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 lifestyle, but a balance between exercise and healthy eating. But that doesn’t mean that cooking comes easily to this health enthusiast! We all know … [Read More...]

Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Red, White, and Blue Salad #recipe

Red, White, and Blue Salad

July 4th is just around the corner, and we can’t help but get a little festive. We also can’t help but indulge in the abundance of fresh berries right now, so this is a great time for a red, white, and blue dish! Everywhere you look this holiday, … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: BBQ Chicken #recipe

Classic BBQ Chicken

Ah, July 4th...a great excuse to bust out the grill and fire up some delicious, chargrilled meals. Okay, so we don’t really need an excuse to get the grill going, but the weather is not always grill-weather here in the Bay Area. We have had our share … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/30/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/30/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 30, 2014 Monday: Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Nuoc Nam Dressing Tuesday: Asian Summer Rolls with Pickled Cabbage Wednesday: Grilled Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Sauteed Sugar Snap … [Read More...]

Jamie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jamie: Rediscovering the Joys of Cooking

"I love being able to offer my son a variety of different foods so that he can grow up to have a similar appreciation for good whole foods and cooking." Imagine having a baby, quitting your job, moving across the state, buying a new house, and … [Read More...]

Side Dish via @CookSmarts: Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing #recipe

Potato Salad with Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing

One of the great things about summer is all the amazing summer foods. Barbecues and outdoor picnics are a must when the sun is out and the weather is warm. We always enjoy a good time, and grilling up a ton of meats and veggies with some good company … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mahi Mahi Tacos #recipe

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Corn and Tomato Salsa

If there’s one food you can’t go wrong with, it’s tacos. Whether you are a crunchy taco shell kind of person or a soft tortilla lover, there’s just something about tacos. Is it because it’s pretty fun to eat with your hands? Is it because it … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/23/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/23/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 23, 2014 Monday: Tuna Panzanella Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes Tuesday: Guacamole Tequila-Lime Chicken with Radish and Romaine Salad Wednesday: Taco Pasta with Radish and Romaine Salad Thursday: … [Read More...]

Lili: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Lili: Embarking on a Culinary Adventure with Homemade Meals

"I am amazed at the variety of vegetables we are now enjoying. Each meal is like a mini culinary adventure for me!" Our Kitchen Hero, Lili, is a busy attorney who doesn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. However, she makes the most of her … [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...]