Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Cooking Light - Jan/Feb 2007

The latest issue of Cooking Light arrived last week, and here's what caught my eye:

Main Course:
Escarole with Bacon and White Beans
Smoked Cheese Pasta Bake My Review!
Chicken Tagine with Lemon and Olives My Review!
Rosemary-Scented Lentils and Sausage
Pork and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Cashew Rice
Fig and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Beef with Spicy Cocoa Gravy
Falafel Pitas My Review!
Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme
Cumin-Dusted Chicken Breasts with Guacamole Sauce My Review!
Barley Risotto with Roasted Winter Vegetables My Review!
Fettuccini Alfredo (I may have made this back when it originally came out....can't remember) My Review!

Chunky Red Dal Soup My Review!
Smokey Barbecue Chili
Dal with Ghee, Cumin and Mustard Seeds

Mudslide Cookies

Well, that's it. I have the Cumin-Dusted Chicken Breasts and the Barley Risotto planned for this week and I will post as soon as we try them.

I only made 3 recipes from last month's issue so far, but I don't try to cook my way through an issue the way I did at one time, I cook based on whatever sounds good at the moment, what fits with what we already have on hand, and what fits our budget. Things that looked great at the time I made my list, may not grab my interest until sometime much later on, or I may never make it, no matter how good it sounds. What can I say, I'm fickle..........

Any other CL fans want to share what they'd like to cook from this current issue? Just send me and email or leave a comment and I'll include a link here.


  1. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Fettuccini Alfredo became a standard for me. Now I will need to see what the difference is in this version.

  2. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Hi Alysha! I just got my issue tonight and have a list made. I'll be editing it to categorize and add links later--right now my bed is calling!
    Some of the recipes caught both of our eyes--I'll be looking for any reviews you have.

    As I'm only cooking for one and am still adjusting to a tighter budget, I don't expect to get anywhere near through my list, but I'll give it a shot!

  3. Jennifer - I doubt that I've ever made all the recipes that catch my eye. Partly it's because some of the recipes are not things that I'd cook on a regular basis - like a cake. Still, it's nice to make a list and then be able to look back on it later.

    I hear you on the budget thing. I'm finding it very hard to keep to the budget I set up, even though I've cut out a lot of snacky stuff! It's a challenge!

  4. Anonymous - According to the magazine, the new version uses butter instead of margarine, 1% milk instead of FF and 1/3-less fat cream cheese instead of processed light cream cheese. Sounds good to me! I appreciate that they are going back and updating some old favorites to reflect cooking today.

  5. Anonymous11:47 PM

    Well, I'm off to a good start! I made one recipe today--I'll review tomorrow or Saturday. I also realized I have ingredients to make at least 2 or 3 recipes.
    I'm about to start stocking my freezer! :)

  6. Hi Jennifer. I've made one and have another on the menu for this weekend. Isn't it fun to stock the freezer?! :)