Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Garlic White Wine Mushrooms #recipe

If someone asked you what your favorite side dish is, what would it be? The first things that pop into mind for us are crisp, refreshing salads and roasted veggies. We could never go wrong with garlic roasted broccoli or yummy roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts. As for salads, it’s one of our mainstay sides. They’re easy to toss together, and they’re a refreshing balance to whatever … [Read more...]

Portobello Pesto Pizzas

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Portobello Pesto Pizzas #recipe

We can’t say this enough, but...we LOVE pizza. There’s just something about a crispy crust, tomato sauce, melty cheese, veggies, and meat, all baked together, that is just wonderfully delicious. And as people who love to cook, whenever we love certain foods, we’ll always make it at home! Whether it’s our favorite combo, a Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza, or a classic, simple Margherita Pizza … [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...]

5 Tips for the Best Homemade Pizza + Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza

Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza Recipe by Cook Smarts

I'm a pizza monster (my original confession here), and I know I'm not alone. We featured this green pepper and mushroom pizza as part of our meal plan service the week of September 30th, and not surprisingly I found a lot of pizza monsters in our community. Homemade pizza - even if you don't have a crazy hot oven or a pizza stone - can be just as good as a restaurant's. It's taken me many years … [Read more...]

Shrimp, Broccoli, and Shitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Shrimp, Broccoli, and Shitake Mushroom Stir-Fry by Cook Smarts

Last week I decided it was time for me to finally put together a video on how to stir-fry. I had already made more than enough trips to the grocery store, so I decided this video was going to have to be made with whatever was in my fridge. Luckily you can throw almost any combination of ingredients into a stir-fry and know that it will likely taste pretty darn good. After a minute of digging … [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...]

Fish en Papillote with Shitake Mushrooms

Fish en Papillote with Shitake Mushrooms | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Fish en papillote - sounds fancy, eh?  Well, don't let this French term scare you away from one of the easiest and most fool proof ways to prepare fish. All "en papillote" means is "in parchment." The method just requires some minor origami folding skills (which is diagramed below), which creates a tightly sealed pouch that steams the ingredients inside. It's a simple and healthy dinner quick … [Read more...]

The Versatile Stir-Fry

The Versatile Stir-Fry | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Last week I welcomed the year of the dragon over a table brimming with fragrant stir-fries, which of course is now the inspiration behind this cooking formula how-to. Like the child of most Chinese immigrants, I grew up on stir-fries. Regardless of whatever else was going on in our chaotic household, a stir-fry of some sort was always guaranteed to make it onto the dinner table. The most amazing … [Read more...]