Allison Long Lowery
Allison Lowery is the editor for CookingLight.com. Before jumping to the web, she worked in cookbook publishing for 10 years. Her love of eating translated into a love of cooking while studying in Italy during college. These days, her culinary adventures revolve around cooking with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.

Recent Posts By Allison Long Lowery

Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 8-12

Fall is in the air. OK, not really. It’s pretty sweltering down South, but Fall is on my mind, how about that. One thing is a sure bet: We’re all busy this time of year. Here’s a plan for next week using some of my favorite 5-ingredient Cooking Light recipes. You read that right. A short ingredient list means a short […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — May 26-30

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. This week, we’re ready to celebrate summer! Memorial Day has our grills on fire, but don’t forget about a plan for the rest of the week. The Plan […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — March 31-April 4

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. This week, we’re ready to celebrate a new month—April—with recipes from our latest issue. Who’s ready for more spring produce? Me! The Plan Monday: Shaved Asparagus Salad with Manchego […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — March 17 – 21

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. This week, we’re ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the early signs of spring. The Plan Monday: Beef and Guinness Stew or Hearty Beef and Stout Stew […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — January 27-31

Tick, tock, tick, tock. That’s the January clock winding down. Can you believe the month of resolutions and the vast array of marketing messages that surround it is almost over? How did you do? Are your pants fitting better? Can you run that mile a little faster? Well, if the answer is no, give yourself a break. Let’s get out […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — December 9 – 13

So the holidays are upon us. I for one am trying to keep my jingle bells ringing, but every year I let the fun of the season get reduced to action items on to-lists. One thing that’s first to slip: home-cooked weeknight meals. The cookies, party platter, and turkey are all planned for, but what’s for dinner tonight? For that […]

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Lighten Up, America! Photo Challenge Winners

We had an exciting variety of entries in our photo challenge honoring Allison Fishman Task’s new book Lighten Up, America! We asked you to share photos of your favorite regional dishes, and we picked a winner we think is overdue for a makeover. Congratulations to our winner, Jamie of Madison, Georgia, who submitted this mouthwatering photo and description of a […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — October 28-November 1

Love it or hate it, Halloween is here. I personally am in the “love it” camp and plan to enjoy every minute before Christmas music, lights, and lists clog my world. There’s no doubt that Halloween has gotten BIG, but it’s not big enough to slow down your work, school, and life schedule. This week will be busy, so a […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 9-13

School’s back in session, my white shoes are put away, and my family of 4 is back in full-on fall scheduling chaos. I can’t let my favorite moment of the day—sitting down to dinner with my family—get sidetracked, and a meal plan set out on Sunday night for the coming week is what keeps me in check. So, here’s another […]

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Ok, I’m Going to (Almost) Embrace the D-Word

I work for Cooking Light. We’re all about healthy, fresh, delicious food. We talk quinoa, summer tomatoes, smart portions, whole grains, and lean protein. We don’t talk diets. We don’t talk diets in our offices or even whisper about them in the corners of meeting rooms, much less on our pages or digital posts. But did you see Editor Scott […]

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