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...]

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Parmesan Garlic Bread | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

You’re probably thinking, “Does anyone really need a recipe for garlic bread?” Truth is, no, you don’t need a recipe for buttery, garlicky bread. But does it hurt to have one more garlic bread recipe? Of course not! After all, you simply can’t go wrong with bread slathered with a butter garlic mixture. And when you sprinkle salty Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley on top, well, you’ve got one … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/17/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/17/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 17, 2014 Monday: Foil-Baked Mediterranean Tilapia with Baby Spinach Mediterranean Salad and Quinoa Tuesday: Pesto Baked Chicken Breast Strips with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli and Leftover Quinoa Wednesday: Pasta with Shortcut Cream of Mushroom Tomato Sauce + Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots Thursday: Open-Faced Pesto Turkey Avocado Melt with … [Read more...]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Need some new ideas for using up leftovers? Being a meal plan service, we are always thinking of good and delicious ways to use up leftovers. We’re not trying to come up with something new that will turn the culinary world on its side. Instead, we want to be able to use what we have during the week to make something quick and simple for a healthy and tasty weeknight meal. Take, for instance, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/3/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/3/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 3, 2014 | Favorites Week Monday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sandwiches with Kale Chips Tuesday: Cream-Free Chowder with Rotisserie Chicken, Corn, and Potatoes Wednesday: Rotisserie Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce Thursday: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata + Mixed Green Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]