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!
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.