Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe

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Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture. You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the […]

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes: Caramelized Red Onion Asparagus Frittata, and then some. . .

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

I think the mere act of sitting down to a brunch can be as decadent as the food served. Never mind “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” I think brunch is the most important meal of the day!  However, it’s the one meal that nobody has regularly.  And it’s for exactly that […]

Friday Flowers: Butterfly Flowers and Summer Tomato Gazpacho

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . . . I’ve already showed off my dad’s tomato garden, and today’s Summer Tomato Gazpacho Recipe is inspired by my brother, who rarely eats anything that’s not grown on a local farm, or in his own backyard. by

Cannellini Bean-Tuna Salad Recipe with Lemon-Caper Balsamic Vinaigrette

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My sons are in a Lego phase. My husband’s in a rowing phase. And, my friends, I am in a Cannellini bean phase.  I know, it’s sort of funny.  The rowing, that is. ;-)    by

Roasted Grape Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

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I could not be more excited to share this recipe with you! Okay, remember the grapes we marinated in wine last week?  Well, if you haven’t eaten all of them, you can roast them (yup, you heard me right — roast them), to use in this amazing pasta sauce — along with their marinade! by

Spicy Kale Soup with Roasted Pepper and Tomato

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Yesterday when I went to buy some of my favorite chocolate bars, I was a bit distracted because of the “health food faire,” the grocery store was hosting. Not exactly what I want around me when I’m buying my chocolate! I did however manage to squeeze past the throng of fitness trainers, vitamin reps, and […]

Gluten-Free Potato Pancakes with Red Onion-Apple Compote

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  My mom and my aunt used to spend hours in the kitchen together making potato pancakes.  And I mean hours! I loved those hours! They’d grate and grate potatoes, fry and fry the pancakes, and talk and laugh — a lot! These cooking get-togethers usually took place around Hanukkah — and sometimes they happened […]

Winter Persimmon Salad with Honey Glazed Pistachios and Blue Cheese

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Did you know that just like a bowl of chili, a salad can also be a comfort food!?  It’s so true!  And this Winter Persimmon Salad is a perfect example. by

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

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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 […]

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

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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. by

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