August 2012

Cooking Light magazine contents for August 2012
Cooking Light August 2012 Cover

Web-exclusive recipe: Paella with Poblanos, Corn, and Clams

Find the Paella, Corn, and Clams recipe featured in the Match Me! section of the August issue. more

August 2012 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's August 2012 issue. more

Dinner Tonight

One of these simple dinner menus can be on your table in well under an hour.


Healthy Barcelona

Few foodie cities are as adept at straddling the line between ancient traditions and cutting-edge innovation. more

Ice-Cream Decoder

There are a number of label terms for light ice cream. See if they induce brain freeze. more

Healthier Food Trucks

Monster-portion food trucks, move over. Here come healthier options. more

Lighter Lemon Squares

Creamy, zippy citrus meets nutty cookie goodness. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD more

Antioxidants Reconsidered

Superheroes not long ago, antioxidants suddenly seem to have been hit by kryptonite. By Hillari Dowdle more

Taste Test: Pickles

Our pickle picks: the best bread-and-butter chips and dill spears. more

Kitchen Open for Business

Restaurant details dress up this chef's home kitchen/classroom in warm residential style. By Jorge Arango


A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Gets a Little Fancy

Our kid in the kitchen goes all cordon bleu on us—to accolades. more

Easy Granita Recipes

Like a grown-up snow cone, granita hits the spot on a hot summer day.


25 Secrets of Simple Cooking

Our tricks, tips, and recipes for getting spectacular results with a minimum of fuss. Fish, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and more. more

300-Calorie Dinners

Our collection of low-calorie dinners is big on flavor and varied enough to keep you satisfied.


66 Ways to Cook With Sweet Summer Corn

Enjoy our best healthy recipes for all that sweet, crunchy, peak-season corn.


Cooking with Miso

This thick, fermented soybean paste adds worlds of savory depth to soups, stir-fries, and more. more

Cooking Light Nutrition Guideline

Put the nutrition analysis numbers that accompany each recipe to work for you.