Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/2/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/2/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 2, 2015 Monday: Oven Roasted Pork Chops with Black Beans, Cumin and Cilantro Slaw Tuesday: Skirt Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions + Zesty Romaine & Cabbage Side Salad Wednesday: Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Mash, Wilted Chard and Orange Thursday: Paneer Tomato and Spinach Curry with Rice We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We don’t need to do any spreadsheets or major analyzing to know that a few of our members’ favorite things or most requested items are: Steak Tacos Chimichurri sauce So we decided to make one awesome weeknight dinner by combining all of these into one meal - Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce. Not only is it taco night (which, in our opinion, should happen once a week!), but meat eaters … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/5/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/5/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 5, 2015 Monday: Spice-Roasted Fish Tacos with Cherry Tomatoes and Corn Tuesday: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu, Napa, and Mushrooms Wednesday: Broiled Steak with Stir-Fried Noodles and Napa Cabbage / Edamame Thursday: Miso-Maple Panko-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Miso-Maple Roasted Carrots We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/18/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/18/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 18, 2014 | Let's Travel to Vietnam! Monday: Lemongrass Shrimp Kebabs with Radish and Carrot Salad Tuesday: Chicken Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo and Pineapple Spears Wednesday: Chicken Summer Rolls with Pineapple Banana Smoothie Thursday: Beef Pho with Sauteed Bok Choy We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Classic Tacos

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Classic Tacos #recipe

We all have our fast food moments. Well...we do, that’s for sure! Every now and then, we can’t get crispy, greasy French fries out of our mind until we give in to the irresistible fast food treat. Luckily, it doesn’t happen too often, and we are usually able to satisfy our cravings with healthier versions, such as Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries or Panko Avocado Fries. We also can’t resist a … [Read more...]

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Deconstructed Shepherd's Pie #recipe

What is the first thing that comes to mind when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around? The color green, a lucky shamrock, corned beef and cabbage...perhaps a pint of Guinness? Well, lucky for you, the first thing that popped into our heads was Shepherd’s Pie. When every bite of this dish consists of a mound of fluffy mashed potatoes and a hearty spoonful of seasoned ground beef, it’s hard not to think … [Read more...]

Cumin-Spiced Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Pita

Cumin Spiced Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Pita via @cooksmarts

Hummus and pita are not just snacks. In my household, they are often the foundations for a larger meal. I typically cook up some protein - tofu, chicken, lamb, or beef - and make a quick hummus pita wrap. Lunch or dinner, it's easy and fuss-free (and likely to be less expensive than your local gyro joint). If I'm feeling a bit fancy, as we all do in the kitchen from time to time, I'll bring out … [Read more...]

The Easiest Slow Cooker Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup by Cook Smarts

I was plagued with a major case of recipe and meal-block earlier this week. I looked for inspiration through my vast cookbook collection, old food magazines, and of course the usual recipe sites. Nothing. And then it dawned on me, why not just ask our awesome Facebook fans what new recipes they wanted to see on our site and in our weekly meal plans. The resounding request was more slow-cooker / … [Read more...]

Steak Fajitas with Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes

Steak Fajitas Recipe by Cook Smarts

Unless you're vegetarian, you probably enjoy a good steak fajita. I know I sure do. It's such a fun dish to order at a restaurant. Its sizzling sounds, the strong smell of Latin-spices, the crunch of peppers and onions, and of course the flavor of all these ingredients when eaten together make this dish a complete sensory experience. Luckily we can replicate most of this experience in our home … [Read more...]

Oven-Roasted Beef, Chicken, or Tofu Kebabs -> Dressed Up in a Pesto Orzo

Repurposed Kebabs to Pesto Orzo | Weekly Meal Plans by Cook Smarts

We are so excited to announce that we launched our weekly meal planning newsletter last week. If you haven't heard about it, it's a free email that comes out every Thursday. Subscribers receive a weekly meal plan, which we pack with our signature smarts, delivered right to their inbox. It's basically like getting a mini-cooking lesson every week for free (how awesome is that?). One of the most … [Read more...]