Free 7 Day Budget Meal Plan via @cooksmarts #budget #healthtips

Budget Meal Plan: 7 Days of Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

For more tips on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, see the rest of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. If you missed our last few posts, we’ve been in the middle of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. Last week, we sent out our All-in-One Freezer Guide, answering your top freezer questions. Hop on over to the post to see how infinite savings lie in this under-utilized kitchen appliance and … [Read More...]

Introducing Nourish an online cooking program by @cooksmarts

Introducing Nourish

After 6 months of crazy planning and work, I’m so excited to give you your first peek into Nourish. Even though official work began only last September, I’ve been preparing for Nourish since I gave my first Cook Smarts cooking lesson on January … [Read More...]

Rice Pilaf| Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Classic Rice Pilaf

It used to be that when someone mentioned “rice pilaf” to us, we would immediately think of the restaurant side dish. It sounded fancy and was very tasty, but we didn’t think about making it at home ourselves. Lo and behold, we discovered the … [Read More...]

Maple-Thyme Panko Salmon | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Maple-Thyme Panko Salmon

Winter is just about coming to an end, and then it’ll be all about tender asparagus, peppery and crisp radishes, and fresh, flavorful peas that pop in your mouth. Just thinking about these springtime veggies seems like such a tease. We’re so close, … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/9/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/9/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 9, 2015 Monday: Tom Kha Gai Soup with Chicken, Zucchini, and Mushrooms Tuesday: Jerk Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice and Beans and a Side Salad Wednesday: Saag Paneer & Chickpeas with … [Read More...]

Nicole: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Nicole: Good Mood Makes Good Food

Remember that even mistakes are progress. Not everything you make is going to be the most amazing thing you've ever tasted. You made it, and that in and of itself is an accomplishment to be proud of. And a great reason to try again … [Read More...]

Meet the @cooksmarts #kitchenheroes and share #whyicook

Why I Cook

Two weeks ago, I received an email from the son of one our first Kitchen Heroes. It read: “Hi Jess, I wanted to thank you for sending my mom, Mary Ann Satterfield, the card and the [Kitchen Heroes] t-shirt. My mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor … [Read More...]

Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower, Turnips, and Chimichurri Sauce | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted Chicken, Cauliflower & Turnips with Chimichurri Sauce

We recently shared a recipe for Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce, where we raved about homemade chimichurri. It’s easy to make, uses up leftover herbs, is super delicious, and goes great with many different foods. That’s why it made our 5 essential … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/2/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/2/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 2, 2015 Monday: Salmon Burgers with Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Pickles Tuesday: Slow Cooker (or Not) Adobo Chicken with Garlic Bok Choy and Rice Wednesday: Chopped Leftover Adobo Chicken Salad … [Read More...]

Joanna and David: Heroes in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Joanna & David: Tag Team Cooking

The most important thing in our lives is staying happy & healthy. -Joanna & David #KitchenHeroes Tweet this Busy schedules usually mean very limited time for grocery shopping and cooking, let alone meal planning, but Kitchen Heroes Joanna and … [Read More...]

Guide to Stir-Frying via @CookSmarts

Stir-Fry 101: A Guide to Quick & Healthy Meals

Out of all the different cooking methods, stir-frying is the one method we can always rely on for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal. Whether we’re trying to get dinner on the table in the shortest amount of time possible, or use up some veggies in … [Read More...]