1 January 2007

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club

Ultimately their love of food, blogging and their commitment to a health conscious lifestyle is what brought these ladies and one gent from Canada and the United States ( joining east and west and north and south) together. Our very first ever Virtual Supper Club was originally sponsored by Cooking Light magazine and although the faces may have changed since its birth in 2009 we have always had a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. 

After 6 years of going strong the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club has retired its aprons. We have enjoyed sharing our version of recipes from the pages of Cooking Light. For great recipe ideas browse through our archives and get some inspiration for supper tonight.

Past themes since the beginning of "the club" in 2009 are below...scroll down ....

Let's introduce you to the members who have opened up their hearts and their kitchens and become dedicated fixtures of the Virtual Supper Club to share recipes from the pages of Cooking Light. The idea is simple because we all share a common interest in cooking and meal planning and of course the food...oh the food!!! This is a team effort where we we get together virtually once a month and combine what Cooking Light followers like best...good food with great company!!!

Val - More Than Burnt ToastI have been a regular contributor since the beginning of the supper club. When I am not travelling or attending cooking classes, local ingredients and wines of the Okanagan valley inspire me. My blog More Than Burnt Toast has been my passion for almost 8 years and has evolved with me over time as I have gained confidence in the kitchen. Follow my travels through Italy. Mexico, and Greece one recipe at a time as well as daily experimentation in my own kitchen. Wouldn't it be something to attend every cooking school worldwide and then write a guide about it for others to follow in our footsteps?? Every day we should be excited about what we are eating even if it just means making use of a wonderful find at our local farmers market. I look forward to getting to know you!


Sandi -  Whistlestop Cafe Cooking Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler at heart. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees, but always enjoys trying a variety of new recipes. Her blog is Whistle Stop Cafe Cooking... a southern cafe their family owned for many years. In addition to being a Nurse Practitioner, she helps her husband with the family business~ testing new food products and writing cookbooks. Her kids are grown, and are in and out of the house, occasionally adding spice and activity to the empty nest.


Jerry of A Life, Lived from the province of Ontario, Canada.


Susan of The Spice Garden


 Sarah of All Our Fingers in the Pie from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Sarah says, "When I earned my Home Economics degree my passion was clothing and design. Over the years it has shifted to cooking and food. I started my blog so my friends would not have to listen to my incessant rambling about recipes, foods and cooking. I have found a whole new world of friends that teach me so much. I moved from the big city to a small prairie city and the ingredients are limited. This has not diminished my passion one bit!  Welcome to my journey."


Shelby - The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch Mom of two young men and wife to the infamous Grumpy living in Northern New York. Inspired by her Grandmother, she started her blog as a record of memories and recipes and it gradually brought forth a passion for photography and writing along with a whole new world of Internet blogging friends! She satisfies her "need" to bake by feeding the "starving" college students and staff at her place of employment and recently started a venture called HoneyB's Kitchen. A new chapter in her life begins as she takes on a Vegan lifestyle and a recent move.

Our Honourary Past Members and good friends...

Patsy at Family, Friends and Food

Aggie - Aggie's Kitchen

Helene - La cuisine d'Helene

Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen 

Jamie - Mom's Cooking Club

                                                          Giz half of the mother daughter duo of Equal Opportunity Kitchen

 La Bella Vita Cucina (The Beautiful Life) 

What Have We Been Up To........

July 2009

The Launch

- Grilled Maple Salmon
- Charred Corn Relish
- Grilled Chicken Salad with Nectarines
- Spinach Salad with Stone Fruits and Maple Spiced Pecans
- Cool, Creamy Chocolate Dessert

October 2009

November 2009

Appetizers, Tapas and Small Plates

- Windowpane Potatoes & Sliders with Shallot-Dijon Relish

December 2009

Cookie Exchange

- Maple Date Bars
- Orange Walnut Tassies
- Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints
- Raspberry Strippers
- Peppermint Patties


January 2010

Soups and Stews

- Spicy Chicken Stew
- Spicy Tomato and White Bean Soup
- Shrimp and Butternut Squash in Coconut Milk Broth
- Spicy Sausage Chili
-  Orange-Saffron Shrimp and Snapper Stew

February 2010

Healthy Italian

- Italian Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad
- Shrimp Arrabbiata
- Spaghettini with Oil and Garlic
- Italian Stuffed Summer Vegetables

March 2010

A Taste of Spring

- Rosemary Crusted Leg of Lamb with Balsamic Sauce
- Zucchini Ribbons with Saffron Couscous
- Spring Giardiniera
- Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Raspberry-Almond Crumb Cake

April 2010

5 Ingredients or Less

- Chili Lime Shrimp
- Sherried Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
- Spinach With Chili Oil
- Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes
- Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

