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...]

Stir-Fry 101: A Guide to Quick & Healthy Meals

Guide to Stir-Frying via @CookSmarts

Out of all the different cooking methods, stir-frying is the one method we can always rely on for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal. Whether we’re trying to get dinner on the table in the shortest amount of time possible, or use up some veggies in our fridge, stir-fries are the way to go. Stir-frying is a Chinese cooking technique that is done over high heat and with a small amount of oil. … [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 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...]

Caramel Chicken Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Caramel Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Ready for the holiday season? Lots of good food, spending time with the family, holiday shopping… Yep, sounds great! But we also know that it means busy time. Whether you are traveling somewhere for the holidays, or you are in charge of cranking out that Thanksgiving feast, you are probably starting to feel as if there are not enough hours in a day. We know how it can get this time of year. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/10/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/10/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 10, 2014 Monday: Skillet Salmon with Yogurt Sauce + Roasted Oregano Potatoes Tuesday: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Celery Wednesday: Lentil and Brown Rice Curry Patties with Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Thursday: Gnocchi with Carrot and Peas Bolognese + Baby Spinach Salad We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Mushu Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mushu Chicken #recipe

What is your favorite Chinese take-out food? We’re sure everyone already has their favorite in mind. (Leave your answer in the comments below!) Veggie egg rolls, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, egg foo-yung...the list goes on and on. So we thought we’d do everyone a favor and bring your favorite Chinese restaurant right to your kitchen for this week’s weeknight … [Read more...]

5 Delicious and Easy Ways to Use Up Vegetables


I delight in purging stuff, so when April rolls around, spring cleaning is on the top of my to-do list.  It’s no surprise then that for April’s #CookMoreIn2013 tip, we’re going to talk cleaning, specifically fridge cleaning. I know that every home cook has had moments of looking into their fridge and realizing that they have no idea how they’re going to clean out those random vegetables that … [Read more...]

Cashew, Tofu, Carrots, and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Cashew Tofu Carrots and Snow Pea Stir-Fry Recipe by Cook Smarts

I’ve always said that a stir-fry can be made of anything, even nuts. And if those nuts are cashews, even better. Roasted cashews provide just the right touch of flavor and texture in this cashew, tofu, carrots, and snow pea stir-fry recipe. As you know, any ingredient can be made into a stir-fry. The keys are: Coating the protein in corn starch.This extra step provides the protein with an … [Read more...]

Thai Basil Stir-Fry with Tofu, Eggplant, and Peppers

Wok for stir-frying

I remember the first time I had basil in a stir-fry. I had always enjoyed Italian basil in Mediterranean food. I love Thai basil in pho, the classic Vietnamese rice noodle soup. But basil in a stir-fry is the good stuff that will blow your taste buds away. Stir-frying is a great cooking formula to know because you can throw anything into a wok and rely on the stir-fry sauce to bind it together … [Read more...]