Summer Bean Salad | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

You know that saying, “You eat with your eyes first”? It’s a very true quote, and something that all chefs and cooks should keep in mind when preparing food. After all, something might taste good, but if you look at it, and it’s a big brown pile of mush, chances are you already lost your appetite before you even got a taste. But now take a look at our recipe this week - a colorful, vibrant … [Read More...]

Christine: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Christine: Creating Delicious Memories with the Family

I cook because I want to create memories and traditions. -Christine #KitchenHero Tweet this For Kitchen Hero Christine, food and cooking is not only for healthy eating; it’s a way to bond with her family and spend quality time with them. While … [Read More...]

Get our Basic Grilling Guide via @cooksmarts

Our Basic Grilling Guide

I can’t believe we’re already over one week into summer . . . before we know it, we'll be welcoming fall! Since we know that time passes much too quickly, I wanna make sure we take advantage of every single day of this season with lots of … [Read More...]

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/29/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/29/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 29, 2015 Monday: Steak with Miso-Lime Butter + Sauteed Bok Choy with Garlic Tuesday: Pesto Artichoke Pasta with Butter Beans, Tomatoes & Broccoli Wednesday: Thai Curried Fried Rice with Ground … [Read More...]

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken

Before we launch into this week’s recipe, we want to give a shout out to all the dads and say, Happy Father’s Day! Hope you guys are taking it easy and looking forward to a nice steak dinner later this evening. We’re kind of doing a double whammy … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/22/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/22/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 22, 2015 Monday: Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps with Snap Peas and Roasted Peanuts Tuesday: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa + Lemony Green Beans Wednesday: Hoisin Noodles with … [Read More...]

Matt: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Matt: Life as a Sous Chef Dad

By contributing in the kitchen I find more enjoyment in the overall meal experience, I find a connection between the preparation process, and pride in the culmination of the final product. -Matt #KitchenHero Tweet this As you can see from the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts' Healthy, Low-Cal Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Recipes Under 450 Calories

What does healthy mean to you? For us, we believe that health starts with a home cooked meal, which means that you know what you eat, and you are in control of what you put in your body. While cooking your own meals is a good start to eating … [Read More...]

Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Rosemary Steak & Vegetables with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Father’s Day is coming up in a week, and what better way to celebrate than with a nice, big, juicy, home cooked steak? Yes, we know, it is such a cliche - dads + grilling + steak. . .But think about it. If you present your dad with a big plate of … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/15/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/15/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 15, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini and Carrot Slaw Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Butter + … [Read More...]