Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips - Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and absolutely packed with delicious flavors!

A most excellent vegetarian side dish or snack, these Oven Baked Zucchini Chips are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with delicious flavors!If you're starving, scroll to the bottom to jump to the recipe. :-) If you've been hanging out on Cooking On The Weekends for a while, you probably know that I … [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...]

Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti Recipe

Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti Recipe -- Lovely. There's simply no better way to describe Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti.

Lovely.  There's simply no better way to describe Meyer Lemon-Thyme Spaghetti.The little lemon tree that could.When we moved into our house almost 8 years ago we transplanted a little Meyer lemon tree, which had not yet produced any lemons.  The next year we got two lemons, and every year since we've gotten about … [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...]

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...]

Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

Spicy Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

This meatless stew is as hearty as the next one, and as delicious as they come!  It's packed with tender vegetables in a rich blend of spices and tomatoes -- you will devour every last bite!Just as there are trends for jeans people are wearing, there are trends for the sort of foods people are cooking and … [Read more...]

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Delicate and soft with a slight crunch to it, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more delicious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.

Delicate & soft with a slight crunch, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more scrumptious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.  It's an ideal gluten-free, vegan entrée.  Let's face it, a Spaghetti Squash is so bizarre!  Right!?  It's easy to cook and it tastes delicious -- but it falls into strings when it's cooked for … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower “Steak” with Orange-Basil Butter

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Orange-Basil Butter - Juicy, hearty and crazy delicious!

This cauliflower is juicy, crispy, hearty and unbelievably delicious!First, there was my Tofu "Sashimi" that didn't have a raw fish anywhere near it.I then presented a Red Lentil Hummus that -- while delicious -- was without chickpeas, and therefore isn't a true hummus.Today, it's this amazing (and I mean … [Read more...]

Smoky Red Lentil “Hummus” Recipe

Smoky Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus -- This is an earthy dip full of warm flavors. Perfect for fall!

Creamy, rich and smooth like hummus, this dip is full of earthy, warm flavors and is perfect for fall.Where I live in Los Angeles -- the Santa Monica mountains are on one side of me and the ocean is on the other.  I know I'm fortunate to be surrounded by all of this beauty.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the … [Read more...]