Jennifer: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jennifer: Adventures in the Kitchen

Being able to cook allows me to experience new cultures through their recipes and ingredients. -Jennifer #KitchenHero Tweet this As an adventurer, Kitchen Hero Jennifer is all about hiking and flying trapezes, but even these activities seem like a breeze compared to putting dinner on the table! Meal planning can be stressful, and the many ingredients and choices in the supermarket don’t help … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meal via @cooksmarts: Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus #recipe

Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

Wow! Salmon seems to be quite a winner for everyone! When we asked if you would rather eat Lemon-Garlic Salmon or Chicken Soba Noodles on our Facebook page, most of you answered “salmon.” And just a couple of weeks ago, we featured another winner … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/16/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/16/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 16, 2014 Monday: Tri-Color Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp Tuesday: Mushu Chicken with Carrots and Shiitakes Wednesday: Balsamic Chicken with Bruschetta and Roasted Butternut Squash Thursday: … [Read More...]

Dunagan Pearson: Hero in the Kitchen via @cooksmarts

Dunagan: Chef Dad

"Following recipes and creating something attractive and delicious is satisfying and empowering in the end." Dunagan may have first started cooking to impress his then-girlfriend (now wife!), but his passion for cooking grew with each delicious … [Read More...]

Side Dish via @cooksmarts: Strawberry Fennel Arugula Salad #recipe

Strawberry Fennel Arugula Salad

When summer rolls around, we are all about 1) quick meals, and 2) strawberries. The last thing we want to do on a hot, sunny day is to slave away in a stuffy kitchen, with the stove and oven burning hot. Why do that when we can enjoy a quick and … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Mediterranean Chicken Packets #recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Packets

If you are new to Cook Smarts, you will soon find out that we love to cook en papillote. But don’t let that fancy name scare you off! It might sound like you should be sitting at a lovely outdoor French cafe, wine glass in hand, as you look out … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/9/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/9/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 9, 2014 Monday: Grilled Chicken with French Vinaigrette and Sauteed Chard and Farro Tuesday: Summer Farmer's Salad with Chicken and Peaches Wednesday: Dijon-Thyme and Lemon Fish Packets with … [Read More...]

Candice: Hero in the Kitchen via @cooksmarts

Candice: Getting Creative in the Kitchen

"Being able to cook allows me to be creative...it's nice to invent." As a dietitian and self-taught cook, Candice is no stranger to food and cooking. But as many of our Kitchen Heroes realized, that’s not enough to get dinner on the table. Having … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Salmon with Coconut Aminos Butter #recipe

Salmon with Coconut Aminos Butter

One of the great things about creating recipes that cater to different diets is getting to test out new ingredients. While it can be a challenge to come up with variations at times, that’s what experimenting in the kitchen is all about! Besides, who … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/2/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/2/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 2, 2014 Monday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coriander Carrot Fries Tuesday: Chicken Fajita Bowl over Quinoa Wednesday: Three-Tomato Spaghetti with Kale and Apple Salad Thursday: Batterless Chile … [Read More...]

Chipotle Burger with Guacamole via @cooksmarts

Burger Round-Up: 5 Burgers to Get You Ready for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t help but think of sunny skies, lazily lounging on the beach, and freshly squeezed lemonade. But since we are a meal plan service, we can’t help but think of all things food - succulent nectarines, … [Read More...]