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Ann Pittman

Recent Posts By Ann Pittman

Slushy Sippers: Strawberry Rosé Wine Slushies

Make mine a slushy, please! A wine slushy, that is. I guarantee you that on a hot afternoon or balmy evening, wine slushies are absolute perfection. They’re fantastically refreshing, stretch a modest bit of wine farther, and are chock-full of fruit. They taste like a virtuous fruit smoothie, but with a bit of a naughty edge … which is my idea […]

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4 Whole-Grain Flours You Really Need to Try in Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

I favor an approach that is different from what you’ll see just about anywhere. Instead of tiptoeing into whole-grain baking, using a small percentage of whole-grain flour with a larger amount of refined all-purpose, just go for it and go all in. I’ve found that bland all-purpose flour dilutes flavors, while nutty whole-grain flours amplify buttery, toasty, and chocolaty notes. […]

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Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

Although I adore rice, especially nutty whole-grain brown rice, there are times when I need something faster and want something less caloric. (A cup of cooked brown rice contains about 215 calories; an equal amount of cauliflower “rice” has about 25.) Cauli “rice” cooks lightning fast, too—you only need to sauté it for about three minutes—so it’s a great option […]

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

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 about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having a healthy meal […]

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Obsessed with Korean: The Mashups

As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It’s anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine.  Here for the last installment of this Korean food (and drink) series, I’ve […]

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Mad About Matcha: Matcha-Tahini Ice Cream

There’s something in the air … Can you feel it? No, it’s not spring fever. It’s matcha fever. Here we’ll share tasty, fun ways to put this hot ingredient to cool use. Matcha-Tahini Ice Cream We’ve been seeing a lot of sesame ice cream on social media, and, let’s be honest, drooling over the idea. And you know what? It’s […]

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Obsessed with Korean: The Drinks

As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It’s anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine.  If you want to have an authentic Korean dining experience, you […]

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Obsessed with Korean: The Banchan

As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It’s anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine.  A classic Korean meal has this wonderfully charming characteristic: lots and lots […]

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How to Make Crunchy Fried Grains

Ann Taylor Pittman shares her favorite technique from her new cookbook, Everyday Whole Grains, available now at bookstores and on Amazon.  This is my favorite discovery, my favorite technique in this book—and you’ll see it used in several of the recipes. Yes, as the recipe title indicates, I am deep-frying whole grains. Why? First off, don’t worry. If you keep the […]

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Local Everyday Whole Grains Cooking Class

If you live in or near Birmingham, Alabama (Cooking Light‘s hometown), I’ll be leading a cooking class in May featuring some of my favorite recipes from my new book, Everyday Whole Grains. Date: May 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 Location: Sur la Table at the Summit / Birmingham, AL Click here to register. Here’s a taste of what you’ll […]

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