Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We’ve been getting a mix of weather here in the Bay Area lately - rainy and windy one day, warm and sunny the next. . . Of course, we can’t complain, seeing as how we’re not snowed in or anything. But the alternating weather keeps changing our food moods. We would have a hankering for a comforting, slow-cooked meal one night, and the next, we’re ready to fire up the grill! Luckily, we have … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/23/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 23, 2015 Monday: Orange-Ginger Roasted Salmon with Quinoa + Spiced Carrot and Beet Slaw Tuesday: Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Carrots and Snow Peas over Quinoa Wednesday: Turkey and Avocado Wraps with Roasted Radish, Butter Lettuce Salad Thursday: Tortellini Soup with Creamy Tomato Broth + Mushrooms and Spinach We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is in a couple of days, so you know what that means. . . Let’s get feastin’! Admittedly, we don’t deck ourselves out in shamrocks, but we sure do appreciate some good ol’ comforting Irish food. Which is why for St. Paddy’s Day this year, we’re sticking with a classic recipe for Irish Beef Stew. Last year, we featured a recipe for Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie, which was so … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/16/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 16, 2015 Monday: Italian Ribollita Soup with Beans, Veggies, and Crusty Bread Tuesday: Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes Wednesday: Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken with Buttered Corn, Peas, and Spinach Thursday: Spaghetti Bolognese with Baby Spinach Side Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad

Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that noodles will never cease to comfort us and fill our bellies with satisfaction. It’s not just us, either! The feedback that we get from our noodle recipes is filled with lots of good reviews. Or more like, ”Omnomnom,” “Mmm!”, and “There was not enough for lunch the next day, because we ate it all!” In other words, noodles are total winner dinners. … [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...]

Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

#Eatmoreveggies month is just about over, but that certainly doesn’t mean that we’ll be eating less veggies! No way. All of our awesome methods to help you eat more veggies, such as turning them into noodles with a spiralizer or making them into fritters, is just the start. From there, you are free to experiment with different veggies by using these new cooking techniques. Last week, as part of … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/26/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/26/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 26, 2015 Monday: Red Curry Shrimp Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice Tuesday: Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette with Basil and Parmesan Wednesday: Cheesy Southwest Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Wraps with a Side Salad Tossed in Paprika Vinaigrette Thursday: Slow Cooker (or Not) Chicken Noodle Soup with Celery and Carrots We do more than create … [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots

Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

It’s #EatMoreVeggies month here at Cook Smarts, which means we're all about helping *you* make any of your health resolutions for this year come true. We’re not just cheering you on, though - eating more veggies is our goal for 2015 as well, and do we have some fun ways to enjoy veggies! Case in point: Veggie Noodles! Fun-to-eat “zoodles” aside, though, we love eating vegetables and it’s an … [Read more...]