Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/10/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/10/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 10, 2015 Monday: Asian-Style Ceviche with Salmon and Nectarines + Asian Sesame Asparagus Saute Tuesday: Grilled Portobello Burger with Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Salsa + Arugula and Strawberry Salad Wednesday: Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken Wraps with Tomato & Cucumber Salad Thursday: Pasta Salad with Leftover Mediterranean Chicken, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/20/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/20/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 20, 2015 Monday: Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, and Shrimp with Parmesan Tuesday: Southwest Green Chili Turkey Cheeseburgers + Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes and Paprika Vinaigrette Wednesday: Parmesan Leek and Cauliflower Frittata + Green Salad with Radishes Thursday: Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Rutabagas, Parsnips, and … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza #recipe

We’re gearing up for fall now, as the weather is slowly turning chilly, and Cook Smarts’ cooking days consist of curries and stews, and cooking with fall favorites like chard, apples, and butternut squash. But before we fully give in to autumn, here’s one last Hoorah! for summer - grilled pizza topped with roasted asparagus, thinly sliced prosciutto, and some citrus slices to really take it … [Read more...]

Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

Weeknight Meal via @cooksmarts: Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus #recipe

Wow! Salmon seems to be quite a winner for everyone! When we asked if you would rather eat Lemon-Garlic Salmon or Chicken Soba Noodles on our Facebook page, most of you answered “salmon.” And just a couple of weeks ago, we featured another winner dish, Paleo Salmon with Coconut Aminos Butter. But we agree - what’s not to love about salmon? It’s healthy, good for you, delicious, and oh-so-very easy … [Read more...]

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon Asparagus Pasta by Cook Smarts

  I love cooking year round, but the ease of summertime cooking really can't be beat. If you've been following Cook Smarts for awhile, you know that we're about unfussy meals. Meals that real people with real jobs and real budgets can easily prepare but may have never thought to cook (we have to add value somewhere, right?). This lemon asparagus pasta falls into that category. It first … [Read more...]

How to Roast Vegetables (with lots of flavor)

Roasted carrots 3 different ways - miso, maple syrup, and olive oil | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

I find the oven to be one of the most underutilized tools in the kitchen. While it gets warmed up for baking, it doesn’t get much action for general everyday mealtime making. I think this is just too bad, because so much low-maintenance and simple deliciousness can come out of the oven. I use mine just about every single night to roast vegetables, which is the cooking formula I’m excited to share … [Read more...]

The Quick Blanch + Saute

Blanch and Sauteed Broccolini, Brussels sprouts, and Green Beans | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

When I was trying to decide on the photos for the COOK + SMARTS website, I immediately knew that my favorite cooking formula would make the final gallery. Blanch + Saute is a cooking formulathat is used almost every night in our kitchen for three reasons: 1) we love making vegetables a big part of every meal; 2) the blanching step makes vegetables cook in a flash (perfect for weekday preparation); … [Read more...]