September 2012

Cooking Light magazine contents for September 2012
Cooking Light September 2012 Cover

Web-exclusive recipe: Sweet Potato Chicken Curry

Find the Sweet Potato Chicken Curry recipe featured in the Match Me! section of the September issue. more

September 2012 Recipe Index

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

$50, 5 Meals, 4 People

Our own Robin Bashinsky cooked up a week's worth of tasty dinners for four—for a total of just $50.


How to Save Money on Groceries

Diary of a Supermarket Tightwad: We challenged our own Robin Bashinsky to deliver a week of great dinners for a lot less money. more

The Art of Crunchy Food

9 loud recipes for those times when you just crave crunch. more

Cucina Povera

Mighty rich flavors for much less money: These global dishes hail from humble but inspired kitchens. more

250-Calorie Smoothies

Smoothie joints can pack 400 calories in a 20-ounce cup. Here's how to downsize while getting lots of fresh fruit and flavor.


Top 6 Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks

Find our top 6 picks for the best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks of the past 25 years. more

Healthy Chicken Nuggets & Homemade Chips

We cut calories, salt, and fat big time in both the chicken nuggets and the chips. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD more

Better Bread for Kids

If a dense artisanal loaf won't cut it with the kids, you can still find good choices in the supermarket. more

Healthy San Francisco

While the rest of the country heads back to school, late-summer harvests make September prime playtime for chefs in the City by the Bay. more

Making Healthy Food Sexy

The chefs of our Light Up the Night event are known for moving lighter foods into the spotlight. Our senior food editor asks why. By Tim Cebula more

Radically Simple: Cheap Suppers

Create restaurant-worthy meals from everyday ingredients. By Rozanne Gold more

Bring Back Home Ec!

Cooking and nutrition skills are crucial to a happy, healthy life. So why don't schools teach them? more

A Kid in the Kitchen: Matisse Spices Up Dinner

Our kid in the kitchen massages chicken and creates a new family fave. more

Healthy Habits Hero: Barton Seaver

"Sustainable seafood is delicious, nutritious, and readily available at stores where we already shop." more

Healthy Habits Graduate: Jenny Ilderton

Jenny Ilderton, piano and voice teacher, Lancaster, PA, shares her tips for eating more fish. more

Crab Cake Recipes

Costly crab, but too much filler? These crab cake recipes strike the perfect balance.


Corn Muffin Recipes

A favorite accompaniment to a hearty bowl of chili, these aren't the corn muffins you thought you knew. more

Dinner Tonight

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


Cooking Light Nutrition Guideline

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