June 25, 2009

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club launches!!

Chicken Salad on mini croissants (serving suggestion)

Today is an exciting day for Helene, Val, Aggie, Jamie and myself. Today we are launching the very first ever Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. Have you ever heard of a Supper Club? I heard of it years ago when Cooking Light first started them - however, being that I live in such a remote area, I was hard pressed to find anyone else on the Cooking Light boards that lived close enough by to start a Supper Club with.

A Supper Club is a group of people who all share a passion for cooking and cooking healthy. They get together once a month and create a meal that is from Cooking Light. If you want to know more about Supper Clubs, please go to the link HERE.


It is no secret to my readers that I love Cooking Light recipes. I rarely make anything that isn't from Cooking Light. My love for their recipes is what brought Val and I together. It also is what attracted my attention to Aggie & Jamie when they did a week of Cooking Light prior to Val and I. Helene saw what Val and I were doing and immediately wanted to join in. ;-) When I was asked if I wanted to continue some sort of Cooking Light venture, I knew I would ask Aggie & Jamie if they were interested. Thanks to Helene who is active on the Cooking Light boards, we came into an opportunity to start the very first Virtual Supper Club with cookinglight.com!! So, our Virtual Supper Club consists of two girls from Canada, and 3 from the US. One from Northern NY (that be me) and two from Florida. We will be coming together monthly with meals we have prepared from Cooking Light. We will be spotlighted on the Cooking Light Website as well!

Chicken Salad in lettuce cups

I will no longer be posting the recipes on my blog, but instead, I will direct you to Cooking Light's website where you can easily nab a print version of the recipe. If I make any changes - on purpose or by accident ;-), I will let you know what I did.


Please visit my virtual dinner partners below to see the item they brought to supper. Before you leave, I will fill you in on a little bit about each of us and what we brought to dinner.

I will start with my recipe which was the Curried Chicken Salad with Nectarines that you see pictured here. I thought this was delicious (especially in a mini croissant sandwich!) and loved the nectarines in the salad rather than the normal grapes! The curry complimented the sweetness of the nectarine really well. To view the recipe for this salad CLICK HERE. If you are counting your weight watcher points one serving is equal to 4 points for each 3/4 cup serving. If you choose to eat this with a mini croissant add 2 points.

Val of More than Burnt Toast is a single mom living in British Columbia, Canada of a 21 year old university student who juggles a full time job and 2 part time jobs; as well as being the co-founder of BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine (a group of food bloggers raising funds for the School Meals Programme). How does she manage to fit a health lifestyle and exercise into her daily routine....by having 3 hour lunch breaks!!! Val brought the main course of Maple Grilled Salmon.

Aggie of Aggie's Kitchen 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. Aggie brought a Spinach Salad with Stone Fruits and Maple Spiced Pecans.

Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club is 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 part-time for a financial institution. She started her food blog 2 months ago through the encouragement of her sister-in-law, Aggie, who is also part of this group. She enjoys trying and sharing new recipes as well as teaching her daughters the basics and joy of cooking. Jamie brought a side dish of Charred Corn Relish.

Helene of La cuisine d'Helene is a stay-at-home mom of three (20-18-15), loves to cook and bake. Lived in seven provinces and now reside on Vancouver Island. Has been a fan of Cooking Light for more than 15 yrs now. Spends lot's of time with her family enjoying sports, camping, travelling, hiking, skiing and make sure she feeds them with fresh home cooked meals. Helene brought a dessert of Cool Creamy Chocolate Dessert.

Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch is a mom of two young men and wife to the infamous Grumpy living between the Adirondack and 1000 Island region 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 satisfys 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.




29 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a GREAT idea! I do have to admit that the first photo (with its big croissant) struck me as odd for a cooking light post (lol). But the other photos are just excellent. So tasty looking. I think you have quite a good idea going here.

noble pig said...

This is wonderful, what a great new venture!

Antonella said...

These are very nice!

Cristine said...

What a fun little event! Your chicken salad looks so yummy!

Miranda said...

What a fun and incredibly creative way to share recipes!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
I love Cooking Light. I have been making their recipes the last two or three yrs.
Thanks again!!!

Donna-FFW said...

I am looking forward to reading all these posts. I haveonly recently discovered how delicious Cooking Light recipes really are. This salad looks fantastic, btw.

Bellini Valli said...

We had such a fantastic time at our vurual barbecye Shelby. I can't wait for the next adventure. Your Curried Chicken was amazing!!!

Aggie said...

Oh that looks delicious Shelby!!! I love chicken salad and will be definitely trying this version. Your pictures are making me hungry!

So excited about being a part of this group with you! Yay for Cooking Light! :)

Jamie said...

Shelby,
Thanks for "bringing" this wonderful salad to our Supper Club. I love the nectarines in it.

Creative One said...

This is such a wonderful idea!!
Chicken salad looks so yummy.
Your photos are fantastic!

Patsyk said...

Shelby - what fun! I love this idea and if you need anyone else to be a part of your virtual supper club, let me know! :)

Carrie said...

congrats shelby!

finsmom said...

I really like how you served it on mini crosissants... yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your supper club sounds really fun! I'll look forward to the recipes! Do you think this recipe would be good without the curry?

Carrian said...

That looks so light and yummy. Ok, I didn't mean light because of cooking light... I just mean it looks so light on the palate. HAha oh well!

The Hungry Mouse said...

What a fabulous idea! The food all looks so good. I love Cooking Light, too!

+Jessie

the ungourmet said...

It's so wonderful to meet everyone. This sounds like a great thing. Can't wait to see all of the great meals!

Your croissant sandwich looks mouth watering good!

Can you tell me what that dessert is on the far left on your header? It looks so yummy!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

What exciting news Shelby! I can't wait to follow along! CL has some great recipes!

spatulascorkscrews said...

Congrats! Awesome venture Shelby! What a great opportunity! I can't wait to see the things you post! But, is Grumpy gonna be happy with "light" cooking? Or will he be on another diet?

Helene said...

That Curried Chicken Salad with Nectarines looks so refreshing and healthy. This is such an exciting event. Thanks to be part of it.

Susie said...

Shelby - I'm so excited for you and what fabulous recipes!

TeaLady said...

OH!! That looks and sounds lovely.

Your groups sounds like fun!

Linda said...

Congrats on your venture Shelby! I look forward to seeing what you gals do for your supper club. I tried to get one started and nop one was interested enough. Darn!
My daughter is in one near Binghamton and has a great time with it. I love Cooking Light too so it will be fun to have real people try the recipes and see how they turn out.

Katy ~ said...

Shelby, you are a star that lights up the sky. How perfectly wonderful for you to be involved in such a venture! I am so excited and happy for you!!!!

Lana said...

Congratulations on getting your supper club going. And the chicken salad looks perfectly wonderful, too!

Jamie said...

I have been visiting your Virtual Supper Clubmates and think this is a great idea! But I had to get this nectarine-chicken salad recipe! We are getting amazing nectarines here this year and I think putting them in chicken salad is brilliant!

Chaya said...

Great recipe! Great idea! I have to come back and read more about it. Exciting news.

Linda said...

Congratulations and good luck on your new adventure! :)

Tangled Noodle said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I have always wanted to join a CL Supper Club but haven't found the initiative to look for like-minded people. Now, I can come here and see what you've all done. The dishes in this supper all sound so good - can't wait to see what's in store for the next one!

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