The emphasis of this magazine is on healthy eating and living. Each issue covers light cuisine and includes more than 70 recipes with photos. It also explores food and nutrition news as well as fitness, health and beauty.
Very informative and some of my favorite recipes over the years I have been getting Cooking Light Magazine off and on for well over 15 years and have always found a lot of helpful information, tips, and recipes. The magazine is well-written, and very attractive with plenty of pictures.
Some of my all time favorite recipes have come from Cooking Light, in the past, and I still use them regularly to this day. One favorite, from the 90s, was the Shrimp and Orzo with Feta. So so so good and easy to make! Another favorite that I've used for years is the Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter.
My only complaint has been that they are not big on low-carb AT ALL, which is something that I use in my every day life and I would love it if they did, at least, SOME low carb. I still, however, find that I can use many of the recipes in Cooking Light and find them very enjoyable.
For those who are less experienced in the cooking department, the recipes are always easy and use ingredients readily available....more info
Excellent recipes & articles! I have subscribed to 'food' magazines for over 35 years beginning with my first, Bon Appetit in 1970's. I have subscribed to every major and some minor food preparation magazine out there through the years. I have a degree in Home Economics Education (now called Environmental Sciences), a minor degree in nutrition and I love to cook 'wisely' avoiding empty-calorie foods.
Making efforts to unclutter my life in recent years, I ceased all subscriptions with the exception of two: Eating Well and Cooking Light. Both of these publications have terrific recipes but also offer excellent articles on nutrition and health issues. There are great articles on various physical exercises (CL), herbal supplements and even wine. Each publishes an annual recipe book, but the articles from the magazine are worth the subscription if you are interested in all aspects of "healthy living" from food to skin care....more info
A Pretty Good Gift This was purchased as a gift for one of my granddaughters, who is an excellent cook. She gives it a two-thumbs up....more info
The Lighter Side of Cooking "Cooking Light" is an excellent magazine offering a variety of health tips, recipes, and travel suggestions. A couple of years ago, they did a special feature of a different "Top 10 Healthiest City",from Boston to Portland,Oregon along with Seattle. There are exercise tips. Their vegetarian section has had recipes from greats like Marcus Samuelsson, showing off veggie dishes from his native Ethiopia. "Cooking Light" offers a healthful lifestyle in its pages!...more info
Womans's Day...? This used to be a good magazine. Now it is filled with travel, beauty tips and exercise routines which are geared toward the women readers, as a male reader these are of no use to me. If I wanted Woman's Day I would have subscribed to that...it's cheaper......more info
The best cooking magazine I have been subscribing to this magazine for a number of years and it really is the best. Most recipes are easy to follow and you can feel good knowing that every dish you make is healthy. Even better, once you read the great articles and recipes, you can go to their website to read the recipe reviews and suggestions from other readers....more info
Outstanding price Best price around for one of my wifes favorite monthly magazines. Time after time I find the best prices at Amazon.com. Great top quality deals with BIG money savings.
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great buy! I have subscribed to CL for a year now and just renewed. I really enjoy this magazine and read it cover to cover every month. I have yet to make a recipe from there that my boyfriend and I have not enjoyed. I also like how they show you how to lighten up your favorite foods. Each recipe includdes a caloric and nutrient breakdown, which is great if you are dieting. ...more info
So inspiring! I love Cooking Light. I use their website a lot but there is nothing quite like thumbing through the magazine, with it's beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas. I have given a subscription as a birthday, wedding and just because gift and all I get is thanks. I recommend it for anyone who loves to cook. It will only inspire you more to get out and try some new recipes. Enjoy!...more info
excellent choice I was so thrilled to get such a great price for my two year subscription to this wonderful magazine! I love shopping on Amazon!...more info
Great way to learn to cook Let me start by saying that I love this magazine. The recipes are easy to follow and 99% of the time taste great! I decided to buy a subscription to this magazine to learn how to cook, since I thought it would be better to know how to cook healthy, lowfat foods. Since I started, I have developed lots of skills and I will even try some more difficult items, all because cooking light makes it easy to follow and the recipes turn out great.
