Cooking Light -- July 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's time for the July issue of Cooking Light magazine! Here are the highlights:

Building Better, Lighter Burgers (p. 116) – The great American burger has been gaining weight like a cartoon sumo wrestler lately. In fast-food restaurants and fancy restaurants alike, it’s all about super-duper-sizing. It’s time to reclaim America’s national food for folks who want to grill a juicy, delicious, and satisfying burger that is plenty big enough, but fits into a healthy diet too.

Cooking Light has created burgers perfect for summer grilling that won’t derail your healthy eating. Recipes include:

• Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers
• Salmon Burgers
• Spicy Poblano Burgers with Pickled Red Onions and Chipotle Cream
• Turkey Burgers with Roasted Eggplant
Lamb Burgers with Indian Spices and Yogurt-Mint Sauce

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts – Headed out on a road trip this summer?  You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that you can make a pit stop at McDonald’s, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts and many other fast food restaurants and make a healthy breakfast choice.

Feed 4 For Less Than $10 (p. 174) – Using seasonal ingredients in these economical summer meals, you can feed a family of four for under $10 total.

Recipes include: 
• Penne with Pistachio Pesto and White Beans ($1.85 per serving)
• Braised Chicken Thighs with Plums ($2.50 per serving)
• Greek Style Pork Shops ($2.46 per serving)
Grilled Pork Tacos with Summer Corn and Nectarine Salsa ($2.49 per serving)
Summer Barley Salad ($1.91 per serving)

Dinner Tonight (p. 67) – Take advantage of fruits of the season and prepare Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa for your dinner tonight. In just 30 minutes, you have this delicious, nutritious, summer-inspired meal on your table.

Where’s the Fruit?
(p. 52) – Fruit is so tasty and has such a nutrition halo that it ends up in a lot of processed foods. However, those foods may not contain much fruit at all. Foods like fruit flavored toaster pastries, chocolate covered fruit, and even fruit-juice-cocktail contain virtually no fruit. Opt for better choices like golden raisins, 100% juice drinks, and fruit-on-the-bottom low fat yogurt.

10 Essential Grilling Tools to Grill the Unexpected (Chocolate Pizzas!)
Choosing between gas and charcoal is a lifestyle choice (and can be the topic of much heated debate), but the tools you use when headed to the great outdoors can make or break a grilling session. Cooking Light’s editors collected their top tools, from the very basic to the more specialized, which will give you great results.

Use these tools to grill some unexpected treats like Rum-spiked pineapples, chocolate pizzas, and fries.

I don't know about you but I'm dying to find out how chocolate pizza tastes!! Pick your copy up today!

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