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...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 05/26/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/26/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 26, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Pork Chops with Roasted Carrots and Fennel and Quinoa Tuesday: Sesame Soy Skillet Chicken with Bok Choy and Quinoa Wednesday: Pesto Spaghetti with Shrimp and House Salad … [Read More...]

Amanda: Hero in the Kitchen via @cooksmarts

Amanda: Spending Quality Time in the Kitchen with the Family

"You have a much greater appreciation for food when you prepare it yourself." The whole process of cooking takes a lot of time - from planning your meals to grocery shopping to prepping, and finally, cooking the actual meal. Sometimes it can even … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Classic Tacos #recipe

Classic Tacos

We all have our fast food moments. Well...we do, that’s for sure! Every now and then, we can’t get crispy, greasy French fries out of our mind until we give in to the irresistible fast food treat. Luckily, it doesn’t happen too often, and we are … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/19/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/19/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 19, 2014 Monday: Mahi Mahi Tacos with Corn and Tomato Salsa Tuesday: Maple-Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken with Lemony Broccolini and Brown Rice Wednesday: Caramel Chicken Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry … [Read More...]

Alina: Cook Smarts Hero in the Kitchen via @cooksmarts

Alina: Cooking Made Simple and Carefree

"I feel like a star chef every night after work because we make recipes we'd never make otherwise." Alina is no stranger to home-cooked meals and eating delicious food. Growing up in Russia, she had access to fresh, organic produce from local … [Read More...]

Side Dishes via @cooksmarts: Quinoa Salad #recipe

Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad

Creamy and luscious avocados...crisp cherry tomatoes bursting with flavor...Is it any surprise that we are already itching for summer? Don’t get us wrong - we adore spring and all the fresh produce it has to offer. But on chilly days, we can’t help … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles #recipe

Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles

When asked, “What is your idea of comfort food?” some people might say a creamy, cheesy mound of macaroni and cheese alongside crispy fried chicken. Others might say that it is a piping hot bowl of chili, chock full of hearty ground beef and … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/12/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/12/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 12, 2014 Monday: Pork and Pineapple Kebabs with Quinoa and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and Simple Green Beans Wednesday: Shrimp and Two-Peas Green Curry Stir-Fry with … [Read More...]

Mallory: Hero in the Kitchen via @cooksmarts

Mallory: A Mom who Does it All

"Spending a big chunk of time in the kitchen is a luxury these days, and I am always renewed and refreshed when I can make it happen." When a little bundle of joy arrived in Mallory's life, cooking became more than experimenting in the kitchen and … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Flank Steak with Romesco Sauce and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Steak with Romesco Sauce and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

When the weather gets warmer, sometimes you just want to eat something refreshing but filling at the same time. A salad is refreshing enough and quick to throw together, but to make it truly satisfying and balanced, we add protein, healthy fats, and … [Read More...]