Friday, November 12, 2010

Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes: Review and Giveaway for 2 Winners!


I was sent a copy of Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes for review.

Today’s home cooks hunger for recipes that have it all—fast, easy, delicious and healthy. Enter Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes, a new cookbook that allows cooks to choose exactly how much time they want to spend in the kitchen—whether it’s 15, 20 or 30 minutes—and find the right recipe in a snap. Flexible enough to fit into anyone’s busy schedule, Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes ($29.95) is on sale now.

This ring binder recipe collection is brought together by Cooking Light magazine’s renowned Test Kitchen professionals and dietitians with the adage that there’s no need to sacrifice taste, nutrition or quality for speed. Brimming with over 700 amazing recipes—including savory main dishes, appetizers and beverages, salads, soups, and sandwiches—dinnertime will never get boring.
The book’s easy-to-follow, engaging design includes:
-500+ color images
-Icons identifying each dish as a 15-, 20- or 30-minute recipe
-Complete nutritional analysis for every dish
-Lay-flat ring binder format for easy navigation
-Cooking Class how-to tip boxes and photos showing readers the fundamentals of healthy, quick cooking


I decided to try their recipes for fish tacos and a smoked fish (tuna) spread, since I had both freezer packed and needed to be used. The smoked fish spread was really easy to put together, all in the food processor. It tasted pretty good, but I just get myself to like smoked fish. My oldest liked it, and I didn't even tell her what was in it, but she guessed tuna! The fish tacos were good too, these were pan cooked, and with the simple slaw it was quick to make also. This book has SO many recipes, info, tips and more, I've got my eye on a few other recipes to try.

Smoked Trout (yellow fin tuna) Spread-
smoked trout (smoked yellow fin tuna in my case)
fat free cream cheese
red onion
lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil
horseradish
Dijon mustard
salt
hot sauce

Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw-
green cabbage
tomatoes
green onions
cilantro
lime juice
extra virgin olive oil
salt
tilapia
chili powder
corn tortillas
-diced avocado



TWO "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" readers will win a copy of Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes also!

 

 
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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes. I received free product to keep for this review from Cooking Light. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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47 Lovely Comments:

Jennifer (Savor) said...

Butternut Squash Polenta is my favorite light side dish:
http://www.savoringthethyme.com/2010/01/butternut-squash-polenta/

Nicole-Lynn said...

What a nice giveaway! My favorite light dish is reduced fat chicken pot pie!

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Jennifer said...

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Heather said...

One of my best Light recipes is for Texas Caviar. Its a wonderful alternative to fatty dips when you have a craving for chips and dip.

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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Lesley said...

One of my favorite light dishes is a yummy cucumber salad. The kind bathed in vinegar and splenda. So summery.

Lesley said...

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Lesley said...

I follow your recipe blog! I can't get to your facebook page but would follow it if I could!

amber01sw said...

i haven't really ever cooked any before but would love to try
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Dina said...

I love veggie soups, have been making this awesome butternut squash soup that is ridiculously easy to prepare. Butter, onion, squash, boil, puree, add milk - voila! And the family loves it. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

jakell said...

light recipes.. simple salads with lots of health veggies and vinaigrette dressing

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susitravl said...

I just fixed a chicken & mushroom dish from Cooking Light last week and everyone loved it.

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Brandy said...

My favorite light dish is salsa chicken - basically chicken breasts in the crockpot with a cup of salsa cooked on low for 4-6 hours. YUM!

janetfaye said...

My favorite light recipe is Baked Flounder stuffed with Spinach and lemon juice.

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Nancy said...

I like taking my favorite mexican dishes and substituting fat free refried beans, low fat cheese and low fat sour cream to make the recipes lighter.

Anonymous said...

О! I just added your feed to my favorites. I really enjoy reading your posts.

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