Five on Friday: Pie 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 delicious pies, and we’ve covered everything from pecan to peanut butter. 1. Clean No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie: If you’ve ever whirred a frozen banana in the food processor, you know it turns into delicious vegan ice cream. iFoodReal takes it one step further by adding peanut […]

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Our Beauty Editor’s Holiday Wish List: Styling Products

These ingenious options make heat styling a breeze. JOHN FRIEDA SALON SHAPE HOT AIR BRUSH Dry and smooth out your hair simultaneously with this heated brush. Two heat settings and built-in ionic technology keep frizz at bay. $40, johnfrieda.com REVLON SMOOTHSTAY STRAIGHTENER Heats in 30 seconds with 30 temperature settings to match your hair type and desired results. Titanium plates yield a […]

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Mad Delicious Lesson: The Secret to Light Dressings

Backing off on the oil not only helps control calories, it takes some of the oily “weight” off tender salad greens. Once you get the gist of this recipe for Mad Delicious Vinaigrette, featuring my secret ingredient called Mad X, you can modify and iterate like mad. Don’t just use this on salads, though. This vinaigrette can be warmed lightly […]

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SOS! Thanksgiving Edition: The 5 resources that will get you through any Turkey Day disaster

If Murphy’s Law is a real thing (and I’ve experienced several episodes that could confirm its existence), Thanksgiving might be the ultimate test. On the best of days,  Turkey Day menu-making is a well-choreographed dance that could rival some of Moscow’s finest ballerinas. It’s one part precision, one part pure luck. At least, in my opinion. For decades, I’ve watched my grandparents […]

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The FoodCorps Chronicle: Squash, a Magical Vegetable

By Lisa Halpin, FoodCorps service member in Putnam, Connecticut Every week I look forward to my Thursday afternoons, where I get to spend 45 minutes with Mrs. Martel’s Kindergarten class, a great group of brave taste testers who always greet me with smiles and cheers of ”Ms. Lisa is here!” As I walked into their class last week I carried […]

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Despite Study, Apps That Track Calories Still Makes Sense for Weight Loss

Can an calorie-tracking app on your phone help you lose weight? Not if you don’t use it — at least that’s the conclusion of a new study. Researchers recently looked at usage of the popular smart phone app MyFitnessPal, which tracks meals and calories and integrates with wearable fitness trackers like Jawbone’s UP band. They split 212 primary care patients […]

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Healthy Habits Challenge: Give Back to Your Community

It’s Tuesday night in the Cooking Light Test Kitchen, and 9-year-old Maurice stands atop a step stool, gently shaving carrots on a cutting board. Nearby, his father, Tony, is chopping tilapia fillets into bite-sized nuggets. Maurice, Tony, and several other families are taking part in a cooking skills program created by Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF), an urban farm in […]

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100-Calorie Chili Toppers

When you pack loads of veggies, fiber-rich beans, and lean meats into one big pot of simmering chili, you have a healthy dinner for several meals. Spoon it over quinoa or brown rice to add a serving of whole grains—but avoid too much cheese and sour cream on top. These six hearty, tasty combos will brighten up your chili routine […]

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Food Finds: Emily G’s Berbere and Turkey Chili

I am a sucker for the comfort classics, made the way I expect and hanker for. But there’s something exciting about playing with flavors and textures to create something completely original. That’s exactly what Emily G’s did. She took Berbere, an essential Ethiopian spice blend that typically includes ginger, paprika, cinnamon, turmeric and a variety of other spices and made an iconic […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—November 17-21

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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