Roasted Chicken, Cauliflower & Turnips with Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower, Turnips, and Chimichurri Sauce | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We recently shared a recipe for Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce, where we raved about homemade chimichurri. It’s easy to make, uses up leftover herbs, is super delicious, and goes great with many different foods. That’s why it made our 5 essential sauces infographic, alongside marinara sauce and nuoc nam. This week, we’re bringing back this chimichurri sauce, not only to show you a different … [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...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/16/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 16, 2015 Monday: Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken with Romaine, Corn, and Pepita Salad in a Lime Vinaigrette Tuesday: Spicy Indian Pulled Chicken Wrap with Minty Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce Wednesday: Spanish Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Mint Thursday: Cajun Shrimp and Bell Peppers with Red Beans and Rice We do … [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots

Brown Sugar Roasted Baby Carrots | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

It’s #EatMoreVeggies month here at Cook Smarts, which means we're all about helping *you* make any of your health resolutions for this year come true. We’re not just cheering you on, though - eating more veggies is our goal for 2015 as well, and do we have some fun ways to enjoy veggies! Case in point: Veggie Noodles! Fun-to-eat “zoodles” aside, though, we love eating vegetables and it’s an … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/5/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/5/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 5, 2015 Monday: Spice-Roasted Fish Tacos with Cherry Tomatoes and Corn Tuesday: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu, Napa, and Mushrooms Wednesday: Broiled Steak with Stir-Fried Noodles and Napa Cabbage / Edamame Thursday: Miso-Maple Panko-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Miso-Maple Roasted Carrots We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Did you know that cold foods numb your taste buds, making the things you eat seem blander? That’s why you typically have to season a dish more than usual if you’ll be serving it cold instead of hot. So with that said, it’s safe to assume that the freezing weather can do that to your taste buds, too. Okay, we may not have scientific proof right now to show you, but that’s definitely what it … [Read more...]

Roasted Oregano Potatoes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Oregano Potatoes | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted vegetables are one of those go-to side dishes that can never go wrong. Now that the weather has gotten a lot colder, roasted veggies are even better, since they can warm up any meal. With a crunchy exterior, soft interior, and sweet caramelized flavor, these veggies are a delicious way to eat healthy and enjoy meal time! We also discovered an awesome way to roast veggies quickly and … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Roasted Okra

Roasted Okra | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

On the list of most disliked vegetables, okra ranks high on the list. Which is unfortunate, because we love okra! But it’s understandable. There’s that slimy texture that many folks just don’t like, even if it’s in a tasty gumbo or fried to crispy goodness. And that’s okay! We can’t like everything, but we're all about trying new foods, in hopes of discovering a new favorite. If you have … [Read more...]