May 2010

Mothers Day Brunch

 - Waffles with Two Berry Syrup
- Triple Fruit Scones
- Mushroom Frittata
- Grits Casserole with Pesto
- Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash

June 2010

Cooking with Herbs

- Basil Parmesan Dip with Pita Chips and Creamy Garlic Herb Dip
- Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts
-  Risotto with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes and Basil
- Olive and Asiago Rolls
- Pound Cake with Lemon-Basil Glaze

July 2010

Summer Barbecues and Picnics

 Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Herbed Potato Salad
Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese Dressing
Honey Chipotle Baked Beans
Rum Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

August 2010

A Taste of Chinatown

Salt Baked Chicken
Udon Beef Noodle Bowl
Ma Po Tofu
Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups
Pork and Stir Fried Veggies in Spicy Sauce

September 2010

Vanilla Bourbon Pumpkin Tart

January 2011

New Year/New Food

Farro Minestrone with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Chestnuts
Rösti Casserole with Baked Eggs
Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach
 Onion and Fontina Beer Batter Bread
Vanilla Caramel Flan

February 2011

Have a Heart/ Red Food -For Heart and Stroke Month

Brushetta with Warm Tomatoes
Spanish Salad of Oranges, Fennel, Red Onion and Mint with Dressing
Granny Smith, Radish and Radicchio Salad with Orange Walnut Vinaigrette
Bourbon and Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Sweet and Sour Beets, Carrots and Parsnips
Almond Jelly Roll with Raspberry Filling

March 2011

Notes of Citrus

Lime-Spiked Black Bean Dip
Mixed Lettuce, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Dressing
Lemon Sage Chicken
Braised Fennel with Orange
Blood Orange Sangria
Nathan's Lemon Cake

April 2011

100 Miles of Flavour

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce
Mixed Greens with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Grilled Ginger-Lime Shrimp
Peas and Orzo with Pesto
Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Marsarpone Cheese
Fallen Chocolate Cake with Cherry Red Wine Sauce

May 2011

A Berry-Licious Season

Raspberry Daiquiris.
Pork Medallions with Spicy Pomegranate-Blueberry Reduction
Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
Raspberry Asparagus Medley
Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds
Balsamic Strawberry Topping.

June 2011

Get Out of the Kitchen(BBQ)

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Barbecued Chicken Sliders with Pickled Onions
Scallops Grilled on Rosemary
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese
Grilled Thyme Potatoes
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

July 2011

Sounds Like Summer

Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Lemon
Poached Salmon with Creamy Herb Sauce
Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto
Summer Peach and Tomato Salad
Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches
Peach Ice Cream

August 2011

Beachcomber Picnic

Grilled Jalepeno Poppers
Oven Fried Chicken
Spinach Pasta Salad
Panzannella with Tomato, Bacon, and Basil Salad
Orange Flavoured Couscous
Lemonade Layer Cake
December 2011

Holiday H'ors d'oeuvres

Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Beef and Gorgozola Toasts
Honey Glazed Almonds
Mini Smoked Salmon Pizzas
Broiled Marinated Shrimp
January 2012
Dreaming of Summer Mexican Fiesta

Camarones Fritoes with Cocktail Sauce
Chicken Carne Asada with Pickled Onions
Pork Hominy Chili
Mexican Chocolate Souffles
Easy Sangria

February 2012

Winter Warmth 
Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread 
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Steak with Mushroom Sauce and Chive-Garlic Potatoes
Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
Double Ginger Pumpkin Flan

March 2012 

Eggs - A Sign of Spring

Bacon and Egg Tarts
Turkey Margiritsa (Greek Lemon Soup)
Lemon Scented Broccoli Souffle
Wild Rice, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata
Rhubarb Custard Bars

April 2012

Dreaming of Italy 

Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
Crispy Greens with Tonnato Dressing 
Pork With Lemon Caper Sauce
Ricotta Semifreddo

May 2012

A Celebration of Mom 

Rub Roasted Salmon with Lemon Garlic Spinach
Couscous Chicken Salad
English Pea Salad with Mint and Pecorino
Raspberry Orange Sunrise
French Martini Sorbet

June 2012

Memories of the Mediterranean

Chicken with Lemons and Olives
Fresh Mediterranean Salad
Classic Tzadziki
Lemon Almond Tart

July 2012

Canada Day 

Marinated Peppers and Mozzarella Salad
Thai Seafood Salad 
Grilled Zucchini with Caprese Salsa
Lobster Rolls
Strawberry Parfaits
Freshly-Squeezed Lemonade

