Arugula & Tomato Orzo Salad

Orzo Arugula Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

What’s better than summer picnics? Delicious 5-ingredient dishes that you can bring to summer picnics, of course! We’re still waiting for the weather to warm up here in Northern California, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold out on light, healthy, and summery recipes for the time being. No way. We’re just waiting for the sun to say, “Now!” and then we’ll be making a mad dash to our outdoor … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/18/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/18/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 18, 2015 Monday: Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo with Peppers, Okra, and Tomatoes over Brown Rice Tuesday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Strips with Broccoli, Edamame, and Cashew Salad Wednesday: Cajun Skillet Pasta with Peppers, Sausage, and Beans Thursday: Avocado Caprese Sandwich with Peach & Walnut Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Broccoli & Sausage Orecchiette

Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

As mentioned last week, when we featured our recipe for Black Bean and Chard Enchiladas, we couldn’t decide if we should post the enchilada recipe or one for Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette. So we asked all of you on Facebook to help us decide. Of course, both recipes are too good to pass up, so it ended up in a tie. But as promised, we are going to give you both recipes! Hopefully you had … [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 3/23/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 23, 2015 Monday: Orange-Ginger Roasted Salmon with Quinoa + Spiced Carrot and Beet Slaw Tuesday: Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Carrots and Snow Peas over Quinoa Wednesday: Turkey and Avocado Wraps with Roasted Radish, Butter Lettuce Salad Thursday: Tortellini Soup with Creamy Tomato Broth + Mushrooms and Spinach We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/16/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 16, 2015 Monday: Italian Ribollita Soup with Beans, Veggies, and Crusty Bread Tuesday: Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes Wednesday: Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken with Buttered Corn, Peas, and Spinach Thursday: Spaghetti Bolognese with Baby Spinach Side Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/9/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/9/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 9, 2015 Monday: Tom Kha Gai Soup with Chicken, Zucchini, and Mushrooms Tuesday: Jerk Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice and Beans and a Side Salad Wednesday: Saag Paneer & Chickpeas with Naan Thursday: Adult Hamburger Helper with Balsamic Roasted Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/2/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/2/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 2, 2015 Monday: Salmon Burgers with Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Pickles Tuesday: Slow Cooker (or Not) Adobo Chicken with Garlic Bok Choy and Rice Wednesday: Chopped Leftover Adobo Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Peppers, and Clementines Thursday: Orzo Pasta Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create … [Read more...]

Cheddary Shells with Chicken & Broccoli

Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Of all the good things in the world, mac and cheese is up there on the top of the list. Well, in our opinion at least. Although. . .we’re pretty sure many would agree with us! Unfortunately, it’s also one of those things that, if you eat too much of, you kinda start to feel a little guilty. How is it that pasta and cheese - two amazing foods - can make you feel so good but so bad at the same … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 5 Foods and 10 Recipes that will Satisfy & Please (Your Appetite)

5 Aphrodisiac Foods + 10 Recipes via @CookSmarts

Love it or hate it, the day will soon be upon us. You know the one we’re talking about…Valentine’s Day. To be honest, we’re not terribly big on Valentine’s Day and the hearts and chocolate (give us chips over chocolate any day) and all that comes with it. But that won’t stop us! Last year, we featured 5 Heart-Healthy Foods that will help you feel good and treat your body right. (Who said … [Read more...]