Our 3 Simplest Flavoring Secrets by Cook Smarts @cooksmarts

Our 3 Simplest Flavoring Secrets #flavor

We’ve all experienced this not-so-great cooking situation: you spend a ton of time following a recipe, creating a meal, and the end result is bland and boring. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few tricks to make sure we never end up in this situation. Even if a recipe has left a lot to be desired in the taste department, there are so many simple things you can do to turn a meal from … [Read More...]

Weeknight Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Pan con Tomate #recipe

Pan con Tomate

We recently embarked on a culinary adventure to Spain, where we enjoyed classic, homestyle meals that are native to Spain - simple and delicious meals filled with seafood, tomatoes, and potatoes. We dined on refreshing ceviche and gazpacho; … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meal via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Steak #recipe

Balsamic Steak

A key to successful cooking is to keep things simple. Have you ever been to a restaurant where there were too many things going on in the dish that your taste buds got overwhelmed? After all, simplicity allows you to really taste the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba … [Read More...]

Alice: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Alice: Measuring Deliciousness One Teaspoon at a Time

It's tempting to just order pizza or carry-out, but I want to feed everyone delicious and healthy food. -Alice #KitchenHero Tweet this Growing up, Kitchen Hero Alice watched her mother cook traditional Chinese meals. But like every traditional … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza #recipe

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

We’re gearing up for fall now, as the weather is slowly turning chilly, and Cook Smarts’ cooking days consist of curries and stews, and cooking with fall favorites like chard, apples, and butternut squash. But before we fully give in to autumn, … [Read More...]

How to maximize flavor and create delicious meals every time you cook by @cooksmarts

How to Maximize Flavor and Create Delicious Meals, Every Time

We’ve all experienced this not-so-great cooking situation: you spend a ton of time following a recipe, creating a meal, and the end result is bland and boring. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few tricks to make sure we never end up in this … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/15/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 15, 2014 Monday: Maple Pork Chops with Kale and Pear Salad Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp [or Tempeh] Saute with Roasted Okra Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Carrots and Turnips Thursday: Tofu Kimchi … [Read More...]

How to Prepare Tofu by @cooksmarts #video #vegetarian #cookingtips

How to Prepare and Cook Tofu the Right Way

We've heard a lot of complaints about tofu: It's bland - I can't make it taste like anything! It always breaks apart when I cook it and ends up all mushy on me The texture is weird However, if prepared the right way, tofu is a … [Read More...]

Angie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Angie: Success in the Kitchen

I cook because we need to eat and like to eat yummy and healthy food. -Angie #KitchenHero Tweet this Kitchen Hero Angie grew up watching her mom cook, but that doesn’t mean that this self-taught cook won’t find some frustrations with cooking … [Read More...]

How to travel and still come home to a homecooked meal by Cook Smarts

How to Travel and Still Come Home to a Home-Cooked Meal

I’ve been doing a ton of travel this summer. My husband and I have had weddings galore, plus all the typical trips that the season brings. In the past traveling used to really stress me out. I would worry about all the errands that I didn’t get to … [Read More...]