Get our Meat Temperature Guide via @cooksmarts #grilling

Our Meat Temperature Guide

Last week, we kicked off our 2015 Summer Grilling Series with an updated version of our Grilling Guide. If you downloaded it, you saw that I listed a digital read thermometer as one of our 5 essential grilling tools. The one that I listed is also the one I own, and I absolutely love it. It comes in super handy when I’m trying to figure out if my burgers are a perfect medium-rare (my … [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...]

Guide to Frozen Food Storage via @CookSmarts

Guide to Frozen Food Storage & Shelf Life

For more tips on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, see the rest of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. Last week we re-kicked off our Cooking On a Budget series with 10 budget-friendly ingredients that will help you cook without breaking the … [Read More...]

Citrus Shallot Salad with Asian Vinaigrette | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Citrus Shallot Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Okay, you might be wondering why we’re featuring such a simple salad recipe this week. After all, you just wash some greens, chop some fruit, and then toss it all together. How hard can that be? You’re right to think that, but we’re all about … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/23/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 23, 2015 Monday: Orange-Ginger Roasted Salmon with Quinoa + Spiced Carrot and Beet Slaw Tuesday: Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Carrots and Snow Peas over Quinoa Wednesday: Turkey and Avocado Wraps … [Read More...]

10 Budget-Friendly Ingredients for making healthy meals without breaking the bank via @CookSmarts

10 Budget-Friendly Ingredients

For more tips on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, see the rest of our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ series. It’s a common misconception that eating healthy meals is only for those who are willing to pay a pretty penny for it. Not so! There are … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts for St. Patrick's Day

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

St. Patrick’s Day is in a couple of days, so you know what that means. . . Let’s get feastin’! Admittedly, we don’t deck ourselves out in shamrocks, but we sure do appreciate some good ol’ comforting Irish food. Which is why for St. Paddy’s Day … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/16/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 16, 2015 Monday: Italian Ribollita Soup with Beans, Veggies, and Crusty Bread Tuesday: Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes Wednesday: Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken with … [Read More...]

Emily: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Emily: Practice Makes a Better Cook

I enjoy the sense of accomplishment when I can eat and share something I made myself. -Emily #KitchenHero Tweet this We can only imagine how tough it is to juggle being an attorney and a new mother. It sounds difficult enough without the … [Read More...]