Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/20/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/20/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 20, 2015 Monday: Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, and Shrimp with Parmesan Tuesday: Southwest Green Chili Turkey Cheeseburgers + Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes and Paprika Vinaigrette Wednesday: Parmesan Leek and Cauliflower Frittata + Green Salad with Radishes Thursday: Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Rutabagas, Parsnips, and … [Read more...]

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Mint

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Mint | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Mmm...we love everything about spices - from their aromas to how they add distinct flavors to every dish. Whether we’re blending garam masala into sweet potato and chickpea patties, or sprinkling za’atar on popcorn for a tasty afternoon snack, or tossing roasted potatoes with some Old Bay seasoning, we have to admit - we’re hooked on spices. If you’re looking to get the most out of your spices, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/13/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/13/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 13, 2015 Monday: Japanese Chicken Curry over Rice with Homemade Roux, Carrots, and Potatoes Tuesday: Indian Curried Fried Rice made with Frozen Cauliflower, Peas, and Carrots Wednesday: Shrimp Fajita Salad with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Corn, and Latin Spices Thursday: Spicy (or Not) Black Bean Soup with Avocado Creme and Chips We do more than … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]