Cauliflower Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

“No fuss and no regrets” is my weeknight dinner motto. That’s why I love the slow cooker so much. To me, slow-cooker recipes and busy weeknights go hand-in-hand. With protein-packed chickpeas, nutrient-rich veggies, and bold flavors of coconut and curry, this delicious, hearty stew rings in at less than 250 calories per serving. I serve mine over quinoa, but any […]

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Three Ways to Enjoy Matcha

Matcha, a stone-ground Japanese green tea, has recently been gaining some well-deserved attention. But how does it differ from a mug of steeped tea? It comes down to its production, and, therefore, its consumption. Because the green tea leaves are consumed in their entirety, matcha drinkers benefit from a more powerful source of antioxidants. In fact, you would need to drink at least 10 cups of brewed green tea […]

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Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

  Crispy tater tots—a childhood favorite that still catches my eye every time I see it pop up on a restaurant menu. While the inner child in me would love to order a side of those little bites of potatoey goodness, my adult, health-aware self tells me (kindly) to back away. Luckily for me, I’ve found a way to get […]

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Mad Delicious Lesson: Silky Delicious Roast Cabbage

On a recent visit to Birmingham, Alabama, I stumbled into Yeh Man Caribbean restaurant, where I was greeted by a relaxed dude and the perfume of curry. “For someone who looks lost, you sure know how to order,” he said. I sat with my oxtails, rice, and distractingly delicious Jamaican-style cabbage, wondering why cabbage was not more a part of […]

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Ice, Ice, Baby: Ice Block 101

A big ice block in the middle of your punch bowl can be as impressive-looking as it is functional. They’re perfect for parties as they melt more slowly than individual cubes, cooling the punch while only gradually diluting. For a flawless block, be sure to consider: Shape: Try a sphere for a round punch bowl. Circular Tupperware makes a great […]

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How to Make Cauliflower “Rice”

  While whole grains are a beneficial part of any healthy lifestyle, some days you need to pack a little more veg into your diet. And while I love whipping up a hearty rice bowl, this fun twist is not only a delicious substitute, but also it serves as the foundation for many delicious cauliflower-based recipes. With a quick and easy technique […]

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Glorious cauliflower. The new kale? Perhaps. The new quinoa? Maybe. Or, could it be that this superstar veg has passed the food trend phase and is here to stay? With a nutritious, low-calorie profile, the vegetable once known as “bland” has taken on one of the most versatile roles in the food world. From mashing to roasting to baking and […]

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Taco Lovers, Rejoice!

The trend: big-time chefs launching modern Mexican joints with the tastiest tacos this side of the Rio Grande. Last fall, Sean Brock opened Minero in Charleston, while John Besh and Aarón Sánchez rolled out Johnny Sánchez in NOLA. Alex Stupak’s Empellón Al Pastor in Manhattan has earned huge raves. Now the world waits to see what comes of Danish überchef […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — March 2-6

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. The Plan […]

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Five on Friday: Chocolate Recipes with our Bloggers’ Connection

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Blogger Connection. This month’s theme is chocolate-filled treats, and these five finds don’t disappoint. 1. Pain au Chocolat: With its dark chocolate center and gorgeous chocolate drizzle, this croissant-style pastry is perfect for brunch. As a plus, Kumquat‘s version is gluten-free, though you’d never suspect it […]

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