Tomato and Shallot Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Tomato & Shallot Salad

We know it’s coming, but it’s unbearable to think about. Summer is going to be over soon! Maybe we’re being a little dramatic here, but we can’t help but get a little teary-eyed at the thought of summer saying bye. Summer has been so good to us, giving us the best, most amazing produce we could ever imagine - perfectly plump and sweet figs, big bunches of fragrant basil, gorgeous okra in … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/22/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/22/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 22, 2015 Monday: Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps with Snap Peas and Roasted Peanuts Tuesday: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa + Lemony Green Beans Wednesday: Hoisin Noodles with … [Read More...]

Matt: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Matt: Life as a Sous Chef Dad

By contributing in the kitchen I find more enjoyment in the overall meal experience, I find a connection between the preparation process, and pride in the culmination of the final product. -Matt #KitchenHero Tweet this As you can see from the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts' Healthy, Low-Cal Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Recipes Under 450 Calories

What does healthy mean to you? For us, we believe that health starts with a home cooked meal, which means that you know what you eat, and you are in control of what you put in your body. While cooking your own meals is a good start to eating … [Read More...]

Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Rosemary Steak & Vegetables with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Father’s Day is coming up in a week, and what better way to celebrate than with a nice, big, juicy, home cooked steak? Yes, we know, it is such a cliche - dads + grilling + steak. . .But think about it. If you present your dad with a big plate of … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/15/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/15/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 15, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini and Carrot Slaw Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Butter + … [Read More...]

Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Sriracha Mayo | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo

You’re probably thinking, “Tacos AGAIN?!” (Wait. . .is that even a question that anybody asks?) But yes, we are featuring tacos yet again as one of our weeknight meals. If it seems like we have a lot of taco recipes, well. . .that’s because we do. … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/8/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/8/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 8, 2015 Monday: Miso-Honey Glazed Salmon with Quinoa and Roasted Eggplant Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole with Poblanos, Tomatillos, Avocado, and Radishes Wednesday: Mediterranean Chicken Bake … [Read More...]

January: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

January: Cookin’ Up 5 Star Meals

I cook because, well. . .my husband is the breadwinner, and I'm the one that turns the bread into a 5 star meal! -January #KitchenHero Tweet this A lot of moms probably dream about the day when their kids willingly devour brussels sprouts, ask … [Read More...]

Spiced Carrot and Beet Slaw | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Spiced Carrot & Beet Slaw

Beets. Are they in or out? It seems like folks either love them or hate them. We love them, but if you browse our blog, you won’t find any beet recipes. Which is rather unfortunate, because beets are so delicious and good for you. They’re so … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/1/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/1/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 1, 2015 Monday: Thai Steak Salad with Cabbages, Carrots, Basil, and Cilantro Tuesday: Rigatoni with Chard, Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Walnuts Wednesday: Shrimp Tacos with Slaw and Smoked Paprika … [Read More...]