Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — July 21-25

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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5 on Friday: 5 American-Made Products You Need Right Now

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient.  

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Go Nuts! Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk continues to gain popularity as a delicious alternative to its dairy counterpart, and here at Cooking Light, we can’t help but get in on the trend. We’re drawn to its many health benefits—low in calories and carbs, no cholesterol or saturated fat—and we’ve fallen in love with its wonderfully nutty flavor. In our August issue, we shared the results […]

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Taste Test: The Best Sriracha Sauces

Balance is key for this complex Thai-style sauce. We tested 5 Sriracha hot chili sauces. All had 150mg of sodium or less per teaspoon. These brands are good store-bought options to have on hand. For fun, you could make your own.

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World Cup 2014: The Grand Finale

It’s here. The final showdown. The big kahuna. The game that the whole world stops to watch. Emotionally speaking, I’m like a child who just got the puppy I’ve always wanted…only to find out I’m impossibly allergic to canines. Life—it’s a mixed bag, folks. You see… this game, this Beautiful Game, only comes along once every four years. It’s not like […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — July 14-18

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less. The Plan Monday: Black Bean Burgers with Sriracha Aioli and Greek Cucumber Salad Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic Wednesday: Ancho Pork Medallions and Tomato […]

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World Cup Continues: Battle for 3rd Place

Have you ever had a job that you really, really hated? You know the one—terribly long hours that drag on and on, mindlessly arduous work, passably intelligent coworkers, and a boss that no one in their right mind would even assume is human, but rather an incarnation of the unholiest evils more insane than a Canadian mayor. [Lightbulb goes off in […]

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Walmart Launches Organic Food Line, Promises to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

No one wants pesticides and antibiotics creeping into their dinner. But organic food is expensive! Sometimes it’s double the amount of their non-organic counterparts. Organic foods cost more because they require more labor and more expensive supplies to produce. But the huge organic demand also raises prices; organic sales have been steadily increasing each year and are expected to reach […]

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What to Do With 54 Pounds of Blackberries?

We have a joke at our farm, specifically describing my husband’s excitement for anything outdoors, his work ethic, and his hunger to grow: “Why do, when you can overdo?” Staring at my inky-purple stained fingertips as I type, it’s evident this applies to our ever-expanding blackberry patch. I’m just about outdone. I’ve been picking more than any Peter and his peck […]

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Help Your Kids Be Sun Smart During Summer’s Hottest Days

The sun is out, and it’s that glorious season of dripping cherry popsicles and watermelon wedges by the lake. One of our favorite sunscreen companies, Coppertone, is making it safer to become a summer fun champion, especially for the little ones. They recently launched a campaign to encourage parents to apply sunscreen more frequently. Tips for Becoming a Sun-Savvy Role […]

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