Weekly Check-In

Cooking Light Annual Challenge Rundown: Sunday the 19th: Asparagus Parmesan Couscous (I went into this one alone.  Lacking a little flavor, so it wasn’t my favorite, but it was hearty and healthy). Monday the 20th: Firehouse night (Miss Hop-a-long hobbled to Firehouse to gorge on brisket.  Worth it). Tuesday the 21st: Blistered Green Beans and … More Weekly Check-In

King’s Cage

Author: Victoria Aveyard Series: Red Queen #3 Rating: 2.5 / 5 stars Verdict: Borrow Then you’re both stupid, my brain screams.  How many times does one wicked boy have to betray you people before you learn? Well.  Huh.  After all my excitement and anticipation and hyperventilating as I waited not so patiently for it to arrive … More King’s Cage

Fancy Tofu Ramen

This recipe is derived from the Soba with Sesame and Tofu recipe from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2001 cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $2.00 / plate Ingredients: 3 (3 oz) ramen noddle packages 1/3 cup … More Fancy Tofu Ramen

Green Bean Pasta

This recipe is derived from the Fusilli with Green Beans and Oregano recipe from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2001 cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 / plate Chef’s Note: I ran out of rotini pasta, … More Green Bean Pasta

Windwitch

Author: Susan Dennard Series: Witchlands #2 Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars rating Verdict: Borrow “It is always easier to blame gods or legends than it is to face our own mistakes.  This land is no more cursed than any other.  It is simply steeped in too much blood.” Gotta admit, I was a little disappointed … More Windwitch

Sweet Potato Salad

This recipe is derived from the Couscous, Sweet Potato, and Black Soybean Salad recipe from the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $2.25 / plate While I’m not a big … More Sweet Potato Salad

Green Crab Salad

This recipe is derived from the Crab, Lemon and Avocado Salad recipe from the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.75 / plate Ingredients: 1 avocado 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 … More Green Crab Salad