Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/3/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/3/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 3, 2014 | Favorites Week Monday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sandwiches with Kale Chips Tuesday: Cream-Free Chowder with Rotisserie Chicken, Corn, and Potatoes Wednesday: Rotisserie Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce Thursday: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata + Mixed Green Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing We do more than create meal plans. … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza #recipe

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

We’re gearing up for fall now, as the weather is slowly turning chilly, and Cook Smarts’ cooking days consist of curries and stews, and cooking with fall favorites like chard, apples, and butternut squash. But before we fully give in to autumn, … [Read More...]

How to maximize flavor and create delicious meals every time you cook by @cooksmarts

How to Maximize Flavor and Create Delicious Meals, Every Time

We’ve all experienced this not-so-great cooking situation: you spend a ton of time following a recipe, creating a meal, and the end result is bland and boring. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few tricks to make sure we never end up in this … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/15/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 15, 2014 Monday: Maple Pork Chops with Kale and Pear Salad Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp [or Tempeh] Saute with Roasted Okra Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Carrots and Turnips Thursday: Tofu Kimchi … [Read More...]

How to Prepare Tofu by @cooksmarts #video #vegetarian #cookingtips

How to Prepare and Cook Tofu the Right Way

We've heard a lot of complaints about tofu: It's bland - I can't make it taste like anything! It always breaks apart when I cook it and ends up all mushy on me The texture is weird However, if prepared the right way, tofu is a … [Read More...]

Angie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Angie: Success in the Kitchen

I cook because we need to eat and like to eat yummy and healthy food. -Angie #KitchenHero Tweet this Kitchen Hero Angie grew up watching her mom cook, but that doesn’t mean that this self-taught cook won’t find some frustrations with cooking … [Read More...]

How to travel and still come home to a homecooked meal by Cook Smarts

How to Travel and Still Come Home to a Home-Cooked Meal

I’ve been doing a ton of travel this summer. My husband and I have had weddings galore, plus all the typical trips that the season brings. In the past traveling used to really stress me out. I would worry about all the errands that I didn’t get to … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Sauteed Peas and Beans #recipe

Sauteed Peas and Beans

One of the best things about living in California is the abundant produce found year-round. We’re all for eating seasonally, but sometimes it’s a little hard not to take advantage of what’s in the supermarket. Especially when we’re nearing the end of … [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...]