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 Polenta and Mixed Green Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette Thursday: Pork Chops with Pear and Celery Slaw with Leftover Pureed Squash and Carrot Soup We … [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...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Summer Rolls #recipe

Asian Summer Rolls

As much as we are all about home-cooked meals, we admit that there are certain things that we’d rather not make ourselves. Bread, pizza dough, tofu, almond milk, sushi, and tater tots are all part of our Let’s-Buy-Instead-of-Make List. Not because … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

5 Simple Dinners that Make Delicious Lunches by Cook Smarts

5 Dinners that Make Great Lunch Leftovers

Whether you have kids or not, you have probably struggled over what to pack for lunch. We are a huge fan of enjoying dinner leftovers for next day lunches - it’s less expensive and healthier than eating out, and it’s one less thing to think about! … [Read More...]