Citrus Quinoa

This recipe is derived from the Chicken with Citrus Sauce and Quinoa recipe from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2015 cookbook. Servings: 2 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups water 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon 1/3 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 cup … More Citrus Quinoa

Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

This recipe is derived from the Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo recipe from the Cooking Light website 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 / burger Chef’s Note: How have I not posted this recipe before?  I honestly thought I had. … More Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

Cream of Leek Soup

This recipe is derived from the Cream of Leek Soup recipe from the All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 2 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $3.00 / plate Chef’s Note: When I started adding salt at the end, I worried … More Cream of Leek Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

This recipe is derived from the Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches recipe from the All-New Complete Cooking Light 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: $1.50 / plate Ingredients: 1/2 seedless English cucumber 1 (7-oz) bottle roasted red bell … More Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

White Mac and Cheese

This recipe is derived from the Two-Cheese Mac and Cheese recipe from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2014 cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge Servings: 6 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $0.75 / plate Chef’s Note: The hubby and I agree, this is one of … More White Mac and Cheese

Ginger Basmati Rice

This recipe is derived from the Ginger Basmati recipe from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2016 cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 / plate Ingredients: fresh ginger (about 3-inches long) 1 tsp chicken bouillon 1/3 … More Ginger Basmati Rice

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

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