Emily: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Emily: Living a Balanced & Healthy Life

Homemade meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients help me retain energy and live an overall healthier lifestyle. -Emily #KitchenHero Tweet this When creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, it’s important to keep it balanced, and Kitchen Hero Emily has figured out just how to do it! She keeps active by participating in outdoor sports, hones her creativity with hobbies like knitting, eats … [Read More...]

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday via @CookSmarts #healthyholidays

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

We’re already halfway through December and holiday festivities are in full swing. While we love this time of year, it can be an especially challenging time when it comes to our health. A combination of all the delicious holiday treats and our busy … [Read More...]

Roasted Oregano Potatoes | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted Oregano Potatoes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Roasted vegetables are one of those go-to side dishes that can never go wrong. Now that the weather has gotten a lot colder, roasted veggies are even better, since they can warm up any meal. With a crunchy exterior, soft interior, and sweet … [Read More...]

Shakshuka | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Shakshuka with Polenta

We absolutely love the flavors of the Mediterranean, which comes from a bunch of different regions and their cultures. All of these places being next to the Mediterranean Sea means that they all have common elements in their cooking, whether it’s … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/15/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 15, 2014 Monday: {Moqueca} Brazilian Fish Stew over Rice Tuesday: Shrimp and Udon Noodles in Green Curry Soup with Baby Spinach and Straw Mushrooms Wednesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Brussels … [Read More...]

Brooke: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Brooke: Homegrown & Homemade

Focus on finding the best ingredients, and food will taste fantastic. -Brooke #KitchenHero Tweet this Brooke has impressed us countless times with her DIY crafts and woodworking skills, whether it is a wooden tool toy set for her kids or coming … [Read More...]

Holiday Desserts via @CookSmarts

Sweet Treats for the Holidays

There’s something about the holidays. Even as you pack your schedule in so tight it might explode, you can’t help but get into the spirit of things, whether it’s taking the time out to make a handmade gift for your mom, or planning a memorable … [Read More...]

Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Italian Sausage & Chard White Bean Soup

Have you ever seen something (or someone) that you just absolutely fell heads over for? Perhaps that jacket from your favorite clothing store, or that triple chocolate cake in the bakery window that you just knew you had to have? Call it love at … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/8/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 8, 2014 Monday: Oven-Baked Salmon with Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach 'Cream' Sauce Tuesday: Cumin & Coriander Chicken Tacos with Sliced Radishes and Guacamole Wednesday: Cheddary Shells with … [Read More...]

Peppermint: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Peppermint: Bye-bye, Dinner Rut!

We love food, and we're always striving to make healthier food choices and eat a wider variety of food. -Peppermint #KitchenHero Tweet this Even experienced cooks, like Kitchen Hero Peppermint, know that eating the same things day after day can … [Read More...]

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Broccoli is such a great vegetable. Seriously, we can’t stop raving about it. Not only is it delicious and good for you, it’s available year-round, making it super dependable. Whether roasted, stir-fried, or blanched for a chilled salad, we can … [Read More...]