Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/11/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/11/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 11, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Borscht with Beets, Carrots, and Potatoes Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage & Carrot Slaw Wednesday: Pulled Pork Pizza with Pineapple and Jalapenos + Romaine Salad with Pineapples and Cucumbers Thursday: Veggie Tacos with Cumin-Paprika Roasted Zucchini & Red Pepper + Panko-Crusted Avocado … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/6/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/6/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 6, 2015 Monday: Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole and Spinach Salad Tuesday: Za'atar Shrimp and Cauliflower with Tabouli, Spiced Yogurt, and Pita Wednesday: Tostadas with Chipotle Chicken + Spicy Slaw Thursday: Sesame Ginger Lo Mein with Broccoli and Cashews We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/9/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/9/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 9, 2015 | Favorites Week Monday: Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo Tuesday: Chicken Soba with Shortcut Coleslaw Mix Wednesday: Deconstructed Shepherd's Pie over Yogurt Mashed Potatoes Thursday: Shakshuka with Mediterranean Platter of Pita, Hummus, and Fresh Veggies We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

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...]

Shrimp Peanut Noodles

Shrimp Peanut Noodles | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

If there are so many peanut noodle recipes out there, then why are we making one too? The short answer: It’s too good not to. Seriously, who doesn’t love a savory, creamy, peanutty sauce coating strands of slippery noodles and crunchy vegetables? (Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, of course. Or just don’t like peanuts in general. Then we suggest substituting with almond, cashew, or sunflower … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/19/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/19/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 19, 2015 Monday: Maple-Thyme Panko Salmon with Avocado and Citrus Salad Tuesday: Skillet Chicken Thighs with Cabbage with Rice Pilaf Wednesday: Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Pork and Leftover Rice Pilaf + Homemade Marinara Sauce Thursday: Egg and Mushroom Breakfast Tacos with Apple and Mixed Green Salad We do more than create meal plans. We … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 1, 2014 Monday: Shrimp Peanut Noodles with Red Peppers and Cabbage Tuesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken + Gravy with Sauteed Cabbage & Apples and Pearl Couscous Wednesday: Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs Thursday: Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Kale, Apple, Pita Crouton Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Mushu Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mushu Chicken #recipe

What is your favorite Chinese take-out food? We’re sure everyone already has their favorite in mind. (Leave your answer in the comments below!) Veggie egg rolls, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, egg foo-yung...the list goes on and on. So we thought we’d do everyone a favor and bring your favorite Chinese restaurant right to your kitchen for this week’s weeknight … [Read more...]

Tofu with Curried Cabbage and Carrots

Tofu Curried Cabbage #recipe via @cooksmarts

Not everyone is a tofu fan. Some of tofu's most common offenses are: 1) it tastes bland and 2) it's so mushy. Luckily this Tofu with Curried Cabbage and Carrots recipe features tofu that is flavorful and crispy. The key with tofu and really any protein is to maximize surface area for flavor. A solid block of tofu has a lot less surface area to coat in seasoning than one that's been chopped up. … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Leftover Rice Soup

Black bean and leftover rice soup by Cook Smarts

I grew up in a household that had no choice but to pinch pennies. We were immigrants - and not the wealthy kind that came here for their PhDs - more like the kind that came with a single suitcase, barely speaking any English. We lived month-to-month in a 2 bedroom apartment that housed 6 of us for 5 years before we upgraded to a 3 bedroom. If folks wonder why I have no concept of personal space, … [Read more...]