August 2012

The Best of the Beach

Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Pickled Onions
Salt Rock Roasted Shrimp with Honey-Lemon Dipping Sauce
Tuna and Red Pepper Pasta Salad
Fresh Ginger Beer

September 2012

Birthday Celebrations

Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails
Shrimp Bouillabaisse Fondue
Peach Ice Cream
Butter Crunch Lemon Bars

October 2012

Foraging in Your Kitchen For Mushrooms

Creamy Corn and Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
Cabernet Balsamic Burgers with Mushrooms and Onions
Mushroom Salad with Truffle Oil and Parmigiano Reggiano
Wild Mushroom Omelet

November 2012

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month 

December 2012

Family Holiday Traditions

Honey Thyme Brined Turkey Breast
Green Bean Casserole
January 2013

Clean Food

February 2013

Pucker Up With Lemons for Valentine's Day

Lemon Ginger Fried Chicken
Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon
Chicken Rice Avgolemono Soup with Dill with Garlic Lemon Pepper Bread Sticks
Preserved Lemons/Tomato Salad with Avocado
Lemon Polenta Cake with Winter Fruit Compote

March 2013

 All Things Green

April 2013

Deceptively Easy Gourmet

Ceviche de Camaron
Ham, Corn and Cheese Souffle
Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus
Pork Saltimbocca with Polenta
Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise
Caramelized Espresso Frappe

May 2013

Cooking With Rice and Grains

Baja-Style Grilled Rock Lobster
Rosemary Shrimp Skewers
Coconut Crab and Shrimp Salad
Vegetable Temaki

August 2013

Come To The Fall Fair

December 2013

Healthy Holidays

Baked Burrata
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Apple Cider Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Beans and Greens
Rustic Apple Tart


January 2014

Everything Old is New Again (Retro Recipes)

Endive Spears with Curried Crab Salad
Iceberg Wedge Salad
Bolognese Meatloaf
Green Bean Casserole
Gingery Banana Pudding with a Bourbon Cream

February 2014

 Romantic Anniversary Dinner

Brown Rice Shrimp Jambalaya

March 2014

Why Don't We Go Italian

Parmesan Sage Crusted Pork Chops.Melon Proscuitto Salad with Parmigiano. 

April 2014

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

Toasted Foccacia Topped with Strawberry Rhubarb Preserve, Pickled Radishes and Pea Shoots

August 2014

Backyard Barbecue

Clams Casino with Pancetta
Farro Salad with CherryTomato, Onion and Almonds
Barbecue Pork Ribs
Lemon Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites
Pan Seared Scallop Bite and Paradise Cocktails
Summer Fruit Medley with Limoncello and Mint

September 2014

Let's Do Brunch

Turkey Sausage, Swiss and Tomato Strata Savoury Sausage Rolls
Mini Potato Bacon Frittatas
Cucumber Gazpacho with Shrimp Relish
Dutch Baby Pancakes
Monkey Bread

October 2014

Wine Country Feast
Chardonnay Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus
Butternut Squash White Bean Soup
Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce
Creamy Pumpkin and Sage Polenta
Honey Crisp Apple Sangria
Stilton Stuffed Baked Pears

November 2014

"Thyme" for Turkey

Crisp Flatbreads with Honey, Thyme and Sea Salt
Pear Chutney Bruschetta with Pecans and Blue Cheese
Golden Winter Soup with Turkey Croquettes
Salt and Pepper Roast Turkey (Tacchino Arrosto con Sale e Peppe)
Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms with Thyme
Texas Sheetcake Cupcakes

December 2014

Warm up to Winter (Warm Foods, Warm Salads, Warm Drinks..)

Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheese Croutons
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
English Country Pie
Sautéed Haricot Verde with Bacon and Buttered Breadcrumbs
Warm Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze

January 2015

Late Night Tapas with a Cocktail

Chicken Raisin and Pine Nut Salad wit Prosecco
Roasted Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Brie Cheese Bites and Sauvignon Blanc
Kibbeh Meatballs with Spicy Yogurt Sauce and a Cranberry Gin Sling
Ginger Creme Brûlée and Champagne with CranberriesGinger Shrimp Potstickers with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce and Satsuma Vodka-tini

February 2015

Let's Go to The Oscars 

Open Faced Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Pigonau Fermier aux Epices Douces
Fontal Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms
Cranberry Orange Trifle and a Pimm's Cup
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Best Blogger Tips


  1. Hi! I love cooking light magazine too!
    Would love to submit my Godhamb Dosas ( A healthy Indian whole wheat buttermilk savory pancake served with chutney and cooked spicy vegetables)


  2. I would love to be a part of this Virtual Supper Club! Are you taking any new members?!


  3. I would love to be a member of this club! And yesterday I already made a dish for MY mexican fiesta :) How can I join?


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