Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summer Bean Salad | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

You know that saying, “You eat with your eyes first”? It’s a very true quote, and something that all chefs and cooks should keep in mind when preparing food. After all, something might taste good, but if you look at it, and it’s a big brown pile of mush, chances are you already lost your appetite before you even got a taste. But now take a look at our recipe this week - a colorful, vibrant … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/20/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/20/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 20, 2015 Monday: Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, and Shrimp with Parmesan Tuesday: Southwest Green Chili Turkey Cheeseburgers + Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes and Paprika Vinaigrette Wednesday: Parmesan Leek and Cauliflower Frittata + Green Salad with Radishes Thursday: Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Rutabagas, Parsnips, and … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/9/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/9/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 9, 2015 | Favorites Week Monday: Asian-Spiced Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo Tuesday: Chicken Soba with Shortcut Coleslaw Mix Wednesday: Deconstructed Shepherd's Pie over Yogurt Mashed Potatoes Thursday: Shakshuka with Mediterranean Platter of Pita, Hummus, and Fresh Veggies We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/19/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/19/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 19, 2015 Monday: Maple-Thyme Panko Salmon with Avocado and Citrus Salad Tuesday: Skillet Chicken Thighs with Cabbage with Rice Pilaf Wednesday: Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Pork and Leftover Rice Pilaf + Homemade Marinara Sauce Thursday: Egg and Mushroom Breakfast Tacos with Apple and Mixed Green Salad We do more than create meal plans. We … [Read more...]

Shakshuka with Polenta

Shakshuka | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We absolutely love the flavors of the Mediterranean, which comes from a bunch of different regions and their cultures. All of these places being next to the Mediterranean Sea means that they all have common elements in their cooking, whether it’s Greece, Italy, Spain, etc. It’s really easy to get the taste of the Mediterranean into your own home without having to travel to these places. After … [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...]

Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata

#52NewFoods Challenge: Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata via @CookSmarts

We know there are a lot of parents out there who struggle with their kids being picky eaters. That’s why we have our How to Raise Healthy Eaters Series. With ideas on involving kids in kitchen and meal formulas that end short-order cooking, your kids will learn all about healthy foods. And they just might end up finding new favorites! Of course, the journey to healthy eating doesn't stop there, … [Read more...]

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata #recipe

Our quick and easy Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata battled it out with our succulent Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Sweet Potatoes recently on our Facebook page, when we asked which you would rather eat. The winner? Well, it ended up as a tie, so we made the final decision! We decided to go with this delicious and simple frittata because, not only do we love breakfast food, we also love having … [Read more...]

Curried Fried Rice with Shrimp

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Curried Fried Rice with Shrimp #recipe

We like to introduce you to new ingredients, because there are so many different flavors, textures, and cuisines out there. Trying out new recipes and ingredients can help broaden your palate, and you will never get bored making the same thing over and over again. After all, you never know what you may like or what will become your next favorite thing! Today we will be adding red curry paste to … [Read more...]

Deli Cobb Salad

Deli Cobb Salad Recipe

About 3 years ago, I was introduced to Tim Ferris' book The 4 Hour Body by one of my colleagues M. She had just spent a lot of time in the Philippines for her previous job and was not happy with the weight she had gained. I thought she looked great, but she showed me several photos of her pre-Philippines leaner physique to show me that her current shape was not normal state (I think the lesson … [Read more...]