Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cooking Light Challenge - Part 2!

We had so much fun doing the Cooking Light Challenge last week that when the deadline was extended, we took advantage by taking on another "Iron Chef" challenge night. This time, it was my friend's turn to find recipes for us to use, and he'll be the one reporting our results to our group blog. I'll report my own take on things here!

This round, we did the following recipes:
Zucchini and Fennel Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Puree (Cooking Light, May 2005)
Spaghetti Squash with Edamame-Cilantro Pesto (Cooking Light, March 2005)
Sesame Quinoa with Tofu (Cooking Light, March 2002)
Oranges with Caramel and Cardamom Syrup (Cooking Light, October 2008)

Unfortunately, these recipes did not turn out as well as last week's :( But we did have a good time, and perhaps we can use some of the things we've learned for future cooking challenges! The quinoa dish and the oranges were very good, and I'd definitely put them both on my list of recipes to do again. The soup was fine, but I'm not dying to repeat it. The squash with edamame-cilantro pesto ok, but tasted a bit odd together. It would definitely need some tweaking before I eat it again.

The links above will take you to my more detailed review on each recipe--complete with commentary, changes, and pictures :) Hopefully something will interest or inspire you (or at least, tell you what to avoid!) Happy cooking!!

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