Christine: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Christine: Creating Delicious Memories with the Family

I cook because I want to create memories and traditions. -Christine #KitchenHero Tweet this For Kitchen Hero Christine, food and cooking is not only for healthy eating; it’s a way to bond with her family and spend quality time with them. While she has encountered many successes in the kitchen, whether it is learning to chop an onion or making a dish she has never made before, her proudest … [Read More...]

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Mint | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Mint

Mmm...we love everything about spices - from their aromas to how they add distinct flavors to every dish. Whether we’re blending garam masala into sweet potato and chickpea patties, or sprinkling za’atar on popcorn for a tasty afternoon snack, or … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/13/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/13/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 13, 2015 Monday: Japanese Chicken Curry over Rice with Homemade Roux, Carrots, and Potatoes Tuesday: Indian Curried Fried Rice made with Frozen Cauliflower, Peas, and Carrots Wednesday: Shrimp … [Read More...]

Stephanie and Meryl: Heroes in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Stephanie & Meryl: Teaming Up for Cooking Fun

It’s been really fun cooking as a team. . .Since we’ve started working together, cooking is a weekly activity we look forward to, not a chore. -Stephanie & Meryl #KitchenHeroes Tweet this Cooking for one is like exercising by yourself. It can … [Read More...]

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Our Guide to Repurposing Leftovers & Leftover Ingredients

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Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sundried Tomato Pesto | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Since today is Easter Sunday, we decided that this week’s recipe should add to the celebration. And it’s okay if you don’t celebrate Easter, because this recipe will cover just about anything you’re celebrating. Spring break, perhaps? After all, … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/6/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/6/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 6, 2015 Monday: Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole and Spinach Salad Tuesday: Za'atar Shrimp and Cauliflower with Tabouli, Spiced Yogurt, and Pita Wednesday: Tostadas with Chipotle … [Read More...]

Free 7 Day Budget Meal Plan via @cooksmarts #budget #healthtips

Budget Meal Plan: 7 Days of Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

For more tips on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, see the rest of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. If you missed our last few posts, we’ve been in the middle of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. Last week, we sent out our All-in-One … [Read More...]

Italian Wedding Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Italian Wedding Soup

We’ve been getting a mix of weather here in the Bay Area lately - rainy and windy one day, warm and sunny the next. . . Of course, we can’t complain, seeing as how we’re not snowed in or anything. But the alternating weather keeps changing our food … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/30/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/30/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 30, 2015 Monday: Pan-Seared Tilapia with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa + Lemon-Herb Quinoa Tuesday: Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Frittata with Orange Fennel Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Wednesday: … [Read More...]

Jennifer: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jennifer: Creating Flavors from Around the World

I always wanted to be the kind of person who could whip up a curry dish one night and throw together some gyros the next. That’s how I wanted my kids to grow up - loving and appreciating flavors from all around the … [Read More...]