Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan recently, and it’s just waiting to make an appearance at our Fourth of July BBQ, so we just had to share it with you today as well! It’s a simple, but … [Read more...]

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

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/15/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 15, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini and Carrot Slaw Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Butter + Strawberry, Almond, and Goat Cheese Salad Thursday: Black Bean, Zucchini, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole We do more … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/1/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/1/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 1, 2015 Monday: Thai Steak Salad with Cabbages, Carrots, Basil, and Cilantro Tuesday: Rigatoni with Chard, Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Walnuts Wednesday: Shrimp Tacos with Slaw and Smoked Paprika Creme Thursday: Honey-Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach Caprese Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/18/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/18/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 18, 2015 Monday: Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo with Peppers, Okra, and Tomatoes over Brown Rice Tuesday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Strips with Broccoli, Edamame, and Cashew Salad Wednesday: Cajun Skillet Pasta with Peppers, Sausage, and Beans Thursday: Avocado Caprese Sandwich with Peach & Walnut Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/11/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/11/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 11, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Borscht with Beets, Carrots, and Potatoes Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage & Carrot Slaw Wednesday: Pulled Pork Pizza with Pineapple and Jalapenos + Romaine Salad with Pineapples and Cucumbers Thursday: Veggie Tacos with Cumin-Paprika Roasted Zucchini & Red Pepper + Panko-Crusted Avocado … [Read more...]

Pesto Turkey Avocado Melt with Greek-Inspired Tomato Soup

Pesto Turkey Avocado Melt and Greek Tomato Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Who says that dinner has to be Michelin-star-worthy and restaurant-quality every single night? Most of our members are busy folks who don’t have time to make homemade pasta or their own puff pastry for pot pie, and that’s okay. We don’t either! Although we enjoy making things like pesto or hummus, there will always be those days where we just don’t have the time. We get home late, it’s almost 8 … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/4/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/4/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 4, 2015 | Favorites Week Monday: Tom Kha Gai Soup with Chicken, Zucchini, and Mushrooms Tuesday: Jerk Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice and Beans + a Side Salad Wednesday: Mushu Chicken Wraps with Carrots and Shiitakes Thursday: Paneer Tomato and Spinach Curry with Rice We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Broccoli & Sausage Orecchiette

Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

As mentioned last week, when we featured our recipe for Black Bean and Chard Enchiladas, we couldn’t decide if we should post the enchilada recipe or one for Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette. So we asked all of you on Facebook to help us decide. Of course, both recipes are too good to pass up, so it ended up in a tie. But as promised, we are going to give you both recipes! Hopefully you had … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/27/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/27/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 27, 2015 Monday: Green Garlic Salmon with Zucchini Ribbon and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Slow Cooker (Or Not) Split Pea & Ham Soup with a Side Salad Wednesday: Mediterranean Grilled Cheese with Prosciutto, Artichokes, and Tomatoes + Balsamic Roasted Broccoli Thursday: Cumin-Coriander Carrot & Farro Salad with Kidney Beans, Currants, and … [Read more...]

Black Bean & Chard Enchiladas

Black Bean and Chard Enchiladas | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that we like to ask everyone which recipe they prefer, to determine what our featured weeknight meal should be. (And if you don’t follow us on Facebook, you can still join in on the fun here!) One of these ‘Which would you rather have’ questions put two of our favorites against each other, because we just couldn’t decide which one we liked better - Black … [Read more...]