Here’s to Sunny Days Ahead
I hope this issue finds you safe and well. It goes without saying that the last few months have been trying for everyone. I hope you were able to still eat clean as much as possible and find some positivity most days.
At CE, we’ve been busy rethinking the content we deliver to ensure it’s touching on the things that are important to you – immunity enhancers, at-home meal solutions, budget-friendly meals, ways to cook faster and eat better (with less cleanup), to name a few.
You may have noticed that some magazines decided to skip an issue or two during this time for various crisis-related reasons, from printers not printing to budget cuts and more. And you’ve probably noticed the issue you hold in your hands is a little slimmer than what you’re used to. We considered skipping an issue, but we know how much you rely on healthy, at-home recipes right now, so we decided against it. We did, however, have a reduction in advertising pages as a result of everything going on, which is why this issue contains fewer pages. We want to wholeheartedly thank each and every one of you for your continued support, especially during this time. And we want to be there to support you in every way we can. Never hesitate to reach out with requests. We take each and every one of them into consideration.
With that in mind, and no matter what this summer will look like for you, we present “The Speedy Cook’s Issue,” so you can churn out truly impressive meals all summer long that take a fraction of the time and maximize time spent outdoors. Be sure to cook your way through “Dinner Express” on page 38. Funny enough, as I write this letter to you in May, I’m halfway through cooking the entire feature, and my husband and I are loving the meals. The Herbed Ricotta & Fresh Tomato Tart was a huge hit in my home (try it on the grill for a fun twist!). These recipes are easier than any meal-delivery kit and oh-so-delicious. Also, be sure to stop by “Your Summer Cooking Playbook” on page 28 to find a dish you’ll make on repeat for every possible occasion this season, even if it’s just grilling in your backyard. This issue is packed with so many fantastic summer shortcuts, you’ll be eating sensational, seasonal recipes all summer long — in record time.
Make the most of summer, wherever you are and however you can. The beauty of cooking and food is that it can transport you almost anywhere and connect you to loved ones, whether they are with you or not. I hope you find joy in the rest of the season and that these recipes play a starring role.
As a bonus to this issue, download our free 100 Clean, Green Salads special issue here.
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