Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli | cookingontheweekends

I loved family dinner parties at my grandparents’ house. My perception as a little girl, was that my grandparents were fancy. No matter what the occasion, Christmas Eve or a typical weekend evening, the table was set much like that in the upstairs dining room in Downton Abbey. Okay, so my grandparents didn’t use a […]

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 […]

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I never know what to call something like this, other than a “burger.”  The truth is though, in my humble opinion a burger is a sandwich that includes a bun, cooked meat, and usually other ingredients such as cheese, onion, tomatoes, etc.  That said, it simply doesn’t sound as delicious to call this a vegetarian […]

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

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 […]

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, […]

DAY ONE: IDAHO POTATO HARVEST TOUR & Roasted Poblano Idaho Yukon Gold Potato Soup Recipe

DAY ONE: IDAHO POTATO HARVEST TOUR and Roasted Poblano Roasted Idaho Yukon Gold Potato Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Scroll to the bottom of this post if you’re in a hurry to get to the recipe — though I hope you’ll take your time to get to know Idaho with me! What do you get when some fantastic folks from the Idaho Potato Commission get together with a small group of food bloggers, food […]

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