Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad

Sriracha Tofu Ramen Salad | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that noodles will never cease to comfort us and fill our bellies with satisfaction. It’s not just us, either! The feedback that we get from our noodle recipes is filled with lots of good reviews. Or more like, ”Omnomnom,” “Mmm!”, and “There was not enough for lunch the next day, because we ate it all!” In other words, noodles are total winner dinners. … [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...]

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...]

How to Prepare and Cook Tofu the Right Way

How to Prepare Tofu by @cooksmarts #video #vegetarian #cookingtips

We've heard a lot of complaints about tofu: It's bland - I can't make it taste like anything! It always breaks apart when I cook it and ends up all mushy on me The texture is weird However, if prepared the right way, tofu is a not-too-expensive, healthy vegetarian protein that can be full of flavor and provide the perfect texture to a meal. Our latest video introduces you to two … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/8/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 8, 2014 Monday: Roasted Tilapia with Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Pesto and Garlic Broccolini Tuesday: Lamb and Feta Burger with Arugula Salad Wednesday: Lentil and Beet Salad with Feta and Walnuts Thursday: Sriracha Ramen Salad with Chicken / Tofu, Carrots, and Broccoli We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the … [Read more...]

Tofu with Curried Cabbage and Carrots

Tofu Curried Cabbage #recipe via @cooksmarts

Not everyone is a tofu fan. Some of tofu's most common offenses are: 1) it tastes bland and 2) it's so mushy. Luckily this Tofu with Curried Cabbage and Carrots recipe features tofu that is flavorful and crispy. The key with tofu and really any protein is to maximize surface area for flavor. A solid block of tofu has a lot less surface area to coat in seasoning than one that's been chopped up. … [Read more...]

Panko Tofu with Kale & Edamame Soba Salad

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My husband was in Japan this week for business, which had me thinking of my two trips there for work in late 2006. I sadly spent too much time in a windowless conference room pouring over numbers with a dozen other Japanese petroleum engineers and businessmen (my old job was so sexy, right?), but I did manage to steal some time to sample some of Japan's amazing culinary offerings: fresh catch of … [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

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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...]