Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/31/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/31/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 31, 2015 Monday: Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing Tuesday: Turkish Pitas with Hummus and Lamb + Cucumber and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers with Herbed Yogurt and Mixed Greens Thursday: Creamy Hummus Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers + Grated Carrot Salad We do more than create meal plans. We … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/13/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/13/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 13, 2015 Monday: Japanese Chicken Curry over Rice with Homemade Roux, Carrots, and Potatoes Tuesday: Indian Curried Fried Rice made with Frozen Cauliflower, Peas, and Carrots Wednesday: Shrimp Fajita Salad with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Corn, and Latin Spices Thursday: Spicy (or Not) Black Bean Soup with Avocado Creme and Chips We do more than … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/6/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 4/6/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for April 6, 2015 Monday: Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole and Spinach Salad Tuesday: Za'atar Shrimp and Cauliflower with Tabouli, Spiced Yogurt, and Pita Wednesday: Tostadas with Chipotle Chicken + Spicy Slaw Thursday: Sesame Ginger Lo Mein with Broccoli and Cashews We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 1, 2014 Monday: Shrimp Peanut Noodles with Red Peppers and Cabbage Tuesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken + Gravy with Sauteed Cabbage & Apples and Pearl Couscous Wednesday: Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs Thursday: Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Kale, Apple, Pita Crouton Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Need some new ideas for using up leftovers? Being a meal plan service, we are always thinking of good and delicious ways to use up leftovers. We’re not trying to come up with something new that will turn the culinary world on its side. Instead, we want to be able to use what we have during the week to make something quick and simple for a healthy and tasty weeknight meal. Take, for instance, … [Read more...]

Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad #recipe

As a meal plan service that caters to so many taste preferences around the world, we don’t expect every single meal to become a hit with everybody. Sure, there are those meals that are instant favorites with mostly everyone. (Think: Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter and Portobello Pesto Pizzas.) These recipes found their way onto our ‘Favorites Week’ meal plans. Then there are those meals that we … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba Ghanoush Thursday: Chopped Salad with Leftover Chicken We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Chicken Packets

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Mediterranean Chicken Packets #recipe

If you are new to Cook Smarts, you will soon find out that we love to cook en papillote. But don’t let that fancy name scare you off! It might sound like you should be sitting at a lovely outdoor French cafe, wine glass in hand, as you look out over the River Seine, and your server presents you with a steaming package of perfectly cooked fish and vegetables. (That sounds absolutely … [Read more...]

How to slice, dice, and chop bell peppers

Bell peppers - green, yellow, orange, and red - are in season from summer through fall, and with some of my favorite summer produce disappearing, I turn to peppers to keep the feeling of summer alive. I love that they're incredibly versatile - enjoy them raw in a salad, sauteed in a stir-fry, or filled and roasted. However you enjoy your peppers, make sure to learn how to quickly and easily … [Read more...]

Greek Salad with Herbs

Greek Salad with Herbs

I'm one of those lucky women who's married to someone who cares more about healthy living than I do. He's the vegetarian; I love a bloody rare steak. He enjoys hummus and carrots for dessert; I gorge in a pint of Ben and Jerry's next to him. We can be quite the odd couple. Luckily, we both can agree on the importance of a salad. My husband likes to start dinners with a salad because the fiber … [Read more...]