Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles #recipe

When asked, “What is your idea of comfort food?” some people might say a creamy, cheesy mound of macaroni and cheese alongside crispy fried chicken. Others might say that it is a piping hot bowl of chili, chock full of hearty ground beef and beans. As for us, we can never go wrong with a belly-warming bowl of stir-fried noodles. There’s something about saucy, slurp-worthy noodles, crisp … [Read more...]

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata #recipe

Our quick and easy Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata battled it out with our succulent Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Sweet Potatoes recently on our Facebook page, when we asked which you would rather eat. The winner? Well, it ended up as a tie, so we made the final decision! We decided to go with this delicious and simple frittata because, not only do we love breakfast food, we also love having … [Read more...]

Apple Spinach Salad

Apple Spinach Salad #recipe via @cooksmarts

One way to get dinner on the table quickly and keep things simple and healthy, is to add an uncomplicated salad to your main dish. With your choice of salad greens, your favorite fruit or vegetable, and a quick vinaigrette, you can have a tasty salad ready to be devoured in less than 10 minutes! We keep our Apple Spinach Salad recipe on hand at all times, because the ingredients are readily … [Read more...]

Treat Yourself Right with 5 Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart-Healthy Foods Infographic via @cooksmarts

Hey, everyone! Jackie here, the newest member of the Cook Smarts team, and I am excited to bring you lots of cooking and prep tips to help you cook smarter and live healthier. Because February is American Heart Month, we decided to focus on heart-healthy foods to get you eating right, keep you energized throughout the day, and overall, have you feeling better about yourself and your body. … [Read more...]

Spinach Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette Dressing

Indian-spiced cumin salad dressing vinaigrette

One of our many cooking missions is to help folks to ditch their bottled salad dressings. You can just as easily make delicious vinaigrettes and dressings with a few pantry essentials. It's healthier, cheaper, and most importantly, a lot more fun to get out your whisk and exercise some wrist strength. Today's recipe post is for a cumin vinaigrette dressing that will definitely inspire you to start … [Read more...]

Mustard Roasted Fish + Lentils, Peas, and Spinach

Mustard roasted fish over green lentils, peas, and spinach

I can’t believe there’s been only one lentil recipe on Cook Smarts so far. Now that’s what I call a travesty. I’ll fix this oversight today by sharing this super simple and healthy mustard roasted fish and lentils recipe. This meal is something you’d find at a fancy schmancy French restaurant for well over $15 / plate, but I’m going to show you how to replicate the same results in your own … [Read more...]

The Versatile Stir-Fry

The Versatile Stir-Fry | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Last week I welcomed the year of the dragon over a table brimming with fragrant stir-fries, which of course is now the inspiration behind this cooking formula how-to. Like the child of most Chinese immigrants, I grew up on stir-fries. Regardless of whatever else was going on in our chaotic household, a stir-fry of some sort was always guaranteed to make it onto the dinner table. The most amazing … [Read more...]