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,… Get the full serving >

Indian-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, Garbanzo Beans, and Green Peas

A few weeks ago, I posted this on Cook Smarts’ Facebook wall: We’re reading “The Power of Habit.” What bad food / cooking habits do you want to break? One of our fans wrote, “Not experimenting more with spices.” We’re sure she’s not the only person hoping to break this habit, so I rounded up… Get the full serving >

How to Roast Vegetables (with lots of flavor)

Roasted carrots 3 different ways - miso, maple syrup, and olive oil | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

I find the oven to be one of the most underutilized tools in the kitchen. While it gets warmed up for baking, it doesn’t get much action for general everyday mealtime making. I think this is just too bad, because so much low-maintenance and simple deliciousness can come out of the oven. I use mine… Get the full serving >

How to Thai Curry

Green Curry with Chicken and Zucchini | How to Thai Curry | Cooking Basics

I absolutely love the flavors of Thai cooking. For a long, long time though, I thought it wasn’t something you could easily make at home, so I had set it aside in my “Ethnic Food Only for Eating Out or Takeout” category (this is also where monster burritos reside). But then I had a friend… Get the full serving >

Seared & Roasted Cauliflower Steak

Seared and Roasted Cauliflower Steak | Ingredient Spotlight

This is our 3rd and final recipe in the Cauliflower Ingredient Spotlight series. In this last recipe, we wanted to showcase the vegetable in its purest form using one of our favorite cooking formulas the Sear and Roast and show you how meaty cauliflower can be, even on its own. Cauliflower steak? Maybe you think… Get the full serving >

Garlicky Cauliflower, Potato, and Leek Soup

Garlicky Cauliflower, Potato, and Leek Soup | Ingredient Spotlight | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

In the previous Cauliflower Ingredient Spotlight, we showed you how to make a rich and decadent gratin. In this next recipe, we’re going to present a cauliflower recipe that only tastes and feels rich but lacks those heavy, rich calories. As this blog grows, readers will quickly figure out that I love my immersion blender…. Get the full serving >

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