Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/27/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/27/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 27, 2014 Monday: Baked Arctic Char with Raisin Vinaigrette and Polenta Tuesday: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Pureed Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup Wednesday: Shakshuka with Leftover Polenta and Mixed Green Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette Thursday: Pork Chops with Pear and Celery Slaw with Leftover Pureed Squash and Carrot Soup We … [Read More...]

Claudia: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Claudia: Learning to Try New Flavors

I cook because I want to improve our eating habits. For years we have relied on “boxes” (frozen dinners) because of our busy schedules. -Claudia #KitchenHero Tweet this We must say that we have the most amazing community of Kitchen Heroes, and … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts Guide to Flavoring with Fresh Herbs #flavor #herbs

Guide to Using Fresh Herbs

This is part 5 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! When I started cooking, I relied on recipes to help me through the process. Although I was … [Read More...]

#52NewFoods Challenge: Book by Jennifer Tyler Lee and Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts by @CookSmarts

Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Recently, we decided to take on the 52 New Foods Challenge, which is a way to try new foods, cook together with the family, and have fun while doing so. Created by Crunch a Color’s Jennifer Tyler Lee, the new book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, is … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce #recipe

Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce

Our How to Maximize Flavor series is well underway, and this week’s weeknight recipe is the perfect meal to feature, since we just talked about how sauces can jazz up any meal. We highlighted 5 sauces that are great on anything, but by changing … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/20/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/20/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 20, 2014 Monday: Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Sugar Snap Peas and Peppers over Rice Wednesday: Rice Bowl with Tofu, Leftover Asian Slaw, and … [Read More...]

How to prep calzones #cookingvideo by @cooksmarts

How to Prep Calzones

Calzones are a wonderful Italian creation. They've got a crispy exterior, followed by a soft doughiness, and then oozing melty cheese and whatever yummy fillings you desire in the middle. And they don't just have to be creations of pizza … [Read More...]

Aishah: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Aishah: Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Don’t completely eliminate family favorites. The occasional comfort foods, even if they’re not so healthy, just make for a happy family. -Aishah #KitchenHero Tweet this Just reading the words “smothered in gravy,” “crispy and fried,” and … [Read More...]

Cook Smart's 5 Sauces to Jazz Up Your Meals #flavor #recipes

5 Sauces You Can Use on Everything

This is part 4 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! This week in our How to Maximize Flavor series, we are all about sauces. We have already … [Read More...]

#52NewFoods Challenge: Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata via @CookSmarts

Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata

We know there are a lot of parents out there who struggle with their kids being picky eaters. That’s why we have our How to Raise Healthy Eaters Series. With ideas on involving kids in kitchen and meal formulas that end short-order cooking, your kids … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Chicken Banh Mi #recipe

Chicken Banh Mi

Banh mi is a classic Vietnamese sandwich that is known for the bread, which is light and has a thin crust. The sandwich fixin's are a mix of French and Vietnamese ingredients - baguettes, pate, and mayonnaise from the French, and ingredients like … [Read More...]