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...]

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

Lime-Shallot Purple Asparagus Recipe

A 15-minute beautiful and delicious, spring and summer vegetarian side dish.Purple asparagus.  Did you expect it to be a vibrant green beneath it's purple-reddish exterior?  It's beautiful inside and out.One of my favorite things to do on Cooking On The Weekends is simply to celebrate the beauty of food.  I … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

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Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Citrus Salad with Quinoa Crisps

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Perhaps it's the way I'm wired -- with my huge sweet tooth and all -- but I think any vegetable that's caramelized is amazingly delicious.Depending on the vegetable, roasting it at a very high temperature and bringing all of its natural sugars to the surface can turn it into something almost as sweet as candy.  … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Pasilla Mushroom Squash Gratin with Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco and Crema Mexicana

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.The new year is off to a fantastic start for Cooking on The Weekends!  As a food blogger, one of the best things that can happen is when a brand you already know and love wants to work with you.  I'm super excited to … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven-Roasted French Fries: A Photographic Guide

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Do you love French fries?  Me too.Wanna make them today?  Me too.Yet, do you want to make a big pot of oil super hot and risk making a big greasy mess?  Me neither!Not only are oven roasted French fries mess-free, they're also very easy to make and they're absolutely just as delicious as those dunked in … [Read more...]

Ginger-Carrot Soba Noodles


Are “spiralized” vegetables to the food world what “bedazzled” shirts are to the clothing world? The word “bedazzle” is funny.  Right?  Are you with me?   And then there’s the “bedazzler” (yes, this makes me giggle, too) — which you need if you’re to bedazzle anything! Still a little funny to me, though not quite as … [Read more...]

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

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There's Cream of Mushroom Soup and then there's Creamy Mushroom Soup.Both are delicious, but the Creamy Mushroom Soup is made sans cream -- though you'd never know it.  Never.The super creamy texture comes from the puréeing process, which is best achieved in a powerful blender.  This, plus the earthy flavor of … [Read more...]

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato French Fries

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries |

I love strolling through a Farmer's Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors.  Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples -- and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple! A couple of years ago I was introduced to -- and proceeded to fall in love with -- the … [Read more...]