, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more delicious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.

Delicate & soft with a slight crunch, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more scrumptious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.  It's an ideal gluten-free, vegan entrée.  Let's face it, a Spaghetti Squash is so bizarre!  Right!?  It's easy to cook and it tastes delicious -- but it falls into strings when it's cooked for … [Read more...]

Summer Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Summer Squash Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

This meal is beautiful, comforting, full of delicious summer flavors, and came together for a few simple reasons . . . .First -- and by far the most interesting -- my husband, who's been a Vegetarian (Pescatarian, really), for the past twenty-one years, was craving meatballs and suddenly and without warning, … [Read more...]

Sausage Omelet-Filled Poblano Chile Pepper Recipe

Sausage-Pesto Omelet Filled Poblano Chile Pepper Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Though I really like to keep my focus on delicious food and cooking here, today I'll share that lately I've been consumed with worry about some people in my life who I care deeply for.  One who isn't well physically, one who isn't well mentally, and then of course, those around them who are suffering as a result of … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

There are a handful of foods I like to have at the ready at all times:  cooked rice, homemade salad dressing, compound butters, cookie dough, and pesto -- just to name a few.This is a thick, spicy and slightly sweet pesto that's amazingly delicious . . . on everything!  Which is exactly why it should be "at the … [Read more...]

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe

Spicy Quinoa Pesto Bites Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

As you know, if you've been following my recipes for a while, I always try to use the freshest, healthiest ingredients whenever possible.  I taste and experiment with new healthy foods all the time, but they must also be delicious for me to want to cook with them.  Fortunately hundreds of healthy foods are incredibly … [Read more...]

Risotto Cake Recipe

Risotto Cakes - the perfect use of leftover risotto! | Cooking On The Weekends

When you make risotto you should do one of two things: 1), don't make so much that you create leftovers, or 2), my preference, plan to make risotto cakes the next day. Risotto should be served immediately -- right out of the pan.  When it's spooned onto a plate, it will sort of fall into place.  It's a creamy, loose … [Read more...]

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't take vitamins.  (GASP -- I really hope my mom isn't reading this!)I do however, eat vitamins.You know how I've been so into my new cookbook from Melissa's Produce, 50 Best Plants on the Planet?  Well not only am I now eating cilantro and blackberries by the bucket-full, but Swiss chard has completely … [Read more...]