Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan Recipe

Garlicky Coconut Gai Lan | cookingontheweekends.com

Gai Lan is Chinese Kale, commonly called Chinese Broccoli.  And the flavor reflects those names perfectly — slightly bitter like kale and slightly sweet like broccoli. At the Katie Chin book signing at Melissa’s produce, I was given a beautiful bundle of Gai Lan and immediately pictured it in a sauté pan, sizzling with a […]

Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups | cookingontheweekends.com

Delicious, pretty, refreshing and incredibly fun!  This is quite possibly the best summer hors d’oeuvre your guests will have ever had!  (In my humble opinion, of course.) If you choose to add the vodka, it’s like a sweet, edible cocktail. So cool. by

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what I think is so bizarre? White asparagus! I know, your thinking, “fascinating, Valentina.”  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating — or interesting, at the very least. by

Friday Flowers: Ceanothus and Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe

Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

How pretty would these Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrots be in the center of your Passover or Easter table? Very pretty!  Oh, and they’re very, very delicious! by

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe

Garlic-Onion Crispy Fingerling Potato Recipe  - Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a hurry all of the time.  Actually, I’ll be honest, I am in a hurry all of the time.  I’m always trying to fit as many things as I can into one day, and wishing for more hours all the while.  I know I’m not alone, so let’s do […]

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house. If you’re not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe. by

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

Smoky Cumin Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

This might just be the most comforting of all vegetarian comfort foods. I’m just going to cut to the chase today and tell you that this recipe is best described as creamy, crisp, earthy, rich, smoky, and sweet. by

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe

Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Spicy and and full of flavor, Crispy Garlic Ginger Baby Bok Choy is an addicting snack, a scrumptious side dish and would add perfectly to a menu celebrating the Chinese New Year! by

Smoky Grilled Red Onions (and introducing Not Ketchup)

Smoky Grilled Red Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

My mom seems to be a common theme in my posts lately.  Last week she starred in my Ginger-Citrus Pie post, and then over the weekend, it was her favorite burrito that inspired the Chocolate Chipotle Chili. “Double the onions.”  That’s a famous quote from my mom.  Whether she’s ordering pizza, Chicken Tikka, steak, or […]

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

People often ask me for restaurant suggestions.  And I always laugh because I have no idea where to send anybody!  (I guess people think I should know since I’m all about food and cooking.  Go figure.) I’d like to say it’s my two young boys that keep me and my husband from getting out much, […]

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