5 Creative Dinners from Leftover Turkey via @cooksmarts #Thanksgiving

5 Creative Dinners from Leftover Turkey

Coming up with creative ways to use leftovers is one of our favorite challenges here at Cook Smarts, so we get giddy with excitement when we start thinking about Thanksgiving. As much as we love the main event, we look forward to all the fast, healthy dinners we get out of that beautiful, roasted turkey. The fact is, most of us can only enjoy so many turkey and gravy sandwiches before we want … [Read More...]

Get our Basic Grilling Guide via @cooksmarts

Our Basic Grilling Guide

I can’t believe we’re already over one week into summer . . . before we know it, we'll be welcoming fall! Since we know that time passes much too quickly, I wanna make sure we take advantage of every single day of this season with lots of … [Read More...]

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/29/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/29/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 29, 2015 Monday: Steak with Miso-Lime Butter + Sauteed Bok Choy with Garlic Tuesday: Pesto Artichoke Pasta with Butter Beans, Tomatoes & Broccoli Wednesday: Thai Curried Fried Rice with Ground … [Read More...]

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken

Before we launch into this week’s recipe, we want to give a shout out to all the dads and say, Happy Father’s Day! Hope you guys are taking it easy and looking forward to a nice steak dinner later this evening. We’re kind of doing a double whammy … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/22/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/22/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 22, 2015 Monday: Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps with Snap Peas and Roasted Peanuts Tuesday: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa + Lemony Green Beans Wednesday: Hoisin Noodles with … [Read More...]

Matt: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Matt: Life as a Sous Chef Dad

By contributing in the kitchen I find more enjoyment in the overall meal experience, I find a connection between the preparation process, and pride in the culmination of the final product. -Matt #KitchenHero Tweet this As you can see from the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts' Healthy, Low-Cal Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Recipes Under 450 Calories

What does healthy mean to you? For us, we believe that health starts with a home cooked meal, which means that you know what you eat, and you are in control of what you put in your body. While cooking your own meals is a good start to eating … [Read More...]

Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Rosemary Steak & Vegetables with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Father’s Day is coming up in a week, and what better way to celebrate than with a nice, big, juicy, home cooked steak? Yes, we know, it is such a cliche - dads + grilling + steak. . .But think about it. If you present your dad with a big plate of … [Read More...]

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

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

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 15, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini and Carrot Slaw Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Butter + … [Read More...]

Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Sriracha Mayo | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo

You’re probably thinking, “Tacos AGAIN?!” (Wait. . .is that even a question that anybody asks?) But yes, we are featuring tacos yet again as one of our weeknight meals. If it seems like we have a lot of taco recipes, well. . .that’s because we do. … [Read More...]