Roasted Chicken, Cauliflower & Turnips with Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower, Turnips, and Chimichurri Sauce | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We recently shared a recipe for Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce, where we raved about homemade chimichurri. It’s easy to make, uses up leftover herbs, is super delicious, and goes great with many different foods. That’s why it made our 5 essential sauces infographic, alongside marinara sauce and nuoc nam. This week, we’re bringing back this chimichurri sauce, not only to show you a different … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/16/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 16, 2015 Monday: Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken with Romaine, Corn, and Pepita Salad in a Lime Vinaigrette Tuesday: Spicy Indian Pulled Chicken Wrap with Minty Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce Wednesday: Spanish Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Mint Thursday: Cajun Shrimp and Bell Peppers with Red Beans and Rice We do … [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...]

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...]

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Did you know that cold foods numb your taste buds, making the things you eat seem blander? That’s why you typically have to season a dish more than usual if you’ll be serving it cold instead of hot. So with that said, it’s safe to assume that the freezing weather can do that to your taste buds, too. Okay, we may not have scientific proof right now to show you, but that’s definitely what it … [Read more...]

Holiday Round-Up: Hearty & Healthy Classics for Every Gathering

Holiday Meals for Any Occasion via @CookSmarts

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or you’re all about ringing in the New Year, there’s no denying this - the holidays are an abundance of fabulous food and time spent with loved ones. Put those two together and you have a memorable gathering with no shortage of good times. We’re sure that everyone has their own holiday traditions, whether it’s watching ‘A Christmas Story’ or … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/10/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/10/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 10, 2014 Monday: Skillet Salmon with Yogurt Sauce + Roasted Oregano Potatoes Tuesday: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Celery Wednesday: Lentil and Brown Rice Curry Patties with Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Thursday: Gnocchi with Carrot and Peas Bolognese + Baby Spinach Salad We do more than create meal plans. … [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...]

Burger Round-Up: 5 Burgers to Get You Ready for the Summer

Chipotle Burger with Guacamole via @cooksmarts

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t help but think of sunny skies, lazily lounging on the beach, and freshly squeezed lemonade. But since we are a meal plan service, we can’t help but think of all things food - succulent nectarines, juicy heirloom tomatoes, refreshing melons, plump corn-on-the-cob...and of course, burgers. Can’t forget about burgers! We know that burgers are good … [Read more...]

Pasta Puttanesca

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Pasta Puttanesca #recipe

This week’s Facebook #WouldYouRather post was neck and neck, as Pasta Puttanesca and Turkish Meatballs vied for the free recipe spot. It was a close call, but our vegetarian pasta dish claimed victory in the end. No surprise here! This rustic meal is made hearty with sauteed cauliflower, and each bite consists of pasta, tomatoes, capers, and olives. "It was so ridiculously good! Flavorful, … [Read more...]