July 2013

Cooking Light magazine contents for July 2013

July 2013 Recipe Index

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

Food-Tripping USA: The 10 Best American Food Adventures

Presenting 10 delicious excursions and experiences across this great, hungry, food-mad land—from an Appalachian dairy drive to a mosey down a dusty Texas whiskey trail. more

Easy Barbecue Side Dishes

We sped up these classic dishes to cover all your hot-weather eating needs.


Healthy Burgers

Find juicy burgers that are also good for you: not only beef, but salmon, lamb, and turkey, too.


10 Easy Burger Sauces

Start with 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise, and then add these simple stir-ins to make flavor-packed condiments for burgers. more

6 Rubs to Spice Up Chicken

Sometimes, chicken just needs a little jazzing up. These spice rubs are just the thing! more

Our Favorite Basil Varieties

The most versatile herb to complement fresh, light food in the heat and heart of the summer. more

Our Favorite Berry Varieties

The juice, the seedy bits, the heady perfume, and the indigo stains: Bring on all the sweet and tart stuff that summer berries give!


How to Cook Chicken Wings

Our no-fry method makes it a breeze to serve these plump-crisp-sticky-saucy drumettes. By: Robin Bashinsky more

Lighter Key Lime Pie

It may have seemed like a light, ethereal pie all along, but it wasn't—until now.


Food Adventures: Central California Farm Stays

The Santa Margarita Hills lured gold miners. Today, it's wine and cheese lovers. By: Jenn Garbee more

Food Adventures: Appalachian Dairy Drive

The gorgeous greenery that is the backdrop to any southern Appalachian road trip is equally appreciated by the region's cows and goats, whose sweet milk is the foundation for superb butters, milks, and cheeses that are establishing the region as a leading dairy producer. By: Hanna Raskin more

Food Adventures: Taste the Texas Whiskey Scene

Texas' microdistillers are mounting a seriously tasty challenge to Kentucky's whiskey supremacy, with visionaries from the Hill Country to north Texas producing extra-ordinary spirits that pair wonderfully with the local beef-centric cuisine. By: Hanna Raskin more

Food Adventures: Eat a Path 'Round Brooklyn's Artisanal Shops

The borough that Manhattanites once loved to ignore is now America's HQ for lovingly crafted foods—a vast larder of more treats than you could taste in a lifetime of food blogging. No food lover should miss spending a day checking out some of Brooklyn's best artisan shops. By: Alan Sytsma more

Food Adventures: Crabbing in Oregon

If you love the idea of catching seafood but go green about the gills thinking of the open ocean, try Dungeness crabbing. You can do it without leaving dry land in the salty fishing town of Garibaldi on Oregon's Tillamook Bay. By: Ivy Manning more

Food Adventures: Traverse City, Michigan's Buzzing Food Scene

This up-and-coming foodie destination is speckled with celebrities, artisan foods shops, and fun festivals. By: Alison Bing more

Food Adventures: An Authentic Florida Seafood Experience

An asphalt road winding through a land of serene verdancy abruptly ends at a cluster of live oaks thick with Spanish moss. A low-slung eatery appears as the only sign that you've arrived in the wee fishing village of Spring Creek in Florida's Wakulla County. By: Jeanine Barone more

Food Adventures: Philly's Chinatown After Dark

Chinatown is the devil on the shoulder of Philadelphia's Center City. By: Jason Sheehan more

Food Adventures: Milwaukee's Beer Scene

Milwaukee's beer culture is legendary: It once had more than 80 breweries and was the largest beer-producing town in the world. Today, the city has a thriving microbrewery scene, and the best way to celebrate it is by boat. By: Robert Lillegard more

Food Adventures: A Suburban Chicago Farm

Chicago residents can skip the hustle and bustle, and meander out to La Pryor Farms for a simpler way of life. By: Julia Kramer more

How to Keep Fish From Sticking to the Grill

Patience and a well-oiled grate are the key to excellent grilled fish. more

Radically Simple: July Fireworks

Fresh and colorful, this meal is just as bright as 4th of July fireworks.


The 10 Healthiest Packaged Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Buns

Here's how to enjoy grilling season without derailing your diet. 


Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchen

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


Healthy Habits Hero: Daphne Oz

Taste buds, rejoice! This month is all about fat: good-for-you, delicious, heart-healthy fat. By: Kate Meyers more

Dinner Tonight

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