Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad’s beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more? by

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what’s awesome about risotto? Among other things, you can flavor it any way you desire to suit whatever food craving you might be having.  Once you learn how to make risotto — a technique for cooking Arborio rice — you can throw in whatever delicious ingredients you want, and the rice will soak […]

How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting — for fear you might not. Today however, I’m going to teach you something you might not know — and if you don’t, I know you’ll love the little lesson! by

Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe

Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I’m in.  Deep in, my friends. Deep into my cannelloni bean phase, that is!  Oh yes, it’s on! First we cooked the beans, then we made that super scrumptious salad, and today I’m serving up this amazing vegetarian comfort food dish with them.  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!  by

Savory Mushroom Polenta Cake {Gluten-Free}

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This side dish or main course will absolutely satisfy you, just as a serving of steak and potatoes would! I should know because I happen to be someone who loves meat and potatoes!  This Mushroom Polenta Cake is intensely flavorful and extremely hearty.  And believe it or not, this dish is both vegetarian and gluten-free! […]

Smoky Tomato Fish Stew

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I want to clarify something . . .  comfort foods do not have to be rich and heavy! Comfort foods can also be light, refreshing, and healthy!  No question about it! My comfort food of choice varies from day to day really.  One day, my comfort food could be a super yummy salad, the next […]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple-Sweet Potato Soup with Shallot “Croutons”

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I was thrilled when my friend Cathy of What Would Cathy Eat invited me to participate in her Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge! Cathy’s challenge is all about making an amazingly delicious Thanksgiving feast, without a lot of fat and salt. I did it!  Well, not the whole feast, but a delicious first course of Apple Yam […]

Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta Recipe

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One of the reasons I love cool, foggy weather is that I feel like I have a free pass to “get cozy” at home.   I really love a fire in the fireplace, blankets on the sofa, and — most of all — cooking really delicious comfort foods! This recipe is, to the best of my […]

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