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[Buy the Book] Cooking Light Lighten Up, America by Allison Fishman Task

Posted by ReganJonesRD
October 29, 2013
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[Buy the Book] Cooking Light Lighten Up, America by Allison Fishman Task

~reviewed by Regan Jones, RD

Title: Cooking Light Lighten Up, America!

About the Author: Allison Fishman Task - spokesperson for Cooking Light and host of Yahoo's "Blue Ribbon Hunter"; has worked for Martha Stewart and Food Network; her writing and recipes have appeared in Saveur, Fine Cooking and Real Simple;

Focus: more than 150 lightened, regional American dishes

Why to buy: For many people "lightened" food conjures up images of boring salads, bland grilled chicken, unfamiliar flavors and bacon-less cooking. This book dispels all of those myths. With dishes ranging from Philly Cheesesteak to Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze, the book offers smart recipe makeovers that improve on health without sacrificing flavor.

Added bonus: As with most projects affiliated with the Cooking Light brand, the photography in this book is mouth watering. The bigger bonus, however, is that it not only includes images of the dishes, but the faces and places behind the recipes (like the story about Waldorf Salad on page 78. Did you know it was named after the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC?)

Ultimately, this book is made for anyone - like me - who not only loves comfort food steeped in rich, regional traditions, but also the stories that make them icons on the menu. 

What I plan to cook first:

She-Crab Soup (pg 85)

[Buy the Book] Cooking Light Lighten Up, America by Allison Fishman Task

(photo credit: Oxmoor House)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (pg 303)

[Buy the Book] Cooking Light Lighten Up, America by Allison Fishman Task

(photo credit: Oxmoor House)

Vegetarian Enchiladas (pg 156) 

[Buy the Book] Cooking Light Lighten Up, America by Allison Fishman Task

(photo credit: Oxmoor House)

How to Get Your Copy: Purchase a hardcover edition on Amazon $18.46 ($9.99 Kindle edition) OR CLICK HERE to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book (hosted by Rafflecopter) OR enter the Cooking Light #LightenUpAmerica photo challenge on Instagram

 

 

ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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