Tomato and Shallot Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Tomato & Shallot Salad

We know it’s coming, but it’s unbearable to think about. Summer is going to be over soon! Maybe we’re being a little dramatic here, but we can’t help but get a little teary-eyed at the thought of summer saying bye. Summer has been so good to us, giving us the best, most amazing produce we could ever imagine - perfectly plump and sweet figs, big bunches of fragrant basil, gorgeous okra in … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/31/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/31/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 31, 2015 Monday: Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing Tuesday: Turkish Pitas with Hummus and Lamb + Cucumber and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers with … [Read More...]

Ellie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Ellie: Discovering Healthy Dinner Solutions

I cook because I feel better knowing that our meals are healthy, balanced, and free from as much “extra” stuff as possible. -Ellie #KitchenHero Tweet this We’re sure that pediatrician Ellie has enough to take care of during her workday without … [Read More...]

Top 10 Freezer-Friendly Meals via @cooksmarts

Top 10 Freezer-Friendly Meals

As summer comes to a close and the busy back-to-school season is upon us, this is a great time of year to stock the freezer with quick, healthy meals. We love opening that freezer door and knowing that even in busy periods of life, dinner is one … [Read More...]

Southwest Green Chili Turkey Cheeseburgers | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Southwest Green Chili Turkey Cheeseburgers

If you don’t know by now, let us tell you - We. Love. Burgers. There’s just something about a juicy, flavorful meat patty sandwiched between two pieces of lightly toasted buns. And the fact that no forks and knives are necessary. All you need … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/24/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/24/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 24, 2015 Monday: Salmon-Basil Burgers with Fennel and Green Bean Salad Tuesday: Creamy Fettuccine with Zucchini, Mushrooms, Basil, and Peas Wednesday: Latin Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with … [Read More...]

Cooking Formula for a Simple Vinaigrette via @cooksmarts

A Simple Cooking Formula + 3 Great Vinaigrettes

With summer comes warm weather, and that means lots of light, refreshing meals that take little or no time to cook. Meals like crisp entree salads start coming into play, so we figured that it was a good time to give one of our first infographics a … [Read More...]

Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn & Peach Salsa + Avocado Creme

The forkful of salmon hits your tongue and practically melts from tenderness, and your eyes close as your tastebuds discover a sweet tanginess. Juicy peaches and crisp, sweet corn follow immediately, with a slight sharpness from green onions, and a … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/17/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/17/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 17, 2015 | Favorites Week Monday: Mussels and Chorizo with Valencia Orange & Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca with Grilled Veggies and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Wednesday: … [Read More...]

Marabeth: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Marabeth: Becoming a Kitchen Pro

I cook because it’s the only affordable way to eat, plus I feel better when my diet is from a home cooked meal. -Marabeth #KitchenHero Tweet this Kitchen Hero Marabeth proves that even though cooking has its challenges, it can still be very … [Read More...]

Coconut Rice & Beans | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Coconut Rice & Beans

Come on, let’s go to the Caribbean! Wait, what? What do you mean you can’t drop everything and fly with us to the tropics right now? Okay, well, you’ve got a point there. Who’s going to run our meal plan service if we’re too busy noshing on … [Read More...]