Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/15/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 15, 2014 Monday: Maple Pork Chops with Kale and Pear Salad Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp [or Tempeh] Saute with Roasted Okra Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Carrots and Turnips Thursday: Tofu Kimchi Fried Rice with Quick Pickled Cucumbers We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly … [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...]

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Corn and Tomato Salsa

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mahi Mahi Tacos #recipe

If there’s one food you can’t go wrong with, it’s tacos. Whether you are a crunchy taco shell kind of person or a soft tortilla lover, there’s just something about tacos. Is it because it’s pretty fun to eat with your hands? Is it because it contains some of everything - meat, veggies, sour cream? Or maybe it’s because they are so easily customizable for your liking? Perhaps it is one of … [Read more...]

Blackened Tilapia with Veggie and Quinoa Saute

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Blackened Tilapia #recipe

This month, we traveled to the Orient to jazz up fried rice with red curry paste. Then we went to Italy for pappardelle and balsamic vinegar. We round up our discovery of new ingredients with a trip to the south for Cajun seasoning to add some kick to a light and flavorful Blackened Tilapia. Cajun cuisine has its roots in rustic French cooking, which is adapted to the local and available … [Read more...]

Middle-Eastern Spiced Salmon Kebabs

Middle Eastern Spiced Salmon Kebabs

I've been a Bon Appetit magazine subscriber since 2005. I was a few years out of college, a yuppie-in-training, and an aspiring foodie. Every month, I read Barbara Fairchild's letter from the editor and dreamt that someday I could be like her. However, over the years as I shaped my own food personality and perspective, I started to cook less and less from the magazine. I considered breaking up … [Read more...]

Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos with Lemony Coleslaw

Panko fish tacos

Today, we're lucky enough to have our panko-crusted fish tacos with lemony, creamy coleslaw recipe appear at Cup of Jo. You can get the full recipe over there, and see our how-to video right below. Enjoy this simple and delicious dinner that's sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer. If you want to pick up more cooking skills, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more smart how-to … [Read more...]

Almond crusted tilapia

almond crusted tilapia recipe

With summer break just a few weeks away, we’re really excited about giving you tips to get your kids into the kitchen all summer long. This recipe for Almond Crusted Tilapia is not only kid friendly and kid-helping-in-the-kitchen friendly, it can also be easily turned into a paleo recipe for those looking to eat more like our cavemen ancestors. Almond meal can be bought in the bulk aisle of your … [Read more...]

Mustard Roasted Fish + Lentils, Peas, and Spinach

Mustard roasted fish over green lentils, peas, and spinach

I can’t believe there’s been only one lentil recipe on Cook Smarts so far. Now that’s what I call a travesty. I’ll fix this oversight today by sharing this super simple and healthy mustard roasted fish and lentils recipe. This meal is something you’d find at a fancy schmancy French restaurant for well over $15 / plate, but I’m going to show you how to replicate the same results in your own … [Read more...]

Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

Panko-crusted fish tacos with cabbage slaw

A few months ago we posted our panko-dusted fish tacos with guacamole recipe. Since it's winter and avocados might not be readily available everywhere, we are reposting our cold-weather version of the recipe: panko-crusted fish tacos with red cabbage slaw. The process for preparing the fish is the same as the previous recipe; however, instead of a creamy guacamole, we make a tart and crunchy slaw … [Read more...]

BBQ Baked Salmon (or Tofu) and Almond Green Beans

Salmon and Green Beans by Cook Smarts

For week 4 of January's Super-Food Challenge with Hey Fran Hey, we chose the healthiest protein out there - fatty fish (e.g., salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, albacore tuna). This is one of the rare times where we're going to tell you that it's better to eat something fatty, so take advantage. Fish, unlike other animal proteins, is packed with omega-3's. In babies, omega-3's have … [Read more...]