Monday, April 23, 2007

Magazine Day

Every month, when the new issue of Cooking Light magazine comes out, Alysha of The Savory Notebook lists all the recipes she'd like to try from the issue. It's a good idea. Other than the occasional recipe, I haven't been cooking a whole lot from my magazines, which is a shame since I get several good ones. So today I thought I'd play along with Alysha. I am going to make a list here of Cooking Light recipes that I'd like to attempt, followed by a list of recipes from Eating Well.

Will I get around to making them? That's hard to say. Although today Andy did officially head back to work- 4 months and two days after being laid off, so in the weeks to come I will be able to allocate more to the grocery budget. That means more cooking for me- which of course means more fuel for the blog. Here is my list- and if you'd like to play along, head on over to The Savory Notebook and let Alysha know. She would love to link your list with her list.

Cooking Light Recipes:

Jerk Chicken
Indonesian Beef Curry with Coconut Rice
White Chocolate, Strawberry and Oatmeal Cookies
Lemony Chickpea Dip
Asparagus- Apple Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Hot Brown Sandwiches
Greek Wet Rub
Raisin Honey Milk Bread
Vegetarian Taquitos
Mushroom and Fontina Quesadillas
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kebabs
Sausage and Pepper Calzones
Chili Verde
Raspberry Phyllo Tarts
Chocolate Raspberry Tart with White Chocolate Cream
Onion Pissaladiere
Pesto Halibut Kebabs

Eating Well Recipes:

Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta, and Wilted Watercress
Tropical Cucumber Salad
Cucumber and Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Eating Well Crispy Taco Shells
Lean & Spicy Taco Meat
Thai Chicken Pizza
Rhubarb Crisp
Sugar Snap Pea & Shrimp Curry
Lebanese Potato Salad
Baba Ganouj
Shish Kebab with Tahini Sauce
Kusa Mihshi
Pirate Marinade
Red Wine Marinade

That's quite the list! Of particular interest to me right now is the series of Lebanese recipes from Eating Well. I would love to make that some time for Sunday Company Dinner. Not included in my list here is the handful of recipes from Vegetarian Times that I'm also interested in. Hopefully I'll get to cooking sometime soon! Coming up tomorrow- another cookbook checked off my list by a favorite Iron Chef of mine- Cat Cora. Stay tuned!


Jen(nifer) said...

That is a good idea!

Mimi said...

(Moan) I am back on Phase One of South Beach.

OMG. That list makes me soooo hungry.

Erika said...

Well, in theory it's a good idea Jennifer- we'll see if I actually use it now. :-)

Oh Mimi! Sorry... I'm sure there are some SB friendly recipes here somewhere... Pesto Halbiut kebabs? Grilled Teryiaki Shrimp Kebabs, Sugar Snap Pea and Shrimp Curry?

Alysha said...

Erika - I'll try to post your link today or tomorrow.

Glad to hear you're back at work. Finances here are a little better too, but I still have to be careful. How I'd love to go to Wegmans and shop freely! :)

katrina said...

oo good idea. but heads up on the white chocolate strawberry oatmeal cookies, i made them this weekend and i think they have too much bakignsoda in them, they spread SOOOO much and kinda had an off taste. but the combo of strawberry, white chocolate and oatmeal was great so i think id try it in a different oatmeal cookie. maybe i did something wrong but i thoguht id let ya know.

Erika said...

Thanks for the heads up Katrina! I'll have to look closer at the recipe.