Wasabi Glazed-Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Wasabi Glazed Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

What's not to love?Here’s why this recipe is so loveable . . . The Ahi is slightly warm and peppery on the outside and refreshing and cool on the inside. The wasabi glaze is spicy, sweet, rich and perfectly smooth — all at ounce.  It’s truly a bite that will satisfy every desire your palate may have.And … [Read more...]

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe

Ponzu-Marinated Watermelon Cucumber Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The first time I laid eyes on these Watermelon Cucumbers from Melissa's Produce, I thought they were teeny-tiny watermelons.  (Go figure.)  At first glance they're super cute -- and when you take a closer look, maybe even slice one in half, they're truly exquisite.  A more vibrant green inside than other cucumber … [Read more...]

A One-Pan-Meal! Soy and Honey Glazed Tofu, Broccoli and Rice


When people ask me what I share on this blog, I usually respond with:I celebrate cooking and the beauty of food.It's where I cook creative and comforting food for casual entertaining.It's where we add "coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper" -- not simply "salt and pepper."  (Please, don't … [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...]

How to Make Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs

Chinese Marbled Eggs

Easter eggs?  Well traditional Easter eggs they're not . . . but how cool would these eggs be on your Easter table? I will tell you:  just as cool as my Beet Pickled Eggs.  Both are beautiful and delicious, so I say make the two of them and totally wow your guests.All around China, these Marbled Tea Eggs are a … [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...]

Braised Pork Ribs with Apple Ginger Soy Sauce


I like the feel of a warm bowl of food.  It's comforting, just like a cup of hot tea or coffee.I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Sometimes my favorite type of dinner "party" is a few friends on my sofas, in our sweats, with warm bowls of yummy food in our hands.And for dessert, there might just be a … [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...]