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Cooking Light Complete Cookbook: A Fresh New Way to Cook by Cooking Light Magazine

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  • Whole wheat pizza dough

    • rionafaith on November 01, 2016

      p. 149 -- Decent dough. It's very sticky (even though I ended up adding the full amount of flour), and patting/stretching it into shape worked much better than rolling it like the recipe suggests. (Why?? Who uses a rolling pin for pizza?) The result is more of a bready pizza that puffs a lot in the oven -- this is NOT a thin-crust style at all, which is fine because I actually prefer a doughier, crustier pizza. I do wish it had more whole-wheat content though -- this only has 1 cup with 2-1/2+ cups of AP flour.

  • Monterey Jack, corn, and roasted red pepper risotto

    • Christine on September 01, 2014

      This recipe uses decidedly non-Italian flavor combinations for a risotto which was interesting to try and turned out really excellent, though I did make some changes. I roasted my own yellow and green pepper slices and used fresh corn as that is what I had on hand. I skipped the optional ground coriander and substituted a finely diced shallot for the green onions, sauteing it at the beginning instead of stirring in at the end. Finally, I didn't have Monterey Jack cheese, so I substituted cheddar and some additional hot sauce to make up for the missing spice. Will definitely make again -- as written or with slight changes depending on what I have available.

  • Lamb shanks Hestia with cucumber raita

    • rionafaith on November 17, 2016

      I halved the ingredients and only made 2 shanks, but after tasting this I probably should have just made the whole recipe for tons of leftovers. It's GOOD. I used marsala wine, and canned crushed tomatoes with basil for the tomato sauce. The golden raisins just kind of melt into the sauce and really make the dish special. I did NOT make the cucumber raita (and after eating the dish I'm glad, as I don't think it would have been the best combination).

  • Roasted asparagus with balsamic browned butter

    • mjes on April 08, 2017

      Time to check out old favorite vegetable recipes for my contribution to Easter dinner. This is one of two favorite simple asparagus recipes. Now I need to find the other. So glad to have EYB to help.

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  • ISBN 10 0848734106
  • ISBN 13 9780848734107
  • Published Sep 01 2010
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 632
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Oxmoor House
  • Imprint Oxmoor House

Publishers Text

Cooking Light Complete Cookbook, the magazine's biggest-ever collection of recipes, is now available in a new, kitchen-friendly flexi-binding and handy size. This all-inclusive cookbook is filled to the brim with over 1200 top-rated recipes-from Maple-Glazed Salmon to Aubergine Parmesan lasagne to delicious desserts like Apple Streusel Cake with Almonds. In addition to the traditional recipe chapters, 'Healthy Cooking' divulges the five essential keys to healthy cooking, entertaining provides the ultimate guide to party time, and 'In Season' features the best seasonal ingredients and recipes to highlight their flavours. With more than 600 mouth watering photographs and how-to images, 500 time-saving tips and techniques, over 140 menus for both everyday and special occasions, 120 charts and boxes, and a complete glossary, Cooking Light Complete Cookbook is an indispensable guide for home cooks of all levels.

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