Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We’ve been getting a mix of weather here in the Bay Area lately - rainy and windy one day, warm and sunny the next. . . Of course, we can’t complain, seeing as how we’re not snowed in or anything. But the alternating weather keeps changing our food moods. We would have a hankering for a comforting, slow-cooked meal one night, and the next, we’re ready to fire up the grill! Luckily, we have … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/23/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 23, 2015 Monday: Orange-Ginger Roasted Salmon with Quinoa + Spiced Carrot and Beet Slaw Tuesday: Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Carrots and Snow Peas over Quinoa Wednesday: Turkey and Avocado Wraps with Roasted Radish, Butter Lettuce Salad Thursday: Tortellini Soup with Creamy Tomato Broth + Mushrooms and Spinach We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/16/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/16/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 16, 2015 Monday: Italian Ribollita Soup with Beans, Veggies, and Crusty Bread Tuesday: Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes Wednesday: Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken with Buttered Corn, Peas, and Spinach Thursday: Spaghetti Bolognese with Baby Spinach Side Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 3/9/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 3/9/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for March 9, 2015 Monday: Tom Kha Gai Soup with Chicken, Zucchini, and Mushrooms Tuesday: Jerk Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice and Beans and a Side Salad Wednesday: Saag Paneer & Chickpeas with Naan Thursday: Adult Hamburger Helper with Balsamic Roasted Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 2/23/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 2/23/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for February 23, 2015 Monday: Cajun Blackened Fish Sandwich with Tartar Sauce and Cajun Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spicy Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup with Barley Wednesday: Sausage and Leftover Barley Stuffed Peppers with Green Lettuce Side Salad Thursday: Oven-Baked Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms + Garlicky Chard and Beans We do more than create … [Read more...]

Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Yesterday, we put together 10 of our favorite recipes that included 5 aphrodisiac foods. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! And today, we’ve got a new recipe that you can also include in that list - Pureed Ginger Butternut Squash Soup. Ginger is thought of to be an aphrodisiac because of its smell and its ability to stimulate circulation, which makes it a perfect food to set the mood for … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 5 Foods and 10 Recipes that will Satisfy & Please (Your Appetite)

5 Aphrodisiac Foods + 10 Recipes via @CookSmarts

Love it or hate it, the day will soon be upon us. You know the one we’re talking about…Valentine’s Day. To be honest, we’re not terribly big on Valentine’s Day and the hearts and chocolate (give us chips over chocolate any day) and all that comes with it. But that won’t stop us! Last year, we featured 5 Heart-Healthy Foods that will help you feel good and treat your body right. (Who said … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 1/26/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 1/26/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for January 26, 2015 Monday: Red Curry Shrimp Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice Tuesday: Broccoli and Sausage Orecchiette with Basil and Parmesan Wednesday: Cheesy Southwest Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Wraps with a Side Salad Tossed in Paprika Vinaigrette Thursday: Slow Cooker (or Not) Chicken Noodle Soup with Celery and Carrots We do more than create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/15/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 15, 2014 Monday: {Moqueca} Brazilian Fish Stew over Rice Tuesday: Shrimp and Udon Noodles in Green Curry Soup with Baby Spinach and Straw Mushrooms Wednesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon-Soy-Balsamic Marinade Thursday: Pizza with Spinach-Artichoke Sauce with Quick Lemony Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage & Chard White Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Have you ever seen something (or someone) that you just absolutely fell heads over for? Perhaps that jacket from your favorite clothing store, or that triple chocolate cake in the bakery window that you just knew you had to have? Call it love at first sight, if you’d like. If you have experienced this feeling, then you know what it’s all about. You can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop … [Read more...]