Love This Magazine Great selection of recipes that are healthy. Some miss the mark once in awhile (at least for me) but there is enough in each issue to make it worthwhile.
Yes it has ads (it is a magazine) but it does not detract from its value.
Every month I can find something new to try and it works as a reminder to branch out when it arrives. I have been trying to eat better and this definately helps
Cooking light.... A wonderful magazine with lots of articles about food trends and how to lighten your recipes. The only downfall of course is all the advertisng. Some months I collect quite a few recipes others I toss aside with nothing special....more info
good lifestyle mag I enjoy getting this mag. There's always some ideas to add variety to my menus and I have some old favorites from years ago that are part of my routine now.
I hate making dishes that are obviously unhealthy (like using sticks of butter or cream) and this way I get recipes that are up my alley....more info
Favorite Magazine Cooking Light is my favorite magazine! I have been a subscriber for about 5 years and still look forward to a new issue every month. Most of the recipes I have tried turn out very well and tasty - I really like how they give you all the nutritional information per recipe. The magazine has some really great articles too, pertaining to health, fitness, certain foods, etc. I got the 2 year subscription on Amazon which I found to be a great deal ($30 for 2 years, which is the cheapest I could find as a current sunscriber, plus I took advantage of a special Amazon was offering and got a $10 off coupon). Overall, I think anyone who is interested in trying out a cooking magazine that offers delicious, yet healthy meals, should consider Cooking Light....more info
Light, you say? Heavy cream, gratuitous amounts of cheese, ubiquitous butter, white sugar, white bread, processed foods (like heath bars and corn syrup), white pasta, fatty cuts of meat, I could easily go on. This magazine knows nothing about eating light. Simple carbohydrates, processed breads, and saturated fats are BAD FOR YOU. In moderation, all of these are perfectly fine to eat. Cooking Light, however, fails to reach the goal of "Moderation in all things."
In addition to the ubiquity of the cream, butter, and processed foods, the magazine is loaded with articles that are just plain useless or at the very least exceedingly superficial. The entire first half contains articles about table settings, Martha Stewart-esque home decorating tips, and recommendation for which dark chocolate is healthiest to eat, set side by side with a Hershey's Kiss ad.
There's just something about the rampant hypocrisy of this magazine that irks me. Don't tell people how to live healthier lives and then call for 10 tablespoons of butter and 2 1/2 cups of sugar on the next page. Don't advertise Muir Glen Organics and then support Splenda in your next recipe.
cooking light I think Cooking Light Magazine is amazing, so I ordered it. It takes time for this order, I have not received it yet.
I'm excited waiting for it....more info
Love this magazine I love cooking and this magazine always has great recipes. It also has nice articles about many things. Mary Griffith, FL...more info
My favorite magazine I have been a huge fan of COOKING LIGHT magazine for the past few years. I started reading it when I would visit my folks over the holidays. I borrowed a copy of one of my mom's CL issues and loved the results I got when I tried the Korean Bolgoi (grilled strips of beef in a sweet, salty marinade). I was immediately hooked on the magazine. I eventually started receiving a subscription to COOKING LIGHT. I have been a subscriber to both BON APPETIT and GOURMET magazines, let me just say that I think COOKING LIGHT is vastly superior to those magazines (although I do like reading them) because the recipes are not so high end (i.e expensive) and involves expensive, hard to find ingredients. I also enjoy the health tips and articles the magazine provides. I have tried a lot of recipes from COOKING LIGHT and they are all delicious as well as healthy. This magazine is not just about eating healthy but staying healthy too....more info
Cooking Light Love the magazine! I read it cover to cover. Healthful recipes, good nutrition information, interesting contributors. ...more info