August 2013

Cooking Light magazine contents for August 2013

August 2013 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's August 2013 issue. more

5-Ingredient Summer Recipes

Requiring only five fresh ingredients and a handful of pantry staples, these delectable summer dishes aren't far from your table.


5-Minute Side Dishes

Bold, interesting, real flavors in just 5 minutes.


Tomato Growing Guide

How to grow and harvest this iconic summer produce hero at its ripest, sweetest, and juiciest.


How to Make No-Cook Ice Cream

Crème fraîche, marshmallow creme, and whole milk make it possible to enjoy a light, no-cook version of summer's perfect frozen treat.


Gorgeous Summer Glasses and Drinks

These 7 fun glasses are perfect for fresh and fruity summer drinks. more

Ginger-Infused Beauty Products

This gnarly rhizome adds warm, spicy scents to lotions and potions— plus it inspires flattering shades for cosmetics.

We Tested 16 BBQ Sauces—Here Are the 3 Our Nutritionist Would Actually Eat

We tested 16 top-selling barbecue sauces with less than 350mg sodium per serving. We found three tasty favorites.


Kid-Friendly Snack Bars

These hearty squares are simple to make and wonderfully portable—they are perfect for packing in lunch boxes or for snacking in the car. more

Cobb Salad: Recipe Makeover

Our light version handily beats the classic loaded salad—in both flavor and nutrition. more

Healthy Habits Heroes: Martin Oswald and Dawn Shepard

Vegetable-based cooking is so delicious that you may find yourself eating a meat-free meal every day. Our heroes this month share their top tips for embracing meatless meals. more

Global Pantry: What is Sesame Oil?

Sesame oil makes for a simple, versatile sauce that can be used as a zippy condiment or drizzle on everything from meat to veggies. more

Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchen

Secrets, Tips & Recipes from America’s Healthy-Cooking Experts


The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Learn how to avoid these common cooking mistakes for success every time.


Dinner Tonight

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