Shakshuka with Polenta

Shakshuka | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

We absolutely love the flavors of the Mediterranean, which comes from a bunch of different regions and their cultures. All of these places being next to the Mediterranean Sea means that they all have common elements in their cooking, whether it’s Greece, Italy, Spain, etc. It’s really easy to get the taste of the Mediterranean into your own home without having to travel to these places. After … [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...]

Seafood Pasta with Mussels & Calamari

Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

The Colosseum. Vatican City. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pizza. Pasta. Gondolas. Gelato. Italy can show us incredible things, and that’s only a small bit of what it has to offer! If we made you long for a trip to Italy right now, we are so sorry. (Talking about it doesn’t help us either!) And for that, we will give you a recipe for a classic Italian pasta dish that will transport you to the … [Read more...]

Guide to Adding Flavor with Aromatics

.@cooksmarts Guide to Building #Flavor with Aromatics #cookingtips

This is part 6 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! If you’ve been cooking for some time, you’ve probably noticed that most recipes - whether it’s a sauce, soup, or saute - starts with some combination of garlic, onions, ginger, celery, or carrots. These are some of the most common … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/6/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/6/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 6, 2014 Monday: Sausage Hoagies with Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Chili with House Salad Thursday: Leftover Chili Nachos with House Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly meal plan service … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/29/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 29, 2014 Monday: Parmesan & Panko Crusted Dover Sole with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Tuesday: Kung Pao Noodles with Chicken and Carrots, Snow Peas, and Baby Corn Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Thursday: Sweet Potato, Parmesan, and Spinach Frittata with Apple Spinach Salad We do more than … [Read more...]

Pan con Tomate

Weeknight Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Pan con Tomate #recipe

We recently embarked on a culinary adventure to Spain, where we enjoyed classic, homestyle meals that are native to Spain - simple and delicious meals filled with seafood, tomatoes, and potatoes. We dined on refreshing ceviche and gazpacho; enjoyed a traditional Spanish tortilla; made a quick and delicious dish of mussels and chorizo; and indulged in a creamy saffron tomato sauce with shrimp … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba Ghanoush Thursday: Chopped Salad with Leftover Chicken We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [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...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta with Peppers and Mushrooms Thursday: Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]