Our Newest 5-Star Dinners

We enjoy hearing reader feedback on recipes, but what we like even more is when it’s 100 percent positive feedback. These main dishes are a few of our recent home runs that got some serious five star loving from those who tried them: This Vietnamese Pork Salad is like a deconstructed spring roll, but hearty enough to count as a main dish. What […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—June 13 – 17

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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Foods and Oils That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Steer clear of these disease-carrying pests without harmful chemicals. As we move into the warmer months of summer, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had. However, with outdoor fun comes the inevitable and inescapable presence of mosquitos. Whether you’re worried about contracting the ever-looming Zika virus or fearful of an itchy bug bite, it’s important to know the best […]

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Smart Shopping and Healthy Meal Planning with the Cooking Light Diet

When you’re on a tight budget, grocery shopping and meal planning often poses a challenge. And, as we all know, eating healthier foods can be quite expensive. Echoing that sentiment is Jessica Lynch, who just recently joined the Cooking Light Diet and asked this question in our Facebook group: Since success in slimming down depends heavily on decisions made at […]

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4 New Ways With Our Favorite Summer Food: Corn

Nothing is quite as satisfying about summer as biting into a steaming ear of fresh corn. When the weather gets warm, corn is abundant in every grocery store, farmers’ market, and roadside stand. While steaming and grilling are delicious classics, there’s many more ways to enjoy this flavorful veggie. Comforting and filling, this Creamy Corn Risotto is a great way […]

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3-Ingredient Avocado Lemonade Pops

This summer, we’ve created a seriously delicious series of 3-ingredient ice pop recipes. If you can imagine it, we’ve managed to make our favorite summer flavors even easier to enjoy by combining them, freezing them, and licking them for a cool slurpable treat. Check back each week as we reveal another pop. Let us know in the comments if you […]

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The Aperitif—It’s What’s Before Dinner

Summer is the season for these delightfully delicate drinks.  The purpose of an aperitif is to open the palate. Taking its name from the Latin verb aperire (“to open”), the aperitif is a light, dry premeal drink that serves to stimulate the appetite and ready one’s stomach for the food yet to come. Not too sweet and not too boozy, these beverages […]

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Good Food: Solstice Canyon Cardamom and Clove Almond Butter

By Kate Malin The unpasteurized almonds that go into Solstice Canyon almond butters travel all the way from Europe (the only place these almonds are available) in order to reach the discerning production team in Los Angeles, California. These fully raw, organic nuts are the base for all the nut butters that the small company makes, stone grinding each batch […]

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Crazy for Korean

The ingredients, books, and info you need to share in our most recent food infatuation.  Fish Sauce Yes, it’s used in Korean dishes, too, as a shortcut to umami. We love Red Boat. Koreatown Lively, recipe-driven required reading by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodboard. Cook Korean! Find this playful comic book of recipes by Robin Ha on shelves next month. […]

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Why Do You Bring Steak to Room Temp Before Cooking?

Q: Do I really need to bring steak to room temp before cooking it? A: The world of steak cookery is rife with absolutisms, and the funny thing is, most of them are either overly exaggerated or downright false. You must only flip your steak once (actually, flipping multiple times results in more evenly cooked meat with a better crust). […]

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