Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Delicious, fresh ahi Poke that’s little sweet, a little spicy and sits atop the perfect gluten-free crunch.  By the end of our week on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d asked every local I'd met what their favorite place to eat was.I promise you, this is how you will find the best, most authentic food! It's almost … [Read more...]

Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe -- A delicious blend of the nutty-like flavor of sesame, with the sweet and decadent chocolate morsels -- all in a soft cookie with crisp edges. It's dreamy!

A delicious blend of the nutty-like flavor of sesame, with sweet and decadent chocolate morsels -- all in a soft cookie with crisp edges.  It's dreamy!  Go to the mall?  Go to the beach? Or make cookies?My friend Aimée and I would always include these three things on our "possible-things-to-do-today" list, on a typical … [Read more...]

Tofu “Sashimi” Recipe

Tofu "Sashimi" Recipe  | cookingontheweekends.com

While I have an aversion to treating tofu like something it's not (i.e. the infamous Tofurky), I'm very happy to treat it like raw fish, like sashimi, if you will. Raw tofu sliced super thinly, doused in warm, spicy Asian flavors is absolutely divine!  A fresh basil leaf between each slice of tofu adds a pop of … [Read more...]

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe

Sesame Orange Steak Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- for me, creating a plate of food is often like creating a painting.  It's the fine art I've chosen in life.It began with a new, pretty golden-orange bowl and super flavorful, leftover steak. Next, varying shades of green, beautifully textured lettuce and vibrant, shiny … [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...]

Grilled Rib Eye Steak Marinated in Asian Spices and Korean Pear

Grilled-Rib-Eye-Steak-Marinated-in-Asian-Spices and Korean Pear | cookingontheweekends.com

You know how different art mediums can be applied in different ways?  For instance, you can apply paint to a canvas in fine strokes with a brush, or use a sponge to add texture.  You can paint on cement to get a rough effect or on silk for something totally different.As you know, food is my medium.Take a Korean … [Read more...]

Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Garlic Orange-Sesame Sauce

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Yesterday my super sweet six-year-old wasn't feeling his best so he stayed home from school. After spending an incredibly cozy morning on the couch under a blanket, reading books and watching TV, we decided to do some art. He used oil pastels to make this beautiful picture.  I love it!  Do you know what it is?  Come … [Read more...]