Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan recently, and it’s just waiting to make an appearance at our Fourth of July BBQ, so we just had to share it with you today as well! It’s a simple, but … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/29/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/29/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 29, 2015 Monday: Steak with Miso-Lime Butter + Sauteed Bok Choy with Garlic Tuesday: Pesto Artichoke Pasta with Butter Beans, Tomatoes & Broccoli Wednesday: Thai Curried Fried Rice with Ground Chicken & Pineapple Thursday: Pesto Grilled Shrimp & Asparagus with Plum & Citrus Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/22/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 22, 2015 Monday: Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps with Snap Peas and Roasted Peanuts Tuesday: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa + Lemony Green Beans Wednesday: Hoisin Noodles with Shrimp, Carrots, and Snap Peas Thursday: Fattoush with Pan-Fried Chickpeas & Creamy Tahini Dressing We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/15/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 15, 2015 Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini and Carrot Slaw Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Butter + Strawberry, Almond, and Goat Cheese Salad Thursday: Black Bean, Zucchini, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole We do more … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/8/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 8, 2015 Monday: Miso-Honey Glazed Salmon with Quinoa and Roasted Eggplant Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole with Poblanos, Tomatillos, Avocado, and Radishes Wednesday: Mediterranean Chicken Bake + Mixed Green Salad with Zucchini Ribbons and Oranges Thursday: Chicken Fajita Bowl with Bell Peppers and Quinoa We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/1/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 1, 2015 Monday: Thai Steak Salad with Cabbages, Carrots, Basil, and Cilantro Tuesday: Rigatoni with Chard, Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Walnuts Wednesday: Shrimp Tacos with Slaw and Smoked Paprika Creme Thursday: Honey-Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach Caprese Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/25/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 25, 2015 Monday: Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles with Red Peppers and Coleslaw Mix Tuesday: Indian Meatball Masala with Quinoa and Roasted Indian Okra Wednesday: Broccoli and Quinoa Patties + Side Salad with Creamy Paprika Vinaigrette Thursday: Indian Meatball Banh Mi with Leftover Meatballs + Side Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette We do more than … [Read more...]

Arugula & Tomato Orzo Salad

Orzo Arugula Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

What’s better than summer picnics? Delicious 5-ingredient dishes that you can bring to summer picnics, of course! We’re still waiting for the weather to warm up here in Northern California, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold out on light, healthy, and summery recipes for the time being. No way. We’re just waiting for the sun to say, “Now!” and then we’ll be making a mad dash to our outdoor … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/18/15

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Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 18, 2015 Monday: Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo with Peppers, Okra, and Tomatoes over Brown Rice Tuesday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Strips with Broccoli, Edamame, and Cashew Salad Wednesday: Cajun Skillet Pasta with Peppers, Sausage, and Beans Thursday: Avocado Caprese Sandwich with Peach & Walnut Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 5/4/15

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 5/4/15 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for May 4, 2015 | Favorites Week Monday: Tom Kha Gai Soup with Chicken, Zucchini, and Mushrooms Tuesday: Jerk Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice and Beans + a Side Salad Wednesday: Mushu Chicken Wraps with Carrots and Shiitakes Thursday: Paneer Tomato and Spinach Curry with Rice We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]