Quick and Easy Microwaved Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic

Lemon and Garlic Broccoli recipe via @cooksmarts

I am a vegetable evangelist, and it's likely a result of my upbringing. I grew up at a dining table where there were vegetables for dinner every single night and you had to eat them. Even my picky little brother (who has luckily grown out of his pickiness) had to eat all his veggies. One way that my grandma and mom ensured that vegetables were always a part of dinner was by utilizing the … [Read more...]

Under 10 Minute Green Beans with Fennel

Microwaved Green Beans with Sauteed Fennel

In the Dang household vegetables were part of dinner every single night. Sometimes they were part of a more elaborate dish, like carrots and turnips in a chicken curry, but more often than not, they were just popped into a container with some water (and sometimes even butter) and microwaved. My mom would get home from a long day at work and in the rush to prepare dinner and ensure vegetables were … [Read more...]

BBQ Baked Salmon and Almond Green Beans

BBQ Baked Salmon and Almond Green Beans | Shortcut Meals Meal Plan | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

There have been no shortage of highlights since starting Cook Smarts at the beginning of this year. If I had to pick just one though, it'd have to be getting to meet so many wonderful moms and getting a real sneak peek into their lives in the kitchen. While everyone is at their own individual cooking level, they are united by one common theme - every single one is trying the best they can in the … [Read more...]