1 January 2007

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club



Ultimately their love of food, blogging and their commitment to a health conscious lifestyle is what has 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. 

You can join in by creating a dish based on the theme chosen each month and comment on any of our blog posts with a link to your recipe post. Post your recipe on your own blog on/or around the first Wednesday of each month. 


We are also accepting guest bloggers to join in for each months theme so drop us a line if you are interested in joining in.

These are the monthly themes chosen for 2014 so if you would care to participate get your thinking caps on

 2014

January - Everything Old is New Again
February - Romantic Wedding Anniversary Dinner
March - Why Don't We Go Italian
April - Easter
May - Yes You May (Your Favourite Indulgences)
June - Celebrate a Farmer (Go Vegetarian)
July - Beach Blanket Picnic
August - Backyard Barbecue
September - Let's Do Brunch
October - A Wine Country Feast
November - It's Thyme for Turkey
December - Warm Up to Winter

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

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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 Toast

I 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!



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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.

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


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Susan of The Spice Garden


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Sarah of All Our Fingers in the Pie
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."


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Shelby - The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
Shelby - The Life and Loves of Grumpy's HoneybunchMom 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.

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Our Honourary Past Members and good friends...


Patsy at Family, Friends and Food

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Aggie - Aggie's Kitchen

Aggie is a Florida gal who loves to eat good food...and feel good eating it. She is a stay at home mom to two young energetic children and has a husband who loves food almost as much as she does. Nothing makes her happier than feeding her family and friends.
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Helene - La cuisine d'Helene

A stay-at-home mom of three, loves to cook and bake. Has lived in seven provinces and now resides in Ontario in our capital city to be close to her kids. She has been a fan of Cooking Light for more than 15 years now. Spends lot's of time with her family enjoying sports, camping, travelling, hiking, skiing and making sure she feeds them with fresh home cooked meals.

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Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen . I am a stay at home mom with 3 children in Georgia. I love Cooking Light and use their recipes regularly, so this will be a fun way to highlight some great recipes.I started my blog- Meet Me in the Kitchen- almost 3 years ago. I started a blog because I was always sharing links to recipes and telling people about the meals I was cooking, so I figured it was a great way to share that with people. It has been a really fun hobby. I love to cook and bake. I keep our meals healthy, so that we can enjoy a full fat baked good every so often. I believe "moderation in all things".

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Jamie - Mom's Cooking Club. Married nearly 18 years to her Greek/Italian husband and mom to "tween" twin daughters. She lives in a coastal, military town in the Panhandle (the arm) of Florida and works full time for a financial institution. She started her food blog through the encouragement of her sister-in-law, Aggie, who is is a past member of this group. She enjoys trying and sharing new recipes as well as teaching her daughters the basics and joy of cooking.

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Giz half of the mother daughter duo of Equal Opportunity Kitchen from the province of Ontario, Canada. She and Jerry are practically neighbours.

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Roz is a university professor who prefers to be in the kitchen with her family and friends over anything else. She has lived in South Carolina for nearly 15 years after living the rest of her life in the western half of the U.S in Arizona, California, Iowa and Missouri. The warmer year-round Southern weather allows her to enjoy her gardens, 3 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats on an acreage, and the beaches with her husband. All four children have left the nest, but return often for visits and good eats. The start of her blog, La Bella Vita Cucina (The Beautiful Life) resulted from trying to live each day with an outlook that something is always beautiful in life around her, whether that be a simple flower, the joy of animals, a new place in the world to visit, or the taste of a great recipe.


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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

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2010

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

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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
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2012
 
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

Cioppino
Tourtiere
Honey Thyme Brined Turkey Breast
Green Bean Casserole
Panettone
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January 2013

Clean Food


February 2013

Pucker Up With Lemons for Valentine's Day

Lemon Ginger Fried Chicken
Limoncello
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
Margarita

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

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2014

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


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3 comments:

  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)

    http://magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/03/whole-wheat-dosas-savory-pancakes.html

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

    www.cookinwithmoxie.com

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  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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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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