#52NewFoods Challenge: Book by Jennifer Tyler Lee and Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts by @CookSmarts

Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Recently, we decided to take on the 52 New Foods Challenge, which is a way to try new foods, cook together with the family, and have fun while doing so. Created by Crunch a Color’s Jennifer Tyler Lee, the new book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, is about getting the whole family involved and interested in the cooking process and experimenting with different foods. Last week, we went for a familiar … [Read More...]

Grandparent's Day Menu via @CookSmarts #recipes

Grandparents’ Day: Cook Up Something Grand

"No matter how much you eat, your grandma won’t believe that you’re not hungry.” We came across this quote the other day, and thought that nothing could be further from the truth! It always seems as if all grandparents have a competition over who … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/8/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 8, 2014 Monday: Roasted Tilapia with Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Pesto and Garlic Broccolini Tuesday: Lamb and Feta Burger with Arugula Salad Wednesday: Lentil and Beet Salad with Feta … [Read More...]

Jessica: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jessica: A Mother’s Cooking Journey

Being able to cook allows me to have a creative outlet for myself and provide nutritious meals for my family. -Jessica #KitchenHero Tweet this One of the great things about what we do is being able to help people. We do our best with tasty … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Summer Rolls #recipe

Asian Summer Rolls

As much as we are all about home-cooked meals, we admit that there are certain things that we’d rather not make ourselves. Bread, pizza dough, tofu, almond milk, sushi, and tater tots are all part of our Let’s-Buy-Instead-of-Make List. Not because … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken … [Read More...]

Maria: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Maria: Discovering Tasty Meals for a Healthy Lifestyle

Don't be afraid to fail and don't be afraid to try new things. Learning and finding meals you love requires a bit of both. -Maria #KitchenHero Tweet this As a personal trainer, Maria knows that to be healthy is not only about having an active … [Read More...]

5 Simple Dinners that Make Delicious Lunches by Cook Smarts

5 Dinners that Make Great Lunch Leftovers

Whether you have kids or not, you have probably struggled over what to pack for lunch. We are a huge fan of enjoying dinner leftovers for next day lunches - it’s less expensive and healthier than eating out, and it’s one less thing to think about! … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Hasselback Potatoes #recipe

Hasselback Potatoes

Does anyone out there not like a good ol’ potato side dish? Okay, well, maybe if you’re paleo, or want to cut carbs, or just don’t like taters, then potato dishes aren’t for you. But many of you could probably agree with us when we say that potatoes … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Chicken Kebabs #recipe

Balsamic Chicken Kebabs

Grill season is the perfect time to have guests over to indulge in delicious foods with a charred, smoky flavor. There’s just something about being in good company, sharing conversations over barbecued meat and veggies! Take this quote by Julia … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]