Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Bok Choy Shitake Mushroom Gratin Recipe

This vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin is absolutely lovely for Easter, or any other celebration.When you invite a crowd, there will almost always be someone who has special dietary needs.  And I want to make those guests just as happy as everyone else!And guess what?  In one fell … [Read more...]

Vermouth Whole Roasted Onions Recipe

Whole Roasted Onions -- When you slow roast whole onions, they turn from raw, firm and sharp, to sweet, soft, and aromatic.

When you slow roast whole onions, they turn from raw, firm and sharp to sweet, soft, and aromatic.  It’s day 8 in the hospital for my dad, in the ICU.  Hence my absence since the Greek Lasagna, when I told you he was just wheeled into surgery. Since I’m filling you in on this, you should know that my dad is a guy who, … [Read more...]

Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu Recipe

Garlic-Ginger Vegetable Baked Tofu Recipe -- This super tasty Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu is one of the most hearty and satisfying vegan dishes ever!

This super tasty Ginger-Garlic Vegetable Baked Tofu is one of the most hearty and satisfying vegan, gluten-free dishes ever!If you’ve been reading Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you know I love to cook and eat just about everything — from light salads and chocolaty cakes, to fresh seafood and cheesy casseroles -- … [Read more...]

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa Recipe -- This super healthy, hearty side dish or main course is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!

This super healthy, vegan, gluten-free side dish or main course of Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa, is absolutely exploding with flavors that will keep you coming back for more!We are always on the hunt for fabulous restaurants with a lot of gluten-free options for my my 13-year-old son who has Celiac Disease.  Our … [Read more...]

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are THE pepper of the 2017!If you want to hang with the popular peppers, the Shishito is the current leader.I had the best time at a media event at Melissa's Produce the other day, for a sneak peak at the produce trends for 2017. I have so many fun and exciting things to share with you about it, … [Read more...]

Vegan Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe

Vegan Jalapeno Creamed Corn Recipe -- This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream!

This is possibly the most comforting and delicious corn side dish ever -- it's sweet, slightly spicy, and it's as creamy as can be without any cream! As we are in the last few days of 2016, I'm craving comfort food more and more.Perhaps it's because I've been reading the news every day.  (UGH!!)  Or perhaps it's … [Read more...]

Coconut Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe

Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe -- In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!

In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, the rich and creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!As I've told you before, my recipe inspiration comes from all over -- anything from the produce that’s in season and the temperature outside, to the mood I’m in and flavors I’m … [Read more...]

Watermelon Sorbet & The Best Summer Watermelon Recipes

Summer Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Nothing says summer more than juicy, cold watermelon!  This sorbet is a sweet, refreshing way to celebrate the warm weather, along with an array of other delightful and delicious watermelon dishes -- from salads to cake!Easiest Ever Three-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe This dessert is somewhere between ice cream … [Read more...]

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey-Mustard

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing -- Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course.

Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course. When my friends at Melissa's Produce sent me a sample of the ever-so-stunning Dragon Tongue Beans, I wondered if I should use them in the kitchen, or simply set them out in a pretty bowl for display.  Dragon … [Read more...]