Italian Sausage & Chard White Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Have you ever seen something (or someone) that you just absolutely fell heads over for? Perhaps that jacket from your favorite clothing store, or that triple chocolate cake in the bakery window that you just knew you had to have? Call it love at first sight, if you’d like. If you have experienced this feeling, then you know what it’s all about. You can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/13/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/13/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 13, 2014 Monday: Salmon en Papillote with Pureed Sweet Potato Soup Tuesday: Penne with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce and Spinach and White Beans Wednesday: Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & Turnips with Chimichurri Sauce Thursday: Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce and Orange and Spinach Salad with Asian Vinaigrette We do more than create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/6/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/6/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 6, 2014 Monday: Sausage Hoagies with Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Chili with House Salad Thursday: Leftover Chili Nachos with House Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly meal plan service … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/29/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 29, 2014 Monday: Parmesan & Panko Crusted Dover Sole with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Tuesday: Kung Pao Noodles with Chicken and Carrots, Snow Peas, and Baby Corn Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Thursday: Sweet Potato, Parmesan, and Spinach Frittata with Apple Spinach Salad We do more than … [Read more...]

Sauteed Peas and Beans

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Sauteed Peas and Beans #recipe

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 warm-weather season and we would do anything to hold on to the last bits of summer! So when we came across some sugar snap peas, we knew we had to … [Read more...]

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

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

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 Pasta with Peppers and Mushrooms Thursday: Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Chipotle-Inspired Shrimp and Black Bean Fajita Saute

Shrimp with Black Beans and Lime Cilantro Rice

Confession: I used to be a Chipotle addict (and may still be one . . . ). When the fast food chain first made its way to DC, I was working as a summer intern at an architecture firm and could easily eat 2 burritos everyday for lunch. I think I gained 5 lbs. each time afterwards, but it was so worth it. Luckily, it's been a long time since I was a college student, and I've shed the college … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Chickpea Veggie Burger Patty

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Vegetarian Patties

BBQ season is coming up, and even though I love grilling every type of meat on my Weber, we have a lot of vegetarian friends, so BBQ season also means it's time to get creative with our veggie burger options. We could easily purchase one of the many pre-made options. However with a large food processor, you can make the filling for any veggie burger patty in no time. My classic … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash, Chickpea, and Kale Curry

Butternut squash, chickpea, and kale curry

This butternut squash, chickpea, and kale curry combination is not likely to be found on the menu of any restaurant. Butternut squash, chickpeas, and kale are not exactly traditional Thai ingredients, but that's one of the most amazing things about a curry. You can honestly throw any random group of ingredients into a pot, and just let the curry sauce tie them all together. In my kitchen, it's one … [Read more...]

Vegetarian sweet potato and black bean tacos

Vegetarian sweet potato and black bean tacos

Week 1 of January's Super-Food Challenge* with the beautiful Francheska of Hey Fran Hey features the sweet potato. Don't let its sweet-like-candy taste fool you. This root vegetable is power-packed, filled with fiber, beta-carotene, and a whole host of vitamins. We love baking it, roasting it, making it into fries, and using it as a meat substitute in tacos. Sweet potatoes make a perfect hearty … [Read more...]