Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Cream Sauce #recipe

Our How to Maximize Flavor series is well underway, and this week’s weeknight recipe is the perfect meal to feature, since we just talked about how sauces can jazz up any meal. We highlighted 5 sauces that are great on anything, but by changing ingredients up here or there, you can make a completely different sauce! Just like this shrimp dish, which starts out as a classic tomato sauce. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/20/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/20/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 20, 2014 Monday: Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Sriracha Mayo Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Sugar Snap Peas and Peppers over Rice Wednesday: Rice Bowl with Tofu, Leftover Asian Slaw, and Sriracha Mayo Thursday: Skillet Asian-Style Chicken Breasts with Roasted Asian-style Brussels Sprouts We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/15/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 15, 2014 Monday: Maple Pork Chops with Kale and Pear Salad Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp [or Tempeh] Saute with Roasted Okra Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Carrots and Turnips Thursday: Tofu Kimchi Fried Rice with Quick Pickled Cucumbers We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/18/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/18/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 18, 2014 | Let's Travel to Vietnam! Monday: Lemongrass Shrimp Kebabs with Radish and Carrot Salad Tuesday: Chicken Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo and Pineapple Spears Wednesday: Chicken Summer Rolls with Pineapple Banana Smoothie Thursday: Beef Pho with Sauteed Bok Choy We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [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...]

Curried Fried Rice with Shrimp

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Curried Fried Rice with Shrimp #recipe

We like to introduce you to new ingredients, because there are so many different flavors, textures, and cuisines out there. Trying out new recipes and ingredients can help broaden your palate, and you will never get bored making the same thing over and over again. After all, you never know what you may like or what will become your next favorite thing! Today we will be adding red curry paste to … [Read more...]

How to Make Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe by Cook Smarts

I've been incredibly lucky to have had not one but two Cook Smarts recipes appear on Joanna Goddard's blog Cup of Jo. The first one was for Panko Fish Tacos. In this latest post, I shared my recipe for Shrimp Pad Thai, my first and still my favorite Thai dish. You can get the recipe over on Joanna's blog, but below I've included a few more photos here that I took from the shoot. Plus, I even … [Read more...]

Chipotle-Inspired Shrimp and Black Bean Fajita Saute

Shrimp with Black Beans and Lime Cilantro Rice

Confession: I used to be a Chipotle addict (and may still be one . . . ). When the fast food chain first made its way to DC, I was working as a summer intern at an architecture firm and could easily eat 2 burritos everyday for lunch. I think I gained 5 lbs. each time afterwards, but it was so worth it. Luckily, it's been a long time since I was a college student, and I've shed the college … [Read more...]

Shrimp Vermicelli Bowl

Shrimp Vermicelli Bowls

With the heat kicking up, I'm excited to be switching over to meals that help me stay cool all summer long. Clearly salads are a great option, but don't limit yourself to our domestic salad combinations. I'm gonna help you think a bit more internationally about your salads this season, and our first stop is Vietnam. Vietnam is a country that is sweltering just about all year long, so many of its … [Read more...]

Shrimp, Broccoli, and Shitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Shrimp, Broccoli, and Shitake Mushroom Stir-Fry by Cook Smarts

Last week I decided it was time for me to finally put together a video on how to stir-fry. I had already made more than enough trips to the grocery store, so I decided this video was going to have to be made with whatever was in my fridge. Luckily you can throw almost any combination of ingredients into a stir-fry and know that it will likely taste pretty darn good. After a minute of digging … [Read more...]