Grilled Rosemary Steak & Vegetables with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Father’s Day is coming up in a week, and what better way to celebrate than with a nice, big, juicy, home cooked steak? Yes, we know, it is such a cliche - dads + grilling + steak. . .But think about it. If you present your dad with a big plate of grilled meat, is he going to say “no thanks”? Unless he’s vegetarian, chances are that he won’t. So we’re doing that cliche thing today and sharing … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/8/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/8/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 8, 2015 Monday: Miso-Honey Glazed Salmon with Quinoa and Roasted Eggplant Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole with Poblanos, Tomatillos, Avocado, and Radishes Wednesday: Mediterranean Chicken Bake + Mixed Green Salad with Zucchini Ribbons and Oranges Thursday: Chicken Fajita Bowl with Bell Peppers and Quinoa We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/30/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/30/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 30, 2015 Monday: Pan-Seared Tilapia with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa + Lemon-Herb Quinoa Tuesday: Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Frittata with Orange Fennel Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Wednesday: Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri + Roasted Vegetables Thursday: Thai Chicken Curry with Eggplant and Mango with Quinoa We do more than create meal … [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...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba Ghanoush Thursday: Chopped Salad with Leftover Chicken We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/8/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 8, 2014 Monday: Roasted Tilapia with Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Pesto and Garlic Broccolini Tuesday: Lamb and Feta Burger with Arugula Salad Wednesday: Lentil and Beet Salad with Feta and Walnuts Thursday: Sriracha Ramen Salad with Chicken / Tofu, Carrots, and Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the … [Read more...]

Greek-Inspired Meat Sauce

Greek Inspired Meat Sauce

What turns ground meat + tomato sauce into a taco filling? Some Latin-spices, like cumin, coriander, and / or ancho chili powder. What turns ground meat + tomato sauce into an Italian pasta sauce? Some Italian-spices, like oregano, basil, or fennel seeds. What turns ground meat + tomato sauce into a Greek-inspired pasta sauce? Some Greek spices, like allspice and cinnamon. While today's … [Read more...]

How to cube eggplant

Italian Eggplant

Photo credit: FreshTaste A traditional Italian eggplant can be quite the mysterious vegetable. Purple and bulbous, there's no other vegetable like it. I love cubing this vegetable and throwing it into pasta sauces and roasting it with some olive oil and herbs. Today's 'How-To' post shows you how to cube eggplant for easy and quick cooking. Tomorrow, we'll show you how we use cubed eggplant in our … [Read more...]

Thai Basil Stir-Fry with Tofu, Eggplant, and Peppers

Wok for stir-frying

I remember the first time I had basil in a stir-fry. I had always enjoyed Italian basil in Mediterranean food. I love Thai basil in pho, the classic Vietnamese rice noodle soup. But basil in a stir-fry is the good stuff that will blow your taste buds away. Stir-frying is a great cooking formula to know because you can throw anything into a wok and rely on the stir-fry sauce to bind it together … [Read more...]

Oven-Roasted Beef, Chicken, or Tofu Kebabs -> Dressed Up in a Pesto Orzo

Repurposed Kebabs to Pesto Orzo | Weekly Meal Plans by Cook Smarts

We are so excited to announce that we launched our weekly meal planning newsletter last week. If you haven't heard about it, it's a free email that comes out every Thursday. Subscribers receive a weekly meal plan, which we pack with our signature smarts, delivered right to their inbox. It's basically like getting a mini-cooking lesson every week for free (how awesome is that?). One of the most … [Read more...]