Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/8/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 8, 2014 Monday: Oven-Baked Salmon with Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach 'Cream' Sauce Tuesday: Cumin & Coriander Chicken Tacos with Sliced Radishes and Guacamole Wednesday: Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli Thursday: Kale Salad with Roasted Root Veggies and Lentils with a Balsamic-Apple Cider Vinaigrette We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Seafood Pasta with Mussels & Calamari

Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

The Colosseum. Vatican City. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pizza. Pasta. Gondolas. Gelato. Italy can show us incredible things, and that’s only a small bit of what it has to offer! If we made you long for a trip to Italy right now, we are so sorry. (Talking about it doesn’t help us either!) And for that, we will give you a recipe for a classic Italian pasta dish that will transport you to the … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/17/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/17/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 17, 2014 Monday: Foil-Baked Mediterranean Tilapia with Baby Spinach Mediterranean Salad and Quinoa Tuesday: Pesto Baked Chicken Breast Strips with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli and Leftover Quinoa Wednesday: Pasta with Shortcut Cream of Mushroom Tomato Sauce + Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots Thursday: Open-Faced Pesto Turkey Avocado Melt with … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/13/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/13/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 13, 2014 Monday: Salmon en Papillote with Pureed Sweet Potato Soup Tuesday: Penne with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce and Spinach and White Beans Wednesday: Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & Turnips with Chimichurri Sauce Thursday: Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce and Orange and Spinach Salad with Asian Vinaigrette We do more than create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta with Peppers and Mushrooms Thursday: Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/25/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/25/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 25, 2014 | Let's Travel to Italy! Monday: Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari and Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Grilled Veggie Panini with Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Thursday: Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken with Garlic Fennel … [Read more...]

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Pesto Pasta with Shrimp #recipe

When it comes to carbs, everyone has their opinion about it. Yay, nay, or maybe nay for 6 days, but the 7th day is okay (the “slow-carb” diet)? Well, the Cook Smarts team all has varying tastes, preferences, and dietary restrictions. But one thing we all agree on - we cannot resist good food! So while we do not stuff ourselves silly with platefuls of pasta, rice, and bread, we do enjoy a good … [Read more...]

Pasta Puttanesca

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Pasta Puttanesca #recipe

This week’s Facebook #WouldYouRather post was neck and neck, as Pasta Puttanesca and Turkish Meatballs vied for the free recipe spot. It was a close call, but our vegetarian pasta dish claimed victory in the end. No surprise here! This rustic meal is made hearty with sauteed cauliflower, and each bite consists of pasta, tomatoes, capers, and olives. "It was so ridiculously good! Flavorful, … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Pappardelle

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Roasted Butternut Squash Parpadelle #recipe

This month, we are learning and experimenting with new ingredients, so that we can expand our food repertoire and discover new tastes and textures. Today, we are featuring pappardelle, a wide Italian noodle, in a comforting and hearty pasta dish. There are so many pastas and pasta shapes to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming at times. Perhaps you already have your favorites that are … [Read more...]

Gnocchi with Kale and Sausage

Gnocchi with Kale and Sausage Recipe

The Italian who decided to combine potatoes and flour to form pillowy gnocchi is an absolute genius in my book. Carb haters can balk, but I can't help but indulge every so often in this rustic Italian creation. There was a time in my life when I would have been happy to create gnocchi from scratch: cooking and mashing potatoes, slowly incorporating flour and eggs until I got the right … [Read more...]