CFB Week 2: West Coast Showdown and Guac Burgers

Ah, the sweet smell of tanned leather is in the air again. Week 1 is officially in the books, and we now all know why it was worth the wait. Pretenders were cast aside. Contenders proved… nothing (only the first game, folks!). Hyperbole was liberally applied to teams like Georgia, Southern Cal, and Texas A&M, and ridiculous plays were made. […]

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Fit Foodie: What to Eat Before & After a Workout

Calories burned are calories earned, right? Cooking Light and Health magazines are gearing up for the Fit Foodie 5K Race, a fun-filled weekend celebration of food and fitness. A portion of the event’s profits will go to the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases. The next race in this series takes place in Austin, Texas, […]

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Eating Whole30: Week 4

Praise be, the final days of our Whole30 are upon us. Victory is [about to be] ours. The team is staying motivated through this final stretch by keeping eyes on the prize(s) and remembering what we have to look forward to post-Whole30. For example, our bodies painfully rejecting the foods we’ve so been looking forward to eating for the past […]

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Put a Fresh Face Forward

Budget-friendly exfoliators can give you a brighter outlook. 1 Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Scrub Microbeads gently clear blemishes while raspberry and cranberry help boost collagen and reduce the appearance of pores. $6.50 2 NIP + FAB Glycolic Scrub Fix This exfoliator combines microfine scrubbers with glycolic and salicylic acids to increase cell turnover and minimize fine lines. $10 3 St. Ives […]

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Eat More Fish with Tips from 12 Healthy Habits Hero, Lyf Gildersleeve

Despite the “eat more fish” push from healthy-eating advocates and nutrition researchers, Americans are eating less seafood each year, while red meat and poultry consumption climb. Does it matter? Well, it very well might. The primary fats in fish have been shown to protect the body against heart disease, reduce blood pressure and inflammation, and possibly lessen your chances of […]

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Fresh Right Now: Yellow Wax Beans

Some may tell you yellow wax beans taste just like green beans—heresy! Their unique grassy flavor is one of summer’s distinct delights. Plus, these translucent, supersmooth pods need no stringing. In our salad (next page), their flavor is mild but doesn’t disappear against peppery radishes, pungent blue cheese, salty bacon, or tangy buttermilk dressing. These beans are at their peak […]

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Today’s Special: Marinated Beet Salad with Chef Josh Habiger

Beets have become a hugely popular, ubiquitous item on restaurant menus. But just because they’re a hearty root veggie doesn’t mean they don’t need careful treatment: They can run the gamut from steamed and bland to deliciously roasty and caramelized. “Well-roasted beets can be eye-opening,” chef Josh Habiger says. “A lot of chefs use beets as a really colorful ingredient […]

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Sweet Summer Corn Ice Cream

It is undeniably corn season, and for that we should rejoice. We have a divine recipe for Corn Risotto, which I had the opportunity to taste in our Test Kitchen last year. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water — fresh-from the stalk corn, garlic, onion, red peppers, and a generous serving of butter. I could gush forever about it. […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 1-5

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 for which you’ve prepared it. The […]

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Three Steps to a Better Blow-Dry

Frizz can turn your summer ‘do from fab to frazzled. Here’s help. STEP 1: SQUEEZE, NOT RUB “After you shampoo and condition, don’t rub your hair with a towel—this causes frizz,” says Jenny Balding, hairstylist at New York’s Cutler salon. “Instead, squeeze-dry gently to lessen drying time.” Hair should be at least 30% dry before you whip out the dryer. […]

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