Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sundried Tomato Pesto | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Since today is Easter Sunday, we decided that this week’s recipe should add to the celebration. And it’s okay if you don’t celebrate Easter, because this recipe will cover just about anything you’re celebrating. Spring break, perhaps? After all, nothing calls for more celebration than getting a week off of school, right? (We’ve been there, so we know.) Or maybe you’re celebrating the overall … [Read more...]

Easy Skillet Baked Protein (Chicken, in this case)

Easy Skillet Baked Protein [Chicken] in a Homemade Tomato Sauce | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

We've all been there. At the end of a long day, digging deep in our fridge only to find a bunch of rotting produce. When you find yourself in a pickle like this and feel the temptation to call your standby takeout place or take your family out to a subpar restaurant, look to your pantry instead. I know the wonderful moms I work with really want to feed their kids the freshest ingredients every … [Read more...]

Seared & Roasted Cauliflower Steak

Seared and Roasted Cauliflower Steak | Ingredient Spotlight

This is our 3rd and final recipe in the Cauliflower Ingredient Spotlight series. In this last recipe, we wanted to showcase the vegetable in its purest form using one of our favorite cooking formulas the Sear and Roast and show you how meaty cauliflower can be, even on its own. Cauliflower steak? Maybe you think I'm trying to pull one over on you, but I'm not. Yes, on the surface there really … [Read more...]

The Sear & Roast

Sear and Roasted Pork Chop | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Photos below are the sear & roast cooking formula applied to one of my favorite cuts of meat, the good ol'  pork chop: Read more about the sear & roast We've taught you how to blanch and saute vegetables and also how to stir-fry them with or without proteins. But for our next cooking formula, we're turning our attention to big hunkin' chunks of meat for the carnivores out there … [Read more...]