Cheddary Shells with Chicken & Broccoli

Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Of all the good things in the world, mac and cheese is up there on the top of the list. Well, in our opinion at least. Although. . .we’re pretty sure many would agree with us! Unfortunately, it’s also one of those things that, if you eat too much of, you kinda start to feel a little guilty. How is it that pasta and cheese - two amazing foods - can make you feel so good but so bad at the same … [Read more...]

Grilled Veggie Panini

Grilled Veggie Panini | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Since it’s #EatMoreVeggies Month here at Cook Smarts, we’re going to share a recipe today to help you do just that. So far in this series, we showed you fun ways to enjoy veggies, whether it’s in the form of ‘zoodles’ or fritters. So for this week’s recipe, we're keeping it super simple, and anyone can make this at home. It may seem like a very obvious recipe - veggie sandwich - but it’s all in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Is anyone sick of seeing all these recipes for soups and stews, and slow cooker meals that will warm you up during the chilly season? To be honest, we’re totally not! In fact, we just can’t get enough of them. Having a slow cooker meal is definitely a highlight of winter, and it’s also the perfect way to let something else do all the cooking for you. Once spring and summer roll around, we’re … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/29/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 29, 2014 Monday: Mediterranean Chicken Saute with Couscous Tuesday: Linguine with Tuna and Olive and Sundried Tomato Tapenade Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Mexican Meatballs over Rice Thursday: Black Bean and Chard Enchiladas with Quick Guac We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [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 12/15/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 15, 2014 Monday: {Moqueca} Brazilian Fish Stew over Rice Tuesday: Shrimp and Udon Noodles in Green Curry Soup with Baby Spinach and Straw Mushrooms Wednesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon-Soy-Balsamic Marinade Thursday: Pizza with Spinach-Artichoke Sauce with Quick Lemony Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage & Chard White Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Have you ever seen something (or someone) that you just absolutely fell heads over for? Perhaps that jacket from your favorite clothing store, or that triple chocolate cake in the bakery window that you just knew you had to have? Call it love at first sight, if you’d like. If you have experienced this feeling, then you know what it’s all about. You can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/8/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 8, 2014 Monday: Oven-Baked Salmon with Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach 'Cream' Sauce Tuesday: Cumin & Coriander Chicken Tacos with Sliced Radishes and Guacamole Wednesday: Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli Thursday: Kale Salad with Roasted Root Veggies and Lentils with a Balsamic-Apple Cider Vinaigrette We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Broccoli is such a great vegetable. Seriously, we can’t stop raving about it. Not only is it delicious and good for you, it’s available year-round, making it super dependable. Whether roasted, stir-fried, or blanched for a chilled salad, we can always count on broccoli to add some greens to any meal. When we came up with this recipe for Roasted Parmesan Broccoli, we paired it with a fish … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/24/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/24/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 24, 2014 | Thanksgiving Favorites Week Monday: Moroccan Chicken and Carrots Saute with Couscous Tuesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Wednesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Subscribe to our weekly meal plan service to get the grocery list, dinner steps, and cook smarts … [Read more...]