Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/25/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/25/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 25, 2014 | Let's Travel to Italy! Monday: Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari and Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Grilled Veggie Panini with Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Thursday: Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken with Garlic Fennel … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Pesto Pasta with Shrimp #recipe

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

When it comes to carbs, everyone has their opinion about it. Yay, nay, or maybe nay for 6 days, but the 7th day is okay (the “slow-carb” diet)? Well, the Cook Smarts team all has varying tastes, preferences, and dietary restrictions. But one thing … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/14/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/14/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 14, 2014 Monday: Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches and Green Beans and Corn Tuesday: Grilled Balsamic Steak with Strawberry Arugula Salad and Hasselback Potatoes Wednesday: Lemon … [Read More...]

Ashleigh: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Ashleigh: Overcoming Cooking Challenges One by One

"Being able to cook allows me to save money and eat healthy by avoiding processed foods!" One of the good things about cooking is that you’re always learning and discovering new things, whether it’s a new ingredient or a different technique...or … [Read More...]

Lessons Learned from Trying to be a Food Network Star

Lessons Learned from Trying to be a Food Network Star

At the end of 2005 - when I was 24 - I did something absolutely crazy and unexpected. I auditioned for a reality TV show. Yes - somehow, I got it into my big ol’ twenty-something head that I could be a cooking show host. The fact that I only … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter #recipe

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter & Roasted Potatoes and Parsnips

Every so often, we put together a ‘Favorites’ menu that features our members’ favorite Cook Smarts meals. Maple-Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon and Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Onions are a couple of dishes that top our Favorites list, and even today, we … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/7/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/7/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 7, 2014 Monday: Grilled Salmon with Orange Vinaigrette and Watermelon Feta Salad Tuesday: Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Salad with Leftover Salmon, Chickpeas, and Red Peppers Wednesday: Grilled … [Read More...]

Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Red, White, and Blue Salad #recipe

Red, White, and Blue Salad

July 4th is just around the corner, and we can’t help but get a little festive. We also can’t help but indulge in the abundance of fresh berries right now, so this is a great time for a red, white, and blue dish! Everywhere you look this holiday, … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: BBQ Chicken #recipe

Classic BBQ Chicken

Ah, July 4th...a great excuse to bust out the grill and fire up some delicious, chargrilled meals. Okay, so we don’t really need an excuse to get the grill going, but the weather is not always grill-weather here in the Bay Area. We have had our share … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/30/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/30/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 30, 2014 Monday: Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Nuoc Nam Dressing Tuesday: Asian Summer Rolls with Pickled Cabbage Wednesday: Grilled Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Sauteed Sugar Snap … [Read More...]

Jamie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jamie: Rediscovering the Joys of Cooking

"I love being able to offer my son a variety of different foods so that he can grow up to have a similar appreciation for good whole foods and cooking." Imagine having a baby, quitting your job, moving across the state, buying a new house, and … [Read More...]