Emily: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Emily: Living a Balanced & Healthy Life

Homemade meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients help me retain energy and live an overall healthier lifestyle. -Emily #KitchenHero Tweet this When creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, it’s important to keep it balanced, and Kitchen Hero Emily has figured out just how to do it! She keeps active by participating in outdoor sports, hones her creativity with hobbies like knitting, eats … [Read More...]

.@cooksmarts Guide to Building #Flavor with Aromatics #cookingtips

Guide to Adding Flavor with Aromatics

This is part 6 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! If you’ve been cooking for some time, you’ve probably noticed that most recipes - whether … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mushu Chicken #recipe

Mushu Chicken

What is your favorite Chinese take-out food? We’re sure everyone already has their favorite in mind. (Leave your answer in the comments below!) Veggie egg rolls, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, egg foo-yung...the list goes … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/27/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/27/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 27, 2014 Monday: Baked Arctic Char with Raisin Vinaigrette and Polenta Tuesday: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Pureed Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup Wednesday: Shakshuka with Leftover … [Read More...]

Claudia: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Claudia: Learning to Try New Flavors

I cook because I want to improve our eating habits. For years we have relied on “boxes” (frozen dinners) because of our busy schedules. -Claudia #KitchenHero Tweet this We must say that we have the most amazing community of Kitchen Heroes, and … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts Guide to Flavoring with Fresh Herbs #flavor #herbs

Guide to Using Fresh Herbs

Buy this print When to Use Fresh Instead of Dried Herbs One of the greatest appeals of herbs is that fresh taste they add to a meal. When an herb is dried it loses many of the properties that give it that quality and the result is a more … [Read More...]

#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 … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce #recipe

Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce

Our How to Maximize Flavor series is well underway, and this week’s weeknight recipe is the perfect meal to feature, since we just talked about how sauces can jazz up any meal. We highlighted 5 sauces that are great on anything, but by changing … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/20/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/20/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 20, 2014 Monday: Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Sugar Snap Peas and Peppers over Rice Wednesday: Rice Bowl with Tofu, Leftover Asian Slaw, and … [Read More...]

How to prep calzones #cookingvideo by @cooksmarts

How to Prep Calzones

Calzones are a wonderful Italian creation. They've got a crispy exterior, followed by a soft doughiness, and then oozing melty cheese and whatever yummy fillings you desire in the middle. And they don't just have to be creations of pizza … [Read More...]

Aishah: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Aishah: Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Don’t completely eliminate family favorites. The occasional comfort foods, even if they’re not so healthy, just make for a happy family. -Aishah #KitchenHero Tweet this Just reading the words “smothered in gravy,” “crispy and fried,” and … [Read More...]