Asian Summer Rolls

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Summer Rolls #recipe

As much as we are all about home-cooked meals, we admit that there are certain things that we’d rather not make ourselves. Bread, pizza dough, tofu, almond milk, sushi, and tater tots are all part of our Let’s-Buy-Instead-of-Make List. Not because they are difficult to make...they're just pretty time-consuming! (And why not leave it to the pros to do what they do best, right?) Another good … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta with Peppers and Mushrooms Thursday: Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Balsamic Chicken Kebabs

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Chicken Kebabs #recipe

Grill season is the perfect time to have guests over to indulge in delicious foods with a charred, smoky flavor. There’s just something about being in good company, sharing conversations over barbecued meat and veggies! Take this quote by Julia Child - ”It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about - enjoying things.” Eating is … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/25/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/25/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 25, 2014 | Let's Travel to Italy! Monday: Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari and Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Grilled Veggie Panini with Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Thursday: Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken with Garlic Fennel … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/18/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/18/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 18, 2014 | Let's Travel to Vietnam! Monday: Lemongrass Shrimp Kebabs with Radish and Carrot Salad Tuesday: Chicken Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo and Pineapple Spears Wednesday: Chicken Summer Rolls with Pineapple Banana Smoothie Thursday: Beef Pho with Sauteed Bok Choy We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Guacamole Tequila-Lime Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Guacamole Tequila-Lime Chicken #recipe

Picture yourself stretching your legs out on a sandy beach in Mexico, with an umbrella overhead to shade you from the hot sun. You lean back against the beach chair and cool off with a glass of margarita, as you reach for some crispy tortilla chips and fresh guacamole. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Of course, not everyone will be playing out that wonderful scene described above, but that doesn’t … [Read more...]

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter & Roasted Potatoes and Parsnips

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter #recipe

Every so often, we put together a ‘Favorites’ menu that features our members’ favorite Cook Smarts meals. Maple-Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon and Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Onions are a couple of dishes that top our Favorites list, and even today, we still see these dishes popping back up! Our latest Favorites menu had today’s recipe, Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter, as one of the picks. We also … [Read more...]

Classic BBQ Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: BBQ Chicken #recipe

Ah, July 4th...a great excuse to bust out the grill and fire up some delicious, chargrilled meals. Okay, so we don’t really need an excuse to get the grill going, but the weather is not always grill-weather here in the Bay Area. We have had our share of windy 4th of July barbecues, or picnics that required jackets, despite standing next to the grill! So whenever we can fire up the grill, we’re … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Chicken Packets

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Mediterranean Chicken Packets #recipe

If you are new to Cook Smarts, you will soon find out that we love to cook en papillote. But don’t let that fancy name scare you off! It might sound like you should be sitting at a lovely outdoor French cafe, wine glass in hand, as you look out over the River Seine, and your server presents you with a steaming package of perfectly cooked fish and vegetables. (That sounds absolutely … [Read more...]

Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles #recipe

When asked, “What is your idea of comfort food?” some people might say a creamy, cheesy mound of macaroni and cheese alongside crispy fried chicken. Others might say that it is a piping hot bowl of chili, chock full of hearty ground beef and beans. As for us, we can never go wrong with a belly-warming bowl of stir-fried noodles. There’s something about saucy, slurp-worthy noodles, crisp … [Read more...]